Refrigerator Plant Safety Awareness

This one-day (8-hour) course is designed to provide basic knowledge of safe operation of Refrigeration Plants and emergency procedures to be followed by non-operating personnel. The course meets the criteria for the examination “Refrigeration Basic Safety Awareness Certificate” as administered by the BC Safety Authority.

Designed to take the mystery out of wondering of your Refrigeration Plant is safe and operating efficiently, the course provides staff with confidence and comfort needed for operating and maintaining Refrigeration Plants. For the novice employee needing a well-rounded introduction into the Refrigeration industry or the experienced engineer who needs a refresher on trends in the industry.

Learning Outcomes:
● British Columbia regulations
● History of refrigeration
● Types of refrigeration equipment and processes
● Description of a typical refrigeration system
● Safety equipment in a refrigeration Plant
● Safety valves and fittings
● Logbooks and documentation
● Roles and responsibilities
● Emergency plans

Instructional Objectives:
● Transfer safety knowledge and the regulation environments for BC to learners
● Engage the learner through relevant workplace examples of refrigeration issues
● Engage the learner with experiential learning
● Transfer knowledge of best practices in safety in refrigeration practices
● Transfer refrigeration safety knowledge and skills to learners

Course Components:
● Best practices in refrigeration equipment and processes
● Standard operating procedures for safe refrigeration operation
● Documentation of process, policies and procedures
● Produce safety solutions in refrigeration for relevant workplace situations

Delivery Methods:
The module will be delivered in one full day workshop. The module is designed for group training. There is a lecture and discussion format that is based on actual workplace situations that are impacting the company. Small group breakout sessions are part of this module. Learning activities and interaction and experiential learning is a major part of the course where participants work together to use the knowledge and new techniques. There are role playing and practice sessions associated with this module.

1. A formal evaluation process is designed for this module that will be completed by all participants. This will ensure the company can measure the effectiveness of the module prior to the next module being delivered.
2. There will be an informal feedback during training at the halfway point of the module via group discussion and one on one feedback with participants.
3. A formal written evaluation (computer and/or hard copy) by each participant post training.
4. A formal review of module assessment process is scheduled with company management post training.

Measurement of Success:
A written and/or verbal evaluation by the management team of the company will take place within 5 working days of the module being completed. Adjustments in content, delivery methods or any other changes will be made if required, prior to the next module being delivered. Success is based on knowledge gained and skills learned via the course objectives and learning outcomes of the course.

$300 per participant.

8 hours

Instructor: Mike Garcia PE, FMP
Mike Garcia began his career in power engineering and facility management in 2003 and now is regarded as a leading specialist and dynamic educator in power engineering and facility management.

Mike is the owner of Total Facilities Management Consultants International (TFMCI) a company comprised by a group of professional power engineering specialists and facilities management consultants. He leads workshops and provides services in boiler and power plant operations, large facilities operations, pulp mills, manufacturing, agrifoods, mining, petrochemicals and the forest industry across BC and Canada.