Training Courses

An Ironworkers' education does not stop when their apprenticeship ends. Journeyman Ironworkers can advance their skills and knowledge through additional courses.

Experienced Ironworkers can become foreman, superintendents and leaders in their local union, and certified welders.
Remember to keep your tickets up to date so we can keep you working!

Course List

  • Fall Protection
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • Zoom Boom Telehandler
  • High Angle Rescue
  • CSTS
  • CWB Testing
  • First Aid
  • Survival Of The Fittest
  • Advanced Rigging
  • Trade Winds To Success
 
 

List of Courses

FALL PROTECTION

 
 
 

OSSA Fall Protection:

The OSSA certified Fall Protection course. Program includes why we need fall protection, areas where fall protection is needed, proper donning and doffing of fall protection equipment, rescue and more. This certification is valid for 3 years. All sites require a valid fall protection ticket!

Contact Kris or Oakley at the hall in order to get signed up.

Length: 8 hours
Maximum Class Size: 20
Availability: See calendar

Fall Protection

 
 

Fall Protection

ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM

Our Elevated Work Platform program is OSSA approved and developed by Honeywell. The course includes proper conduct of a walk around inspection, functional checks from the ground and the platform, protective equipment and operation of the aerial platform. The course is half classroom, half hands-on. Ticket is valid 3 years.

Length:
8 hours
Maximum Class Size: 15
Availability: See calendar

 
 

ZOOM BOOM Training/Telehandler

Local 725 is now offering variable reach forklift training for members.
This course is designed to train members in the safe operation of a zoom boom.
This certification is valid for 3 years.

Length:
6-8 hours
Maximum class size: 12
Availability: See calendar for scheduling

ZOOM BOOM Training

 
 

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HIGH ANGLE RESCUE

This course is put on by West Point Safety and is taught on location at the training centre. This course is indoor and outdoor training so bring appropriate clothing. Fantastic course, highly recommend it. Available to members only.

Length: 8 hours
Maximum class size: 20
Availability: See calendar for scheduling

 
 

CSTS

CSTS stands for Construction Safety Training System. The CSTS was developed by the Alberta Construction Safety Association and covers various health and safety topics including WHMIS, tool safety, scaffolds etc. The CSTS is done individually on one of our computers or at home on your own computer at your own pace. There are 12 lessons, each lesson followed by a quiz. Ticket does not expire. CSTS-09 is required on all job sites.

Length: 8 hours
Availability: Available any time during office hours

CSTS-09 Upgrade Free to Existing CSTS Certificate Holders

The ACSA has released a new version of CSTS-09 with new video, graphics and new and updated course content. All students who have completed CSTS v3.2 between Jan. 1st, 2004 and October 31st, 2010 and have an ACSA registered completion certificate will be able to take this online course free of charge.

Length: 2-3 hours
Availability: Available any time during office hours
To register for CSTS: Please contact Kris Chambers atkris@ironworkers725.com or Oakley Cooper at Oakley@ironworkers725.comto register for CSTS.

 
 

CWB TESTING

Each month Ironworkers Local 725 facilitates a CWB certification test in areas including SMAW, FCAW and SMAW arc spot welding for welding sheet metal or deck.

Please call Oakley Cooper or Yvette Werenka at (403) 250-2233 to inquire about testing dates and schedule your CWB Testing.

*Please note* CWB dates are scheduled for the entire calendar year but often change. Call Yvette or Oakley to find out the date of the test.

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FIRST AID

 
 
 

Emergency First Aid:

Learn to recognize and provide intervention for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives.
Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene
  • Management
  • Choking
  • Shock and unconsciousness
  • Severe bleeding and
  • One and two rescuer
  • CPR for an adult casualty

Emergency First Aid includes the above hands-on lessons as well as a written exam. Ticket is valid for 3 years.

Length:
8 hours
Maximum Class Size: 14
Availability: See calendar

Standard First Aid

Learn to recognize and provide intervention for life-threatening emergencies until medical aid arrives.
Topics include:

  • Emergency Scene
  • Management
  • Choking
  • Shock and unconsciousness
  • Severe bleeding, spinal injuries, fractures
  • Resuscitation skills for infants, children and
  • One and two rescuer
  • CPR for an adult casualty

Standard First Aid includes the above hands-on lessons as well as a written exam. Ticket is valid for 3 years.

Length: 16 hours, 2 x 8 hour days
Maximum Class Size: 14
Availability: See calendar

 
 

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Taking back our market share. S.O.T.F. is a 3 hour evening course held at the hall. This is a discussion class covering topics including; Getting back market share, mentoring Apprentices and characteristics of a professional union Ironworkers. Upon completion receive a free buck knife as a gift.

Length:
3 hrs (6pm-9pm)
Minimum Class Size: 10
Availability: See calendar

 
 

Advanced Rigging

This course is tailored to the Journeyman Ironworker looking to improve their theory, skills and safety awareness in Advanced Rigging. The program is a series of online lessons which, upon completion you will receive a certificate.
Program can be completed at the Training Center or at home.
Advanced Rigging course consists of the following topics:

Crane and Rigging Incidents
Operator and Rigger Accountability
Wire Rope and Hardware
Basic Rigging Principles
Safe Operation of Mobile Hydraulic and Conventional Crawler Cranes
Interpretation of Crane Load Charts
Critical Lift Awareness

Please contact Oakley Cooper at the Training Center, (403) 250-2233, to get registered. You will need a valid email address.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Total 16 hours)
Location: Ironworkers Local 725 6111-36 Street SE

Pre-requisites:
Must have Alberta Ironworker Journeyman Certificate or Interprovincial “Red Seal” Standard and Member of Local 720 or Local 725

Instructor: Ron Schram, Schram Crane and Rigging Ltd.
Please Note: Failure to attend full length of course will impose a $100 administration fee.


Length:
8 hours

Maximum Class Size: 14
Availability: See calendar

 
 

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OFF CAMPUS EXPLORATORY PROGRAM

In partnership with the Calgary Board of Education, Ironworkers Local 725 are educating Calgary area high school students in Ironworking. Students receive instruction from industry experts in areas including safety, reinforcing (rebar), welding/fabrication, structural steel erection and more, all while earning high school credits. Students will leave with industry recognized certificates in Fall Protection, Elevated Work Platform, and telehandler.

For more information please contact your local high school career practitioner or call the Ironworkers training center at (403) 250-2233.

 
 

TRADE WINDS TO SUCCESS

Ironworkers Local 725 have had a long relationship with Trade Winds to Success. This program is 8 weeks long in which time we train aboriginal people in the Ironworking trade. Students receive instruction from industry experts in areas including safety, reinforcing (rebar), welding/fabrication, structural steel erection and more. Students will leave with industry recognized certificates in Fall Protection, Elevated Work Platform, and telehandler.

For more information on classes please contact Trade Winds to Success at (403) 205-3500.

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