Online Safety Training
Construction – An Industry That Could Be Fatal
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries to work in throughout Canada. Over the last decade, over 450 Canadian construction workers have lost their lives, while more than 63,000 have experienced workplace injuries. Statistics Canada indicates that construction workers are up to 4 times more likely to experience a workplace accident than most other professionals. In addition, almost 20 billion dollars’ worth of healthcare expenditures are incurred by construction-related accidents every year.
Although the number of work-related injuries and fatalities has decreased over the past decade, it remains absolutely necessary that businesses and employees alike prepare themselves adequately for the risks associated with their profession. The following lists and packages aim to offer comprehensive guidance to employees in construction who want to complete the right safety courses for their respective jobs.
Do you know that?
Over the last decade, 450 Canadian construction workers have lost their lives.
Over the last decade, 63000 construction workers have experienced workplace injuries.
More likely to experience a workplace accident than most other professionals.
Falls from heights is the top cause of traumatic fatalities in construction.
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Unmatched Quantity Discounts
To achieve the best pricing for volume orders, eSafetyFirst Canada has developed a dynamic discount system which take into count not only which courses you will order but also the quantity of them.
The way it works is that rather focusing on discounting just a specific product, as all our competitors are doing, we are taking into account your entire shopping cart quantity.
Let’s take an example so you can better understand how the system works.
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Courses Recommended for Construction
Hazardous materials are commonplace on construction sites and they often go unnoticed. For instance, silica dust from cutting concrete is just as harmful for the respiratory system as is asbestos. This course covers aspects of working safely with and around hazardous materials, thereby reducing health risks and injuries.
Year after year falls remain one of the top causes of death on construction sites across Canada. Any time you are working at height you are at risk for a serious fall-related injury. The purpose of this course is to provide workers with information that will enable them to recognize major fall hazards at construction worksites with the purpose of minimizing the risk of an injury.
Manholes, tanks, and crawl spaces are not designed to be occupied for long periods of time, which is why they are not easy to exit in the event of an emergency. This course presents more information about the hazards associated with confined spaces, how the former risks should be tackled, as well as about ways in which employees can safely conduct their activity in a very limited space.
Construction workers and plumbers, in particular, may be exposed to Sulphur and Sulphur compounds. The program covers the situations where employees might encounter H2S as a result of corrosion or other processes, but also teaches them how to detect, assess, and deal with sulphur risks in a safe manner.
Many construction employees find themselves on self-supported or boom-supported platforms even for regular maintenance tasks. This course helps employees prepare for and deal with lift hazards in order to minimize potential risks.
It is essential that any worker in the construction industry, who uses a chainsaw at work, receives full and adequate training and is competent in using a chainsaw for the work that they are to carry out. This Chainsaw Safety Course provides basic information about chainsaws and common hazards associated with the use of this dangerous tool, as well as safety standards that you can uphold to protect yourself against them at work.
The backbone of the construction industry is powered equipment, whether in the form of tools, machines, or industrial trucks. The Lockout/Tagout course teaches employees how to effectively turn off various equipment during downtime or servicing periods and why this is necessary.
Drilling concrete and other surfaces is only one of the many ground disturbance activities involved in the construction industry. Ground Disturbance for Workers aims to familiarize workers with the dangers and risks of disturbing the earth, especially where underground facilities, pipes, or electrical equipment are involved.
Underground cables, overhead power lines, and electrical systems in buildings are some of the most common sources of electrical hazards in construction. This training course covers all aspects of electrical safety while on site and teaches workers how to practically recognize electrical threats and avoid them.
Since permanent fire protection systems are not in place when buildings are still under construction, on-site fires can be even more dangerous. This program covers the basics of the usage and maintenance of various types of extinguishers. Workers are also taught to identify when a fire should be tackled with an extinguisher or if emergency personnel is needed.
Construction workers often encounter asbestos in older buildings. This course provides necessary information for employees to understand the risk of working with asbestos. Furthermore, it teaches how to avoid disturbing asbestos or working items which may contain this silicate mineral.
In construction, arc flash can be deadly. It can happen anywhere you find electrical equipment or conductors. This course targets workers with little or no electrical training, but who may be required to perform activities near electrical equipment. The information and strategies included in the program are derived from the CSA Z462-18 (Canada Safety Association).
