Welcome to Selkirk College online training courses....
These three courses (Lift 151, Lift 152 and Lift 153) are developed to give maintenance and operational staff 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 information is also provided on the maintenance and operational requirements of lifts.
Representatives from the Canada West Ski Areas Association; Technical Safety BC; Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Safety Association, Alberta Safety Codes Council and Selkirk College developed these courses for those working with and experienced in the operation and maintenance of Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors.
The lift course content is based on the most recent edition of the Z98 (Z98-19) and may reference changes from Z98-14. It is recommended that those registering for these courses obtain and use a copy of Z98-19 . Note that the lift courses are specific to Z98 requirements ONLY and do not address licensing and safety requirements of individual safety authorities in Provincial jurisdictions.
Step 1. Once you have registered and paid for this course here, you will be sent a receipt from the college along with an information sheet on how to enroll in the online course so you can complete the training and practice quiz questions. Your course instructor will also be notified of your enrollment and is available for questions. These are a self-directed courses.
Step 2. Your instructor will provide you with an examination date for your course(s). Participants are allowed 2 hours to complete each exam and must score 80% for a passing grade. Each of the three courses will have a separate exam date that will be administered remotely by the instructor. Ask your instructor for details.
Dates: There are three intakes of these courses per year.
Exams are via Zoom and a working webcam and mic are required to take the exam.
1) Fall: September to December (next exams Dec 8 (151), 9 (152), 10 (153), 2021 at 9:00 PST)
2) Winter: January to April (next exams April 20, 21, 22, 2022)
3) Spring: May to June (next exams June 22, 23, 24, 2022)
**Western Canada Small Ski Resort Scholarships: If you are a small ski resort in Western Canada with less than 20,000 skier days, please contact DistanceAdmissions@selkirk.ca to see if you qualify for our 50% scholarship - for the first 5 participants of each course.
Lift 151 Surface Passenger Ropeways
Using the CSA Z98-19 Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors code book, LIFT 151 provides a framework to guide course participants through current applicable regulations governing the construction, operation and maintenance of Surface Passenger Ropeways (This includes Fibre and Wire Rope Tows; Ropeways for Secondary Carriers (ie Tube Tows), T Bars, J Bars, Platter Lifts), and Passenger Conveyors.
This is a self-directed course and you can expect to spend approximately 40hrs to complete it before the set examination date.
Lift 152 Aerial Fixed Grip Passenger Ropeways
Lift 152 carries on from Lift 151 and moves into regulations governing the construction, maintenance and operation of FIXED GRIP AERIAL PASSENGER ROPEWAYS.
This course looks at the Development of the Z98 Standard and studies construction, maintenance and operational requirements found in Clauses 4, 6, 11, 12, 13 and Annexes A through L. found in Z98-19 Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors
This is a self-directed course and you can expect to spend approximately 25hrs to complete it before the set examination date.
***Lift 151 exam must be successfully completed prior to writting the Lift 152 exam. Courses and exams can all be taken within the same intake.
Lift 153 Aerial Detachable Grip Passenger Ropeways
Lift 153 moves into regulations governing Detachable Grip Aerial Passenger Ropeways and provides a framework to guide participants through important topics and regulations related to the safe construction, maintenance and operation of detachable grip installations, found in the CSA Standard; Z98-19 Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors.
Lift 153 delves further into the regulations to include requirements that apply to both fixed and detachable grip aerial passenger ropeways and those that apply to detachable grip aerial passenger ropeways only. This course continues with discussions on Z98-19 content and studies construction, maintenance and operational requirements found in Clauses 4, 6, 11, 12, 13 and Annexes A through L of the Standard.
This is a self-directed course and you can expect to spend approximately 20hrs to complete it before the set examination date.
***Lift 151 & 152 exams must be successfully completed prior to writing the Lift 153 exam. Courses and exams can all be written within the same intake.