Take In-Person Farm Safe Courses Through CASA

Are you a business looking to train your employees in safe ATV operation? A producer* that needs new hires to get up to speed on safe tractor operation? A safety professional looking for group instruction on low stress cattle handling?

You’re in luck. CASA offers a number of in-person farm safety courses that cover health and safety best practices from across the industry. And they are available in all ten provinces.

CASA courses are delivered by our network of Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)—agricultural occupational health and safety professionals that have been selected and trained by CASA to deliver CASA courses and services

Course participants will receive a certificate of completion. Most courses are four to six hours in length but can be adjusted based on need and available time. Some courses combine classroom and hands-on training, while others take place in a classroom setting.

* Attention primary producers, CASA training courses are intended as a general safety course. To take a course that includes information on provincial legislation, CASA strongly recommends that you contact your equivalent provincial safety organization to inquire into the status of similar course offerings. Please note that in the event that provincially equivalent courses are not available, CASA may be able to customize a course to accommodate some additional training requirements. Additional charges may apply. Please include any customization needs in your course request form.

ATV Safety Awareness for Agricultural Work

Operating an ATV in a farm setting is very important for farmers and their families, farm workers and supervisors.

Additional Details

In-person course

(6 hour course, includes theory and hands-on training; course length can adjusted based on need/available time)

On successful completion of course, each participant will be able to:

  • Describe legal requirements for ATV operation in agricultural settings.
  • Explain the special characteristics of ATVs, and their effect on safety and operation
    • Balloon-type tires
    • High centre of gravity
    • The presence or absence of a differential
    • Rider-active
    • ROPS or other protection
  • List the protective gear for an ATV operator.
  • Describe a pre-ride and post-ride inspection of the ATV.
  • Explain safe operating tips in a variety of common situations.

Safe Horse Handling

This training program is valuable for working cowboys, ranch hands, and family members who use horses as part of their daily or seasonal work activities. It is adaptable and useful for the recreational rider, packers and wranglers, and those who handle horses to a lesser degree.

Additional Details

In-person course

(6 hours but can be split into shorter segments, includes theory and discussion)

This training program is designed to build the safe handling practices of those who use horses and to help them realize their ability to affect the outcome of potentially hazardous situations using safe horse handling procedures and techniques. This course will allow participants to:

  • Understand basic safe horse handling:
  • Be better prepared for rough country riding
  • Understand principles of safe range roping and pasture doctoring
  • Be better able to safely undertake farrier work

Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Orientation

Operating a tractor safely is an essential skill on most farms.

Additional Details

In-person course

(6 hour course, includes theory and hands-on exercise; course length can adjusted based on need/available time)

This practical, hands-on tractor safety course will enable participants to:

  • Understand hazards associated with tractors
  • Regulations that govern tractors and their use
  • Tractor stability
  • Safe tractor operation
  • Principals of safe hitching and attaching to implements
  • Negotiate the tractor in a controlled field exam.

Low Stress Cattle Handling

Everyone benefits when livestock are handled in a calm and consistent manner.

Additional Details

In-person course

(4 hour course, includes theory and optional hands-on activity; course length can adjusted based on need/available time)

This course covers:

  • Low stress cattle handling background
  • Animal science research
  • Understanding cattle behavior
  • Moving cattle
  • Special hazards
  • Bull safety
  • Livestock facilities

Protecting the Health and Safety of Vulnerable Workers in the Agricultural Workplace

This half-day train-the-trainer program is designed for farm owners and managers, to guide them in the development of their own training programs for their workers.

Additional Details

In-person course

(4 hour course, includes theory and discussion; course length can adjusted based on need/available time)

In this workshop attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • The basic responsibilities of farm owners and operators and people that work on their farms
  • The categories of vulnerable workers
  • Why some workers are considered vulnerable
  • Strategies for training vulnerable workers
  • Tools and resources for training vulnerable workers

Conducting On-Farm Health and Safety Inspections (FarmSafe Inspection Course)

Farm safety inspections are an important issue in agriculture today. Each year in Canada an average of 104 people are killed in farm-related incidents. Many of these injuries and fatalities can be avoided through the simple act of farm safety inspections that help prevent not only injuries, but also costly breakdowns and other losses.

Additional Details

In-person course

(4 hour course, includes theory and discussion; course length can adjusted based on need/available time)

Through a blended approach using hands-on and classroom sessions, the CASA course Conducting On-Farm Health and Safety Inspections will help you to:

  • Understand why farm safety inspections are key in the prevention of farm safety incidents.
  • Develop a safety thought process.
  • Develop a written inspection system that can be adapted for your particular farm.

Request a Course

To request a course, fill out and submit a course request form and a CASA representative will get back to you with a course quote shortly.

Grain Safety Training

Interested in grain safety training? Check out our BeGrainSafe Firefighter & Producer courses.