General Mine Safety Awareness


Mine Safety Classroom Training

General Mine Safety Awareness (GMSA) is a 24-hour training course required for any contractor working on a mine site in Saskatchewan as of June 30, 2018. This is a Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) requirement.

The program provides an overview of mine safety through 13 modules:
1. Saskatchewan Mining Regulations Employment Act
2. Hazard recognition
3. Personal protective equipment
4. Safe use of hand and power tools
5. Safe use of scaffolding and ladders
6. Controlled energy
7. Fire safety
8. Environmental safety
9. Reporting incidents
10. Ground control awareness
11. Self-rescue techniques
12. Asbestos awareness
13. Fit for duty and drug and alcohol testing

The course is delivered over three days. Classes will proceed as scheduled with a minimum enrollment of 10 students. Additional courses may be scheduled according to demand.

2018 Schedule

(Dates subject to change)
June 26, 27, 28
Aug. 14, 15, 16

Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays starting at 8 a.m.
Cost: $646
Location: Parkland College Esterhazy Campus (501 Kennedy Drive)

Please register at least one week in advance to guarantee your seat in the course.

For more information please contact:

Jenny Evanik
Receptionist, Trades & Technology Centre
Direct: 1.306.786.2760
Toll Free: 1.866.783.6766

**International students please email

Last Updated: June 5, 2018