Cranes are vital for the construction of tall structures. Failing to operate or work around one of these industrial load-bearing machineries in a safe and conscientious manner can result in injury, property damage, and even death. This course is covers all aspects of crane risks for both operators and non-operators.
On a construction site, the personal protective equipment of workers is often the first and only line of defense against injury and/or illness. This program covers aspects of appropriately choosing and wearing one’s PPE, as well as of maintaining the latter in an appropriate condition.
Ensuring workers on site have the skills needed to deal with any first aid emergency is a legal requirement. This awareness course does not seek to replace the practical element but to provide general information on the basic principles of assisting injured individuals and transitioning care to medical professionals as required.
Those who work in the construction industry are often required to use large tools and pieces of machinery, work at height, and in environments where hazardous materials are present. This course gives you information about identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards, as well as how to refuse work if conditions are unsafe.
Contact with overhead power lines remains a major source of fatal electrical injuries in the construction industry. This course in Powerline Safety teaches employees how to recognize powerline hazards, as well as how to avoid the latter or respond in case of an emergency.
Those who work in the construction industry are often required to use large tools and pieces of machinery, work at height, and in environments where hazardous materials are present, practices that often result in workplace incidents. This course emphasizes the main steps of incident investigation, as well as how to make effective recommendations to prevent similar occurrences from ever happening again.
Many of the chemical components in building materials and some residues from construction processes can be legally classified as NORM (Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials). This course helps workers understand the dangers of working around NORM and outlines protective measures they can take to safeguard their health.
While often overlooked, heat stress is a serious hazard that can lead to loss of consciousness and even death. Both indoors and outdoors, construction employees rarely find themselves in an air-conditioned environment. This course helps them understand the risks of dehydration and heat exhaustion, while also covering prevention methods for overheating.
How it works
The process is actually very simple. Simple as 1, 2, 3
Purchase the Training
Find the training programs that you would like to provide to your workers and input the number of programs that you’d like to buy.
Instantly assign training programs to your workers through our platform.
When a worker pass an exam, you will immediately receive a certificate which you can download and print.
How eSafetyFirst Can Help Your Business
With many years of experience, thousands of companies working with us, and an open ear to our customers’ feedback, we ensure a user-friendly environment so that any person with an internet connection can benefit from our services.
Easy-to-Use Invitation System
Invite your entire workforce within minutes. Using our system, all you have to do is to type in their First & Last Name as well as an email address and they are good to go. Do you have workers without an email address? No worries; you can still train them using our second option specifically designed for them.Train my workers
Certificates of training and digital credentials are automatically awarded to your workers upon successful completion of their training. As a employer, you’ll have the ability to view and print certificates at any time.Add your workers
Frequently Asked Questions
All our courses are compliant with OHS and the CSA Standards which the Worker Compensation Boards follow. However, there are some courses which also require the hands-on practice and evaluation, on top of the theoretical training and evaluation which is offered by the online training.
For these courses, we have included, in our training modules and in their respective resources section, an operator evaluation checklist which you can use to assist you with this hands-on practice and evaluation. This part of the training is done offline and has to be workplace specific and as such, it is not something that we are able to offer.
Once you finish with your checkout process, you will immediately be credited with the courses that you have purchased. You can then use the “Invite New Users” function or the “Group Training” option, depending on your preferred method of training, to assign the courses to your workers.
No. Each email used in the invitational process has to be unique for each person taking the course.
If your workers do not have an email address, you can use the invitation function for workers without an email address, by clicking “Yes” in the checkbox near the question “DO YOU HAVE WORKERS WITHOUT EMAIL ADDRESS?”. This will open a different invitation process that does not use email addresses for.
Yes. Please note that you do, however, have to log out after each session so the next worker can login using his personal details.
To log out from an account, you will have to click “My Account” from the top right corner of the website and once you are in your user control panel, click the “Log out” button.
Workers invited to take a course will have up to one year to complete their training so this should offer them plenty of time to do it.
Yes. When you pause a course, a bookmark will be left to that slide / module. You can later resume from there or chose to start from the beginning of the module.
If your workers are invited in an individual training system (they do the training from their own account), they will have unlimited exam attempts.
If your workers are participating in a group training, they will have one re-attempt per module. This is to prevent the entire group from waiting for certain individuals that are not paying attention to the training session.
Not at this moment. All our courses are online.