Boilermakers Lodge 146

Course Descriptions

Apprentice Recruitment Information Seminar (ARIS)

This introductory seminar & assessment will provide a brief overview of the demands and responsibilities for anyone considering a Boilermaker or Welding career with Local 146. Please bring government issue picture ID (drivers license, passport etc.), high school transcripts, and resume if you have one.   Click here for more information

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BSV Better Supervision
Learning is designed so that both new and experienced supervisors will find the learning valuable. New supervisors will find a core foundation of skills that will propel them to success. Experienced supervisors will find new solutions to issues and develop present skills to a new level.

The three components consist of:

Component I
BSV Better SuperVision Classroom and E-Learning (three days classroom plus 16 hours e-learning)

E-Learning Portion: Prior to the completion of the classroom portion of the program participants will be expected to complete an e-learning program that has been developed by Constructions Sector Council and is approximately 16 hours in duration. Participants will need to have access to a computer that utilizes the PC windows format (not Mac) and also the internet. Participants will be provided access to the e-learning program one week prior to the commencement of the classroom portion. Participants will not be required to provide their own computers for the three days in the classroom.

Classroom Portion: In a classroom setting, participants will have the opportunity to practice and work with the information contained in the e-learning program with their peers in the industry. The three days of classroom learning focus on the following topics:

Day 1: Supervision and Leadership
1. Role of Supervisor
2. Communication – Listening Skills
3. Communication – Giving Direction and Feedback
4. Conflict Resolution

Day 2: Leading Groups and Team Building
1. Workplace Motivation
2. Conducting Presentations
3. Conducting Meetings
4. Workplace Coaching
5. Teams and Teamwork

Day 3: Planning, Quality and Productivity
1. Planning and Scheduling
2. Introduction to Workforce Planning
3. Quality Control
4. Productivity Improvement

Component II
Safety Supervisory Skills Classroom Training (1 module – 16 hours total).
In addition to the Classroom Training, candidates are asked to complete a recognized supervisory safety skills training program. The recommended program “Leadership for Safety Excellence” is offered through the Alberta Construction Safety Association as well as a number of building trade union halls in Alberta.

Component III
On-The Job Coaching of BSV skills.
Applying BSV skills in the workplace to achieve success, as well as optimal construction performance, are key program goals. The Development Tool is used to measure successful field application. Graduates will work with their site supervision in the completion of this tool to receive an additional “seal” on their certificates.

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For more information contact Danielle Belcourt at Better SuperVision   Ph: (780) 702-5835     E: danielle@clra.org


 

CWB Testing

In Canada all welders working on structural and non-structural welding work must be certified by the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB).  Lodge 146 welders can book an appointment to test for the SMAW CWB qualification at both the Edmonton Welding Centre and Calgary Learning Centre.   Welders who are registering for their CWB for the first time, must register for a four position SMAW Initial CWB test. CWB tickets are valid for 2 years. Tickets can be renewed by completing a two position check test. Welders can register for a check test no more than 60 days prior and 90 days after their ticket expires. It is important to note that once the ticket expires past the 90 days welders must redo the initial 4 position test.

Fee Schedule

Initial (First Time): FREE

Renewal: FREE

Failed Plate: $50 (per plate)

Initial (Redo): $150.00

No Show Fee: $150.00

Registration is open to Lodge 146 members only.

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Field Supervision Leadership Training 

The objective of the Field Supervisor Leadership Training Program is to provide training for first-line supervision in areas such as administrative responsibilities, people skills and the business aspects of construction. This two day course will enhance the performance of our field supervisors, enabling the union and our contractors to jointly provide a higher level of service to owner/clients. This course is a good follow up for those who have attended the Supervisor Orientation Course.

Course Outline Includes:
• Introduction
• Safety
• Behavior Preferences – DiSC personality profile
• Communication & Conflict Resolution
• Roles of an Effective Field Supervisor
• Assignment and Execution of Work
• Tube Works – Work Smart Workshop
• Respect in the Workplace
• Employment Issues and Responsibilities
• The Business Aspects of Construction
• Action Planning

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Global Rope Access Course

A 5 day IRATA Level 1 Training Course by Global Rope Access Inc.  in conjunction with MaxGear, IRATA member 1010/T

All BOILERMAKERS looking for a new challenge in their career, here’s your chance to show that we are the best and able to take on the challenges of a new and changing work space.

Duration: 5 day course, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1

Fee: $2152.50

Prerequisites: Course open to all Lodge 146 members only

Requirements for Rope Access (pdf)

Reimbursement Form


Initial Pressure Course

The Boilermaker Welding Centre is offering a Structured Initial Pressure Course. Please contact 780-451-5992 Ext. 266 for more information and to register.  Click here for more information

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Job Steward Level 1 & 2
This two day course focuses on:

Level 1: Understanding the role & responsibilities of the job steward and explaining the tools and resources that are available to assist them.

Level 2: Giving the steward experience to investigate and discuss a grievance.

