Continuing Studies: Health and Safety

For many years Thompson Rivers University has met the needs of the community by providing first aid and health and safety training. Our commitment is to continue supplying quality instruction and to offer a variety of courses which address the need of our community. Please call 250-392-8010 to register or for more information. At TRU - Williams Lake Campus we offer the following health and safety courses:


Confined Space • XWRK 0880

Personnel who enter confined spaces using the Permit Entry procedure must receive training. This 1 day course covers:

  • Requirements and conditions for permitted entry
  • Hazard recognition
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Entry procedures and precautions
  • Recognition of warning signs, symptoms of exposure and detection of prohibited conditions
  • Evacuation requirements
  • Emergency and non-entry rescue methods, and procedures for calling rescue services
  • Additional hazards that may be faced during entry, information on symptoms and consequences of exposure

Possible behavioral effects of hazard exposure on authorized entrants.

Recommended prerequisite: Fall Protection with Ladder Safety

Fees: $255

Dates: November 23, 2021


Fall Protection with Ladder Safety • XOCH 0522

Even a low elevation fall can result in injury! Keep safe by utilizing proper fall restraint and protection equipment. Learn to identify a location's fall hazards posed by falling objects, establish methods through which the hazards can be controlled, develop a rescue procedure and more. Along with in-class theory, you will have an opportunity for hands-on practice: put on the fall restraint/protection equipment, utilize the correct knots, practice ladder safety and more. Successful students will receive certification for Fall Protection and Ladder Safety.

Fees: $255

Dates: November 18, 2021


Foodsafe – Level I • XOCH 0850

Do you want to work in the food industry? Are you currently working in the food industry but desire a greater understanding of safe food handling practices?

This sanitation program is appropriate for food handlers, kitchen staff and dining room attendants. You will learn about the purchase and storage of potentially hazardous foods, personal hygiene, the causes of food borne diseases and maintaining a sanitary food service operation.

Fees: $135

Dates: November 13, 2021


Forklift / Lift Truck Safety • XDRV 0500

This is a basic training program in SAFETY and operations of lift trucks/ forklifts. Operations, safety and a drivers test are combined into an 8-hour session, which systematically provides students with academic training and driving skills to the CSA Standard B335-94 Industrial Lift Truck Operator Training.

Acquire forklift-driving skills to the CSA standards industrial lift truck operator training. The combined in class theory and hands-on practice provide opportunity for you to learn basic safety operations, equipment safety checks, how to operate actual equipment and more. Successful students will receive certification for forklift/lift truck operation safety plus. Please note, you will be required to drive a forklift, load and unload materials and navigate through an obstacle course in a safe manner under supervision of the instructor.

Steel-toed boots and picture ID are required.

Fees: $285

Dates: November 16, 2021


Lifts and Booms; XDRV 0500

Steel-toed boots and picture ID are required.

Fees: TBA

Dates: TBA


Contact Continuing Studies at 250-392-8010 or email wlcontinuingstudies@tru.ca to have your name placed on an interest list for upcoming course information.

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