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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
August 18, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Fire/Electrical Safety Training

The following training is available to all employees. Those volunteering as an Emergency Warden (EW) or Building Evacuation Coordinator (BEC) must complete BEC/EW refresher courses every three years.

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BEC/EW Training

This program is presented by SHERM in collaboration with the local municipal fire department.  It will take participants through some "real life" fire situations and cover all important information regarding fire safety. This session will also inform you on how to make the right choices in an emergency situation. Discussion and question period to follow. Emergency wardens must attend at least one session and re-attend every three years.

*This training is only available ONLINE.

For further information or to request a training, please contact Philip Teskey at

Compressed Gas Cylinders - ONLINE TRAINING

The objective of this training session is to review legislation, and understand the associated responsibilities. This session will also review procedures for storing, handling, and the proper use of cylinders, as well as understanding the hazards associated with compressed gas cylinders.

*This training is only available ONLINE.

Dons Fire Safety Awareness Session

This online training session will provide Dons with basic fire safety information. Dons will learn about fire safety plans, fire alarm procedures, their roles and responsibilities, prevention of fires and fire hazards, and fire/life safety systems. This session is mandatory for all Dons to attend annually. In-class sessions are available; please contact the Fire Safety Officer at to set up a session.

Training is available on MyLS online.

Fire Extinguisher Training

This training session will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly and safely operate all types of portable fire extinguishers. The session is open to the following departments and faculties: Special Constable Service, Physical Resources, Food Services, the Department of Residence, the Faculty of Science*, and the Faculty of Arts*.  In addition, it is open to employees in order to meet the obligations of the Open Flames on Campus Policy, Aboriginal Use of Traditional Medicines Policy, and Hot Work Program.
*this session is only available to employees who work with flammable and combustibles liquids or similar hazard.

Contact Philip Teskey (, ext. 3887) to inquire about the cost of this training.

Fire Safety Requirements for Ignitable Liquids

This session is presented in collaboration with the local municipal fire department and is open to all staff and faculty who work with flammable and/or combustible liquids in laboratories.  In addition, it is open to Physical Resources and Special Constable Service Staff.  Participants will learn the requirements of Ontario Fire Code (2007) as it pertains to Division B, Part 4 - Flammable Liquids and Combustible Liquids use in laboratories (container storage, handling, maximum quantities etc.). 

For further information, please contact Philip Teskey at

Kitchen Fire Safety Session

This training session will provide participants knowledge of kitchen fire safety. It will review Laurierís fire alarm procedures and teach participants what to do if you have a fire in the kitchen. The session is open to students in the LEAF program, International Students, and to students interested in learning more about kitchen fire safety. Please contact the Fire Safety Officer at to set up a session.

Safe Management of Electrical Appliances

SHERM developed the Safe Management of Electrical Appliances Program due to the misuse of common electrical appliances at Laurier.  This program provides requirements and procedures relating to the management of electrical hazards for the University community to safely use common electrical wiring and devices such as power bars, extension cords, plugs, receptacles and  common electrical appliances such as space heaters, microwaves, fridges etc. This document also describes elements to consider prior to using new equipment or used equipment newly acquired in order to ensure your safety and to ensure it meets current regulation, code or standard.  Training is available on MyLS online.

For further information, please contact Philip Teskey at

Workplace Electrical Safety Training

Workplace Electrical Safety This session is specifically for Physical Resources staff who work on electrical equipment that is 50-600 volts AC phase-to-phase or greater than 50 volts DC. It provides effective guidelines when working on energized electrical equipment for the purposes of troubleshooting, testing.  The training is based on Laurier's Workplace Electrical Safety Program and all applicable provincial legislation as specified in the program.

For further information or to request a training, please contact Cindy Schmidt