Training Catalogue

Course
Price (+ HST)
Duration
Modules
Expiry
#600100 - Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program Common Core

Achieve a certificate of completion for the Forestry Pit and Road Construction Equipment Operator Training Program #600100 Common Core. The Common Core modules include:
  • #U6353 : Protect Self and Others
  • #U6354 : Protect the Environment
  • #U6355 : Perform Operational Checks and Safety Procedures

To receive MTCU accreditation to the common core modules, an MTCU Modular Training Application must be submitted to the MTCU by an Employer. The participant then has 1 year from the completion date of this common core to be evaluated by a certified evaluator to one or more of the following specialty modules.


Equipment training and evaluations are provided for the specialty modules listed below upon request:
  • #600101 : FPRCEO Supervisor
  • #600102 : FPRCEO Hydraulic Excavator Operator
  • #600103 : FPRCEO Bulldozer Operator
  • #600104 : FPRCEO Front End Loader Operator
  • #600105 : FPRCEO Haulage Truck Operator
  • #600106 : FPRCEO Grader Operator
  • #600107 : FPRCEO Fuel Truck Operator
  • #600108 : FPRCEO Service Truck Operator

To receive MTCU accreditation to the specialty modules, an MTCU Modular Training Report must be submitted to the MTCU by an Employer. MTCU accreditation to the specialty modules does not expire.

#770010 - Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core

The Underground Hard Rock Miner program is 4 weeks in duration. This comprehensive training program complies with the standards set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU). This program incorporates 2 days of theory including information from the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it pertains to the Common Core modules, as well as an in-depth practical session for the remaining 18 working days of the program. In the practical sessions, all aspects of each module are reviewed and practiced. Every module of the training will be completed to the trainee's personal satisfaction and to the satisfaction of the instructor to ensure the complete working knowledge and skill required for every module.

Each successful graduate of the program will be registered with the MTCU under Program #770010 Underground Hard Rock Miner.

The following modules are included in the program:

  • U0000 - Follow Surface and Underground Induction Procedures
  • U0001 - Perform General Inspections
  • U0002 - Scale Loose Rock
  • U0012 - Perform General Lock Out and Tag on Prime Movers and Other Related Equipment

As well as the standard 770010 required modules, NORCAT also continues the training with the following specialty modules:

  • U0003 - Set Up Wooden Staging
  • U0004 - Drill Rock
  • U0005 - Rock Bolt Ground
  • U0006 - Blast Rock
  • U0010 - Muck with Load Haul Dump Machine
  • U0011 - Extend Services

#770121 - First Line Underground Mine Supervisor - Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core

The three training elements include computer-based training, classroom instruction, and hands-on task demonstrations.

  • U6100 - Follow Safety Program
  • U6101 - Prepare for Emergencies
  • U6102 - Follow Health and Hygiene Procedures/Guidelines
  • U6103 - Practice Effective Communication
  • U6104 - Manage Work Area Activities
  • U6105 - Manage Employees
  • U6106 - Read and Follow Mine Layouts and Specifications
  • U6107 - Identify Geological Features and Supervise Ground Control Installations
  • U6108 - Assess, Control and Apply Ventilation Systems in Workplaces

Pre-requisites:

To be registered in Program # 770121 you must have:

  • A current, standard level Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario (WSIB) approved, first aid certificate; and
  • Full Basic Underground Hard Rock Miner Common Core accreditation, Program #770010. Modules U0000 to U0012.
  • Meet OHSA requirements for competent person.

It is the candidate's responsibility to inform the local Apprenticeship Client Services office of a change of name, address or transfer to a new employer and provide documents as required for registration. To be accredited in the Underground Hardrock Mining First Line Production/Development Supervisor Common Core Program, the employee must have demonstrated competency in each of the above 770121 Program Modules. Courses are delivered over a minimum three month period with one week each month for classroom and field instruction. A final complete audit & exam is required after four to six months on the job. All candidates must be employed by a sponsor employer WITH APPROVED MTCU SIGNING AUTHORITY.

#770141 - Generic First Line Supervisor Common Core

The three training elements include computer-based training, classroom instruction, and hands-on task demonstrations.

  • U6300 - Follow Safety Program
  • U6301 - Prepare for Emergencies
  • U6302 - Follow Health and Hygiene Procedures/Guidelines
  • U6303 - Practice Effective Communication
  • U6304 - Manage Work Area Activities
  • U6305 - Manage Employees
  • U6306 - Assess, Control and Apply Ventilation Systems in the Workplace

Pre-requisites:

  • To be registered in Program # 770141 you must have:
  • A current, standard level WSIB approved first aid certificate.
  • As a minimum, MTCU accreditation in the mandatory modules from the appropriate common core program 770010, 770130, 770150, 770210 or 770225.
  • Meet the requirements for 'competent person' as defined in the OHSA legislation.

