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CSTS-09

Description

The Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-09) was developed by the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA) and is a web-based program consisting of 15 training modules. The program is designed to provide individual workers with a solid base of knowledge about workplace safety. The emphasis is on workplace hazards and how to avoid them. Participants watch narrated video clips of construction sites and common hazards, and are guided through the correct response in each situation. Web-based training allows participants to learn at their own pace and to test their knowledge through interactive questions and scenarios.

The CSTS program is divided into 15 training modules. Each lesson includes a study session, review and test.

 

Benefits

After completing the CSTS program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of safe work practices
  • Recognize potential construction workplace hazards
  • Identify and apply preventative actions to control or eliminate hazards
  • Develop safe work procedures, and explain how to work safely in areas exposed to hazards
  • Understand basic hazard awareness and protection as it relates to Alberta safety regulations and standards

Expiry
CSTS-09 does not expire

CSTS - 2020

What is CSTS 2020?

CSTS2020 is the upgraded version of CSTS-09.  CSTS 2020 is comprised of nine standard modules grouped together and called CSTS Fundamentals and site-specific Add-on Modules.  On its own, CSTS Fundamentals serves as a general construction site orientation for workers new to the construction industry.  It is supported by a number of job-specific Add-on Modules to help employers customize CSTS training to fit specific site requirements.


How did we improve CSTS?

CSTS 2020 (by December 31, 2020)

  • includes CSTS 2020 Fundamentals with 9 modules, and we anticipate adding an additional 20 Add-on Modules by December 31, 2020, plus more to be added on an ongoing basis.
  • includes Add-on Modules which range between 5 to 15 minutes each and can be taken separately.
  • allows employers to customize their site orientation to meet their needs.  We will continue working to offer the most current legislative and industry standards in Add-on Modules in coming years.
  • CSTS 2020 Fundamentals Course is 2 to 3 hours long compared to CSTS-09 that is 8 to 9 hours long
  • CSTS 2020 is mobile friendly!!  Internet access is required for use on any device.

Add-On Modules
By January 2020, CSTS 2020 makes available all modules that are included in CSTS-09, plus much more in optional modules.

The 20 Add-on Module topics included:
  1. Concrete Pump Truck
  2. Controlling Hazardous Energy**
  3. Confined Spaces**
  4. Driving**
  5. Drywall
  6. Environmental Protection**
  7. Excavations**
  8. Framing
  9. Ladders**
  10. Mobile Equipment Awareness*
  11. Propane on the Work Site*
  12. Pumpjack Scaffolds
  13. Respiratory Protection Equipment
  14. Rigging, Hoists, and Cranes
  15. Roofing
  16. Safeguarding
  17. Scaffolds**
  18. Silica
  19. Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  20. Working at Height**

*currently available
** available in spring 2020
Note:  all 20 Add-on Modules will be available by December 31, 2020.



Construction Safety Training System

 

The new version of CSTS allows you to work through the modules from the comfort of your own home! Any computer with internet access will allow you to get started. 

  

Pricing:

 

CSTS-09

Members:

  • CSTS On-Line: FREE

Non-Members:

  • CSTS On-Line:  $25.00 + GST

CSTS 2020

Members:

  • CSTS On-Line: FREE

Non-Members:

  • CSTS On-Line:  $25.00 + GST

 

**Rates subject to change without notice**


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