In a world where you can buy equipment from your desk with the click of a button, trade shows need to offer more than just a chance to browse product.
By Patrick Flannery
Canadian Rental Mart organizers saw a chance to give attendees more when they come to the show March 8 and 9 at the Toronto Congress Centre, and also to further our mission to promote safe practices in the Canadian rental industry. The 2016 show will feature a chance for a limited number of attendees to receive free safety training on aerial lift platforms and construction heater fueling from certified instructors. Trainees will receive documentation recognized by their provincial authorities that will protect them and you when they are working out on job sites or around your yard.
Safe operation of aerial work platforms
March 8, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
presented by: Occupational Safety Group and Haulotte
Ontario and other jurisdictions across the country are stiffening regulations for workers working at heights. Pat Lipscomb of Occupational Safety Group will train attendees in all aspects of safe operation of aerial work platforms in this hands-on, eight-hour course. Course participants will receive documentation recognized by provincial labour safety authorities confirming they are trained in safe AWP operation. By the end of the day, course participants will be able to:
- Identify hazards when working with AWPs
- Understand how AWP controls work
- Complete a pre-operational inspection¬¬
- Understand safe operating procedures
- Understand proper shutdown and park procedures
- Understand fuel-source basics
Construction heaters, torches and propane cylinders at construction sites
March 9, 2016 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
presented by: Fuels Learning Centre and L.B. White
Fuel-safety training is an ongoing need for all rental stores. This course has been designed to train rental store operators to safely use propane-fuelled construction heaters and torches. In addition, students will learn how propane cylinders are to be stored at a construction site. This course covers all the updated requirements of the 2015 edition of B149.2 Propane Storage and Handling Code. After completing the four lessons within this course, students will have an understanding of:
- Propane and cylinger basics and primary construction heater components
- Installation, storage and use of propane cylinders and tank systems
- Installation and use of propane construction heaters
- Connecting and using propane torches
Requirements for how propane cylinders and tanks systems are installed and used are covered to provide clarity. Tanks systems to support larger heaters must be installed by a certified gas technician.
Upon successful completion of both the written exam and the skills evaluation, students will be issued a Record of Training (ROT) Certificate by the instructor. FLC ROT certificates are recognized by regulatory authorities across Canada and each certificate is customized to meet regulatory requirements of the province where the employee works. Instructors may complete the skills evaluation using a mobile device connected to an online learning management system, immediately triggering the release of the ROT certificate. ROT certificates issued by the Fuels Learning Centre are valid for 36 months following the successful completion of the skills evaluation.
To sign up for Canadian Rental Mart training sessions, visit canadianrentalmart.com > Training. Available spaces are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.