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Vancouver Community College (VCC) is proud to offer programming to support cleaners and other workers in the building service industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
VCC's funded Building Service Worker (BSW) foundation course provides the fundamentals of the Building Service Worker field, including health and safety practices, cleaning procedures, tools and equipment, and anti-contagion practices. You will also learn about enhanced cleaning techniques and best practices to help prevent or reduce the impact of contagions, such as COVID-19. Concepts will be taught through a combination of direct instruction, video demonstrations, self-directed reading, classroom discussion, and activities/assignments. The Building Service Worker Foundations course is suitable for those who want to work in the cleaning and maintaining of commercial, institutional, or residential buildings.
These courses are being provided tuition-free thanks to funding from the Government of British Columbia.
Maintaining safe work environment Using personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety equipment
Planning and organizing work
Using communication techniques
Demonstrating service industry professionalism
Using hand and power tools and equipment
Organizing and maintaining custodial cleaning closet
Selecting and using appropriate cleaning cloths Performing dry and wet cleaning procedures
Using pH scale, disinfectants, and green cleaning principles
Cleaning carpet, hard floors, glass, stairways, walls and/or ceilings
Cleaning food preparation areas and wash/restrooms
How microorganisms cause infection in humans
Identifying and applying levels of infection control
Performing personal infection control practices
Applying safe practices to avoid contamination and spread of hantavirus
Performing cleaning/sanitation and disinfection practices to avoid contamination and spread of bacteria and viruses in a public setting
Maintaining a healthy work environment
This program is for adults (16 years or older) who reside in B.C. and are eligible to work in Canada.
All tuition for these pilot courses is covered and at no additional cost to the employer or individual participant.
Upon satisfactory completion, participants will receive a Statement of Completion.
This course is delivered in a blended format, which includes 5 half-days of online classes and 1 half-day of in-person, hands-on training at an offsite location.
Space is limited and seats will be awarded on first-come first-served basis. If provided a space, you must be prepared and available to:
Register online by visiting the course webpage or call the Continuing Studies Registration Office at 604.443.8484.
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