Information about Gateway Safety Services Courses in Lethbridge

Gateway Safety Services provides a variety of training courses for general and job-specific applications.


Below are the basic courses that we offer on a weekly schedule. Train The Trainer for most of our courses is available. Please note that the prices do not include GST. If you require specialized training that is not listed below, or if you want more information about our programs, please contact our office.


Business Safety Solutions

Gateway Safety Services offers custom courses for your business needs. If there is a course you are looking for and it is not listed, contact us!


Phone: 403-328-8496, toll free: 1-866-922-4283, fax: 403-320-8446, email: info@gatewaysafety.ca.


Accident Investigation

Duration: 4 Hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel to determine cause(s) of an accident so that they may prevent further accidents.

Course description:

  • Accident causes
  • Contributory factors
  • Fundamentals of accident investigation
  • Accident investigation process

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $ 100.00


Alberta Transportation Air Brakes (Q Endorsement)

Duration: 10 - 12 hours

Purpose: Basic training in air brake systems on vehicles

Course Description:

  • Braking fundamentals
  • System operation
  • Brake system inspections

Class Size Max: 18

Cost: $180 per student


ATV/UTV

Duration: 5½ - 7 hours

Purpose: To certify those who have an interest in and/or ride an ATV and reduce death, injury and economic loss caused by accident

Course Description: Introduction to Safety

  • Preparing to ride
  • Checking and starting your ATV/UTV
  • Posture, shifting and braking
  • Turning, swerving and quick stops
  • Riding strategies
  • Riding on hills and obstacles
  • Safe riding practices, loading and unloading of quads

Class Size Max: 8

Cost: $180 per student

ATV rentals are available at $280/day

UTV rentals are available at $380/day


Bridge Crane (EOT)

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel operating bridge cranes

Course Description:

  • Daily Inspections
  • Function Test
  • Basic Operation
  • Work Area Hazard Assessment
  • Safety
  • Rigging

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $160.00 per student

Class 1, 2 or 3 Driver Training Packages

Class 1, 2 or 3 Training by the Hour

$115 per hour + GST, all training is hands-on in a truck or bus

  • Air Brake Course: $180
  • Class 1 and 2 require a driver medical test. Medical costs vary; use your doctor or ours.
  • Class 3 does not require a medical.
  • Registry Fees:
    • Air brake written test: Approx. $20
    • Driver written test: Approx. $20
    • Road test permits: $140-190

These prices vary depending on the registry used. When calling, if you want to use our registry we can define the price.


Call for more information 403-328-8496 or 1-866-922- 4283.


Confined Space Awareness / Entry

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel who work in low-risk confined spaces

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Preplanning
  • Entrant duties
  • Attendant duties
  • Hazard assessment
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $120 per student


Confined Space Entry and Rescue

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel who work in confined spaces

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Preplanning
  • Entrant duties
  • Attendant duties
  • Hazard assessment
  • Rescue
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $160 per student


Equipotential Training (Hydrovac)

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: By using equipotential bonding methods, reduce the risk of electric shock to all workers while exposing cables using hydrovac methods

Course Description:

  • Regulations, policy and procedures
  • Hazard identification
  • Step potential
  • Touch potential
  • Produce and equipotential zone with a hydrovac unit
  • Basic use of hydrovac unit

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $100 per student


Excavator Operator Training

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for excavator operator safety

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Design
  • Daily inspections
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $140 per student


Fall Protection for Rig Workers – Enform

Duration: 2 Days

Purpose: Provide rig workers with an understanding of the basic principles of fall protection.

Course Description: Principles of Fall Protection. This course is the prerequisite for 1 Day Rig Rescue Course

  • Anchorages & devices
  • Body support devices
  • Connecting components
  • Connecting devices
  • Lifelines and ladder climbing systems
  • Legislation in BC, AB, Saskatchewan
  • In addition to PPE, participants are required to bring a hard hat with chin strap

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $275.00


Fall Rescue for Rig Work – Enform

Duration: 8 Hrs

Purpose: Is to introduce students to basic rescue equipment, procedures, techniques, perform various rescues in a controlled environment and stimulate the students ability to reason in any emergency situation.

