Municipal Affairs and Environment

Operator On-site Training

The on-site training component of the OETC Section provides a unique approach to operator training and is the first of its kind in Canada. Through the use of 3 Mobile Training Units (MTUs), equipped with various water system tools and appurtenances, operators are trained in their own community without having to compromise their operating water systems. On-site training sessions are scheduled individually based on current curriculum or operator demand.

Mobile Training Units (MTUs)

The MTUs were specifically designed to bring total mobility to the on-site training program and increase the program’s accessibility for operators. These specialized training vehicles are equipped with a variety of tools and equipment common to municipal drinking water system operations.

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On-site Training Curriculum

The curriculum utilized for on-site training incorporates several sessions that were developed to response to the training needs of municipal operators. The intention of this program is to train new operators and to enhance and upgrade the skills of experienced operators. For more details on training sessions included in the on-site curriculum, click here.

Standard Operating Procedures

The following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) can be used by municipal drinking water system operators to augment their on-site training sessions:

If you would prefer to receive a laminated version of the SOPs, please contact one of the Operator Trainers listed below.

On-site Training Schedule

To schedule an on-site training session for your community, call the Operator Trainer for your region of the province:

Darren Patey
Operator Trainer – Eastern Region
PO Box 8700
St. John’s NL
A1B 4J6
Telephone: 1-709-729-7363
Fax: 1-709-729-0320
Jim Pollett
Operator Trainer – Central Region, Provincial Building
3 Cromer Avenue
Grand Falls-Windsor NL
A2A 1W9
Telephone: 1-709-292-4225
Fax: 1-709-292-4365
Gerry Lahey
Operator Trainer – Western and Labrador Regions
PO Box 2006
Corner Brook NL
A2H 6J8
Telephone: 1-709-637-2035
Fax: 1-709-637-2541
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