SASKATOON, SASK. — The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) is partnering with Saskatchewan (Sask) Polytechnic to provide its School of Construction students with free safety training.
The agreement lets Sask Polytech students take Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT), recognized throughout the province as a base safety orientation in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors, at no cost.
Active Sask Polytech students will receive a one-year certificate once they complete the SCOT, which includes WHMIS 2015. Students can also choose to renew and receive a five-year certification at nominal cost directly through SCSA.
“The SCSA is excited to work with Sask Polytech to provide safety construction orientation training to support the development of new construction workers and leaders. We look forward to future and ongoing collaboration with Sask Polytech – our partner in creating the safest construction environment in Canada,” SCSA president Collin Pullar said in a statement.
The program is available online and begins an introductory module that describes the content, purpose, and practical information necessary to help participants navigate through the training experience, explained a release.
“This partnership with SCSA is an exciting opportunity. Sask Polytech takes our commitment to safety seriously. We are excited for students to participate in a provincially-recognized safety training course, which benefits not only students, but also employers,” added Sask Polytechnic School of Construction dean Paul Carter.