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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
July 7th, 2020 July 8th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Quality for Operators (M I) <7862 & 7863>.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$

This workshop is intended for operators from large or small distribution systems, whether they are experienced or new in the water distribution field. The goal of the workshop is to refresh operators as to expected best practices in running a utility, and to assess where gaps may exist and, using up to date resources, determine practical steps to address them.

 

For operators of distribution systems of any size or setting, and is of value to operators who specialize in particular functions or those who must perform all aspects of distribution system maintenance and repair. By understanding risks to operational integrity, operators will be better able to recognize conditions before they become critical in terms of both capacity, delivery and/or water quality.

July 9th, 2020 July 10th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSupervisory Skills for Operators (Essentials of Effective Supervision)<7781>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$

 

This two day workshop is ideal for current or aspiring supervisors in a public works environment. Participants will examine topics ranging from:

-        Supervisory styles,

-        Challenges making the transition from 'employee' to 'supervisor',

-        How to set performance standards,

-        Effective communication for various audiences,

-        What progressive discipline means and how it is applied, and

-        What due diligence looks like in the contemporary workplace

 

Activities include examples of actual workplace issues that face supervisors of all operations, large, small and in between.

 

July 14th, 2020 July 15th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterACRS and Budgeting.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pmNA$0

Asset Condition Reporting Systems

 

This course is intended to provide operators a review of the ACRS process and provide process information so communities can support the program by providing the consultants with local information and system knowledge

July 16th, 2020 July 17th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterMaintenance Management Program Development2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pmTBD$

This course is designed to assist water and wastewater system operators in the development and understanding of the importance of maintenance management programs customized to their systems and the systems assets. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Maintenance Management Program: Overview of Maintenance Management Planning
  • Maintenance Management Program Implementation: Identify the procedures for implementation of the program.
  • Inventory System Equipment /Assets: Inventory assets, equipment and repair/spare parts assocaited with water and wastewater systems.
  • Create Preventitive Maintenance Procedures: Categorize and prioritize the mandatory maintenance for the systems assets.
  • System Maintenance Scheduling: Identifying and developing a maintenance schedule from daily to annually. 
  • Allocate the task to Specific People: Assign the responsibilities of the tasks to the appropriate individuals in the plan.
  • Refresher of Confined Space and Emergency Response Programs: Review and update the applicable components of each program.

July 21st, 2020 July 23rd, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBasic Math for Disinfection <7126>, Water Main Commissioning <7523> and Hypochlorination & Pump Labs <8155>.3 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.8$0

Hypochlorination and Pump Lab 

This 2 day course covers the theory and science of sodium and calcium hypochlorination and is designed for water system operators responsible for disinfection utilizing hypochlorites and operating hypochlorinators.

This course highlights: types of hypo chlorites; importance of the disinfection and monitoring process; concepts of chlorination; safety and handling practices. Additionally, a basic math refresher including: basic volume calculations building into dilution factors; concentration and dosing calculations.

Hands-on labs include: pump maintenance; trouble shooting; repairs; residual monitoring protocol and the colorimeters utilized.

 

 

Basic Math and Disinfection

This 1/2 day course is designed for water utility operators, providing a review of basic math relating to chlorination and disinfection. We combine basic math exercises and build the skills required to enable an operator to perform basic system and chlorine calculations with confidence. Agenda items include: introduction to math; basic math exercises; formulas; conversions; chlorine calculations; volume calculations; flow rate calculations.

 

Water Main Commissioning

 This ½ day course focuses on the process of commissioning of a new water main. Topics include: basic hydraulics and cross connection considerations; filling the main for the first time; pre-pressure test considerations; troubleshooting / leak detection; post-test flushing requirements; chlorination; flushing and dechlorination; bacterial sampling; connecting the new main

 

July 21st, 2020 July 24th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Awareness <8035> - Confined Space Awareness <8039> - WHMIS.4 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8 + TBD$0

Cross Connection Awareness

This 1.5 day program covers pertinent aspects of cross connection control, referencing current manuals and standards. This session benefits those working in the water & waste water industry including management and health authority personnel. Agenda items include:

1. Causes of Backflow- Understanding the hydraulics of how backflow occurs

2. Health and Legal Aspects - Gain an appreciation for why backflow prevention is necessary

3. Hazard Classifications - Determining the hazard types and classifications of cross connections

4. Methods of Protection - Identify cross connections and methods of protection

5. Types of Backflow Preventers - Develop a basic knowledge of backflow preventer devices

6. Installation - Understanding the correct methods for proper installation of Devices

7. CCC Program Components - Understanding the program development resources available and required


Confined Space Awareness

This 1.5 day program is designed for utility operators, construction workers and anyone required to work in and around confined spaces. The session provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations, as well as a demonstration of equipment and personal protective equipment. Agenda items include:

