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Forklift Certification (MATE 186)

This course is an eight-hour theory session followed by a minimum of eight hours of lift truck operation. To receive certification, applicants are required to demonstrate knowledge of lift trucks for pre-operation and operation. Operating time and examination will be given on a lift truck. Certification requires applicants to complete a written and driving examination. This course meets Saskatchewan Safety Council Standards and Occupational Health and Safety requirements. Certification: Saskatchewan Safety Council.

Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.

Fee: $602 (including course modules)
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CRN: 04-27May 10, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Sa&Su, 8 am-4 pm
Room: 159
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
CRN: 04-41May 24, 2014 - May 25, 2014
Sa&Su, 8 am-5 pm
Register online, by mail or in Regina

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Gas Fitters License Preparation (PIPE 1801)

Theory and practical instruction is provided to prepare piping trades people to write the provincial gas examination. Persons wishing to write the exam must prove fourth year apprentice status in the plumbing or pipe fitting trades, for the Domestic Gas Fitters exam and journeyperson status in the plumbing or pipe fitting trade for the General Gas License. There will be separate classes for those challenging the domestic and the general gas exam.

Note: You must register with the Apprenticeship Board one month prior to this course to write your Exam.

Please bring proper eye protection, work gloves and work boots.


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Halocarbon Certification (AIR 1801)

Now that Saskatchewan has enacted the Environmental Management and Protection Act, persons involved in the servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the province require Halocarbon certification. A training manual developed by the Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Institute of Canada will be used in this course. The training material reflects the following three industry sectors: automotive, stationary and appliance. An inter-provincially and nationally recognized (by Environment Canada) certificate will be issued to those who successfully complete the course (75% required for successful completion).

If there is sufficient interest, this course will be delivered on other dates in Saskatoon. To place your name on the wait list or for more information, call (306) 659-4195. You will be contacted when the interest list has a sufficient number of people.

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Overhead Crane Operation (HEOP 1801)

You will learn the theoretical and practical application of the OTC (Overhead Traveling Crane). Training emphasizes on practical and safetyoriented components of crane operation and rigging. Rigging is the safe use of hardware such as slings, shackles, eyebolts, chain hoists and comea- longs in lifting operations. Upon completion of all learning outcomes, you will obtain a certificate stating you are a competent operator of up to (but not including) 50 tonne Overhead Travelling Crane according to OH&S regulations.

SIAST also offers this course at dates and times suitable for employers’ training staff.

This course will be delivered when the minimum number of students has been reached. To place your name on the interest list or for more information, call (306) 659-4102. You will be contacted when the interest list has a sufficient number of people.
Please bring safety approved eye protection, work gloves, work boots, calculator and tape measure

Fee: $930 40 hours/1 week
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Safety Construction Orientation Training (SFTY 1213)

The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association and SIAST offer the Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) course. Individuals seeking employment in the construction industry are strongly encouraged to acquire this certification, which is required on most large government and private construction sites.

The CSTS program is an interactive video computer system designed to train you in the basics of construction safety. It is a performance-based program that requires 100% mastery of the 12 lessons (listed below), which take approximately 5 hours to complete. The program is divided into lessons and topics. Students can repeat any topic as often as required. Each lesson consists of a study, check and test section. Training can be completed on a flexible schedule. It is easy to use, easy to understand, affordable and accessible.

  1. The Law At Work
  2. Workplace Hazards
  3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Personal Physical Care
  5. Housekeeping
  6. Ladders and Scaffolding
  7. Machinery, Tools and Equipment
  8. Mobile Equipment
  9. Excavating & Trenching
  10. Emergency Response
  11. WHMIS
  12. Environmental Factors

Training and presentations can be readily provided to a variety of audiences within the construction industry. For more information contact Faye at (306) 659-4195

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.