Additional Courses

The following courses are being offered during the Spring Conference as an add-on.  For these items, you must register to attend the conference (or at a minimum for the day of the course) and an additional fee will apply for the course.

  • Lift 151, 152, 153 – Passenger Ropeways Mechanics – More Info
  • Detecting Alcohol, Drugs (legal and illegal), Fatigue and Medical Impairment in the Workplace Workshop – More Info


Lift 151, 152, 153

Offered by: Selkirk College
Cost: $75 (for each course)

These courses are designed to give maintenance and operational staff working in the ski industry a close up look at, and a comprehensive understanding of, regulations contained in Z98 Code Book, “Passenger Ropeways & Passenger Conveyors.”

Important details:

  • Participants will need to register (and pay) for the course through Selkirk College – Click here to register
  • Each course is $150, however, this year CWSAA will be subsidizing 50% of the cost and registrants will only pay $75 per course.
  • To attend the course, you must also register for the CWSAA conference.
  • New this year, there will be an online component of the course.  The online training must be completed with practice quiz, prior to attending the CWSAA conference.
  • The in-person component for each course will consist of a one-day hands-on component.  This includes workshops, fieldwork and an exam.  Industry experts from Technical Safety BC, Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Safety Association (AEDARSA) and Selkirk College have prepared the course and will be facilitating along with Ski Area experts.
  • Participants are allowed 2 hours to complete the exam and must score 80% for a passing grade.
  • IMPORTANT: Given there is an online component that begins upon registration, this course is NOT eligible for a refund.

Course dates (in-person component):

  • Lift 151 (Surface lifts): Wednesday April 24
    • Lift 151 focuses on the Development of the Z98 Code and understanding the Z98-19 requirements for Surface Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors. This includes Fibre and Wire Rope Tows; Ropeways for secondary Carriers (Tube Tows); and finally, T Bars, J Bars and Platter Lifts.
  • Lift 152 (Fixed Chairs): Thursday April 25
    • Lift 152 focused on Z98-19 for Aerial Fixed Grip Passenger Ropeways.  This course looks at the Development of the Z98 Standard and studies maintenance and operational requirements found in Clauses 4, 6, 11, 12, 13 and Annexes A through L.
  • Lift 153 (Detachable lifts): Friday April 26
    • Lift 153 focused on Aerial Detachable Grip Passenger Ropeways.


Detecting Alcohol, Drugs (legal and illegal), Fatigue and Medical Impairment in the Workplace Workshop

Facilitator:  Ron Miciuk
April 25, 2019
Cost: $115 per participant

This workshop provides education on the detection and recognition of the sign/symptoms of alcohol, drug use, fatigue and medical impairment. If not dealt with in a timely manner, impairment from alcohol, drugs, fatigue and medical impairment can have detrimental and potentially fatal consequences in the workplace.

This seminar will highlight “how to recognize and detect marijuana impairment in the workplace”.

The concept of drugs which cause impairment in a work environment is explained and major drug categories, including the drugs of choice within a community setting, are outlined. Participants learn how to identify individuals exhibiting signs of drug use and/or impairment. This training seminar equips participants with the knowledge and skills required to evaluate and properly document identifiable symptoms.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify visible signs and symptoms of individuals who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or may be suffering from fatigue or medical impairment.
  • Identify the observable effects of each of the seven major drug categories.
  • Identify certain medical conditions that may produce similar signs of impairment, properly document such observations.

Ron Miciuk is a senior Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor/Facilitator in Canada and an impaired driving coordinator for the Province of British Columbia.
He has been involved in the testing, approval, procurement and course design for the roadside alcohol screening device. Ron is an instructor in oral fluid testing for drugs and has instructed drug and alcohol impairment and detection across North America.

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