It is the candidate's responsibility to inform the local Apprenticeship Client Services office of a change of name, address or transfer to a new employer and provide the required documents for registration. To be accredited in the Generic Supervisor Common Core Program, the employee must have demonstrated competency in each of the above 770141 Program Modules. All candidates must be employed by a sponsor employer WITH APPROVED MTCU SIGNING AUTHORITY.

#770200 & #770150 - Surface and Underground Diamond Drilling Common Core

The Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant Common Core Program was developed by NORCAT in compliance with the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) standards. Upon successful completion of this program, each trainee will obtain accreditation and will be registered with the MTCU for Surface and Underground Diamond Driller Assistant (#770200 and #770150).

This five-week (200 hours) program combines both theory and practical hands-on, experiential learning in an operating mine environment. Trainees will learn to operate various pieces of equipment and the safety requirements and government guidelines that you must understand to successfully complete the program.

#770210 - Surface Miner Common Core

The 1 day Surface Miner Common Core program consists of 28 modules in total. NORCAT performs the first 3 modules (Section 1) as they are the core minimum modules for entry to a pit, quarry, or excavation site. The 25 specialty modules (Section 2-6) are available upon request.

  • Section 1: Surface Miner Common Core Modules (Mandatory)
    • U5030 - Work Safely in the Job Environment
    • U5031 - Lock Out and Tag Equipment and Energy
    • U5032 - Operate Hand and Power Tools
  • Section 2: Production
  • Section 3: Service Vehicles
  • Section 4: Conveyors, Crushers and Screens
  • Section 5: Auxiliary Equipment
  • Section 6: Drilling and Blasting
#770225 - Basic Underground Hard Rock Mine Service Types Common Core

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.

#810050 - Basic Mill Process Operator Common Core

The Basic Mill Process Operator - Mineral Ore Common Core Program #810050 was developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

It has been developed with cooperative efforts from the MTCU, in consultation with representatives from industry.

The program consists of 4 basic mill common core modules and 10 groups of specialty modules. NORCAT performs the first 4 modules (Section 1) as they are the core minimum modules for entry to a mill:

  • U3430 Follow Mill Induction Procedures
  • U3352 Work Safely in a Mill Environment
  • U3358 Handle Reagents, Chemicals, and Designated Substances
  • U3431 Perform General Lock Out and Tag on Prime Movers and Other Related Equipment

The specialty modules (Section 2) are available upon request.

The program is based on attesting to each trainee demonstrating competency and actually performing the exercises or work described in each module. This training module is intended as a guideline for training, all elements in each performance objective may not apply in all operations.

#P850715 - Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training Program Common Core

Achieve a certificate of completion for the Mechanical Harvesting Equipment Operator Training Program #P850715 Common Core. The Common Core modules include:
  • #U5670.0 : Protect Self and Others
  • #U5671.0 : Protect the Environment
  • #U5672.0 : Perform Operational Checks and Safety Procedures

To receive MTCU accreditation to the common core modules, an MTCU Modular Training Application must be submitted to the MTCU by an Employer. The participant then has 1 year from the completion date of this common core to be evaluated by a certified evaluator to one or more of the following specialty modules.


Equipment training and evaluations are provided for the specialty modules listed below upon request:
  • #750025 : MHEO Supervisor
  • #750035 : MHEO Feller Buncher Operator
  • #750045 : MHEO Cut to Length Operator
  • #750055 : MHEO Grapple Skidder Operator
  • #750065 : MHEO Forwarder or Transporter Operator
  • #750075 : MHEO Delimber Operator
  • #750085 : MHEO Slasher Operator
  • #750095 : MHEO Chipper Operator

To receive MTCU accreditation to the specialty modules, an MTCU Modular Training Report must be submitted to the MTCU by an Employer. MTCU accreditation to the specialty modules does not expire.

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

NORCAT's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act program explains the purpose and scope of the Act, discusses the responsibilities of people and organizations under the Act, and lists recommended principles and relevant information for communicating and interacting with people with disabilities.

