Hetek’s Training and Consulting division provides a wide variety of services and our professional training developers are available to discuss customized training for any of your health and safety requirements.
Our training services include:
- Training on the use of instruments sold by Hetek;
- Operator Certification programs for instruments sold by Hetek;
- Confined Space Entry Training and Certification,
- Fugitive Emission Testing;
- Health and Safety Management and Documentation, and
- Water Treatment Plant Operator Courses.
To discuss Hetek’s training and consulting services, please contact:
Hetek Training: Solutions Through Learning
Effective training is more than a lecture by the leader. It requires educational tools and programs tailored to meet the needs of the class. Our training designs respect the needs of adult learners and focus on learning by doing. All of our programs are active, engaging and involving to ensure the successful transfer of knowledge to the job.
Our qualified trainers are not only certified in adult learning, they also come with years of experience in the industry.
We have the ability to customize the courses and work closely with clients to determine the learning outcomes, the testing and skill verification required and the scope of understanding the program needs to build. Our team will build a fresh, engaging and effective course tailored to meet your organization’s goals and needs.
Helping clients meet the challenges of the ever changing workplace is the goal of Hetek Training. Whether you choose a classroom session, a skills assessment, or a hands-on field based course, Hetek’s programs will provide your organization with effective and lasting Solutions Through Learning.
Training / Environmental Services
Maggie Gram, Training Coordinator
Ph: 519.659.1144 x 225
Courses for Water & Wastewater Operators
It is important that you not only do what is right, but that you can prove that you did what was right. Proper documentation is the key. Participants develop an understanding of what type of documentation is required for everything from system maintenance tasks to production processes.
Significant time is dedicated to the role of documentation in Compliance, Due Diligence, and other legal aspects. This one-day workshop is useful for both field and office based staff.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 1222
This course develops knowledge and skills related to safe confined space practices for both entrants and attendants. Working in small teams and using a variety of interactive classroom activities, participants explore real world experiences in cases and videos.
Using supplied air equipment and other personal protective tools each participant gets the opportunity to join a team to plan and undertake a simulated confined space entry.
This program is available both as a one-day refresher course and as a two-day in-depth program. The course can make use of the equipment already in place in your organization allowing practice with existing harness, tripod and other entry tools.
Director Approved 1 Day: 0.7 CEUs / 2 Day: 1.5 CEUs, Course ID# 150
This two-day workshop develops a clear understanding of the laws, responsibilities and requirements associated with environmental compliance. In this practical and realistic program participants examine not only the law, but the impacts of the law on the industry and their roles and responsibilities in the eyes of the law relative to environmental compliance. From daily work activities to the challenges associated with spill prevention and response, the workshop explores the key issues looking at the “how to” aspects of work related to environment and the “why-to” behind regulations.
The two-day introductory course is designed for front line supervisors and front line workers whose daily job actions have an impact on organizational compliance. A one-day refresher course is available for participants who have already completed the two-day program. A one-day compliance program for senior managers, engineering staff and public officials outlines the corporate regulatory responsibilities and highlights the how-to and why-to behind key legislative requirements. Director Approved CEU Value: 1.4, Course ID# 152
Hetek has successfully trained thousands of locaters throughout Canada and internationally. Accurately locating underground facilities is an essential part of utility operations. This program blends theory, field practice, documentation and a discussion on legal implications to give a complete understanding of pipe and cable locating. Participants learn how locating equipment operates, best practices for solid results in the field and troubleshooting tips to help ensure the most accurate locating. A workbook that assigns practice exercises to be carried out back on the job is included.
The workshop is delivered as a one-day session with field exercises in a practice simulation.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 1641
Applied Physical Sciences for Water and Wastewater operators explores a variety of topics that relate directly to daily work in the field of water and wastewater operations. Whatever part of the water or wastewater industry operators are involved in, chemistry and microbiology are playing an important role in the processes used to prepare potable water or clean wastewater effluent to acceptable levels.
In this one-day workshop session participants have an opportunity to examine the chemistry of water, the ways in which chemicals are used to treat water, and the role that microbiology plays in the water industry.
It is critical for everyone working in the industry to understand how the chemicals used daily to treat water and wastewater actually work and why and how they are used.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 151
Wastewater Specific Courses
Designed for operators and wastewater collection staff with responsibilities for maintenance associated with lift or pump stations and force mains of all sizes, this one-day course focuses on the importance of proactive maintenance actions. Using examples of common diagnostic tips and techniques as well as building an understanding of common maintenance challenges and ways to overcome them, the course also includes key regulatory information and the importance of documentation.