 

1. Definitions - To Comprehend CS terminology

2. General Responsibilities & Responsibilities - Understanding the basic requirements & responsibilities of a CS Program

3. CS Identification & Hazard Assessments - How to inventory CS & procedures for hazard assessments

4. Lockout and Isolation - Requirements & application of lockout & isolation procedures

5. Verification, Testing & Isolation - How to properly monitor, record & reduce atmospheric hazards

6. Standby Personnel & Rescue - Understanding standby responsibilities & Rescue procedures

7. Fall Protection & Personal Protection Equipment - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

8. CS Program Implementation & Manual - How to implement or update a CS Program


WHMIS

This is a 1 day program

July 28th, 2020 July 29th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSewer Pump & Lift Station Maintenance <7359> + Electrical Safety for Lift Stations <8183>.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0

Lift Station Maintenance

This 1 day introductory course is designed for operators with Sewer lift stations as part of their utility operation and maintenance routines. The program provides attendee’s with a thorough review of the components, operational and safety requirements of working with lift stations. Hands on opportunities provided using clean demonstration equipment and a tour of a live station.

Agenda Item include:

  • Overview of a lift station
  • Safety
  • Components and Operations
  • Station Checks
  • Servicing Routines

 

Electrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations:

This session will review troubleshooting and the safety of working around electrical components of a lift station.

August 5th, 2020 August 6th, 2020 LadysmithACRS and Budgeting.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pmNA$0

Asset Condition Reporting Systems

 

This course is intended to provide operators a review of the ACRS process and provide process information so communities can support the program by providing the consultants with local information and system knowledge

August 5th, 2020 August 7th, 2020 Terrace - Comfort Inn and SuitesSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

This 3 day course provides basic knowledge and information needed to operate Small Wastewater Collections and Treatment systems.  Suitable for operators and/or custodians operating Small Wastewater Systems with up to 500 population on a part time or full time, and needing to acquire knowledge and information to operate said systems efficiently and economically.

 

Instruction topics include:

  • Safety
  • Sewage collection systems
  • Lagoons
  • Septic systems
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Sewage lift stations
  • Electricity and Applied Mathematics
  • Overviews of system components
  • Disinfection
  • Structures and group discussions on mechanical concepts
  • Operations strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Trouble shooting practices

This course will prepare operators to write a Small Wastewater System Certification Exam. MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

August 18th, 2020 August 20th, 2020 ChilliwackSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 3 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500

Regulations & Responsibilities - Understand the operator requirements and the regulatory requirements 

Watersheds, Sources & Wells - Identify the water sources for a small water system

Treatment - Acknowledge the requirements and methods for treatment

Storage & Math - Comprehend the math formulas used for volume, dosage and cleaning

Disinfection - Understand disinfection principles and the application, of hypo chlorination

Distribution Systems - Recognize the purpose of maintaining and troubleshooting a distribution system

Water Quality & Sampling - Understand and define water quality along with the proper techniques for sampling

Safety - Re-enforce the necessity and requirements of Safety

 

MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


August 25th, 2020 August 27th, 2020 Courtenay / ComoxSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

This 3 day course provides basic knowledge and information needed to operate Small Wastewater Collections and Treatment systems.  Suitable for operators and/or custodians operating Small Wastewater Systems with up to 500 population on a part time or full time, and needing to acquire knowledge and information to operate said systems efficiently and economically.

 

Instruction topics include:

  • Safety
  • Sewage collection systems
  • Lagoons
  • Septic systems
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Sewage lift stations
  • Electricity and Applied Mathematics
  • Overviews of system components
  • Disinfection
  • Structures and group discussions on mechanical concepts
  • Operations strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Trouble shooting practices

This course will prepare operators to write a Small Wastewater System Certification Exam. MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

September 15th, 2020 September 16th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater and Wastewater Pump Operations & Maintenance <8243>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.1.2$

This course is designed to assist field staff troubleshoot and repair water and sewer pumps. Hydraulics are introduced to assist with getting the best efficiency for the utility. At the end of the two day session the Pump Station Operator will have a better understanding of the importance of pump maintenance as it related to the operating expenses of the utility. The operator will also have the confidence to troubleshoot and tear down water and sewer pumps to perform basic repairs.