Accident and Incident Investigation

The accurate and detailed investigation of accidents and incidents is essential to the health and well-being of all workers at a workplace. Such an investigation can help to ascertain the cause of an accident, incident or near miss and help to prevent a recurrence. This program will introduce you to the accident and incident investigation process by discussing the following important topics:

  • Purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Rights and Obligations of Workers
  • Definitions of Accidents/Incidents and Their Causes
  • Reportable Situations
  • Detailed Information Required for an Investigation
  • Ministry of Labour's Role and Guidelines
  • Investigation Summary Communications and Prevention
Asbestos Awareness

The Asbestos Awareness course is intended for anyone who may come across asbestos in their normal line of work, or anyone who works in a facility where asbestos may be present. It is intended to increase worker knowledge regarding asbestos, and to reduce the hazard of accidental exposure.

CCSIC Training Program

Topics include: Sustainable Forest Management Certification; Qualified Logging Professional; Species-at Risk, Invasive Species, Forecest with Exceptional Conservation Value; Best Management Practices for: Harvest Operations, Access, Reforestation & Aesthetics,Dangerous Goods and Legal Requirements.

CGS EHS Rules - Contractor is Constructor

This program is intended to educate Contractors, Subcontractors and their employees about the City of Greater Sudbury's policies and rules regarding Environmental, Health and Safety, as well as their responsibilities and duties as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including the Regulation for Construction Projects.

NOTE: This course must be completed in-house at any one of our NORCAT locations.

CGS EHS Rules - Service Contracts or CGS is Constructor

This program is intended to educate Contractors, Subcontractors and their employees about the City of Greater Sudbury's policies and rules regarding Environmental, Health and Safety, as well as their responsibilities and duties as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

NOTE: This course must be completed in-house at any one of our NORCAT locations.

Chemical Hazards

The Chemical Hazards course will give users an understanding of basic chemical principles and terms, the hazards associated with the various broad classes of compounds, and the dangers of inappropriate storage and mixing of incompatible materials.

Confined Space Awareness

NORCAT's Confined Space Awareness program addresses all of the issues required to become aware of and take the appropriate precautions when working around confined spaces. The Confined Space Awareness program can be used as an introduction to the Confined Space Entry practical training.

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Confined Space Recognition
  • Module 3: Atmospheric Hazards
  • Module 4: General Safety Hazards
  • Module 5: Requirements for Entry
Confined Space Entry - Ontario

NORCAT's Confined Space Entry program addresses all of the issues required for entry into a confined space. Please note that site specific training is always required to identify the specific hazards and equipment required for every work situation. The training course consists of 6 modules with a final test at the end of each module. A grade of 80% is required to pass each module.

  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Applicable Legislation
  • Module 3: Confined Space Hazards
  • Module 4: Atmospheric Hazards
  • Module 5: General Safety Hazards
  • Module 6: Administrative Hazard Controls
Contract Compliancy Verification

The City of Greater Sudbury has partnered with NORCAT to manage the training records as required by each contract. Contractors submit their training records to the Registration Office at NORCAT, where the records of training are uploaded onto the individual's NORCAT Safety Wallet Smart Card. The price is $20 per individual per year and includes unlimited record updates within the year at no additional cost.

City of Greater Sudbury personnel will be scanning the NORCAT Safety Wallet Smart Card periodically to ensure compliance with the training outlined in the contract documents.

De Beers Victor Mine Site Orientation

The De Beers Victor Mine Orientation program will be delivered by NORCAT at their Sudbury and Timmins locations as well as online through our eLearning programs. This mandatory orientation program is for contractors and service providers reporting to the De Beers Victor Mine starting September 1, 2015. The training program will include information specific to Victor Mine as well as awareness training in lock out/tag out, confined space, fall protection and Ministry of Labour Worker Health and Safety Awareness. The program must be renewed every 12 months and proof of training will be provided on your NORCAT Qualification Training Card. Proof of training must be provided to De Beers to gain Right of Entry (ROE) access to the mine site.

Detour Gold Mine Site Orientation

Detour Gold's mandatory site orientation for all contractors working at the Detour Lake Mine provides the basic information required to work safely, efficiently and environmentally friendly while at site.

Please be advised that all contractors and service providers working at Detour Gold to complete this new training program prior to arriving at the Cochrane Bus Terminal or Site Gate House. The following modules will be covered in this new program: About Detour Lake Mine, Getting to Site, Arriving at Site, General Site Safety, Alcohol and Drug Policy, Chemicals and Designated Substances, Incident and Emergency Management, Site Security, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Aboriginal Awareness and Environmental Awareness. This program is delivered in an eLearning format.

Detour Lake Mine Drive

Detour Gold's Mine Drive Training program provides personnel with the required information to operate heavy equipment and light vehicles in the open pit area as well as the tailings management area (TMA).

Please be advised that all contractors and service providers who are to work at Detour Gold are required to complete the training program prior to coming to site if Mine Drive is identified as a training need.

