This is a classroom-based 1-day SCS-certified course in workplace violence training for supervisors and managers, providing the tools and skills in minimizing and preventing violence and harassment in the workplace. It is available from SCS when requested to suit your schedule, with a minimum of 5 student enrollments required.

Every employer in Canada has a responsibility to protect their workers from workplace hazards, and that includes workplace violence. This course will provide you the skills and professional development to your supervisors and managerial staff, and help us prevent violence in the workplace.

Course Content

Course topics include the following:

  • Workplace violence definitions
  • Provincial and federal legislation
  • Prevention measures
  • Corporate policies
  • Peer, union, and team support

You will learn what defines workplace violence under the provincial and federal regulations, and how the definition is “read into” beyond simple physical violence or threats thereof. You will also cover what legislation in Canada applies to workplace violence situations and programs, and what obligations an employer has from province to province, or federally.

You will find out the effective violence prevention measures that stop workplace violence before it starts. This includes discussion of what policies against workplace violence your company or organization requires, what the policy must contain, and what responsibilities must be assigned.

Preventing workplace violence is a team effort, and the support of peer groups, unions, and working teams is critical to the success of any workplace violence prevention program. Gaining that support is also covered in the course.

Prerequisites and PPE

You don’t need to complete any other courses or have any prior experience to enroll in this course. However, this course is recommended for staff in a supervisory or management role. You also don’t need to bring along any personal protective equipment (PPE).

Note: All courses require you to have government-issued photo ID.