Outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people will be allowed starting Monday, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro announced Thursday. (Photo by Paul Taillon/Office of the Premier)

Alberta offers Restrictions Exemption Program safety training

The Government of Alberta is offering front-line workers a Restrictions Exemption Safety training course.

The training is available to employees of Alberta-based businesses and organizations who are implementing the REP and other COVID-19 safety requirements.

The 45-minute online training is available to employers and staff at no cost to help them assess and manage challenging situations that may arise during their daily operations.

The training includes information and resources that workers need to keep themselves and customers safe while implementing COVID-19 safety requirements, such as requesting proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test, physical distancing or masking.

“We recognize this has been a challenging time for many Alberta workers as they continue to do their jobs to keep businesses open while also ensuring the health and safety of their colleagues and patrons,” said Tyler Shandro, Minister of Labour and Immigration in a news release.

“This training will help empower workers with the skills and confidence to safely implement the Restrictions Exemption Program.”

The REP Safety Training is being delivered through ARETE Training, a Canadian-based provider of bullying, harassment, personal safety, de-escalation and violence prevention training. Employers must enroll for the training on behalf of their employees