Basic Service Technician Series - Ontario Edition

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT) to Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Presenting the PSAI's Basic Service Technician Training Series, Ontario Style!

One training from the series will be presented each month beginning in May. This is the best of the PSAI's training for service technicians, adapted for the laws and requirements of Ontario, Canada.

Not a resident of Ontario? That's okay! This series will be helpful to service technicians anywhere and provides great background for those interested in becoming certified by passing the Ontario version of the PSAI certification exam. OASIS members get PSAI member pricing—check with OASIS to get your special discount code!

Here is the training schedule (all three trainings will begin at 9:00 am EDT—see learning objectives at right):

  • May 25 - Transportation and Logistics in Portable Sanitation (1.5 hours plus Q&A).  You must register by May 19 to take this course.
  • June 22 - Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment (2.0 hours plus Q&A)
  • July 20 - Health, Safety, and Professional Excellence in Portable Sanitation (2.5 hours plus Q&A)

This registration is for the three trainings only. In order to order to become certified through the PSAI, you must register and pay a separate fee for the PSAI Certification Exam. If you are an OASIS member, check with OASIS to get your discount code for the exam!

For More Information:

Numair Khan Uppal
Numair Khan Uppal
OASIS Ontario (289)795-2528
Honorary

Transportation and Logistics in Portable Sanitation

This 90-minute course is designed to address the major areas of competency required for portable sanitation professionals operating vehicles and setting up sites in the field.

You will learn how to:

  • Prepare portable sanitation equipment for safe transportation on public highways
  • Identify specific equipment and explain its function in tank vehicles, and understand the unique issues involved in transporting loads of liquid waste
  • Select sites and place equipment under a variety of conditions
  • List the relevant laws and regulations that apply to waste disposal
  • Explain the relevant vehicle inspection and maintenance protocols that pertain to most portable sanitation operations

Servicing and Maintaining Portable Sanitation Equipment

This 2-hour course is designed to teach learners about the proper use of pumping equipment, techniques for cleaning equipment in the field and on the yard, and best practices for field repair.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify the key considerations involved in the safe and effective operation of pumping equipment
  • Clean and service the most common types of portable sanitation equipment, both in the field and on the yard
  • Adjust your procedures for cleaning in extreme temperatures
  • Conduct field repairs

Health, Safety, and Professional Excellence in Portable Sanitation

This 2.5-hour course is designed to teach learners about the responsibilities of employers and workers for safety on the job, how to minimize the risk of illness or infection from job-related exposure, and how to approach the position of portable sanitation professional for maximum success.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify and describe the required personal protective equipment for service technicians and when/how it should be worn.
  • Outline and explain the proper procedures for materials handling, spill containment, and accident/incident management that may occur on the job
  • Name the infectious diseases that are potential risks for portable sanitation technicians and how to reduce the risk of contracting them
  • Understand the record-keeping protocols that pertain to most portable sanitation operations
  • Give examples of professional demeanor and conduct in a variety of scenarios