Not Director Approved. Wastewater CEU Value: 0.6
The course focuses on the overall system challenges associated with various characteristics, the maintenance and treatment implications, the implication of combined sewer overflows. In addition the program explores sampling, lab safety, regulatory compliance obligations, the importance of the Certificate of Approval requirements and the critical role of documentation.
Not Director Approved. Wastewater CEU Value: 1.4
Encouraging a pro-active approach to operating and maintaining collection systems is the focus of this one day program. It is designed to build an awareness of the importance of a properly maintained system, the health and safety considerations associated with working in and around wastewater operations and the potential impacts of common system challenges such as inflow and infiltration. A number of proactive maintenance diagnostic actions from smoke and dye testing to the use of CCTV explorations are discussed.
This one day program is a valuable overview for all collection staff and a good refresher for experienced staff.
Not Director Approved. Wastewater CEU Value: 0.7
Director-Approved Water Practical Courses
The world of field services is a practical hands-on environment – why should training be any different? In the courses below, every effort is made to ensure that the course relates to the learning styles of municipal practitioners.
Hetek partners with several world-class practitioners in the following practices:
Ensuring that there is always enough water to fight fires is an ongoing challenge in the ever-changing world of water distribution. This course ties the regulations and standards (NFPA 291, IAO, Fire Research etc) into the practical aspects of proper selection of test hydrants, selection and use of appropriate equipment for measurement of the flow and pressure, best practices for recording, calculation and plotting of the data, interpretation of test results and arriving at colour code, plus other uses of fire flow tests (water modeling, building design, irrigation, insurance) and the extension of the above techniques to C-factor analysis.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 2161
Water distribution system fire hydrants are the key to effective firefighting, and the protection of both public and private property and public safety. This hydrant course is designed to maximize the hands-on approach, and deal with the field practitioner’s common concerns. The audience is encouraged to bring a hydrant for tear-down, and to help customize the day for their best usage. The issues dealt with in this one-day activity are:
- Regulations and Standards applicable to Hydrants
- Basic operation and operating types
- Installation practices
- Operation and maintenance
- Problems and troubleshooting
- Fire flow and non-fire flow utilization of hydrants
- Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 5610
Water distribution systems must deliver clean water. Flushing and swabbing help to create the environment of cleanliness required for public health and safety. This course starts with the reasons for carrying out flushing programs, describes the types of flushing programs, and various approaches to developing a flushing program. Then it describes unidirectional flushing principles, swabbing methods and applications in Ontario, including pigging, water blasting, and Hydro-Pneumatic Flushing (Air Scouring). It also includes a section on safe disposal of flushing and swabbing effluent.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 3042
A water distribution system’s effectiveness hinges on the “integrity” of each new or modified watermain. Commissioning is related to:
- Mechanical Integrity (Pressure Test)
- Biological Integrity (Disinfection and Sampling)
- Hydraulic Integrity (Flow Test)
This course focuses on the project management and organization of Commissioning best practices. Emphasis is also placed on the level of troubleshooting and critical thinking required in the field, as all critical areas are covered.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 1221
The ability to operate a distribution system rests on the ability to operate valves effectively. Many valve Operational Maintenance Programs do not return immediate investment, and are easy to abandon. This course provides a foundation for understanding the various valve types, and the standards that are applied (AWWA 500, 504, 508, 509, 512, and 550). The issues of corrosion, air and water hammer, resistance points, seating thrust and safe torque procedures are all explained. Maintenance issues include valve turning benefits, location, reliability, faster isolation, extended valve life, better customer service. The best practices explained include:
- Valve Packings
- Repair frequency
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 2801
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Safe Drinking Water Branch released the new Watermain Disinfection Procedure (WDP) at the end of November, 2015. This course is designed to outline the specifications added in the WDP, compare them with the AWWA 651-2014 standard, and allow the participants to apply any changes to Standard Operating Procedures. This course will be of most interest to municipal Distribution Water Operators, Supervisors, Foreman, Directors, Managers, etc., and has been submitted for CEU’s and Director approval. It may also be of interest to external contractors that participate with municipalities in either new construction of water distribution piping, or in ongoing repairs on current piping, during leaks, bursts, etc.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.3, Course ID# 11717
We protect the public health by adding chlorine, chloramines, and utilizing other disinfecting methods to ensure the quality and safety of our water distribution systems. But once water in the distribution network has been prepared for drinking, the residual disinfectants can have an adverse impact on the environment. There is a requirement to dechlorinate any deliberate release of drinking water.
