Holland College, West Prince Campus in Alberton has become the Centre for Safety Training on PEI. “We are pleased to offer a full-time Occupational Health and Safety program as well as a suite of industry standard safety training options,” says Michelle Oliver, Safety Training Coordinator.
“The industry safety courses we teach are a requirement for many of the programs offered by Holland College across the province. In addition, our Centre is positioned to assist PEI businesses and individuals with their safety training requirements.”
The Centre for Safety Training has a number of skilled safety instructors, including Bradley McInnis and Greg Kinch, who deliver specialized courses to Holland College students in all campuses from Georgetown to Alberton.
Island businesses and individuals requiring safety certification can arrange health and safety skills training at their work site or can access ongoing industry courses at the West Prince Campus.
Industry courses now available
- Forklift Operator Training
- Fall Protection (OSSA)
- Confined Space Entry & Monitor Training (OSSA)
- Elevated Work Platform (OSSA)
- WHMIS 2015 – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems
- Standard First Aid/CPR Level C
Full time program available September 2018
The Occupational Health & Safety Technology program provides the key skills and knowledge needed to promote and maintain the health and safety of employees in an organization. The program addresses the roles and responsibilities of an Occupational Health and Safety Practitioner, including risk management, hazard recognition control and prevention, and safety management systems in the workplace.
Students become familiar with occupational health and safety legislation and organizations and learn how to apply best practices and standards to maintain and improve work environment conditions.
This one-year certificate program follows the nationally recognized Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) curriculum.
Career path of Holland College Instructors
Bradley McInnis is a recent graduate of University of New Brunswick (UNB) with a degree in kinesiology. He is a past student of the West Prince Campus in Alberton, where he began his studies in the Sports & Leisure program and then completed his second year in Charlottetown. Using the two plus two pathway articulation agreement with UNB, he completed his post-secondary degree.
“I have also worked in the construction industry, so I know first-hand the importance of safety in the workplace,” says Bradley.
“I am enjoying my new position very much, and it is awesome to be able to work in my home province. I enjoy travelling from campus to campus meeting so many people and offering the required training.”
Greg Kinch is the Lab Instructor for the Welding program at West Prince Campus and instructs a number of the industry safety courses. He is a graduate of the Holland College Welding program, and through the Interprovincial Apprenticeship program attained his Welding Red Seal. He is currently working towards becoming a Red Seal Mechanic.
“It is great to have the opportunity to teach what I love right here in my own community,” says Gregory. “This line of work is in my blood.” He presently instructs fork lift, fall protection, confined space, and elevated platform.
For more information about safety training, contact Julie Gavin or Michelle Oliver at 902-853-6040.