The training program will include information specific to the mine drive process, open pit and TMA access requirements, general safety requirements, safe approach and blind spot awareness, traffic control and right of way as well as emergency situations. This training covers the theory portion of the Detour Gold Mine Drive program only.

Detour Lake Mine Process Plant Safety Orientation

Detour Gold's mandatory Process Plant safety orientation is for all contractors and service providers working at the Detour Lake Mine Process Plant. The training program will include information specific to the Detour Gold Process Plant with respect to Process Plant Safety, Cyanide Awareness, and Lead Control & Awareness. Contractors are required to complete this program prior to arriving at the Cochrane Bus Terminal or Gate House. Program must be renewed every 12 months.

Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace

Recommended for Employees.

Drop in productivity, dependency and workplace injuries and fatalities can all be a results of a worker under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Through a series of group discussions, employees will gain an understanding of the dangerous effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace and on coworkers, the importance of workplace policies and who to seek in case of emergency.

Espace Clos (Sensibilisation)

Ce programme de formation en ligne de NORCAT aborde toutes les questions au chapitre de la sensibilisation aux espaces clos et de l'adoption des mesures de précaution qui s'imposent dans un milieu de travail comprenant des espaces clos.

Excellence in Customer Service

NORCAT's Excellence in Customer Service program introduces potential customer service representatives to the fundamentals of customer service, while highlighting specific methods for communicating and dealing with customers effectively.

Fall Protection Awareness

NORCAT's Fall Protection Awareness program delivers the theory of fall protection to workers who are working at heights.

Fire Extinguisher Awareness

The Fire Extinguisher Awareness program covers topics including why things burn, the concept of "flashpoint", classes of fires, and reviews the types of fire extinguishers that are found in facilities today, and discusses how to use fire extinguishers to fight small fires.

Note: this course is only offered at our Thunder Bay location.

First Aid - Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid is a basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for the workplace or home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets OHS regulations for Basic First Aid. Exceeds competitors' standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

Note: This program is only offered at our Thunder Bay location.

First Aid - Standard First Aid Level A & C (AED/CPR)

Standard First Aid Level A & C (AED/CPR) is a comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. Includes the latest first aid and CPR guidelines. Meets federal and a variety of provincial/territorial regulations for Standard First Aid and CPR. Exceeds competitors' standards by including injury prevention content, CPR and AED.

Note: this program is only offered at our Thunder Bay location

First Aid - Standard First Aid Recertification

Recertification in the skills covered in Standard First Aid Level A & C (AED/CPR).

First Responder

Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders. The course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.

Fit Test - Ear

Even when using the right safety glasses for the job, eye injuries can still take place if the glasses do not fit properly. The quality and security of the fit is critical to the effectiveness of safety glasses. Choosing safety glasses that are too small or too big can leave gaps, exposing the worker to potential hazards.

NORCAT's Testing Agents measure the wearer for gaps around the soft tissue surrounding the eyes to help choose the safety glasses that provide the best fit.

General Safety Awareness

The General Safety Awareness (GSA) program provides work guidelines that employees should know and follow. The program highlights rules of conduct, personal protective equipment, personal hygiene, and safe work practices.

High Pressure Washing (theory + practical)

High pressure washing is a powerful and reliable method used for industrial cleaning. If operated properly, high pressure washing systems can be extremely effective in maintaining the efficiency and productivity of process equipment. However, if used improperly, serious injuries to workers and damage to equipment and property can easily occur.

This program has been developed to train workers in the safe operation of high pressure washing equipment.

The practical, hands-on training for this program is delivered at BM Metals in Sudbury, ON.

High Pressure Washing (theory)

High pressure washing is a powerful and reliable method used for industrial cleaning. If operated properly, high pressure washing systems can be extremely effective in maintaining the efficiency and productivity of process equipment. However, if used improperly, serious injuries to workers and damage to equipment and property can easily occur.

This program has been developed to train workers in the safe operation of high pressure washing equipment.

Modules include:

  • Hazards and First Aid
  • Responsibilities
  • High Pressure Washing Principles
  • Training
  • Equipment and Tools
  • General Safe Work Practices
  • Lancing Techniques

The theory portion of this program is delivered online.

Ice & Cold Water Rescue Technician

Ice Rescue Training programs (awareness, operations and technical level courses) are designed specifically for working on ice and cold water. These courses meet and exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for technical rescue and are designed to provide First Responders with knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively respond to incidents on and through the ice.

All certificates are valid for 5 years from the course completion date.

