Basic Machine Guarding

Course Details

Format: Classroom
Duration: 1 day
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Prerequisites: N/A
PPE Required: N/A

Course Description

This 1-day course teaches participants the importance of safety guards and devices on heavy machinery to prevent machine related injuries. Employee injuries due to exposure to unguarded or inadequately guarded machines is preventable and this course focuses on recognizing and controlling general hazards associated with the operation of machinery.

Topics include:

  • Recognizing and controlling common machinery hazards

  • Point of operation guarding

  • Power transmission devices

  • Machinery operating controls

  • Hazardous motions and actions

  • Alberta OH&S Safeguard requirements

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand the importance of locking out machinery and equipment

  • Understand employer and worker responsibilities for safe operations of machines

  • Recognize the advantages and limitations of safeguarding devices

Note: Attendees will be required to pass a written exam (80%)

CRSP Points

BCRSP has previously awarded CM points for this event. The current contains 8 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points. See BCRSP web site at for CM point criteria.



  • Members: $125.00

  • Non Members: $185.00

*Prices do not include GST