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Program Structure

During the theory portion of the course students will successfully complete training on OH&S Regulations, Alberta Mine Safety Association Certification, mining operations, shifting to wellness, resume preparation, radio etiquette and communication.  Students will participate in a ride along or site tour during the course.  The computer based portion of the course are completed with instructor resources available for support.  Students will successfully complete the following CBT modules:

Training Modules:

  • Brakes System - Testing Procedure
  • Caterpillar 797 Mechanical Truck
  • Defensive Driving
  • Emergency Response
  • Field Level Risk Assessment
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Introduction to the Oilsands
  • Komatsu 930 Electric Haul
  • Legislation Awareness
  • Loading - Dumping
  • Lube and Service
  • Machine Controls
  • Noise Hazard
  • Operator Care
  • Rules of the Road
  • Safety
  • Shifting to Wellness
  • Startup - Shutdown
  • Symbols - Hand Signals
  • Tire Care
  • Vital Information Management System
  • Walk around Inspection

Students will utilize simulators for the practical portion of their course, they are based on Caterpillar 797 and Komatsu 930e mining trucks.  Students will successfully complete exercises and emergency responses during their 13 - 15 hours of simulator time.  Instructors provide weekly reviews and progress reports.