This program is only offered at our Thunder Bay location.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment (theory + practical)

Developed with the industrial vacuuming industry, the Industrial Vacuum Equipment training program is intended to improve the level of safety in the operation of industrial vacuum equipment and to provide a basis for safety and operations training of vacuum equipment operators.

The practical, hands-on training for this program is delivered at BM Metals in Sudbury, ON.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment (theory)

Developed with the industrial vacuuming industry, the Industrial Vacuum Equipment training program is intended to improve the level of safety in the operation of industrial vacuum equipment and to provide a basis for safety and operations training of vacuum equipment operators.

Modules include:

  • Introduction and Accidents
  • Types of Trucks
  • Getting Started
  • Pre-Job
  • Working Safely
  • Job Completion
  • Loading/Off-Loading

The theory portion of this program is delivered online.

Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification pt 1

NORCAT is pleased to offer the MOL-approved JHSC Certification Training Program: Part One. At workplaces where a JHSC is required, at least one JHSC member representing the employer and one member representing workers must be certified by the Chief Prevention Officer. Certified members play an essential role in the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) for the occupational health and safety of Ontario workplaces.

This 3-day training program is generic to all workplaces that require both employer and worker certified members, regardless of workplace sector.

Joint Health & Safety Committee Certification pt 2

Finalize your certification process by successfully completing NORCAT's CPO-Approved Joint Health and Safety Certification Training - Part Two. This 2-day course reviews Part One of the JHSC Certification Training and then applies you knowledge and understanding of the RACE methodology (Recognition, Assessment, Control and Evaluation) to hazards that are relevant to your workplace.


Prerequisite: Part Two must be completed within 6 months of completing Part One.

Kirkland Lake Gold Surface and Underground Induction

The Kirkland Lake Gold Orientation - Surface and Underground Induction program is established by Kirkland Lake Gold to ensure all employees and contractors working on their property know site specific information and policies, legislative rights and obligations and how to exercise safe work practices. Contractors and service providers working on Kirkland Lake Gold surface and underground properties are required to complete the new induction program before arriving at site. Contractors and service providers working underground will require "Kirkland Lake Gold Orientation - Surface and Underground Induction" program.

Kirkland Lake Gold Surface Induction

The Kirkland Lake Gold Orientation - Surface Induction program is established by Kirkland Lake Gold to ensure all employees and contractors working on their property know site specific information and policies, legislative rights and obligations and how to exercise safe work practices. Contractors and service providers working on surface properties require the "Kirkland Lake Gold Orientation - Surface Induction" program.

Kirkland Lake Power Corp - Site Procedures: Contractor

This program provides workers with the basic information required to work safely and efficiently. The training program will include information specific to KLPC with respect to safety procedures, company rules and policies, and site requirements. The program will be delivered in an eLearning format. The program must be renewed every 36 months. Please be advised that all new contract employees and service providers working on KLPC property are required to complete this new training program before arriving on KLPC property. Proof of training will be required to gain access to KLPC property.

Lift Truck Awareness

NORCAT's Lift Truck Awareness training program provides the theory a lift truck operator requires prior to practical training.

Lockout and Tagout Awareness

NORCAT's Lock Out and Tag Out Awareness training program is an introduction to the practices and procedures of lockout / tagout.

McEwen Mining General Induction

For individuals working on or about the McEwen Black Fox Mine or Mill Sites.

Depending on where you will be working on site, you may require more than one of the McEwen induction programs. Please be advised that all contractors and service providers who are to work at Black Fox Mine or Mill sites are required to complete the training prior to arrival at site.

Proof of WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety for Workers are also mandatory before arriving at site.

*No fee for this program if bundled with other McEwen induction program.

McEwen Mining Mill Induction

For individuals working inside the Black Fox Milling Plant.

Depending on where you will be working on site, you may require more than one of the McEwen induction programs. Please be advised that all contractors and service providers who are to work at Black Fox Mine or Mill sites are required to complete the training prior to arrival at site.

Proof of WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety for Workers are also mandatory before arriving at site.

McEwen Mining Pit and Underground Induction

For workers working in the Black Fox underground workings. After the classroom portion is completed, a site tour is required before any work may commence.

Depending on where you will be working on site, you may require more than one of the McEwen induction programs. Please be advised that all contractors and service providers who are to work at Black Fox Mine or Mill sites are required to complete the training prior to arrival at site.

Proof of WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety for Workers are also mandatory before arriving at site.

McEwen Mining Surface Induction (Driver Delivery)

For delivery persons and sales people before entering any Black Fox property.

Depending on where you will be working on site, you may require more than one of the McEwen induction programs. Please be advised that all contractors and service providers who are to work at Black Fox Mine or Mill sites are required to complete the training prior to arrival at site.

