Specialized Training Courses

Free Spirit Ventures Inc. does not perform ‘one size fits all’ training courses. All in-class training courses are designed client specific based on the organization, size, industry and applicable legislative requirements. With that being said, Free Spirit Ventures has partnered with an  online training provider  for clients requiring online training for employees not able to attend in-class training sessions or prefer the online option.  If you are looking for a specific type of training, Free Spirit Ventures will develop a training course that suits your needs and meets legislative requirements and industry standards.

Client specific training that Free Spirit Ventures Inc. provides includes:

Incident Investigation Training

According to section 173 of the Workers Compensation Act, all employers in BC are required to conduct an incident investigation on the following type of incidents:

  • Serious injury to or death to a worker
  • Major structural failure of collapse
  • Major release of hazardous substances
  • Fire or explosion that had a potential for causing serious injury to a worker
  • Blasting accident causing personal injury
  • Dangerous incident involving explosives, whether or not there is personal injury
  • Diving incident, as defined by regulation
  • Injury requiring medical treatment
  • Minor injury or no injury but had potential for causing serious injury

This course was developed to comply with WorkSafeBC legislation, will cover all information on how to effectively investigate an incident, learn principles of incident causation, how to analyze the results of your investigation and determine causality, learn how to prepare reports and develop effective corrective actions.

ATV Safety Training

ATV Safety Training has been designed for those with an occupational requirement to be trained to safely undertake work activities that involve the operation of an ATV. The course will provide workers with current and relevant training that meets the occupational health and safety regulation requirements under section 16.3(6) and 16.49 – 16.55. Classroom training is supplemented with practical application.

Bullying and Harassment Training

Bullying and harassment in the workplace can take many forms, including verbal aggression, personal attacks, and other intimidating or humiliating behaviours. If workplace bullying and harassment is not addressed, it can lead to lost productivity, anxiety, and depression. An employer has a duty to ensure the health and safety of its workers, and as a result, employers must take all reasonable steps to prevent where possible, or otherwise minimize, workplace bullying and harassment. Workplace bullying and harassment can lead to injury, illness or death. This aim of this training is to provide employees with information necessary to identify, prevent and deal with instances of bullying and harassment in the workplace.

Confined Space Awareness Training

Confined space work involves some of the most critical hazards in workplaces today. Failure to identify a confined space, properly assess the hazards in these spaces, and create a space-specific plan prior to entry, can lead to catastrophic loss.

This course identifies the characteristics of a confined space, describes the hazards associated with working in a confined space and the prescribed methods for controlling those risks, and what regulations pertain to confined spaces in British Columbia.

Fall Protection Training

Fall Protection Training covers the basics of fall arrest, fall restraint, work positioning, including fall protection definitions, components, fall calculations, fall protection equipment inspection/maintenance and rescue planning.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire Extinguisher Training prepares workers on the use and inspections of portable fire extinguishers as required by BC Fire Code 2018 and NFPA 10 Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Forklift Training

This course covers the Use, Inspection and Maintenance of Lift Truck Operator Training to CSA Standard B335-94.

Human Factors Investigation Training

Human Factors is a scientific study that evaluates and understands human interactions in relation to other elements of a workplace system. Human factor practitioners contribute to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of all people.

Human factors practitioners use this approach to understand why workplace incidents occur. They examine why there was a mis-match between a worker/s and elements in their workplace system. Human factors practitioners evaluate how workplace factors influenced the decisions and actions of worker/s. Often, when a workplace incident happens, human error is seen as a cause. However, there are usually many factors that contribute to workplace incidents.

Workers make decisions and take actions that make sense to them at the time given their goals, knowledge, and focus of attention. Each and every day, workers adapt to changes in the workplace and make adjustments. When incidents happen, the key to better understanding involves finding out how and why the worker’s actions were influenced by workplace elements. By looking at the interactions between people, workplaces, and management systems and understanding the gaps and deficiencies steps can be taken to prevent similar incidents from happening.

This course starts with a brief review of the role of human error in accidents using theoretical models from an investigator perspective as organizing frameworks. The course then focuses on what the investigator needs to know about the human and the various factors which tend to make humans make mistakes including the ability to process information, deal with a physiologically challenging environment, and perform within a potentially sub-optimal workplace.

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training

The joint health and safety committee supports the employer's duty to ensure a healthy and safe workplace. The joint committee brings together representatives of the employer and the workers, to identify and help resolve health and safety issues in the workplace. The joint committee plays an important role in your occupational health and safety program, giving workers and employers a way to work together to identify and find solutions to workplace health and safety issues. Any workplace with 20 or more employees must have a health and safety committee, while those with between 10 and 19 workers must have a designated worker health and safety representative. This course aims at helping participants to identify and interpret JHSC member's functions and duties and to carry out their responsibilities to promote workplace health and safety.

This course will assist employers and participants on how to start-up a committee at your workplace, how to effectively implement a JHSC, duties and functions of members and as a team, and the OHSR regulation. 

Light Duty Truck Safety Training

This one-day course prepares workers for driving light-duty trucks with GVW up to 5500 kg, such as 4x4s, crew cabs and cars to and from remote locations.

Mobile Elevating Work Platform Training

The purpose of this training is to ensure the safe operation of mobile elevating work platforms including scissor lifts and aerial lifts.

Supervisor Safety Training

The Supervisor Safety Training courses aims at helping supervisors to exercise due diligence and to carry out their responsibilities for creating and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

The course is designed for supervisors, new or experienced, and is also suitable for joint health and safety committee members, worker health and safety representatives, and health and safety professionals committed to reducing workplace injuries and diseases.