Apr 17, 2017

Boating OntarioDid you know? New and young workers in Ontario are three times more likely to be injured during their first month on the job than at any other time. This issue should not be taken lightly.

The Boating Ontario Student Marine Safety Training Workshops were implemented to offer members a discounted safety awareness training to ensure your employees are in fact in compliance with the Ministry of Labour requirements.

As an employer, it is your due diligence to ensure that employees know and understand their rights and responsibilities under the Health and Safety Act. As their employer YOUare responsible for providing them with the knowledge and understanding that they need to work in a safe manner. This workshop provides general awareness training in advance of your required job specific training, to ensure the safety of all your workers. The workshop includes the following training: Customer Service, Health & Safety, WHMIS / GHS, Workplace Violence and Harassment, Dock Operations, Spill Response Awareness and Emergency Response Awareness.

New and Young workers are of specific concern for the Ministry of Labour. The Ministry has plans to ‘blitz’ employers with young workers again, this year.

To ensure your students are in compliance with the Ministry of Labour requirements, register them for Boating Ontario’s Student Marine Safety Training Workshop in your local area.

Members must login to receive the discounted rate. If you do not have your login information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 888-547-6662.

Click the link below in your local area to register your students now!

Region 1 – Kingston, Treasure Island Marina Sunday April 30, 2017 
Region 2 – Manotick, Hurst Marina Saturday April 29, 2017
Region 3 – Toronto, Outer Harbour Marina Thursday April 27, 2017
Region 4 – Trenton, Trent Port Marina Friday April 28, 2017
Region 5 – Lefroy, Lefroy Harbour Resort Saturday May 13, 2017
Region 6 - Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes Library Saturday June 10, 2017
Region 8 - Kincardine, Kincardine Fire Hall Saturday June 17, 2017
Region 9 – Belle River, Belle River Marina Sunday May 7, ,2017
Region 10 – Port Dover, Port Dover Marina Saturday May 6, 2017
Region 12 – Spanish, Spanish Marina Saturday May 27, 2017 
Region 12 – Little Current, Spider Bay Marina Sunday May 28, 3017
*Please note – A minimum number of registrations are required for the workshops therefore, all workshops are subject to cancelation.

 

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