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 currently 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.”
Representatives from the Canada West Ski Areas Association; Technical Safety BC; Alberta Elevating Devices and Amusement Rides Safety Association and Selkirk College developed these courses specifically for those working with and experienced in the operation and maintenance of Passenger Ropeways and Passenger Conveyors.
Course content is specific to Z98-14 requirements only and does not address licensing and safety requirements of safety authorities in Provincial jurisdictions.
Step 1. Once you have paid for this course here, you will be sent a receipt from the college. Next, your course instructor will be notified of your payment and they will send information for enrolling in and completing the online training course(s) with practice quiz questions. This is self-directed and done on-line via Selkirk College. This must be completed prior to moving to the next step. Upon successful completion of this step, students will automatically be registered for step 2.
Step 2. In the second step in the course, students participate in hands-on practical workshops, held on site at the hosting ski resort, with industry experts who share practical, applied knowledge related to each course and prepare learners for writing their examination that same day. This often runs in conjuction with the spring CWSAA conferences (see bottom of page for registration link).
Step 3. Participants are allowed 2 hours to complete the exam and must score 80% for a passing grade and, depending on logistics of the offering, this can be done on-site or can be invigilated off-site. Ask your instructor for details.
Lift 151 Surface Passenger Ropeways
This course provides a framework to help course participants and the course instructors to focus on important topics and concerns related to the safe operation of surface lifts, the essential maintenance requirements of surface lifts (This includes Fibre and Wire Rope Tows; Ropeways for secondary Carriers (ie Tube Tows), T Bars, J Bars, Platter Lifts and Passenger conveyors) and British Columbia regulations related to these lifts, including the CSA Z98 Code.
Lift 152 Aerial Fixed Grip Passenger Ropeways
The primary purpose of the Level 2 Fixed Grip Circulating Ropeways is to verify and validate the experience and qualifications of fixed grip circulating passenger ropeway maintenance mechanics through a review of fixed grip passenger ropeway maintenance requirements, operations and regulations, and a subsequent fixed grip passenger ropeways mechanic qualifying test.
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 Aerial Detachable Grip Passenger Ropeways
This course provides a framework to help participants and the course instructors to focus on important topics and concerns related to the safe operation of detachable grip passenger ropeways, the essential maintenance requirements of detachable grip ropeways, and British Columbia regulations related to these ropeways, including the CSA Z98 Code.
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 delves further into the regulations to include requirements that apply to both fixed and detachable grip passenger ropeways and those that apply to detachable grip ropeways only.