Safety Training Programs

Working at Heights Training in Cambridge

Length of Course: 8 hours (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
Location: PAT Training Centre, 45 Commerce Court, Cambridge, 519-220-2890
Tuition: $165 – Please contact Glenda for group rates.


Comprehensive one-day course offering basic fall prevention information required to work safely in areas where workers may be exposed to fall hazards. This course combines theoretical knowledge as well as practical, hands-on training and evaluation. Students will understand the risks of working near fall hazards, how to evaluate protective methods for different scenarios, and proper selection and use of personal protective equipment.


  • Rights and Responsibilities of Workers, Supervisors and Employers
  • Identifying the Hazards of Working at Heights
  • Eliminating or Controlling the Hazards of Working at Heights
  • Warning Methods and Physical Barriers
  • Ladders, Scaffold Systems, Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs), and Suspended Access Equipment
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems and Rescue PlanningPART 2 – PRACTICAL
  • Barriers and Safety Nets
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Anchor Points
  • Work Access Equipment and Platforms
  • Rescue Planning

In order to participate in the class, learners must bring the following:
* 1 piece of government-issued photo identification
* CSA-certified safety boots
* CSA-certified hardhat
* CSA-certified safety eye-wear/glasses
Participants without the above items will not be permitted to attend the course.
Participants should bring their own personal harness, if available.

The course will start promptly at the time indicated. Participants who are more than 10 minutes late for the start of the course will not be permitted to take the course and will have to re-book. Participants who do not complete 100% of the instructional time in the course will receive a failing grade and will have to re-take the course.
30 minutes are allocated for lunch during course. Lunch is not provided.

Interested in custom or private courses for your workplace? Contact us for more details.


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Confined Space Hazard Awareness for Construction

Length of Course: 3 hours

Upon completion, participants will be able to identify confined spaces and demonstrate knowledge of legislative requirements and general procedures for confined space entry, as amended effective September 30, 2006. This is an awareness program only. There is no hands-on component to this program. Course topics may include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Hazards identification and assessment

  • Identifying confined spaces

  • Meters and monitors

  • Hazard control

  • Rescue requirements

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Permit systems

Elevating Work Platforms

Elevating Work Platforms – SL Series (Scissor Lifts)

Length of Course: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Working at Heights

Participants will gain an understanding of the basic theory of lifting devices, pee-operational daily check overs, safe refueling procedures, operational ability, fall hazards, and safety rules and regulations. Includes a practical evaluation.

Lockout and Tagout (Introduction)

Length of Course: 4 hours

This course is for workers and supervisors who may be required to provide maintenance or repair work on a piece of machinery/equipment. Participants will learn the importance of the need to lockout and how to help workers make educations decisions working on their equipment. Topics also covered are:

  • How to know when lockout is required

  • How to lockout as a group

  • Understanding the dangers of hazardous energy

Ozone Depletion Card (ODP)

Length of Course: 8 hours

A one-day environmental awareness training course is offered by the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada and PAT Institute is an approved training provider. The course and the accompanying materials deal with proper handling of CFC/HCFC/HFCs, and will prepare participants for complying with provincial regulations covering refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Participants who attend the course and successfully achieve a mark of 75% or higher on the exam will receive certification in the form on an Ozone Depletion Prevention (ODP) certificate.

Propane in Construction Awareness

Length of course: 4 hours

Expiry: Every 3 years

Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize and evaluate the hazards associated with propane. They will also be able to safely connect, disconnect, and activate propane equipment up to 400,000 BTUs/hour. This program is accredited by TSSA and is approved as a Record of Training program for propane.

Scaffold Users’ Hazard Awareness

Length of Course: 4 hours

All personnel who erect frame, system or tube and coupler supported scaffolds must be certified. This course covers the safe erecting, use, inspection, modification and dismantling of supported base scaffolds. You will learn scaffold planning, foundations, stability, structure, platforms, access, egress, and guards as well as inspection and tagging.

WHMIS in Construction

WHMIS in Construction (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)

Length of Course: 4 hours

This in-class program is a generic overview of WHMIS (employers must provide additional WHMIS training tailored to the specific material workers may encounter on each work site). There are three essential components to the program: labels, MSDS, and worker education and training. One of the eight required courses for the Construction Health and Safety Officer Certificate.

Total Tuition:

165$ 125$