1.       Water Pump Fundamentals - Including wear rings and Impeller height settings

2.       Pump Cavitation and NPSH - Cavitation costs, modifying system parameters to resolve / minimize damage

3.       Pump Curves and Hydraulics - Includes affinity laws to begin the discussion on Variable frequency drives

4.       Sewer Pump Fundamentals including wire to water efficiency - Discuss true long term cost of ownership of various types of sewage pumps

5.       Pump rebuilding, bearing installation and troubleshooting - How to identify thrust direction and identify causes of bearing failure

 

6.       Pump alignment and next steps to increased efficiency - Alignment fundamentals, soft foot, base grouting, effects of piping strain

September 17th, 2020 September 18th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterIntroduction to Watershed Monitoring and Management2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2 TBD$0

 

Designed for water system operators, this course offers a basic understanding of watershed management and awareness. Topics will characterize drinking water sources and watersheds, discussing the many seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial impacts on water sources. Topics  and objectives include:

1. Introduction to watersheds - Characterizing drinking water watersheds

2. Source water - Understanding and defining both surface and ground water sources

3. Impacts on source water - To discuss and define the impacts of seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial on source water

4. Watershed monitoring - Evaluating factors to consider in a monitoring program

5. Responsibilities - Identify water system management and operator responsibilities for watershed monitoring

 

September 22nd, 2020 September 24th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>, Leak Detection (Water Systems) <7129>, Water Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$

The Fire Hydrant Maintenance, Leak Detection (Water Systems), Water Main Repair and Disinfection are 1 day courses run consecutively over a 3 day period – see course descriptions in the Interactive Program Courses. Fire Hydrant Maintenance / Leak Detection (Water Systems) / Water Main Repair and Disinfection

September 29th, 2020 October 1st, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 3 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500

Regulations & Responsibilities - Understand the operator requirements and the regulatory requirements 

Watersheds, Sources & Wells - Identify the water sources for a small water system

Treatment - Acknowledge the requirements and methods for treatment

Storage & Math - Comprehend the math formulas used for volume, dosage and cleaning

Disinfection - Understand disinfection principles and the application, of hypo chlorination

Distribution Systems - Recognize the purpose of maintaining and troubleshooting a distribution system

Water Quality & Sampling - Understand and define water quality along with the proper techniques for sampling

Safety - Re-enforce the necessity and requirements of Safety

 

MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


October 14th, 2020 October 16th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Rescue Techniques and Annual Refresher <7901>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$0

This three day course is recommended for students who have previously attended and completed the Confined Space Rescue Operations Level Course, as the CS Rescue Operations Level requires annual training to maintain certification status as per regulations. 

Topics Include: 

·        Review Hazards, precautions and documentation          

·        Review operation of equipment & personal protection equipment          

·        Review entry procedures & non-entry rescue technics

·        Conduct practical exercises

·        Review operation level rescue technics

·        Review rope based rescue techniques

·        Review patient packaging & extraction

·        Review team coordination and site management           

 Conduct practical exercises / exam        

October 19th, 2020 October 23rd, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Rescue - Operations Level <7661>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.7$0

This course is designed for operators and rescue personnel who may be required to work around or in confined spaces. In this five day course participants will acquire the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively coordinate, perform and supervise an operations level confined space incident. Concepts in incident command, rescue strategies and tactics, site management, team leadership, hazard mitigation, equipment management, advanced rescue techniques, rescue pre-planning, rescue scene management and termination will be explored and developed by the end of the course. The course meets the requirements of confined space rescue at an operations level.

 

Awareness section (one day);

  • standards and regulations
  • characteristics and typing of confined spaces
  • confined space hazards
  • lock out
  • atmospheric monitoring and detection

 Operations section (four days);

  • confined space entry equipment
  • ropes and knots
  • mechanical advantage systems
  • anchoring and rigging for confined spaces
  • ventilation for confined space
  • respiratory protection
  • safety and personal protective equipment
  • incident command systems
  • communications in confined spaces
  • confined space rescue patient packaging
  • confined space rescue internal rigging
  • due diligence and legal responsibilities for confined space rescue

 

October 26th, 2020 October 30th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment Level I <7572>.5 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm2.7$0

A 5 day introductory course providing a basic knowledge of water treatment processes focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT I.

This course is followed by an EOCP examination session.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

November 2nd, 2020 November 6th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0

This 5 day course provides the fundamentals for operating and maintaining collection systems efficiently and effectively. Also included are the basics of chemistry, biology, hydraulics and math for wastewater collections operators. This also serves as a prep course for the EOCP certification exam for wastewater collections level I.