Prerequisite: Must have a valid Fall Protection for Rig Work certificate

Course Description: Rescue team roles

  • Basic rescue equipment
  • Ropes and knots
  • Mechanical advantage
  • Management of escape buggy
  • Scenarios for skills, equipment, preparation and procedures

Class Size Max: 12

Cost: $250.00


Fire Extinguisher Training

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: To establish a standard that all employees receive an educational program to familiarize themselves with the general principles of fire extinguishers and the hazards involved in the stages of firefighting

Course Description: Firefighting Theory

  • Rating and classifying fire extinguishers
  • Attacking live fires
  • Burns and treatments

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $120 per student


Fit Testing

Duration depending on mask

Purpose: Qualitative mask fits for any size or type of face mask

Course Description: To ensure a proper seal, fit, care and maintenance

Class Size: Call as needed

Cost: $40 per mask


Flag Person Training

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: Basic training in flagger duties, practices and procedures

Course Description:

  • Legislation, contracts and policies
  • Equipment and apparel
  • Positioning
  • Practices and procedures
  • Communication with motoring public
  • Flagger's code of conduct

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $100 per student


Forklift Operator Training

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel operating forklifts

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Design
  • Daily inspections
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $140 per student


Gas Monitor Calibrations

Duration: 24-hour turnaround

Purpose: To calibrate monitors to manufacturer-specified dates

Course description: We calibrate personal monitors to manufacturer specifications

Cost: $40, parts extra


Ground Disturbance Level 2

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel involved in excavation

This course is assessed to the ABCGA 201 Ground Disturbance Standard

Course Description:

  • Understanding ground disturbance
  • Pre-job planning
  • Search the area
  • Notification
  • Locating and marking
  • Exposure
  • Inspection

Cost: $160 per student


H2S Alive - ENFORM

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: To provide workers with basic knowledge and skills required to protect themselves

Course Description:

  • Properties of H2S and initial response strategy
  • Respiratory protective equipment
  • Detection of H2S
  • Rescue techniques and rescue breathing
  • Review case studies

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $160 per student


Hazard Assessment

Duration: 4 Hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel to assess a worksite and identify existing or potential hazards before work begins.

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Hazard Identfication
  • Risk Matrix
  • Hazard Control
  • Follow up
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $ 100.00


Hoisting and Rigging

Duration: 4 or 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for hoisting and rigging

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Inspection
  • Hand signals
  • Sling angles
  • User responsibility
  • Use, inspection and maintenance of equipment
  • Operator Practices

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: Call for price


Hours of Service/Log Books

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: To understand the requirements needed to be in compliance with the regulations; Provincial, Federal and US.

Course Description:

  • Provincial regulations
  • Federal regulations
  • US regulations
  • Daily log entries

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $100.00 per student


Light Boom Operator Training

Duration: 8 hours

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Daily inspections
  • Function test
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Equipment maintenance and care
  • Safety
  • Rigging

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $180 per student


Lock & Tag

Duration: 4 Hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel whose job requires them to operate or use machine/item of equipment that is under lockout or tagout or work in an area where servicing or maintenance is done.

Course Description:

  • Lock, Tag & Verify
  • Documentation
  • Potential Energy
  • Regulations
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $100.00


Mobile Aerial Platform (scissor/boom lifts)

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel operating lifts

Course Description:

  • Daily inspections
  • Function test
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $115.00 per student


National Safety Code (NSC) Training

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: To understand your responsibilities for meeting NSC requirements, Standards 9, 10 & 13

Course Description:

  • Hours of service, Standard 9
  • Securement of loads, Standard 10
  • Daily trip inspection report, Standard 13
  • Vehicle weight & dimensions (Alberta)

