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Safety Now Training Courses


ATV Rider Safety

Certified by the Canada Safety Council, we offer a seven-hour course to bring ATV riders up to speed on proper riding techniques, as well as practical exercises and scenarios. We will cover topics such as controls, reading terrain, turning, and climbing hills.

Who should take the ATV Rider Safety Course?
Any individual using an ATV for recreational or job-related activities.

What the ATV Rider Safety Course can do for You and Your Company
The ATV Rider Safety Course can help reduce the amount of accidents and injuries as a result of untrained operators. This course will provide the operator with the skills and knowledge to properly react to treacherous conditions and riding situations. Safety Now also provides guidelines on personal protection equipment standards.

***Students must bring a bag lunch and photo ID. Dress appropriately: wear a long sleeve shirt, pants and boots that cover your ankles. It is also recommended that you supply the following PPE: gloves, safety glasses/goggles and helmet. All self-supplied ATV's are required to be equipped with the owner’s manual! Class will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -20 or lower at 7:00am that morning.***

Bear Awareness Training (Suncor Approved)

Everyone who works outdoors in remote areas should be aware of bear dangers and how to avoid encounters.

Chainsaw Safety – Enform Level 1

Certified through Enform, this three day course involves 24 hours of incorporating practical field exercises and classroom instruction. This course concentrates on chainsaw applications for seismic line production. Certification is valid for three years across Canada and is currently the only chainsaw certification accepted in the geophysical industry.

Courses include the following components: safe chainsaw handling, chainsaw maintenance, personal protective equipment, chainsaw safety devices, bucking/limbing, types of cuts, fire prevention/suppression, dangerous falling/bucking, emergency evacuation procedures, low impact seismic and heliportable. There is also a hands-on practical component for demonstration and application of lecture materials in both chainsaw safety courses.

In April of 2005, the oil and gas industry adopted the new BC Faller Training Standard as the standard level of training for workers falling trees over six inches in diameter. The oil and gas industry associations put forward a proposal to WorkSafe BC for courses for new fallers to meet BC Faller Standards.

Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-2020)

This program is an interactive video training system. Individuals are trained in the basics of construction safety. This performance-based program requires 100% mastery of the 15 lessons which take approximately 6 - 7 hours to complete. Individuals can complete this training on a flexible schedule. It is easy to use, easy to understand and affordable.


Course Content

The CSTS  2020 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.

  • The law at work
  • Workplace hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Personal physical care
  • Housekeeping
  • Ladders and scaffolding
  • Machinery, tools and equipment
  • Environmental factors
  • Mobile equipment
  • Field level hazard assessment
  • Defensive driving
  • Fall protection
  • Excavating and trenching
  • Emergency response

ESC Detection & Control of Flammable Substances


Gain an understanding on how to safely monitor, assess hazards and control flammable substances through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice.

This 8 hour course is designed for personnel who may need to undertake monitoring of potentially hazardous atmospheres in the workplace while working in the oil and gas industry.

Upon successful completion with a 70% or higher passing mark of the prescribed practical skills and the written examination, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for three years.

Emergency First Aid/CPR

At Safety Now in Red Deer, we offer all levels of First Aid and CPR. The two most popular are Standard First Aid/CPR and Emergency First Aid/CPR.

Please visit the following Red Cross links for more detailed descriptions of first aid training available:

  • Standard First Aid/CPR (incl. AED) 
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR (incl. AED)
  • Standard Childcare First Aid/CPR (incl. AED)
  • Emergency Childcare First Aid/CPR (incl. AED)
  • BC Workplace Emergency First Aid

Global Ground Disturbance Level II

Level II is a 6.5-hour program with the first two hours encompassing Level I. Level II is designed for any party that is supervising a ground disturbance, independently performing a ground disturbance, or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits. The program ensures that Level II personnel are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place. The course is presented in a logical sequence – from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig – and highlights the “‘musts” compared to the “shoulds.”

Level II is the standardized program recognized by industry regulators. The prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of Level I. Participants learn how to clarify sources when searching for underground facilities, provide notification to the facility owner and receive owner notification. Participants gain an understanding of the necessary approvals/crossing agreements and regulations necessary before creating a ground disturbance. They learn to create a plot plan/site drawing, gain an understanding of line locating and learn about types of exposure. Participants will also learn how to do a back-fill inspection, as well as how to use permits and conduct pre-job meetings. Emergency response plans and what to do in case an underground facility is contacted are also covered.

