April 5, 2023
Foundations of Workplace Safety: Frequently Asked Questions For Workers
How do I get a Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate?
You can obtain a Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate by taking the Foundations of Workplace Safety course and passing the final exam. You can take the course online.
The self-directed online course offers you the flexibility to learn at your own pace when it is convenient for you. Once you complete the course, you will receive your exam results immediately.
Students are required to pass the online exam with a grade of 80% or higher. Upon successful completion of the online exam and a short survey, you will receive your certificate by email in PDF format. The Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate has no expiry date.
What is the passing grade for obtaining a Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate?
You need to achieve a grade of 80% or higher in your final exam in order to receive a Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate.
How many attempts do I have to pass the final exam?
You will have unlimited attempts to pass the final exam.
When are the courses available?
The Foundations of Workplace Safety course is offered year-round. Online offerings allow us to meet the demands of seasonal and year-round students and employees and their diverse time schedules. You can register for an online course at train.go2hr.ca.
Is Foundations of Workplace Safety available in classroom format?
No, the course is available online only.
Is Foundations of Workplace Safety available in languages other than English?
At this time, Foundations of Workplace Safety course is only available in English.
Does my Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate expire?
No, your certificate does not expire.
I lost my certificate. Can I get another copy?
You can sign in to your online account at train.go2hr.ca and generate another copy of your certificate. You will receive the digital replacement certificate by email.
I’ve changed my name. How do I obtain an updated Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate?
We can change your name on your Foundations of Workplace Safety certificate if you provide us with copies of legal documents showing your previous name and your current name. Documents can be any government-issued ID, your birth certificate or marriage certificate. Please write a short note requesting your name change and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Typically, your request will be processed within five (5) business days. You will be notified once your name has been updated, and you can log in and print out your new certificate.
I’m a student, and I’m interested in a career in the tourism and hospitality industry. Should I take Foundations of Workplace Safety?
Students who successfully complete the Foundations of Workplace Safety course will gain a good understanding of:
- The key elements to prevent accidents
- Their rights and responsibilities
- Workplace health and safety hazards
- The importance of communicating effectively
This knowledge will help to prepare you for your first job in the tourism and hospitality industry and will add value to your resume.
How do I register and pay for an online course?
Follow these steps:
- Register online for the course here. Information will be collected on sector, industry and organization.
- Click on Courses in the top menu and filter by Health & Safety.
- If you have an existing account, log in with your username/email and password. If not, please register a new account.
- Once you have logged in, follow the steps to register.
Once you’ve registered for an online course, you can access it at train.go2hr.ca.
How much is an online course?
For a limited time, the course is available free of charge. Click here to access the course.
When will I receive a certificate when I take the online course?
Once you have completed all the online modules in the course, passed the final exam (passing grade is 80%), and completed a short survey, you will receive your certificate by email in PDF format.
What kind of technology do I need to access the online course?
The delivery of the online course requires a high-speed internet connection and standards-compliant web browser in order to view videos. This course is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer.
How long does it take to complete the online course?
The online course is self-paced. We estimate it takes 3 hours to complete.
How much time do I have to complete the online course and final exam?
Once you have logged into the online course for the first time, you have 60 days to complete the online training modules and write the exam. There is no time limit to complete the exam once you have started it.
Can I exit the online course and come back to it later?
This is one of the benefits of taking an online course! You can exit the course at any time and then log back in (within 60 days), continuing where you left off. Always remember to log out of your account when you are finished.
For more information, contact the go2HR Industry Training Team.
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