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Workplace Insp. FAQs

Q: How long will it take me to complete the Workplace Inspections course?
A: One (1) hour.

Q: What do I do if I forget my password?
A: Look at the bottom right corner of the Online Learning Home page and follow the instructions given in Forgot Username/Password

Q: Can I leave the course open in the background while I do other work?
A: Yes, no problem.

Q: What do I do if I run out of time? Do I have to complete in 1 session?
A: You can take the Workplace Inspection course in as many sessions, and as long as you like. The system will just time you out if there is no activity for a while, but you can just log in again and continue the course from where you left off.

Q: What happens if I don't pass the final test?
A: You are allowed to repeat any or all sections of the course as many times as you need. You can take the final test up to 3 times to achieve the passing grade of 75%.

Q: Once I have completed the course, do I get a certificate proving I have completed a Workplace Inspections training course?
A: Yes. You and your administrator can print a training certificate once you pass the final test.

Q: What happens if I fail, do I have to pay again?
A: Not at all. You are allowed to take the final test 3 times.

Q: What if I lose my proof of training certificate or wallet card?
A: The training administrator can reprint the wallet card or Workplace Inspection training certificate for you.

Q: How can I pay for the course?
A: Payment can be made easily by credit card, using the OLE shopping cart.

Q: Who is responsible for performing workplace inspections?
A: Ultimately, the employer is responsible to ensure regular and periodic inspections are performed to ensure the safety of all employees.  Depending on your jurisdiction; health and safety committees and representatives may also be required to perform an inspection.

Q: What types of inspections are workplaces required to perform?
A: There are many types of inspections including equipment specific pre-use inspections and periodic inspections for the purposes of taking preventative measures.  Each workplace must determine an appropriate inspection schedule based on legislation and the nature of the business.

Q: Can inspections be performed by a team rather than just an individual?
A:  Yes.  Because there are various types of inspections, a team approach may be more beneficial to ensure inspections are thoroughly completed and all hazards are identified.

Q: Can management delegate the responsibility to perform inspections to a worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee if our company has one?
A: A worker member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee is required to perform monthly workplace inspections according to the applicable legislation in most jurisdictions.  The employer may delegate the task of performing additional inspections to qualified persons within the organization however; this does not relieve the employer of his or her duty to maintain a safe work environment.

Q: Is there an inspection checklist included in the course materials?
A: No.  Inspection checklists must be customized for each individual work environment.

Q: What authority does a workplace inspector have?
A:  The workplace inspector does not hold any additional authority outside of his or her regular job within the organization.

 

Q: Is there a sample inspection report form provided to participants?
A: No.  Participants should check with their employer to obtain all necessary forms from their company’s Health and Safety Management System.