 

An EOCP examination session will follow at the end of this class.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


 

November 17th, 2020 November 18th, 2020 Prince GeorgeSewer Pump & Lift Station Maintenance <7359> + Electrical Safety for Lift Stations <8183>.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0

Lift Station Maintenance

This 1 day introductory course is designed for operators with Sewer lift stations as part of their utility operation and maintenance routines. The program provides attendee’s with a thorough review of the components, operational and safety requirements of working with lift stations. Hands on opportunities provided using clean demonstration equipment and a tour of a live station.

Agenda Item include:

  • Overview of a lift station
  • Safety
  • Components and Operations
  • Station Checks
  • Servicing Routines

 

Electrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations:

This session will review troubleshooting and the safety of working around electrical components of a lift station.

November 26th, 2020 November 27th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterOperator Safety and Equipment Awareness .2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.TBD$

Operator safety is paramount to the successful day to day operation of any water or wastewater system. This 1 day program explores the various safety aspects related to daily operation in a municipal utility environment. The target audience is New operator and others required to work in and around the utility world.agenda items include:

  • WCB Requirements
  • WHIMS components
  • Hydraulic forces
  • Confined space basics
  • Working around mobile equipment
  • Working with gas powered equipment
  • Safe trenching techniques
  • General safety awareness
November 30th, 2020 December 4th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution Level I - II <7811>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0

This 5 day course combines the basic requirements of a water distribution system with advanced practical aspects of system construction, operation and maintenance. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as WD-I / II.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for catagories such as Water Distribution OIT, Level 1 or 2.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

 

December 1st, 2020 December 3rd, 2020 Prince GeorgeSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 3 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500

Regulations & Responsibilities - Understand the operator requirements and the regulatory requirements 

Watersheds, Sources & Wells - Identify the water sources for a small water system

Treatment - Acknowledge the requirements and methods for treatment

Storage & Math - Comprehend the math formulas used for volume, dosage and cleaning

Disinfection - Understand disinfection principles and the application, of hypo chlorination

Distribution Systems - Recognize the purpose of maintaining and troubleshooting a distribution system

Water Quality & Sampling - Understand and define water quality along with the proper techniques for sampling

Safety - Re-enforce the necessity and requirements of Safety

 

MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


January 18th, 2021 January 22nd, 2021 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$0

This 4.5 day course is designed for the operators who are or will be responsible for the operations of the disinfection process or processes. This hands-on and theoretical study course will provide the operator with a complete understanding, and the ability to apply and analyze the purpose, procedures, mathematical equations, operation and maintenance of the disinfection processes (existing, new or up and coming) for water and wastewater systems through classroom study and hands-on labs. Course topics are: 

1. Disinfection Basics   - Re-enforce the principles of disinfection

2. Chlorine - Understand the principles, application and safety aspects of chlorine gas

3. Chlorine Compounds - Identify and understand the concepts and applications for chlorine compound

4. Ultra Violet - Understand the principles, application and safety aspects of ultraviolet

5. Ozonation - Discuss the principles, application and safety aspects of Ozonation

6. Additional Processes - Discuss and identify the other processes that are utilized for disinfection


January 26th, 2021 January 27th, 2021 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConstruction Project Orientation.<8329>2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0
This session provides a start to finish overview of the various stages of a pipe installation project, catering to those operators and community members involved in infrastructure installation, we will cover contract interpretation; safety; materials; installation techniques and completion requirements. Attendees will be familiar with the processes and be better prepared to understand do's and don'ts of pipe installation projects.  

topics include:

- basic contract interpretation

- Plan Reading (basic)

- job site responsibilities

- work safe requirements

- excavation safety

- pipes types and uses

- installation techniques

- bedding materials

- compaction

- restoration

- customer service

- proper note taking

- file management 


February 9th, 2021 February 12th, 2021 ChilliwackCross Connection Awareness <8035> - Confined Space Awareness <8039> - WHMIS.4 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8 + TBD$0

Cross Connection Awareness

This 1.5 day program covers pertinent aspects of cross connection control, referencing current manuals and standards. This session benefits those working in the water & waste water industry including management and health authority personnel. Agenda items include:

