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Contractors reminded of free training sessions focused on safe work practices

Post Date:11/20/2018 8:55 AM

Medicine Hat – The City reminds all contractors that there is one more free training session on December 13 to help ensure they are ready for new health and safety requirements coming in 2019. Approximately twenty participants attended sessions held in October and November, providing positive feedback about the training, including the feedback below:

Would you recommend this course to others?

  • Yes - “Training was informative, upbeat, and helpful.”
  • Yes - “Useful information important to know. 
  • Yes - “Helped identify gaps in understanding.”

What was most useful? 

  • “Having extremely knowledgeable instructors and people from other companies explain and answer questions as well as give insightful real life examples.”
  • “Refreshed some of my prior safety knowledge we will be considering readdressing our hazard assessments and procedures.”

Beginning January 1, 2019 all contractors will be required to pre-qualify for health and safety through a third party software system called ComplyWorks. Training covers the steps contractors must take to provide a safe work environment on City of Medicine Hat work sites – for their staff, City employees and for the public, including safety culture, hazard assessment, training, emergency procedures, inspections, audits and investigations.

Register for the December 13 Free Session Take advantage of information being offered by the City to assist contractors and service providers. The session will run from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Medicine Hat Police Service Community Boardroom on 2nd Street SE. 

To register:

  • CLICK HERE
  • visit www.medicinehat.ca > Government > Departments > Emergency Management > Safety Compliance for Contractors for the registration links, listed by date.
  • You can also contact City HSE Coordinator, Jason Wheeler at 403.529.8340.

The City places a high priority on everyone’s health and safety. Meeting this new requirement is part of its ongoing efforts to ensure a safe workplace. It may also benefit contractors who are bidding on work with other clients. Additional sessions may be offered if there is more demand in the new year. 

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For more information:

Jason Wheeler, HSE Coordinator
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8340

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