You are here

5.1 Policy

The purpose of the Training and Education program is to ensure that workers are adequately trained and educated on the identification of workplace hazards, effective control measures, and how to perform work tasks safely and effectively.

All workers are required to complete a BCCF Safety Orientation before the project work starts. BCCF will ensure trainings requirements are established and verified. BCCF will continue to improve the Training and Education program to ensure it meets the legislated requirements and industry best practices.

Key Definitions

Qualified: Means being knowledgeable of the work, the hazards involved and the means to control the hazards, by reason of education, training, experience or a combination thereof.

Authorized: Means a person approved or assigned by the employer to perform a specific task or tasks or be at a specific location on the jobsite.

5.2 Responsibilities

Management

  • Ensure the Training and Education Programs meet legislative requirements and industry best practices.
  • Ensure employees receive mandatory training.
  • Provide mandatory training for employees.

Supervisors

  • Participate in provided training and education.
  • Provide on the job training for workers.

Workers

  • Participate in provided training and education.
  • Cary out work utilizing the skills, and knowledge obtained during training and education.

5.3 Program Overview

The following are training programs used by BCCF to ensure workers are adequately educated on their roles, rights and responsibilities and trained on how to safety perform their assigned work.

Safety Orientation

When: Conducted before work begins.

Who: Conducted by the Safety Coordinator or Project Coordinator.

Tool: Safety Orientation Checklist (meets young and new worker requirements) must be completed in conjunction with the Project Safety Assessment (provides project specific details).

Approval Required from: Safety Coordinator or Project Coordinator

Review: Reviewed in the event of a workplace incident, or to confirm training requirements.

Documentation: Record stored electronically on the BCCF server.

 

Working Alone/Isolation Training

When: Before a worker is assigned to work alone or in isolation.

Who: Conducted by the Safety Coordinator.

Tool: SafetyLine & InReach Set-Up and Use, Garmin inReach SE User Guide, Garmin inReach SE+ Manual.

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Annually.
  • If there is a change in check-in service provider.
  • If there is a change is satellite devices.

Documentation: The Project Safety Assessment Step 1 contains the project specific working alone procedure being used. The PSA will be kept electronically on the BCCF sever.

On the Job Training

When: Conducted as needed to ensure workers are receiving the required task specific training to complete their job duties safety (e.g. ATV training, chainsaw training, skill saw use). After completing on the job training BCCF authorizes the worker to complete specific tasks.

Who: Conducted by a supervisor/trainer, with the participation of the required workers.

Tool: On the Job Training Record Form.

Review: Reviewed in the event of a workplace incident, employee misconduct or to confirm training requirements.

Documentation: Training Record Forms will be kept electronically on the BCCF server.

5.4 BCCF Education and Training Courses

Depending on the project specific hazards and conditions identified through the Project Safety Assessment and Task Hazard Analysis. The following is a list of training that may be required. BCCF provided training and education programs can be accessed under the Training and Education tab on the BCCF website.

Table 7 - BCCF Education and Training Programs

Program/Training

Required for

Provided by

Safety Orientation

All workers before the start of work

Safety Coordinator, Project Coordinator.

Personal Protective Equipment

Workers required to use PPE.

Available on the BCCF website under the Personal Protective Equipment tab.

Working Alone/Isolation

Workers who work alone or in isolation.

Safety Coordinator.

WHMIS 2015

Workers who use or are in the proximity of hazardous materials.

Safety Coordinator, Available on the BCCF website as an Online Course.

Wilderness Safety Course

Workers who conduct field work around bears.

Available on the BCCF website as an Online Course.

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee Training

JOHSC Representatives

Safety Coordinator, External Company.

Hazard Assessment and Control

Workers during the review of the Project Safety Assessment.

Safety Coordinator.

Incident Investigations

JOHSC Representatives

Safety Coordinator

Workplace Inspections

JOHSC Representatives

Safety Coordinator

Workplace Violence

Workers who have a significant risk of workplace violence

Safety Coordinator using the Workplace Violence Safe Job Procedure.

Bullying and Harassment

All workers during orientation.

Available on the BCCF website as an Online Course.

5.5 External Education and Training Courses

Certificates issued by External Training must be provided to the Safety Coordinator/Project Coordinator.

Table 8 - External Education and Training Programs

Program/Training

Required for

Provided by

Occupational First Aid Level 1

  • Project Safety Assessment determines the need for an OFA level 1 attendant.
  • Electrofishing crew members.

Any company listed in the First Aid Training Providers as certified by WorkSafeBC.

Occupational First Aid Level 2

Project Safety Assessment determines the need for an OFA level 2 attendant.

Any company listed in the First Aid Training Providers as certified by WorkSafeBC.

Transportation Endorsement

Project Safety Assessment determines the need for a First Aid Attendant to have a Transportation Endorsement.

 

Any company listed in the First Aid Training Providers as certified by WorkSafeBC

Electrofishing Operator Certification

Workers who conduct electrofishing sampling

Any company listed by WorkSafeBC.

ATV Training

Workers who drive ATVs.

Basic Chainsaw Training

Workers who use chainsaws.

  • Can be provided by a company of the workers choice.
  • Can be provided by an authorized person who completes the Training Record Form.

Snowmobile Training

Workers who drive snowmobiles.

  • Can be provided by a company of the workers choice.
  • Can be provided by an authorized person who completes the Training Record Form.

Fall Protection

Workers exposed to falls greater than 3 meters

Can be provided by a company of the workers choice.

Possession and Acquisition License (PAL)

Workers who are required to handle long guns.

Can be any company approved by the Chief Firearms Officers of British Columbia and Yukon.

Small Vessel Operators Certificate (SVOP)

Workers who are required to operate vessels greater than 8 meters in length and less than 5 Gross Tonnage (GT) in internal volume.

Any company listed in the Transport Canada Accredited Course Providers document

Please Craft Operators Certificate  (PCOC)

Workers who are required to operate vessels less than 8 meters in length within Sheltered Waters or within 2 nautical miles from shore in Near Coastal waters.

Any company listed in the Transport Canada Accredited Course Providers document