Instructor: Richard MacIntosh (International)

Pre-Requisites: Member of Lodge 146 (journeyman members, 3rd year apprentice members.)

Cost: No charge but a $150.00 NO SHOW fee will be applied if cancellation notice is not received 24 hours prior to class commencement.

Registration: To register or put your name on the wait list please call Rose at: 780-451-5998

 

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Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE)™

Classroom Course

This two-day course will assist managers and supervisors to integrate health and safety into their everyday planning and to create and promote safe and healthy work environments. Course material is geared toward management and supervisory positions.

This two-level program consists of a two-day course (Certificate of Completion) and documentation submission (Certificate of Proficiency).

Course topics include:

  • the role of the supervisor
  • safety responsibilities of managers, supervisors and workers
  • the scope and significance of hazard assessments
  • company culture
  • inspections, reporting and follow-up
  • incident investigations
  • training and orientations

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION – First Level of the Program

Participants must complete the two-day course and attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam to receive a Certificate of Completion.

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY – Second Level of the Program

To receive the LSE Certificate of Proficiency, participants must submit copies of the following documents to the ACSA with proof of direct involvement:

  • a hazard assessment and corrective action report
  • toolbox meeting
  • site inspection
  • site investigation (incident or near-incident)

A Certificate of Completion is required for the Health & Safety Administrator (HSA) Program. A Certificate of Proficiency is required for the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) Program.

Pre-requisites: none.*

This course is conducted by Alberta Construction Safety  Association.

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Leadership Orientation

This one day course is designed to address the immediate needs of our industry and assist in the development of our current and future supervisors. The course focus is on the Boilermaker Pride & Progress programand features two instructors reviewing the day to day activities typical of a foreman.

Topics in the course are: Successful Supervisor, Supervisor’s Role, Communication Styles, Industrial Construction Safety, Setting up for Success

Its intention is to familiarize new supervision/foreman to the realities of issues one will face when managing crews
Pre-Requisites: Lodge 146 members

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Master Rigger Course

This 4-day program will contain both classroom and practical hands on training in advanced rigging practices.

Participants receiving qualification will demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in the rigging and lifting of loads using various hoisting equipment, mobile and overhead crane systems. Subjects will include:

  • Center of gravity, load control
  • Rigging selection, rigging methods
  • Sling tension, level & off-level pick points
  • Block loading, compound loading
  • Multi-part lines, block & winch systems
  • Load drifting, load turning
  • Jack & roll, horizontal rigging, incline planes

Pre-requisites: Boilermaker Journeyman Certification – Red Seal preferred

Please click here for application form.  Be sure to indicate which dates you are interested in.

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MHSA Overhead Crane Operator Level 1 Course

Day one: basic rigging

  • Determining load weight, center of gravity, lifting points
  • Rigging hardware, slings, hooks, below the hook lifting devices
  • Sling hitches, angles and sling tension

Day two: overhead crane

  • Overhead crane components, inspections, lift planning, and operating practices
  • Written and practical examinations

Prerequisites: Open to all boilermaker, welder, and apprentice 146 members (field and shop).

 

Required PPE: boots, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves

Students will receive an overhead crane ticket upon completion of written and practical exam.

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Structured B Pressure Day and Night Course:

This course is designed to help welders learn the skills needed to pass the ABSA Initial Pressure exam (GTAW Root Pass / SMAW Fill and Cap Pass) through a variety of methods including theory, instructor demos and lots of practice time.

Registration is open to Lodge 146 Members in good standing with an Alberta Journeyman Certificate of Proficiency or Journeyman Welder’s Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate of Competency from another jurisdiction.  To secure your spot please provide the Boilermakers Welding Centre with:

  1. A completed and signed ABSA Application AB-68
  2. A signed copy of Boilermakers Lodge 146 No Refund Policy
  3. A copy of valid Government issued photo ID
  4. A copy of Journeyman Welding Certification and/or Red Seal Certificate of Competency
  5. Payment of $242.00 (payable by Debit, VISA or Master Card)
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Torque and Tensioning

This one day course covers the following topics:

    • Bolting theory
    • Flange identification
    • Joint assembly and integrity
    • Hydraulic torquing procedures
    • Hydraulic tensioning procedures
    • Hands on training
    • Certificate issued upon successful completion of written exam

COURSE WILL BE OPEN TO ALL BOILERMAKER JOURNEYMEN AND APPRENTICES OF ALL LEVELS
Required PPE: Safety glasses, gloves, boots (gloves and glasses can be supplied)
Clothing may be soiled due to use of thread lubricant

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WorkSmart
WorkSmart is a comprehensive introduction to the boilermaker trade. It exposes students to industry environments, safety and workplace culture. The course combines theory and hands-on skills that will prepare students for gainful employment in the boilermaker trade.
Individuals not currently indentured and who are interested in attaining work and beginning a career with Boilermakers Lodge 146 will want to attend the WorkSmart training. Pre-requisite to this training is the successful completion of the Apprentice Recruitment Information Seminar (ARIS) and pass the Boilermaker Medical.  Click here for more information

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