Boilermakers Lodge 146

Pre-Mobilization Tips

Most jobs in Alberta require the following:

Most worksites in Alberta require that you present the following documentation:

  • Government Photo ID
  • Trade Tickets (must be hard copy)
  • Safety Tickets (must be hard copy)

Be sure to bring CSA approved eyewear and work boots to the site. Be sure to check what the employer will provide and what you are responsible to bring.

Most worksites request that men be clean shaven daily.

CSTS (Construction Safety Training System) Certificate


  • All employees must have CSTS prior to being hired-on. CSTS is a computer interactive video-based safety program and is compulsory in Alberta.
  • You can elect to do the course from a remote location such as your home, library etc.
  • CSTS course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.
  • Does not need to be done in one continuous sitting
  • Local 146 has ten (10) computers in our Edmonton training department should you choose to do the CSTS course here.


* If you are a permit or travel card that needs CSTS please contact the ACSA at 780-453-3311 or

The computer-based safety training courses are offered at the Boilermaker Apprenticeship and Mechanical Training Centre. They are offered Monday through Friday. These courses are only provided for Members.


If you are a member of Lodge 146 and you need to do safety training please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Contact Sarah by email at or by calling (780) 451-5992 Ext. 235.  You will need to provide the following:

  • A valid e-mail address
  • First name, last name and date of birth

Step 2: Following registration an e-mail will be sent to the email address that you provided with

a link to start your CSTS.

Step 3: Do the course and complete the Exam.

Step 4: Email or call Sarah (see contact info in Step 1) to advise her you have completed the exam.


* If you are a permit or travel card that needs CSTS please contact the ACSA at 780-453-3311 or

All other safety courses are site and contractor specific and will be given on the jobsite upon being hired or coordinated and facilitated by the contractor prior to site mobilization.

Pre-Access Drug and Alcohol Testing

General Information

The majority of jobsites have mandatory Drug and Alcohol (D&A) testing. There are three types of D&A tests: Pre-Access Testing (required by most employers to gain access to jobsite); Post-Incident Testing (testing after result or involvement in an incident); and For Cause Testing.

Pre-Access Testing:

  • Do not test in advance of receiving a dispatch slip
  • Upon being dispatched you will be given a telephone number to call to book an appointment for your test
  • Your test will be booked at a facility close to your residence (there are hundreds of locations across Canada)
  • A five panel test will be conducted under the Guidelines of the Canadian Model for Providing a Safe Workplace and the United States DOT Program
  • Be prepared to provide your full name, address, telephone number, date of birth, company name and jobsite.
  • At the testing facility you will be required to provide government issued picture ID (i.e., Driver’s License) or provide two pieces of valid identification with a minimum of one being picture ID.

Things to remember:

  • Keep your copy of the test form – this is your personal and confidential copy for your reference
  • Results usually take 24-48 hours
  • Do not go to the jobsite unless you have negative test results – you will not be admitted to camp or hired-on until you receive your results


Please Be AWARE – Tests may take up to three hours to complete so be sure to account for this amount of time when booking a test. Leaving the facility for any reason before being cleared by the collector constitutes a FAILURE and you will not be rehired or retested. As well, employers may have policies which may restrict or limit future employment with them. For any clarifications on an individual employers policies contact the Lodge.