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Confined Space Instructor Training

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Confined Space Instructor Training

This program will provide instructor candidates with the knowledge, skills, and materials to deliver a diligent and engaging confined space training to their student.

Program Outline

  • Day 1 Confined Space
  • Day 2 Instructional Skills & Confined Space Technical Foundation
  • Day 3 Instructional Skills & Confined Space Technical Foundation

If an instructor candidate is adding this course to any Haland course they are currently certified to instruct, they can “bolt on” this additional topic to teach. See pricing page for details. This is because the instructor will have already taken the instructional skills training.

Upon completion of this program, instructor candidates will receive:

  • 8 Student licenses
  • Confined space slide deck
  • Confined space lesson plans/answer keys
  • Confined space instructor certification valid for 3 years

Confined Space Technical Foundation

This additional knowledge components of instructor development will get instructor candidates to go deeper with their theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

This course covers the following topics:

  • CSA Z1006-16 (R2020) Management of Work in Confined Spaces
  • Confined space fatalities across North America
  • Workplace-specific confined space situations
  • Gas monitor usage, bump, and calibration
  • 8 licenses & manuals included
  • 24 hours of program instruction
  • 3-year instructor certificate duration
  • Confined Space Instructor
  • Confined Space
  • Instructor kit
  • Lesson plans
  • Digital presentation

Upcoming Sessions

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Topics Covered
  • Day 1 Confined Space (link to confined space page)
  • Day 3 Instructional Skills & Confined Space Technical Foundation
  • Day 3 Instructional Skills & Confined Space Technical Foundation

Getting & maintaining certification

Our confined space instructor course aims to set a high standard of training by requiring active engagement and effort from every instructor candidate. To obtain and maintain certification as a confined space instructor, you will be required to complete the following actions:

  • Teach 3 classes per year (minimum)
  • Adhere to the instructor code of conduct
  • Pass all practical and theory components of the training program
  • Recertify every 3 years or when the minimum course teaching frequency has not been met
Frequently Asked Questions

1. You don’t. Well. almost. Aside from the initial set of licenses as part of the instructor training program, there is no obligation to purchase any more. 2. But… if you do, this program is built around delivering our proprietary Confined Space course. As such, we must ensure the quality and consistency of training materials. License sales also help us fund improvement of the existing course. For what it’s worth, we have invested well over 350 hours into developing this program, AND we use our regular instruction of the Confined Space as our learning laboratory. This means our course evolves from year to year to keep up with:

  • OHS Regulatory changes and incident statistics
  • CSA Standards changes
  • Best practices for learning activities
  • Ways to improve the learner experience

We currently have a budget of another 100 hours to further improve this specific course over the next 12 months. Authorized instructors get access to these improvements without having to spend a single minute of their own time on development.

You can, however, are also required to get these as part of the instructor program.

Here’s why:

  1. Increased instructor confidence. An instructor may feel better prepared upon leaving the program if they have 100% of the materials required to teach.
  2. Increases legitimacy of the course. Some courses do not provide ANY resources to the instructor. These courses don’t have the same level of respect in the industry, and students are often caught off guard once they realize that designing a training course involves a very different set of skills than delivering a course.
  3. Increase preparedness. Having the licenses on-hand allows the instructor to start teaching as soon as the very next day. We know from experience that it’s best to teach as soon as possible after being trained to quickly improve competency and confidence.

Each license contains:

  • A unique serial number for the student and that number is connected to the instructor
  • A Confined Space Student Manual
  • A temporary certificate
  • A training records & final exam booklet

The following comprise the MINIMAL equipment required.

  •   One 4-gas monitor

Instructional Equipment

  •   Projector / LED TV
  •   Computer
  •   Cables

You can.

The certification issued by Haland Learning supports your delivery of this program. If you carried on teaching using 100% of your own material afterward, it would have no connection to Haland Learning Inc.

