WHMIS TRAIN-THE-TRAINER (Training Presented at Client's Site)


(Training Presented at Client's Site)

(2 to 3 days*) - Max. 6 Students

Provide required training to selected individuals, enabling them to act as in-house trainers, so as to provide instruction to company employees, leading to the issue of WHMIS Record of Training Certificate.

Day 1: Instruction Skills

(1 to 6 Hours depending on students comfort skills in presenting information – Please see Note below)

The Instruction Skills Session Learning Outcomes Are As Follows:

Upon completion of this session, the student will know:

  • How to Plan training sessions
  • How to prepare a lesson Plan
  • How to deal with brakes (starting sessions on time)
  • How to maintain an "up-beat" attitude throughout the presentation.
  • How to organize the classroom
  • How to effectively use visual aids (Overheads, Slides, Video, Flip-charts/White Boards)
  • Time management
  • How to motivate students to be more receptive
  • How to provide ongoing evaluation of students’ comprehension of the material being taught
  • How to train and present information effectively
  • How to maintain control of students
  • How to ensure the students will have the knowledge and skills required for the safe handling of hazardous materials. 

In addition to the above, the Train-The -Trainer manual will include Practical training tips, preparation checklists and Lesson Plan Formats for the selected subject/s.

*NOTE:  Length of course depends on participants’ previous experience in presenting subjects/ (public speaking), in order to overcome “stage-fright” and develop confidence in presentation/instruction skills.

Balance of Day 1 to Day 2 and up to Day 3: Providing Actual Instruction

(This session may start in the latter part of the morning or afternoon of day 1 or as Day 2 and may continue to Day 3 ...  resulting in 16 to 22 hours of theory/practical combination, depending on students’ comfort skills in presenting information)

It is designed to ensure the Learning Instructor has the Instruction skills and comprehension of the technical and legislation-related aspects of WHMIS (including the background knowledge required to explain specific WHMIS-related terminology), in order to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to safely work with hazardous substances. 

The session will start with a review of the required knowledge of WHMIS: Generic and Workplace-Specific.

It will cover the following:

Subject to the amounts and varieties of hazardous substances being used and the manner in which they are used (risk of exposure), the time frame for this session, which covers the technical and legislation-related aspects of WHMIS could be as long as 8 or more hours with a maximum of 6 participants (being trained for their first time). Fewer participants (or reduced risk of exposure - due to methods or a smaller variety of substances) results in shorter discussion periods and therefore less time (to a minimum time frame of 4 to 6 hours).

Session Contents:

Generic Portion:

  1. Development of WHMIS Legislation, Background and Definitions;
  2. Legislated requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for Industrial Establishments, as related to WHMIS:
    1. Employer's responsibilities
    2. Supplier's responsibilities
    3. Employee's rights & responsibilities
  3. Requirements for workplace worker training
  4. Toxicology
  5. Hazard recognition
  6. Hazard assessment
  7. Hazard Control
  8. Labels/Hazard Symbols
    1. WHMIS (Workshop)
    2. Consumer Products (Workshop)
  9. MSDS
    1. Contents
    2. Interpretation of MSDS contents (Workshop)

Workplace-Specific Portion:

  Approximately 65% of classroom time be taken to cover items # 8 & 9, as they represent the most critical WHMIS elements.

Workplace-specific contents and areas of concern to be addressed would be finalized with the Joint Health & Safety Committee OR Worker safety Representative. We recommend that each participant be supplied with copies of MSDSs for the two most commonly used hazardous materials. These copies would be used during the MSDS workshop, to enable the participant to understand how to obtain critical information for safe use of the product/s specific to their work area.

Generic Portion:

Items 1 through 3 can be covered within 15% of classroom time. Items 4 through 7 can be covered within 20% of classroom time.


Lecture, videos, overheads, discussion of workplace-specific forms/documents (provided by instructor and any provided by client) and discussion generated by question and answer periods.

Once our Instructor is satisfied that the students have grasped the comprehension of the subject’s technical aspects, the students will be required to develop lessons plans and present instruction on specific sections of the WHMIS Course.  Our instructor will provide feedback to the student during, and at the end of each presentation.  This process continues until all elements of the WHMIS Course have been presented in a satisfactory manner by the students.  


The Training takes place on client’s premises. The assigned training area will need to be equipped with tables and chairs to accommodate up to 6 participants. Training equipment, such as Flip Chart/White Board and Audio/Video will be discussed with client as to availability/requirement at time of scheduling course.


WHMIS Training is a serious process and requires effective training (The consequences of missing delivery on just one element of critical information, may result in serious injury or property damage). To ensure our students will carry out the training as affectively as required by present standards, we offer a follow up visit during the new Instructor’s first training session for a flat fee of $200.  An Invoice for the follow up visit will be issued upon scheduling and will be due at the start of the training session. In the event the follow up visit indicates that additional training is required, that additional training will be delivered at no additional cost.


How can I get more information or register?

Once you have selected your subjects, please proceed to the Training Inquiry page and complete the online form, indicating the Courses and number of participants. One of our training staff, who will be glad to provide you with all the information you may require, will contact you.