Fire Watch – OSSA (Spark Watch)

  • OSSA
CICT’s Fire Watch (FW) training course is an instructor-led program approved by the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA). This training is applicable to any jurisdiction where the OSSA standard is recognized.

Course Duration – 4 Hours

The course is offered mobile at a client’s site or at our training facility. The course is intended for workers who require training to serve as fire watch in a hot work environment in a safe and effective manner. This course will provide training for workers who work in conditions where cutting, grinding, welding or other hot work conditions may result in a fire. Fire or spark watch trained workers prevent and monitor conditions to avoid the risk of fire and use fire extinguisher equipment should a fire occur. The course requires participants to successfully pass both written and practical tests to achieve certification.

Course content includes the following:

  • Alberta OH&S Legislation
  • Methods of identifying and controlling hazards
  • Fire Watch planning requirements
  • Employer and worker responsibilities
  • Workplace incident statistics
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Types of fire extinguishers, propellants and behaviors
  • Fire classifications and behaviours
  • Pre-use inspection of extinguishers
  • Operation of fire extinguishers
  • Fire watch duties and responsibilities

Key Training Benefits:

  • Course completion is required to work on OSSA partner sites
  • Course developed in accordance with OSSA Course Standard and best practices
  • CICT Certification is verified & recognized by oil & gas companies & sites
  • Improved operator performance
  • Awareness of hazards & hazard prevention
  • Provides knowledge of Alberta OH&S Legislation
  • Adherence to manufacturer specifications
  • Improved use health & safety
  • Taught by certified instructors with experience in the industry
  • Improved user health & safety

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