AEL is committed to providing appropriate training for all its employees so that they can successfully complete their assigned tasks in a safe and proficient manner. As with all of our projects, we have successfully trained aboriginal staff from the impacted communities within the area of the contract to be certified Hazardous Material Specialists, Heavy Equipment Operators, Surveyors, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Water Treatment Plant Operators, Supervisors and Foremen.
We look forward to the opportunity of implementing on-the-job training that benefits both the employee and employer. In terms of employee benefits, we understand that potential future employers value on-the-job training and the certifications of their employees that are acquired during AEL project work. These certifications increase the employee’s future employment opportunities in the job market. In terms of employer benefits, our experience with on-the-job training gives AEL the opportunity to train the employees while completing the required work on the project. This increases our pool of skilled employees we can hire from as well as giving AEL the opportunity to offer more competitively priced services to both our Public Service Clients and Private Clients. With a crew of workers that are trained on-the-job there is a better opportunity to address work-related safety risks, this increases our ability to maintain a zero lost time accident safety record on our projects.
In order to offer these benefits to our Clients, AEL has identified specific training that will be beneficial for all employees and built a successful, competitive, and comprehensive training program aimed specifically at the mining industry. This gives the aboriginals trained in our programs a better opportunity to obtain a job after the completion the project. The training program is comprised of several specific training components that have been identified to be required for basic work on many of the northern mine sites and the company’s operations. The following program shall be given to all employees as part of the employee orientation prior to being assigned to any duties.
- Company and site orientation
- Risk identification and hazard classification
- Hazard analysis and safe work planning
- Incident reporting and investigation
- Personal protective equipment for the worker
- Access to forms, templates and documents (Safe Work Plans, and Standard Operating Procedures)
- Roles and responsibilities (reporting structure)
- Ensuring mine site compliance
- Fire safety and Emergency response plan
As a result of AEL’s demonstrated commitment to train aboriginal employees from the impacted communities, AEL has for past projects had an efficient cross-training program that was successful in increasing worker’s skill set such that he/she can complete more difficult and technically challenging work activities. This cross-training principle is highly beneficial for a staffing contingency plan, as the general labour positions can be filled quickly, while trained employees fill vacant technical positions. As a result of this highly effective cross-training program the individuals who have received on-the-job training have achieved higher technical positions within the AEL organization.
Aboriginal Engineering Limited is proud to provide a variety of training courses listed below:
Asbestos Worker Training Program
Bear Awareness Training Program
Cyanide Training Program
Fire Fighting and Radiation Awareness Training Program
First Aid Training
HAZWOPER Training Program
Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program
Laboratory Technician Training
Mould, Lead, PCB and Mercury Awareness Training Program
SCBA and Supplied Air Training Program
Surveying Training Program