This half-day course is a refresher course designed to review the Dechlorination mechanisms and methodologies.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.4, Course ID# 7154
EXTENDED COURSE LIST – SEPTEMBER 2016 ADDITIONS
Extended Course List - Water Courses
This general course prepares prospective operators for the initial examination to become a licensed operator of drinking water systems. Persons wishing to become an operator must first obtain an OIT Certificate and License which also allows new operators to gain one year of valid operating experience towards becoming a Class 1 Operator. Success rates are improved dramatically by taking this course.
Director Approved CEU Value: 3.4, Course ID# 5147
This course was developed for those who wish to prepare for BOTH Water Treatment Operator and Water Distribution Operator exams. The course content has been developed in accordance with Ontario “Need To Know” criteria at the basic level to successfully write certification exams. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the basic principles of conventional water treatment, regulatory requirements, and their role and responsibility in maintaining proper monitoring and control of water supply systems for providing safe drinking water to their communities.
Director Approved CEU Value: 2.8, Course ID# 10093
We offer a total of four MOE approved courses designed to prepare operators for Water Treatment Operator examinations in Ontario. Participants will develop a clear understanding of the principles of conventional water treatment, technologies used, risks associated with improper treatment, regulatory requirements, and their role and responsibility in maintaining proper monitoring and control of water supply systems for providing safe drinking water to their communities.
- Water Treatment Operator level 3&4 (5 Days) 3.5 CEU, Course ID#
- Water Treatment Operator level 1&2 (4 Days) 2.8 CEU, Course ID# 9754
- Water Treatment Operator level 3&4 (4 Days) 2.8 CEU, Course ID#
We offer two MOE approved courses designed to prepare operators for WaterDistribution Operator examinations in Ontario We also offer two MOE approved courses designed to prepare operators for Water Distribution and Supply Operator examinations in Ontario. Content has been developed in accordance with Ontario “Need To Know” criteria at the appropriate level to successfully write certification exams. Operators will develop a clear understanding of water distribution layouts and principles of operation, risks associated with improper operating and maintenance practices, regulatory requirements, and their role and responsibility in maintaining proper monitoring and control for providing safe drinking water to their communities.
- Water Distribution and Supply (5 Days) 3.5 CEU, Course ID# 6494
- Water Distribution and Supply (5 Days) 3.5 CEU, Course ID# 6493
- Water Distribution and Supply (4 Days) 2.8 CEU, Course ID# 8758
- Water Distribution and Supply (4 Days) 2.8 CEU, Course ID# 9493
This is the latest category of regulated drinking water systems. After completing this course, participants will understand the requirements of the new SDWS regulation, it’s application, and will be able to identify the best operation and maintenance practices for providing safe drinking water. Participants will gain a clear understanding of water quality concerns associated with SDWS and will learn proper response to adverse water quality situations.
Director Approved CEU Value: 2.1, Course ID# 4510
Most people do not give much thought to the mostly underground and invisible system that conveys quality drinking water to their homes, schools, hospitals and workplaces. This workshop is designed to provide a clear understanding of how the underground piping network and equipment works to deliver drinking water continually to consumers. Best industry practices including safety issues related to excavation and repair, required to maintain this critical system in good working condition at all times, will be presented.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 9313
After completing this course, participants will be able to identify and address the challenges involved in maintaining drinking water quality from entry to the distribution system to the consumers’ tap. They will acquire a clear understanding of the sources of contamination, and operation and maintenance practices to prevent water quality deterioration. Applicable regulations and conformance measures will be discussed along with recommended practices for monitoring and control.
Participants will learn how typical distribution system design, materials of construction, and operation and maintenance practices affect quality and delivery of safe drinking water. This course will improve the ability of Operations staff to mitigate quality concerns within the distribution system caused by these factors, assisting them in clearly understanding the impacts on customers through water supply quality, quantity, pressure, and flow. Emphasis is placed on good practices associated with monitoring and control, maintenance and repair, and good decision making.
