This program is required to be completed before an employee can perform any underground work. The program consists of four modules:
U0000 - Follow Surface and Underground Induction Procedures
The general performance objectives includes: Follow surface and underground induction procedures, by identifying surface and underground areas; responding to emergencies; applying company policies, union contracts and joint health and safety policy; operating communication systems; identifying on-site explosive types and following related handling procedures; and reviewing multi-channel radio use.
U0001 - Perform General Inspections
The general performance objective includes: Perform general inspections, by wearing, adjusting and maintaining personal protective equipment; erecting safety signs; operating fire extinguishers; maintaining ventilation flow; operating hand and power tools; locking out and/or tagging mobile and fixed equipment; performing emergency evacuation; identifying and reporting water in chutes and hang ups; and practicing good housekeeping.
U0002 - Scale Loose Rock
The general performance objective includes: Scale loose rock, by identifying and responding to loose and abnormal ground conditions; identifying and responding to faulty ground support; identifying and responding to workplace hazards; inspecting and preparing the rock for scaling and scaling rock.
U0012- Perform General Lock Out and Tag on Prime Movers and Other Related Equipment
Upon successful completion of the Service Type Common Core training, plus WHMIS training or proof of WHMIS training, NORCAT will provide the trainee with a NORCAT card plus all documentation of the Service Type common core training. This level of safety training has proven useful to individuals who wish to secure employment with mining service contractors. NORCAT does not register the Service Type Common Core.