Upcoming Courses

Training Co-ordinator - Jason Wright at jason@local8.ca   780-426-3375 ext. 7
Training Administrator - Adrienne Bode at
adrienne@local8.ca   780-426-3375 ext. 3

The Training Department is now utilizing a tracking system (Bistrainer) for all certificates. To register,  we require your e-mail address. Please email Jason or Adrienne for more details or to complete the registration.

Please note that you MUST contact the Training Department prior to registering in any course if you wish reimbursement. To register, or for more information on any offered course, contact the Training Office.

There will be a NO SHOW fee added to your file if you sign up for a course and do not show /cancel within 48 hours prior to start time. 

Please ensure that the hall receives a copy of all your training certificates for our records


Cranemasters Hoisting & Rigging Training is excited to launch

the Rigging Resource Centre, a powerful web-based information tool for the rigging industry.

The RRC website features invaluable rigging information for

industry leaders, employers, and workers alike.

“Our goal is to make it easier to access relevant rigging information on one website in order to promote

improved rigging safety practices.”

Visit www.RiggingResource.com to see this amazing online tool!

CSO - Common Safety Orientation

The OSSA BSO (Basic Safety Orientation) course has been replaced with
the CSO (Common Safety Orientation). It is currently being offered as an on-lilne course
provided by Energy Safety Canada. You must register & pay prior to receiving a link
to the course. Arrangements can be made through the Training Dept. to take the course at either the Edmonton or Calgary office. It is up to individual contractors if the BSO will be accepted in lieu of the CSO. You can find out more about the couse by viewing these
"Frequently Asked Questions"  or at the Energy Safety Canada site.

The course can be ordered up to to May 31, at a reduced fee will of $79.00.
Effective June 1, 2019 the regular fee of $99.00 will be charged.

 WHMIS 2015

is now availabe as a free, online course through ALBERTA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
You must either log in (if you've taken CSTS, you probably already have an account) or create an account, then register for the course - it will be made available within 24 hours.

WHMIS 2015 is also availabe online free from AIX Safety. You must remember
 to print/save your completion certificate as the site does not retain your info.

Courses are in the Edmonton Hall unless otherwise noted
JUNE, 2019

Alberta Construction Safety Association www.youracsa.ca 


Occupational Health & Safety Act, Code and Regulation www.qp.alberta.ca

Available Courses

The Training Trust has approved the addition of  Defensive Driving to the list of approved courses subsidized by the Fund.

The approved course is offered by Alberta Construction Safety and is called "Defensive Driving - 3 Demerit Reduction Program (Alberta)".
It can be accessed through your Bistrainer account (click on the Store, then Driver tab - you'll find it on page 5) or from the Alberta Construction Safety Association website.  On successful completion, submit your receipt and a copy of the completion card to the Training Fund for reimbursement of the $99.95 cost. For more information, see

List of Approved Courses

Courses in BLUE are directly billed to Local 8. Please contact the Local 8 Training Office for available providers.

Courses in RED are reimbursable.
Copies of receipts and completion cards must be submitted to the Local 8 Training Office for re-imbursement

Alberta Legislation Awareness
Leadership for Safety Excellence
Alcohol, Drugs & Safety (ACSA) * Math Refresher

(Local 8)
* Auditor Training
* Measuring - Advanced
 (Local 8)
* Basic Instructional

  Common Safety Orientation (CSO)
(Contact Training Dept.)
Better Supervision
OSSA Confined Space
(Multiple Providers)
Blueprint Reading
1 and 2
(Local 8)
OSSA Elevated Work Platform
(Multiple Providers)
* Blueprint Reading
for sheeter/deckers
(Local 8)
OSSA Fall Protection
(Multiple Providers)
* Communication and Ethics for the
Safety Leader

(Multiple Providers)
* Construction
Safety Administration

(Multiple Providers)
Construction Safety Training  System (CSTS -09)
(contact Training Dept.)
 Principles of Health & Safety Mgmt. (ACSA)
(Multiple Providers)
 First Aid - Standard Level 'C'
2 day course
(Multiple Providers)
Swing Stage
(Multiple Providers)
Fork Lift
(Multiple Providers)
 * Worksite Investigation Basics (ACSA)
H2S Alive
(Multiple Providers)
Zoom Boom / Telehandler
(Multiple Providers)
Horizontal Lifeline Installation
(Multiple Providers)
* Introduction to
(Local 8)
 Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (AIT)  
* indicates new course
Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) 09 Upgrade is no longer available. Members with CSTS v. 3.2 wishing to upgrade must contact the Training Dept. and complete the full .09 course.