This induction training can be done at site (for FREE) or at any NORCAT location.

Proof of WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety for Workers are also mandatory before arriving at site.

Occupational Health and Safety for Supervisors

The Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act is designated to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job by spelling out the rights and responsibilities of the various parties.

Occupational Health and Safety for Workers

The Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act is designated to protect workers against health and safety hazards on the job by spelling out the rights and responsibilities of the various parties. This program was developed to give workers an understanding of these rights and responsibilities, and to explain the three basic rights afforded each worker under the OHSA.

Off-Road Vehicle Training - Argo Level 1 - Land Operator

It is imperative for drivers to have a thorough understanding of their off-road vehicle to operate it in the safest way possible. The Off-Road Vehicle training courses teach drivers the capabilities and limitations of the vehicle, how to best operate the vehicle in various conditions, and how to use good judgement in any situation.

The ARGO Level 1 course is a 1 day course that covers getting to know your machine, learning the controls and operations of the machine, and getting hands-on operation regarding a variety of riding techniques and strategies.

Off-Road Vehicle Training - Argo Level 2 - Amphibious Operator

It is imperative for drivers to have a thorough understanding of their off-road vehicle to operate it in the safest way possible. The Off-Road Vehicle training courses teach drivers the capabilities and limitations of the vehicle, how to best operate the vehicle in various conditions, and how to use good judgement in any situation.

The ARGO Level 2 course is an additional 1 day course to the Level 1, that includes winching techniques, how to put tracks on and off, and entering/exiting water.

Off-Road Vehicle Training - ATV Rider

It is imperative for drivers to have a thorough understanding of their off-road vehicle to operate it in the safest way possible. The Off-Road Vehicle training courses teach drivers the capabilities and limitations of the vehicle, how to best operate the vehicle in various conditions, and how to use good judgement in any situation.

The All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) course is 1 day in length and is delivered at our Thunder Bay location.

Off-Road Vehicle Training - Snowmobile Operator

It is imperative for drivers to have a thorough understanding of their off-road vehicle to operate it in the safest way possible. The Off-Road Vehicle training courses teach drivers the capabilities and limitations of the vehicle, how to best operate the vehicle in various conditions, and how to use good judgement in any situation.

The Snowmobile course is 1 day in length and is delivered at our Thunder Bay location.

Off-Road Vehicle Training - UTV Side by Side

It is imperative for drivers to have a thorough understanding of their off-road vehicle to operate it in the safest way possible. The Off-Road Vehicle training courses teach drivers the capabilities and limitations of the vehicle, how to best operate the vehicle in various conditions, and how to use good judgement in any situation.

The Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) course is 1 day in length and is delivered at our Thunder Bay location.

Office Safety Awareness

Workplace accidents are a common occurrence and almost all can be prevented. NORCAT's Office Safety Awareness course will inform you of safe work practices, teach you how to recognize potentially dangerous situations in the workplace and how to react in a responsible manner.

Practical - Respirator Fit Test (Full Mask)

NORCAT's full-face mask quantitative fit testing meets CSA Standard Z94.4 and is therefore recognized by Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations and Vale. NORCAT's Testing Agents are trained in the regulations pertaining to this program and are competent in selection, use and care of respirators.

The fit test is approximately 10 minutes long and no appointment is necessary. Fit Testing is provided between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

Practical - Respirator Fit Test (Half Mask)

NORCAT's half-face mask quantitative fit testing meets CSA Standard Z94.4 and is therefore recognized by Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations and Vale. NORCAT's Testing Agents are trained in the regulations pertaining to this program and are competent in selection, use and care of respirators.

The fit test is approximately 10 minutes long and no appointment is necessary. Fit Testing is provided between 8:00am and 3:00pm.

NOTE: Our Thunder Bay location offers qualitative fit testing.

Professional Chainsaw Operator

Designed to give you the edge on safety in chainsaw operation, the Professional Chainsaw Operators course is designed for individuals who may work in a logging operation and those who may fell trees or brush in the workplace.

This course begins in the classroom and then practical experience is gained by exercising the techniques and procedures in a cutting environment.

This course is only offered at our Thunder Bay location.

Recognizing Someone Under the Influence and What To Do

Recommended for supervisors.

Learn what affects your worker's attitude and behaviors. Understand the difference between substance abuse and dependency and how to approach a worker you suspect may be under the influence. This program will encourage you to take a look at your enforcement policies, documentation procedures and provide you with tools on how to confront an employee.

Respiratory Protection Awareness

The inhalation of toxic materials is perhaps the greatest risk and greatest concern of any worker. That is why it is essential that a person's respiratory system be protected from these chemicals.

