Fire Watch (OSSA-ESC)
This is a classroom-based 1-day OSSA (ESC)-certified course in fire watch available at SCS every week. SCS partners with the Oil Sands Safety Association (now part of ESC) to make sure we can bring you this fire watch training, which is an industry-standard course required on OSSA-partnership worksites in Alberta and recognized across other industries and sectors.
If you are a worker or supervisor involved in “hot work,” you have to make sure that the risks of fires and explosions are eliminated or controlled. This OSSA-certified fire watch training provides you the theory and skills to predict, prevent, and control fires and sources of ignition. This course also includes hands-on training with fire extinguisher equipment.
“Instructor very thorough and knowledgeable.”
“Love your energy and enthusiasm for what you teach.”
“The most valuable part of the course was understanding the fire terminology.”
In this course you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your workplace during hot work and be prepared for fire emergencies. Course topics include the following:
– Applicable legislation and standards
– Fire behaviour
– Fire watch planning
– Hot work preparation
– How to use fire extinguisher equipment
You will learn the legislation that applies in Alberta and Canada-wide to hot work and potential sources of ignition. You will get the fundamentals of how fires start, how they spread, and what behaviour to expect once ignition has occurred.
You’ll also learn how to plan for hot work, what steps are undertaken for fire and ignition control, and appropriate supervision of the site. You’ll find out what hazards to anticipate and test for, and emergency planning in case of a fire.
This course includes hands-on training with fire extinguisher equipment using either a fire simulator or a live fire pan.
Prerequisites and PPE
You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. You also don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).
Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.
- SCS Registration Coordinator