Safety Construction Orientation Training

COURSE OVERVIEW – The Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT) program is an interactive, online training course composed of 13 modules, each focused on a different fundamental aspect of work site safety.


Workplace Law

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities of workers and employers
  • Incident reporting
  • Tool box talks

Workplace Hazards

  • Hazard recognition
  • Common construction hazards
  • Hazard assessment
  • Hazard control methods

Managing Worksite Conditions and Equipment

  • Housekeeping
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Material hazards
  • General tool safety guidelines

Personal Physical Care and Conduct

  • Injury prevention
  • The impact of drugs and alcohol
  • Professional behaviour and conduct


  • The purpose of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Responsibilities of workers, suppliers and employers
  • WHMIS labelling
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Powered Mobile Equipment

  • Types of powered mobile equipment
  • Saskatchewan-specific PME operator training requirements
  • Walk around inspections

Ladder and Scaffold Safety

  • Types of ladders and scaffolds
  • Correct setup, usage, and contraction
  • Scaffold tags

Fall Protection

  • Fall protection equipment
  • Worker and employer responsibilities for working at heights
  • Inspections

Environmental Safety

  • Types of pollutants found in the construction industry
  • Accidental release
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) requirements

Excavating and Trenching

  • Digging hazards
  • Soil types and their properties
  • Safety precautions

Defensive Driving

  • Saskatchewan-specific driving legislation
  • Defensive driving techniques
  • Typical causes of motor vehicle accidents

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Basic PPE
  • When specialized PPE is required

Emergency Response

  • Emergency response plans
  • First aid on the work site
  • Basic fire-fighting techniques

COURSE DURATION – Approximately 3–5 hours

ONLINE ASSESSMENT – Testing conducted throughout this online course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 100% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Users are able to repeat the course an unlimited number of times if the pass mark is not achieved.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION – A certificate of completion will be available for download and printing upon successful completion of this online course. The certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of completion, at which point this courses must be completed again for re-certification.


Safety Construction Orientation Training