This program discusses:

  • The two main types of respirators.
  • Things to look for when performing an inspection.
  • Fit-testing and fit-checks.
  • Physiological and psychological limitations of wearing a respirator
  • Types of filters and cartridges.
  • Warning properties.
  • Respirator cleaning, disinfection and storage.
Rigging/Hoisting/Towing

This course covers the practices and techniques for safe rigging, hoisting, and towing loads. Pre-lift hazard assessments, safety factors and safe working load limits, types of rigging hitches, crane and hoist signals, how a trailer affects a vehicle's operation, how to connect a vehicle and trailer, how to load a trailer, are covered and much more.

Safe Chainsaw Handling & Maintenance

This half-day program is designed for those who do not fell trees but use a saw on occasion to cut timber or trim the end of a log. This course begins in the classroom and then practical experience is gained by exercising the techniques and procedures in a cutting environment.

Safe Work Practices

NORCAT's Safe Work Practices program will inform workers about the proper personal protective equipment required to do a job, the safety guidelines necessary for dealing with specific workplace situations and hazards and how to safely handle, maintain, and operate hand tools.

SHERP Operator Training

For general inquiries: please call NORCAT Thunder Bay: 1-855-966-7228 ext. 324


Before registering for SHERP Operator training, client must acquire SHERP equipment. Please contact RufDiamond to arrange the purchase, rental or lease of SHERP equipment to be used for training purposes. SHERP equipment must be acquired before training will be scheduled.


RufDiamond

https://rufdiamond.com/

705-280-8285

Sudbury INO General Orientation

Safety is the paramount objective at Glencore. Glencore looks to continually improve in all aspects of safety throughout their organization. This includes their Contractors that are working at Glencore sites. With Safety as their prime focus, NORCAT is pleased to announce the launch of Sudbury INO's new revision to their Contractor General Orientation effective July 9, 2018.

Sudbury INO Trucker Indoctrination

This newly updated program amalgamates all three associated Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations sites (Smelter, Nickel Rim and Strathcona/West End) along with their policies and procedures. Contractors working on site at any of these sites must successfully complete the online orientation program delivered by NORCAT. This program introduces participants driver safety awareness, rules of the road and road safety along with pertinent security and sign in offices. Along with this, drivers will also be made aware of proper personal protective equipment required for site entry, mobile equipment and potential hazards encountered on site, reporting accidents and injuries and environmental spills; etc.

Sûreté de Tembec

Les contracteurs entrant sur propriété de l'entreprise doivent compléter avec succès le programme de sécurité Sureté Tembec fournis par NORCAT. Preuve de la formation doit être disponible à tout moment lors du travail sur propriété. Veuillez contacter pour les prix.

Tahoe Canada Delivery Driver Orientation

The Tahoe Canada Delivery Driver Orientation program was established by Tahoe Canada to ensure all employees and contractors working on their site know their legislative rights and obligations and exercise safe work process while on property. The program is an overview of all requirements specific to working on surface at the facility and will familiarize everyone taking the program to the site layout and all Tahoe Canada specific health and safety policies and procedures.
Tahoe Canada Surface and Underground Orientation

The Tahoe Canada Underground Orientation program was established by Tahoe Canada to ensure all employees and contractors working on their site know their legislative rights and obligations and exercise safe work process while on property. The program is an overview of all requirements to work underground at the facility and will familiarize everyone taking the program to the site layout and all Tahoe Canada specific health and safety policies and procedures.

Note: Tahoe Canada contractors and service providers working underground are required to have both "Tahoe Canada Surface Induction" and "Tahoe Canada Underground Orientation" training.

Tahoe Canada Surface Induction

The Tahoe Canada Surface Induction program was established by Tahoe Canada to ensure all employees and contractors working on their site know their legislative rights and obligations and exercise safe work process while on property. The program is an overview of all requirements specific to working on surface at the facility and will familiarize everyone taking the program to the site layout and all Tahoe Canada specific health and safety policies and procedures.

Tembec Confined Space Awareness

The Tembec-specific Confined Space Awareness program addresses all issues required to become aware of and take the appropriate precautions when working around confined spaces at the Tembec site.

Tembec Espace Clos

Le programme spécifique Tembec espace clos aborde toutes les questions nécessaires pour prendre conscience et prendre les précautions appropriées lors du travail autour les espaces clos au site Tembec.

TEMBEC General Lockout Procedures

This general Lockout & Tagout training program is specific to Tembec property in Temiscaming and an introduction to the practices and procedures of lockout & tagout.

