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Safety in Schools Custom Courses

Quality Content for Everyone

Since 2015, our Safety in Schools team has developed multiple courses in-house that complement our SWIFT Library with experience-focused content.

We have now made some of this content more accessible to the public by making several of our custom courses available on our website without the need to log into an account.

These courses can be accessed simply by clicking on the images below.


Life Lessons – Learning the Hard Way

This 30-minute course was designed by your Safety in Schools team to give students a look into the real lives of people who have suffered workplace injuries and fatalities and their loved ones.

This course introduces students to some of their basic rights and responsibilities in the workplace and then takes them through three filmed interviews by two people who suffered severe workplace injuries as young workers, as well as one father who lost his son in a preventable falling incident at an Alberta worksite.

We recommend this course as an addition to your CALM curriculum, and to any student who is about to begin working.

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Heavy Machinery – It Always Wins

This 30-minute course introduces students to the dangers of working with or around heavy machinery.

Students taking this course will learn about the importance of conducting a proper Job Hazard Analysis, communicating effectively with Equipment Operators, and other important things to know in order to stay safe around this kind of equipment. Students are then taken through a series of case studies of real-life incidents in which people were severely injured or killed working with Heavy Machinery. Learning from the real-life experiences of others helps students to understand that safety is not just an abstract idea or a box to tick in the morning.

We recommend this course as an addition to your safety curriculum in high school shop classes, and to any student who is interested in or about to begin any job that involves working with or near heavy machinery.

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Introduction to Automotive Shop Safety

This 30-minute course introduces students to the common hazards that they will encounter working in a retail or commercial automotive repair shop, common injuries sustained in this industry, and their shared responsibility with their employer when it comes to workplace safety.

Students are given examples of what a safe and responsible workplace looks like and the types of information that they should expect to be given during their training and orientation when beginning a new job at an automotive repair shop. The course utilizes a case study of a severe injury sustained by a 17-year-old worker in a retail automotive shop to drive home the importance of working safely and the consequences that can occur when you don’t.

We recommend this course as an addition to your safety curriculum in high school shop classes, and to any student who is interested in or about to begin any job that involves working in a retail or commercial automotive repair shop.

This course can also be accessed by creating a profile under the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) Learning Management System.

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That’s Got to Hurt! Lessons from the Workplace

This 30 minute course is the result of a series of contests that we ran throughout 2015 and 2016.

Students sent in essays and videos to us describing a workplace incident that they either witnessed or experienced and what they learned from that experience. This course is easily relatable to young workers, as it features the real-life experiences of people their own age in workplaces similar to their own.

We recommend this course as an addition to your CALM curriculum, and to any student who is about to begin working.

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The Hole You Dig: Ground Disturbance Gone Wrong

This course was developed in partnership with the Alberta Common Ground Alliance.

After a brief introduction to ground disturbance and locates, this course focuses on the widespread impact that digging gone wrong can have on the surrounding community, residents, and businesses.

We recommend this course to any student who may take part in projects at home or at work which involve digging of any kind.

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Digger’s Guide to Safe Bone Burying

This course was developed in partnership with the Alberta Common Ground Alliance and was our first foray into developing resources for elementary school aged children.

This online, interactive activity introduces kids to the basic concepts of safe digging and the need to CALL or CLICK before you dig.

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Other Courses

We have developed two other courses in-house using SWIFT Learning software:

These two courses are available to registered Safety in Schools users under their SWIFT Library.

To access your SWIFT Library, please:

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