Great Plains College makes safety training easy

Great Plains College truly believes safety training doesn’t cost…it pays.

Proper safety training helps keep workers safe and companies productive, but finding time for all the required courses and certifications amongst a busy work environment can be a challenge.

That’s where Great Plains College comes in. As a trusted partner in safety training, the college prides itself on working alongside industry to ensure quality safety training opportunities are readily available so that all jobs can get done safely.

“We understand the importance of safety training to our clients, and also know they’re often faced with time and geographic challenges, particularly those in the energy industry. Our goal as a training provider is to help them overcome those challenges by delivering quality courses that are accessible for everyone,” says Lyla Cooper, safety training co-ordinator at Great Plains College. “We pride ourselves on being responsive and accommodating to our industry partners, helping keep them and their staff trained and safe on the job,” 

Throughout its six locations in Biggar, Kindersley, Maple Creek, Rosetown, Swift Current and Warman, courses are scheduled based on regional industry demand, and training can be done at the campus or on site at the workplace, offering companies and individuals a chance to choose the most convenient option for them.  

The college also recognizes the specialty course needs of the energy industry in southwest Saskatchewan and works to ensure classes are available in unison with industry’s cycles.

“While most of our classes are scheduled regularly throughout the year, we make sure to schedule energy industry-specific courses during spring break up so people don’t have to take time off the job site to get their training,” adds Cooper. “We know this industry faces so many challenges, and we don’t want safety training to be seen as another one of them.” 

Great Plains College is also proud to be one of the few centers to offer quantitative fit testing.

“We just invested in new equipment to do fit testing, and we’re happy to have people come to any of our locations, or to phone us and we can come to you,” says Cooper.

Some regularly scheduled safety training options available at the college include ATV and UTV training, Chainsaw Safety, Confined Space Entry and Rescue, Fall Protection for Rig Work and Rig Rescue, Fire Extinguisher, First Aid/CPR, Global Ground Disturbance Levels 1 and 2, H2S Alive, Power Mobile Equipment (Forklift, Scissorlift, Skidsteer, Telehandler and Articulating Manlift), Special Oilfield Boiler Operator and Workplace Fall Protection. A full listing of course options and a safety training calendar is available online at

Great Plains College also offers custom training options for special course needs. To arrange specialty courses, please contact the college at 1 (866) 296-2472 to speak with one of the safety training coordinators.

“We’re grateful to work with so many great clients, helping them feel confident and able to handle their jobs in the safest way possible. If we can help you or your company meet your safety training needs, we’d love to hear from you.”


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