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $140.00 per student


Oilfield Driver Awareness (formerly General Oilfield Driver Improvement)

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Prevent oilfield transportation-related collisions and the potential for injury, property damage and environmental impairment

Course Description:

  • Professional driving attitude
  • Off-highway driving techniques
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Non-driving skills
  • Hauling and towing

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: Call for price


Oilfield Loader Operator Training

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel operating loader

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Design
  • Daily inspections
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $150 per student


Petroleum Safety Training (PST 2.0)

Duration: 4 hours

Enform Online Course: www.enform.ca

PST is an interactive multi-media course with video, audio and interactive lessons

Course description:

  • Petroleum industry processes overview
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Hazard recognition, assessment and control
  • Personal protective equipment and clothing
  • Education, training and competency
  • Safety communication
  • Emergency response planning and incident reporting
  • Special topics in the petroleum industry

Phone our office for more details

Class Size: N/A

Cost: Call for details


Personal Fall Protection

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel who work with fall-protection equipment

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Proper use of equipment
  • Introduction to the physics of falling
  • Equipment maintenance and care
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Fall protection planning
  • Rescue planning

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $140 per student


Picker Operator Training

Duration: 24 - 40 hours

Purpose: Basic training in hazard assessment, elimination and control

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Daily inspections
  • Function test
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Equipment maintenance and care
  • Safety
  • Rigging

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: Call for price


Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training in defensive driving for larger trucks

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Professional driving attitude
  • Inspections and maintenance
  • Defensive driving awareness
  • Non-driving skills

Participants with an Alberta Operator’s License who receive

80% or better on the written exam are eligible for a reduction

of up to 3 demerit points from their driving record.

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $120 per student


Safe Trenching and Excavation

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personal involved in excavation

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Guidelines for safe excavation in Alberta
  • Trenching and excavation
  • Protection system types
  • Emergency response

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: Call for price


Skid Steer (Bobcat)

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel operating skid steer/Bobcat

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Design
  • Daily inspection
  • Equipment maintenance and care
  • Use of equipment/basic operation
  • Pre-job hazard assessments
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $150 per student


St. John Emergency First Aid and AED

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training in Emergency First Aid Procedures: Level A

Course Description:

  • Recognize and provide intervention for life-threatening emergencies
  • Artificial Respiration
  • How to help someone choking
  • How to deal with shock and unconsciousness, severe bleeding and CPR for adult casualties

Class Size Max: 18

Cost: $110 per student


St. John Standard First Aid, Level A or C CPR and AED

Duration: 16 hours

Purpose: Basic training in Standard First Aid

Procedures: Level A or C

Course Description:

  • Recognize and provide intervention for life-threatening emergencies
  • Artificial respiration
  • How to help someone who is choking
  • How to deal with shock and unconsciousness, severe bleeding and CPR for adult casualties
  • First aid for head and spinal injuries
  • Fractures of upper and lower limbs
  • AED

Class Size Max: 18

Cost: $140 per student


St. John Standard First Aid Recertification

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Those who use SFA on a daily basis

Course Description:

  • Must hold a valid SFA Certificate
  • Pick up a book 1 week prior to class and study
  • Must demonstrate skills as well as pass the theoretical exam
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be required to take the full course at their cost.

Class Size Max: 18

Cost: $130 per student


Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

Duration: 4 hours

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Classification
  • Documentation
  • ERAP
  • Reporting requirements
  • Offering for transport
  • Handling
  • Transporting

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $80 per student


Variable Reach Forklift Operator Training

Duration: 8 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel operating forklifts

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Design and load charts
  • Daily inspections
  • Work area hazard assessment
  • Basic operation
  • Safety

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $160 per student


WHMIS 2015 (GHS)

Duration: 4 hours

Purpose: Basic training for personnel working with hazardous materials

Course Description:

  • Legislation
  • Pictograms
  • Labels, Supplier & Workplace
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Use of handbook

Class Size Max: 20

Cost: $80 per student

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