1. Causes of Backflow- Understanding the hydraulics of how backflow occurs

2. Health and Legal Aspects - Gain an appreciation for why backflow prevention is necessary

3. Hazard Classifications - Determining the hazard types and classifications of cross connections

4. Methods of Protection - Identify cross connections and methods of protection

5. Types of Backflow Preventers - Develop a basic knowledge of backflow preventer devices

6. Installation - Understanding the correct methods for proper installation of Devices

7. CCC Program Components - Understanding the program development resources available and required


Confined Space Awareness

This 1.5 day program is designed for utility operators, construction workers and anyone required to work in and around confined spaces. The session provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations, as well as a demonstration of equipment and personal protective equipment. Agenda items include:

 

1. Definitions - To Comprehend CS terminology

2. General Responsibilities & Responsibilities - Understanding the basic requirements & responsibilities of a CS Program

3. CS Identification & Hazard Assessments - How to inventory CS & procedures for hazard assessments

4. Lockout and Isolation - Requirements & application of lockout & isolation procedures

5. Verification, Testing & Isolation - How to properly monitor, record & reduce atmospheric hazards

6. Standby Personnel & Rescue - Understanding standby responsibilities & Rescue procedures

7. Fall Protection & Personal Protection Equipment - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

8. CS Program Implementation & Manual - How to implement or update a CS Program


WHMIS

This is a 1 day program

February 17th, 2021 February 19th, 2021 Vernon - MTS Training CenterHypo Chlorination <7125>, Water Well Maintenance <7162>, Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning <7158>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$0

The Hypo Chlorination, Water Well Maintenance, Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning are one day courses run consecutively over a 3 day period – see course descriptions in the Interactive Program Courses. Hypo Chlorination / Water Well Maintenance / Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning

February 23rd, 2021 February 25th, 2021 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>, Leak Detection (Water Systems) <7129>, Water Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$

The Fire Hydrant Maintenance, Leak Detection (Water Systems), Water Main Repair and Disinfection are 1 day courses run consecutively over a 3 day period – see course descriptions in the Interactive Program Courses. Fire Hydrant Maintenance / Leak Detection (Water Systems) / Water Main Repair and Disinfection

March 2nd, 2021 March 5th, 2021 Vernon - MTS Training CenterInteractive ERP Part I <4567> & Part 2 <4978>.4 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.2$0

This 4 day program is designed to enhance an operator's confidence and skills when dealing with operational upset requiring the deployment of an ERP (Emergency Response Plan).

 

The program includes:

 

  • Review of specific ERP prior to going into the field
  • Attendee's with then be responsible to organize all necessary resources (people, equipment, tools etc.) and all participants will be given a roll to play.
  • Play out all steps required to rectify the situation including actual repairs to Mocked up pipes/valves/pumps etc.
  • Complete the necessary safety precautions i.e. confined space protocal; excavation safety; lockout procedures etc.
  • Deal with utility customers, and any other involved people
  • Then safely bring the component and system back on line.

 

The scenarios will be structured to challenge the operators skills when dealing with operational upset, the difficulty can be varied according to how the operator(s) are handling the drill; an operator struggling with the basics will not encounter as many obstacles as one handling the situation with a higher level of confidence, for these operators the facilitator can introduce additional obstacles to enhance the challenge and experience.

 

At the end of each exercise, the facilitator will provide a debriefing to all participants focused on recognizing procedures performed correctly and reviewing re-enforcing procedures and processes in need of refinement.

March 9th, 2021 March 11th, 2021 Courtenay / ComoxSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 3 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500

Regulations & Responsibilities - Understand the operator requirements and the regulatory requirements 

Watersheds, Sources & Wells - Identify the water sources for a small water system

Treatment - Acknowledge the requirements and methods for treatment

Storage & Math - Comprehend the math formulas used for volume, dosage and cleaning

Disinfection - Understand disinfection principles and the application, of hypo chlorination

Distribution Systems - Recognize the purpose of maintaining and troubleshooting a distribution system

Water Quality & Sampling - Understand and define water quality along with the proper techniques for sampling

Safety - Re-enforce the necessity and requirements of Safety

 

MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


March 16th, 2021 March 18th, 2021 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

This 3 day course provides basic knowledge and information needed to operate Small Wastewater Collections and Treatment systems.  Suitable for operators and/or custodians operating Small Wastewater Systems with up to 500 population on a part time or full time, and needing to acquire knowledge and information to operate said systems efficiently and economically.

 

Instruction topics include:

  • Safety
  • Sewage collection systems
  • Lagoons
  • Septic systems
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Sewage lift stations
  • Electricity and Applied Mathematics
  • Overviews of system components
  • Disinfection
  • Structures and group discussions on mechanical concepts
  • Operations strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Trouble shooting practices

This course will prepare operators to write a Small Wastewater System Certification Exam. MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

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