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Rental Mart – Training days

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There’s a chance to get more of your staff involved in the Canadian Rental Mart with the exclusive free training opportunities on the show floor. Bring your supervisors, counter staff, drivers and shop workers to get them up to speed on critical knowledge.

Working at heights training with Scott Owyen
March 6 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Canadian Rental Mart will offer working-at-heights training presented by Genie. Scott Owyen, Genie’s training manager, will conduct a three-hour course covering the following aspects of safe lift operation and elevated work practices:

  • Overview of the responsibilities of all parties associated with the operation of aerial work platforms as outlined by CSA (manufacturer, dealer, user, owner and operator)
  • Hazard recognition and avoidance
  • How to perform a pre-operation inspection
  • How to perform function tests
  • How to perform a workplace inspection
  • Safe machine operation
  • Final exam
  • Hands-on practical training

Employees working at heights above six feet are required under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act to have certified working-at-heights training. Thanks to Genie’s generous support, Canadian Rental Mart attendees have an opportunity to receive this training for free and avoid potentially severe penalties from workplace safety authorities. The course will also prepare students for advanced operation of many common designs of personnel lift equipment.
Safety officer training with Lucie Giroux

March 7 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ontario has one of the most stringent sets of safety rules for businesses. Workplace injuries and property damage cost a lot for companies, and there are hidden costs and human costs that can impact businesses. The first step is understanding why some of the rules are in place, translating those rules into real-time policies that make sense for your workforce and finally bringing those rules and policies to life in a meaningful way. Having engaged employees is your best tool to a safe and productive workday, and the safety officer role is key to leading your company in the right direction.  

In this half-day session, Lucie Giroux, manager of health, safety and environment for Sunbelt Rentals, will turn your staff members into qualified safety officers meeting Ontario’s requirements to have at least two trained employees on your Joint Health and Safety Committee. The course will also satisfy requirements for all employees to have safety awareness training under  Ontario law, so every employee, supervisor and manager in your store will benefit, too. This training is mandatory for Ontario companies and severe penalties can be incurred if it is not carried out. Comparable courses from private providers can cost around $2,500, but Rental Mart attendees receive the training for free thanks to the generous support of Sunbelt.

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