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Entering the workforce for the first time can be intimidating, and statistics show that more than half of workplace accidents involve young or new workers during their first six months on the job.
Effective training is key to helping workers understand about workplace safety and is the best way to prevent accidents. Designed specifically for young or new workers, the recently launched Foundations of Workplace Safety course will help you prepare to enter the workplace with knowledge and confidence. This course also provides a great refresher for anyone working in the tourism and hospitality industry.
In addition to learning about your rights and responsibilities, as well as those of your employer, and understanding common workplace hazards, the course also covers the basics of WHMIS.
- What could go wrong?
- Workplace safety rules
- What’s with WHMIS?
- Contributing to a culture of safety
- Looking ahead and adapting to change
The course is self-paced and self-directed. It will take approximately three hours to work through the content, and you will receive a certificate when you successfully complete the course, final exam and course evaluation. Furthermore, it counts towards credits in the BC high school Workforce Training Certificates 12 program.
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 a course online.
The self-directed online course offers you the flexibility to learn at your own pace, when it is convenient for you. The cost of the online training is $59.00, and 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 via email in a digital 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 two attempts to pass the final exam.
What happens if I do not pass my second attempt of the final exam?
If you do not achieve a grade of 80% or higher on your second attempt of the final exam, you need to register again to re-take the course.
When are the courses available?
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 via 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 a copy of a legal document showing your previous name and 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 email@example.com. 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 am a student, and 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 have a good understanding of the key elements to prevent accidents, knowing your rights & responsibilities, understanding workplace health & safety hazards and 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?
If you were to register for an online course, you can access it at train.go2hr.ca. Follow these steps:
- Visit train.go2hr.ca to access the go2HR Online Training Portal.
- Click on “Course Catalogue”.
- In the drop-down menu, chose “Health and Safety” and click “Foundations of Workplace 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 and pay for the course.
If you are looking to register a group of students for the online course, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-633-9787 ext. 239.
How much is an online course?
The online course costs $59.00.
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 via email in a digital 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.
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, continuing where you have left off. Always remember to log out of your account when you are finished.
What skill set will my employees gain from taking the Foundations of Workplace Safety course?
Participants who successfully complete the Foundations of Workplace Safety course will have a good understanding of the key elements to prevent accidents, knowing their rights & responsibilities, understanding workplace health & safety hazards and the importance of communicating effectively.
I would like my employees to take the Foundations course. What are my options?
As an employer, you and/or your employees can consider the following options:
For more information, contact the go2HR Industry Health & Safety Team.