Tembec Safety and Environmental Induction

Contractors entering onto company property must successfully complete the site orientation program delivered by NORCAT. Proof of training must be carried at all times when working on company projects.

TEMBEC Verrouillage et étiquetage

Ce formationl de vérrouillage & étiquettage est spécifique à Tembec propriété de Temiscaming et est un introduction aux pratiques et procédures de cadenassage et d'étiquetage. Veuillez contacter pour les prix.

Toxicology

NORCAT's Toxicology course will give users an understanding of what constitutes a poison, the ways these substances enter the body and the effects they have on the body, and how the toxicity of a substance is measured. Cost per person $29.95

Traffic Control and Signalling

NORCAT's Traffic Control Person program outlines signs used in traffic control, directing traffic on different types of roadways and speed conditions, Communication methods during traffic, control, role of the Signaler, Personal Protective Equipment used by traffic control person, excerpts from Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Regulations, and construction projects pertaining to traffic control.

Train the Trainer

The Train the Trainer course is based on 3 days. The first session involves instruction in adult-centered teaching methods and principles of learning. Eighty percent of the course consists of the participants engaging in lesson planning, presentation/classroom delivery, the emphasis being on skills transfer, evaluations and primarily program development. The trainer candidate should also be a person of integrity with leadership qualities in his/her area of expertise but above all they must want to do the job, which is demanding. Trainers must have the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to those in their charge and accept full responsibility for their performance while they are in their charge as legal liabilities.

Transport des marchandises dangereuses en langage clair

Ce programme de formation de NORCAT complète la version en langage clair de la Loi sur le transport des marchandises dangereuses et satisfait aux besoins en formation définis par Transports Canada.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods For Drivers

NORCAT's Transportation of Dangerous Goods complements the Act and fulfills the training requirements for drivers as established by Transport Canada.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Shippers

NORCAT's Transportation of Dangerous Goods for Shippers complements the Act and fulfills the training requirements for drivers as established by Transport Canada.

Verrouillage Et étiquetage

Ce programme de formation de NORCAT constitue une introduction aux pratiques et procédures relatives au verrouillage et à l'étiquetage.

Water Rescue

Water Rescue Training programs (water rescue awareness, operations, technical level and swiftwater rescue technical level courses) are designed for anyone working on or near water. These courses meet and exceed NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue and are designed to provide First Responders with the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively respond to incidents in, on and around water.

All certificates are valid for 5 years from the course completion date.

This program is delivered at our Thunder Bay location.

WHMIS

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) incorporates aspects of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, also referred to as GHS, which was developed by the United Nations, in cooperation with all member states, as an international system of hazard communication. On February 11, 2015, the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), in addition to amendments made to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA), updated WHMIS to incorporate the GHS for workplace chemicals.

The two hour e-learning program includes new pictograms, replacing some hazard classes and identifying new classes (including hazards to the environment).

Working At Heights

NORCAT's CPO Approved Working at Heights training program is designed to provide instruction to any worker who is regularly, or on occasion, assigned work that may require working at heights criteria whereby fall arrest protection equipment and safeguards are required to be implemented.


Note: Please be here no later than 8am.

Working At Heights - Refresher

NORCAT is pleased to offer Working at Heights Refresher training. In order for workers to maintain their validity of training, workers must successfully complete refresher training within 3 years of previous Working at Heights training. This Refresher program will reinforce key learning outcomes for workers and will also keep learners up-to-date on any legislative, regulatory or equipment changes which may impact working at heights in construction.

Upon successful completion each student will receive a NORCAT Certification Card, registration with the MOL and an MOL certification card (by mail) Proof of prior, Ministry certified Working at Heights certification is an absolute requirement, preferably prior to attendance, or on day of course.

Note: Please be here no later than 8am.

Workplace Violence and Harassment

NORCAT's Workplace Violence and Harassment program explains workplace violence and harassment as defined under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, discusses the responsibilities of supervisors and employers, and lists the worker's rights under that Act.

YES - Office Safety Awareness

Workplace accidents are a common occurrence and almost all can be prevented. NORCAT's Office Safety Awareness course will inform you of safe work practices, teach you how to recognize potentially dangerous situations in the workplace and how to react in a responsible manner .

YES - Outdoor Environmental Safety Awareness

The Outdoor Safety Awareness program is aimed at young workers who will primarily be performing manual labour or outdoor work. The program highlights rules of conduct, personal protective equipment, personal hygiene, and safe work practices.

Young workers are also introduced to the safe practices for lifting heavy objects, painting and staining, grooming landscapes, operating power tools, using gas-powered equipment, working with ladders, confined space awareness, handling hazardous materials, and fueling machinery.