Objectives are tested by written competency exam. Certification, valid for three years, is issued upon completion of objectives.

ESC H2S Alive


This one-day program is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The primary focus is to provide generic H2S program content to help workers work safely in and around H2S environments. The program covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each student is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and to perform a rescue lift and drag exercises.

Additional Notes:
Appropriate clothing is required (i.e. jeans, pants).

Employers are advised not to send injured employees who are unable to perform the required exercises to pass the course (e.g., employees on Workers' Compensation or light duty).

ESC Confined Space


Who Should Take this Course?

Every worker who is likely to enter a confined space or who performs related work.

Course Description
This confined space course is an effective way to keep you and your employees up-to-date with training requirements.


The course covers:

  • Confined space introduction and regulations
  • Hazards of a confined space
  • Test & certificate

Pre-entry requirements, including:

  • Confined space program
  • Hazard assessment and the entry plan
  • Training requirements and record keeping

Entering a confined space, including:

  • The entry permit and onsite rescue
  • Energy / Materials Isolation & Control
  • Atmospheric Safety & Ventilation

ESC Elevated Work Platform


Learning Objectives

The learning objectives of this Elevated Work Platform course are to ensure that students demonstrate an understanding of the following:

  • Legislation and Standards as they relate to Elevated Work Platforms
  • Employer and Worker Responsibilities
  • Elements of Pre-Work Planning
  • Load Limitations and Calculations
  • Stability
  • Pre-Use Check and Visual Inspection
  • Personal Protective Equipment Requirements
  • System Components
  • Working from Heights
  • Platform Types
  • Machine-Specific Features
  • Safe Operation
  • The Training and Competency Requirements
  • Rescue and Escape Planning
  • Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Hazards

ESC Fall Protection

Course Overview

The one day program will allow you to understand the use of fall protection, as it relates to the work you perform at height. Various fall protection options exist; this course will identify which options best meet your needs, and give you the tools and knowledge to work at height safely. The course material is energetically delivered over a full day, that includes hands-on activities, classroom learning, and focuses on student participation.


The course includes:

  • Fall accident statistics
  • Governing bodies and regulations
  • Dynamics of falling
  • Fall protection systems
  • Fall protection planning
  • Fall arrest system components
  • Clearance & free-fall calculations
  • Harness fitting
  • Equipment care and inspection
  • Suspension trauma
  • Rescue principles

ESC Fire Watch


This is a course that consists of classroom and hands on learning. The topics covered in this course include:


  • The chemistry of fire
  • Classification of fires
  • Fire extinguishing agents
  • Types of hand held extinguishers
  • Maintenance
  • Application of techniques

Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Side by Side Course

The Canada Safety Council offers a 5 ½ to 7-hour UTV Driver’s Course available. This program is operated by CSC certified instructors, who base their curriculum on field-tested techniques.

When used as intended, the UTV is designed to be a safe vehicle. The key to its safe operation lies with your knowledge of the vehicle; recognizing and accepting it as a motorized vehicle; respecting its capabilities and its limitations; varying operating conditions; and using good judgment and courtesy. Recognizing your own capabilities and limitations is also a very important factor for the safe operation of your UTV.

Safety Now works with KTM Rentals & Sales in Blackfalds, Alberta to supply students with ATV’s and UTV’s for training purposes.

***Students must bring a bag lunch and photo ID. Dress appropriately: wear a long sleeve shirt, pants and boots that cover your ankles. It is also recommended that you supply the following PPE: gloves, safety glasses/goggles and helmet. All self-supplied ATV's are required to be equipped with the owner’s manual! Class will be cancelled if the temperature reaches -20 or lower at 7:00am that morning.***

WHMIS 2015

W.H.M.I.S. 2015 training can reduce accidents at work sites where controlled product or hazardous materials are used. W.H.M.I.S. stands for “Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System.”

Learn the three main parts of W.H.M.I.S. and how they contribute to supporting a safe workplace. Our course is taught in an easy to understand format. W.H.M.I.S. is often presented as a short course with boring content. We change this by showing how valuable the system is. We provide examples and explanations to encourage the continual use of W.H.M.I.S. to protect you, your employees and your coworkers. Knowing W.H.M.I.S. will make you a valuable employee, safe at work.

Safety Now Training Services
210-6700 76 St
Red Deer, AB T4P 4G6


Toll Free: 1-877-949-9190

Fax: 403-340-3811



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