That being said, there is no prescriptive requirement (in the BC OHS Regulation, the Workers Compensation Act, or the CSA Standards) stating that ANY fall protection instructor training is required to teach this information to others. If a provider tries to convince you otherwise, they’re ignorant or lying. Neither is good.


If you choose to deliver your own program, we won’t try to stop you. Consider that you’d have to develop your own training materials, your training may not be recognized by the industry, and that if something went wrong you would have to defend your actions in court.

It comes down to Risk Perception vs. Risk Tolerance.

Our Fall Protection User course is accredited as an NCSO Approved course. All our instructors delivering our training are now automatically approved as well. No effort was expended from our instructors in order for them to be recognized. Getting accredited was no small task.

The average cost to get Fall Protection training:

  • First 30 people: 3rd party, $200/person and in-house trainer is $160/person
  • Next 30 people: 3rd party, $200/person and in-house trainer is $80/person

Assumptions:

  • The in-house trainer’s daily cost to the employer is $200.
  • Five people per training session.

Notes

  • The licenses are $40 each, however, you have to consider the in-house trainers’ time and expense as well. This is why we’re showing a per person cost of $80. The other $40 is for the trainers’ time.
  • If you are training 30 People through a Third-Party, it would cost $6,375. If training the same number of people in-house, it would cost $3,500 – $6,000 ($2,500 Instructor Program + $2,500 Fall Protection Equipment + $1,000 in-house trainers’ time).

There are a few other organizations offering a Fall Protection Instructor program. Of course, you should do your diligence and assess all options before making an informed decision.

Some things to ask the other providers (we’ll answer each question to give you a comparison)

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How much time in the course is dedicated to giving instructor candidates time to instruct?

Each instructor will get 2 hours of actual teaching time in our program.

Not 0 minutes, not 5 or 15 minutes. 2 hours, at least. We ladder their skillset after each lesson plan delivery and provide real-life tools for instructors to improve their abilities. The final lesson plan delivery is virtually unrecognizable from the first because of this conscious skill development.

Each candidate is treated in accordance with their abilities. An experienced trainer would get much different feedback than a new candidate. In both cases, they learn useful tools.

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Are there annual fees required in order to maintain permission to use the program?

No. There is a $0 annual cost for the organization or the instructor. The only costs are student licenses.

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How often is the material refined and improved?

We do a complete course revision every 2 years to ensure timely and relevant training.

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Do phone and email messages get promptly answered?
We do. We are a small business. If we don’t answer the phone, our family doesn’t eat.

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Are you made to feel like your business is valued?
We do. You and your company are not a number. We are dedicated to your success and look forward to working with you.

Many safety courses are dry, not relevant, and boring. Really boring. If it’s not the course material, it’s the instructor. Some agencies believe they can talk AT you for hours and that you’ll somehow learn all the stuff.

We know from 20+ years of experience + current adult instructional knowledge this approach is woefully inadequate.

Every topic in the class is there for a reason. Each topic will have some type of activity the participants DO/INTERACT WITH in order to develop or confirm learning.

In summary… our courses are NOT boring. While it won’t be like going to Disneyland, participants will find themselves being engaged throughout the day, and they WILL learn something.

SATISFACTION RATING

EXCELLENT

5/5
5.0 Average 32 Reviews
Devin McIver
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I recently took the Fall Protection Instructors course through Haland Learning. Not only was this course in-depth on the documentation, liability and safety components required to be a successful trainer in this field, but it also has a focus on effective teaching methods and the more human side that is needed to be a great teacher! Most companies that offer similar courses really lack in this area. Also, the training & certification materials that are provided for both the instructor and end users are the best I've seen. They really set-up new instructors for success.
Josh Wojdala
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Just finished the Fall protection Instructor course, and wow was it a fantastic experience. It's given me the confidence and knowledge to deliver and instruct the material in the best way possible with all the resources and support that Cam had offered to us. It was also a fun class! Highly recommend taking any courses through Haland Learning, Cam truly cares about his students and his training programs. Thanks again!