RSTS

Roadbuilders Safety Training System (RSTS)

SKU: 5205

Description

Welcome to the Roadbuilders Safety Training System (RSTS)

This course is designed to educate new roadbuilding workers about general safety awareness while on the job site. This course is also a good refresher for current roadbuilders, acting a reminder about safety hazards all workers need to be aware of.

This course is designed with seven introductory modules (“RSTS Basic”) offering a robust introduction to the roadbuilding industry. With these modules, you’ll learn about everything from general hazard awareness and Occupational Health and Safety, to safely working around utilities and traffic accommodation. 

An additional 12 modules offer specialized hazard awareness for all kinds of specialized work from skid steer operations to snowplows and more.

Each module has knowledge checks throughout as well as a final exam to ensure you understand the most important concepts.  You will need to receive a score of 80% or more on each module exam to meet the requirements for completion.

  • If you’re only taking the first seven modules, it should take you roughly 3.5 hours to complete.
  • If you’re taking all 19 modules, it should take you roughly 8 hours to complete in total.

Course Outline:

Introduction

  • Overview
  • Testimonials

Module 1 – The Law at Work 

  • Introduction 
  • Employee Responsibilities 
  • Employer Responsibilities

Module 2 – General Awareness

  • Introduction
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Site Orientation
  • Tailgate Meetings
  • Work Preparation
  • Your Approach to Safe Work
  • Mindset
  • Errors
  • Increased Potential for Hazards
  • Youth & Experience

Module 3 – General Roadbuilder Safety

  • Overview
  • Pre-job meeting
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe Work Permits
  • Lock out/Tag Out Procedures
  • General Ground Crew Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Traffic
  • Mobile Equipment Introduction
  • Equipment Operator Safety
  • Walk Around Check
  • Blind Spots
  • General Operating Considerations
  • Protecting the Public
  • Visitors on Site
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Emergency Response Requirements
  • Reporting Incidents

Module 4 – Specialized Work

  • Introduction
  • Confined or Restricted Space Entry
  • Lock Out & Tag Out
  • Rigging & Hoisting
  • Fall Protection
  • Modified Work

Module 5 – Traffic Accommodation

  • Introduction
  • Stages of a Work Zone
  • Barricades & Signage
  • Channelization, Delineation & Barrier Devices
  • Specialized Equipment
  • Types of Work Zones
  • Roles & Responsibilities

Module 6 – Utilities

  • Introduction
  • Overhead Power Lines
  • Contact with Power Lines
  • Underground Utilities
  • Working Near Underground Utilities
  • Locating Underground Utilities
  • Marking Underground Utilities
  • Exposing Underground Facilities
  • Contact with Underground Facilities
  • Backfilling Underground Facilities

Module 7 – Excavation & Shoring

  • Introduction
  • Safety on an Excavation & Shoring Site
  • Shoring & Excavating Hazards
  • Weather & Environmental Conditions
  • Excavation Plans
  • Trenching Procedures
  • Cave-in Protection

RSTS 2012 Modules & Content

  • Introduction
  • Preparing to Move Earth
  • Earthmoving Tools & Machinery
  • Maintaining Earthmoving Equipment

Module 10 – Sewers & Water

  • Introduction
  • Sewer & Water Safety
  • Job Set Up
  • Sewer & Water Work

Module 11 – Basework

  • Introduction
  • Safety on a Basework Site
  • Subgrade Preparation
  • Loading, Hauling & Dumping Gravel
  • Placing & Compacting

Module 12 – Crushing & Washing

  • Introduction
  • Crushing & Washing Plant Safety
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Start Up
  • Plant Operation
  • Maintenance & Repair Shutdown
  • Emergency Shutdown

Module 13 – Concrete Plants

  • Introduction
  • Safety in a Concrete Plant
  • Plant Orientation
  • Hazards & Controls
  • Pinch Points & Guards

Module 14 – Concrete in Construction

  • Introduction
  • Safety on a Concrete Construction Site
  • Preparing Ground for Concrete
  • Pouring & Extruding
  • Finishing

Module 15 – Ready Mix Drivers

  • Introduction
  • Ready Mix Truck Safety
  • Washing Out
  • Loading Up
  • On the Road
  • Delivering to the Job Site
  • Maintenance
  • Drum Maintenance/Cleaning

Module 16 – Asphalt Plants

  • Introduction
  • Safety on an Asphalt Plant
  • Mixing Operations
  • Plant Start Up, Maintenance & Repair
  • Loading Operations/Hauling
  • Setting up a Portable Plant

Module 17 – Paving

  • Introduction
  • Safety on a Paving Site
  • Milling, Tack & Prime Oil Applications
  • Paving - Start up
  • Paving – Lay down Operations

Module 18 – Highway Maintenance

  • Introduction
  • Safety on a Highway Maintenance Site
  • Working with or around Highway Maintenance Equipment
  • Crack Sealing
  • Pothole & Pavement Patching
  • Sweeping & Pavement Messages
  • Mowing, Trimming & Brush Clearing
  • Signs, Traffic Signals, Delineators & Guard Rails
  • Bridges, Culverts & Beaver Control
  • Highway Cleanup
  • Emergency Traffic Control

Module 19 – Skid Steer Loader Operations

  • Introduction
  • Safety while Operating a Skid Steer Loader
  • General Operating Hazards
  • Pre-Operation Inspection
  • Control Types
  • Two Speed Motor Option
  • Basic Skid Steer Operating Procedures
  • Maintenance Awareness
  • Emergencies

Module 20 – Snowplow Operations

  • The Job of a Snowplow Operators
  • Safety as a Snowplow Operator (fatigue management)
  • Off Shift
  • The Equipment
  • Plow Blades
  • Sanders
  • Preparing to Operate a Snowplow
  • Attaching & Detaching the Plow
  • The Flow of a Pre-Trip Inspection
  • Road Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Mid-Trip Inspection
  • Operating Your Truck
  • Sanding
  • Salting
  • Back at the Shed
This bundle includes the following products
Welcome to the Roadbuilders Safety Training System (RSTS). Whether you are new to the industry or refreshing...
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$65.00 CAD
Roadbuilding takes a lot of earthmoving; earthmoving requires a lot of equipment.
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$65.00 CAD
Sewer and water work installations involve work most people will never see.
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$65.00 CAD
Basework is the phase between grading and paving.
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$65.00 CAD
Crushing and washing plants provide roadbuilders with crushed rock for concrete, asphalt, gravel and sand.
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$65.00 CAD
Concrete is made by mixing aggregates like sand and gravel with other cementitious materials, chemicals, air...
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$65.00 CAD
In roadbuilding, concrete is used to build a variety of things from sidewalks to overhead walkways.
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$65.00 CAD
A key job in road construction is getting concrete to the job site safely.
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$65.00 CAD
Asphalt is a combination of either aggregate or gravel and sand held together with liquid asphalt cement or...
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$65.00 CAD
Paving is the final phase of roadbuilding.
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$65.00 CAD
Making our highways safe for travel is a big task and includes more than 90 different jobs, from pothole...
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$65.00 CAD
One of the most versatile pieces of equipment on any roadbuilding site is the skid steer loader.
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$65.00 CAD
A snowplow operator is an essential job that requires specific skills.
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$65.00 CAD