REA 1-Day Course

Pre-Start Health and Safety Review & Machine and Process Safeguarding

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In Ontario there is a legal requirement to perform a Pre-Start Health and Safety Review (“PHSR”) in situations where a machine or process is installed or modified, and one or more prescribed circumstances exist. In most circumstances, the PHSR must be performed by a licensed Ontario Professional Engineer. And, most of those circumstances require the Professional Engineer to evaluate the adequacy of planned machine and process safeguarding, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and consensus technical standards. Understanding the “who, what, when, where, why and how” of PHSRs is important for prevention of harm to workers, and essential for compliance with regulatory obligations.

How can I benefit from this course?

  • Provides the learner with a complete set of PHSR document tools and checklists

  • Obtain an essential understanding of:

    • when a PHSR is, and is not required

    • the application of Section 7 of the Industrial Establishment Regulation (O.Reg. 851) to processes and hardware provisions of the OHS Act and regulations relevant to conducting PHSR

    • skill sets needed for a PHSR team

    • how to establish systems and procedures within your organization to conduct PHSRs on an "in-house" basis

View Course Curriculum


Module 1 - Introduction
Module 2 - Pre-Start Health and Safety Review
Module 3 - Machine and Process Safeguarding
Module 4 - Exercise
Module 5 - Overview of Standards
Module 6 - CSA Z432-04: Machine Safeguarding
Module 7 - IER Section 7 Safety Reviews

Is this course for me?

This is a course is for Engineers, Technologists, Technicians, Project Managers, and Tradespersons involved in equipment selection, installation, modification and safeguarding. This course is also useful for OHS Specialists, Machine Manufacturers / Suppliers, Enforcement Officers, Technical Purchasing Specialists, Process Designers, Safety Specialists, Ergonomists, and Machine Maintainers.

Cost (See Terms & Conditions)

Public: $799.00 Plus Tax
In-House: $599.00 Plus Tax - Please contact us