Director Approved CEU Value: 1.4, Course ID# 7593
After completing this course, participants will understand how water facilities could become contaminated during construction, maintenance and repair. Participants will acquire a clear understanding of the principles, requirements, and the methods of disinfection including monitoring and control. They will also learn the impacts of improper disinfection practices on the security of drinking water. Safety and proper practices will be emphasized when handling and storing disinfectants.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 6492
The workshop provides in-depth instruction for the operation, control and trouble-shooting of hypo-chlorination systems. Emphasis is placed on system type, including sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite and on-site hypochlorite generating systems. Participants will acquire a clear understanding of the characteristics of hypochlorites, handling and storage practices, and the principles of hypochlorite feed systems.
Extended Course List - Wastewater Courses
We offer a total of four courses designed to prepare operators for WasteWater Treatment Operator examinations in Ontario. Content has been developed in accordance with Ontario “Need To Know” criteria at the appropriate level to successfully write certification exams. Operators will develop a clear understanding of the principles of wastewater treatment, technologies used, risks associated with improper treatment, regulatory requirements, and their role and responsibility in maintaining proper monitoring and control to prevent contaminants entering the environment. The Information gained will enhance their awareness, know-ledge and skill in wastewater treatment.
- WasteWater Treatment Operator level 1&2 40 hours, (5 Days)(3.5 CEU)
- WasteWater Treatment Operator level 3&4 40 hours, (5 Days)(3.5 CEU)
- WasteWater Treatment Operator level 1&2 32 hours, (4 Days)(2.8 CEU)
- WasteWater Treatment Operator level 3&4 32 hours, (4 Days)(2.8 CEU)
This general course prepares prospective operators for the initial examination to become a licensed operator of wastewater systems. Wastewater collection and treatment are covered at a basic level. Persons wishing to become an operator must first obtain an OIT Certificate and License which also allows new operators to gain one year of valid operating experience towards becoming a Class 1 Operator. Success rates are improved dramatically by taking this course.
Not Director Approved. Wastewater CEU Value: 3.5
We offer a total of four courses designed to prepare operators for WasteWater Collection Operator examinations in Ontario. Content has been developed in accordance with Ontario “Need To Know” criteria at the appropriate level to successfully write certification exams. Operators will develop a clear understanding of wastewater collection principles, risks associated with improper practices, safety practices, and their role and responsibility in maintaining proper monitoring and control to prevent damage or contamination from occurring in the community.
Not Director Approved. Wastewater CEU Value: 3.5
This course consists of theory and practice, intended to advance the knowledge and skills of wastewater operators when operating and maintaining wastewater collection systems, lift stations and lagoons. Emphasis is placed on good practices, safety, management, monitoring and control.
Not Director Approved. Wastewater CEU Value: 1.4
Extended Course List - Water & Wastewater Courses
Water and wastewater treatment operators are introduced to the agents of waterborne disease and how they are eliminated or controlled by disinfection. Participants will develop a clear under-standing of chlorine disinfection which water and wastewater operators will use throughout their professional career.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 5832
Participants will develop a clear understanding of pump principles including motion, pressure and head, flow and velocity. They will understand the impact on pump performance due to poor design, improper installation and harsh environmental conditions. This information will improve the participants’ ability to recognize and assess pump performance.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 7353
This course focuses on pumps and pumping systems in water and wastewater applications. Participants will develop a clear understanding of pump and system hydraulics; pump selection factors, installation, and recommended monitoring, control, and maintenance practices. Emphasis will be placed on common operating problems such as pump cavitations, water hammer, excess vibration, and overheating. Participants will be taught to interpret pump and system characteristics curves, perform assessments of pump and system performance.
Director Approved CEU Value: 1.4, Course ID# 7055
Designed to advance the knowledge of water and waste-water operators, participants will develop the skill to interpret and use drawings to deepen their understanding of the design and normal operation of their facilities. This knowledge will assist them when they need to plan and execute process shutdowns and isolation, or create alternate operating modes in cases of emergency.
Director Approved CEU Value: 0.7, Course ID# 6555
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All instruments purchased through Hetek are supported by our service and repair team located throughout Canada. Hetek operates two repair and service labs in London, ON and Calgary, AB; as well as six mobile calibration and repair vehicles located in Quebec, Ontario, and Alberta.
Hetek provides onsite commissioning and training for all its water treatment equipment and works closely with municipalities to assist them with their water loss management initiatives through offering direct sales, leases, and field services through Managed Service Agreements.
Hetek provides a variety of inspection services for natural gas distribution infrastructure, mid-stream and upstream pipelines and gathering systems, stationary facility monitoring, land fill gas emission monitoring, situational rapid response detection and other non-pipeline related opportunities.