Mining Common Core for First Line Supervisors

Supervisor and worker conducting an incident investigation

Common Core for First Line Supervisors (Program #770121, #770131 and #770141)

WSN provides legislated training for the Supervisory Common Core, which meets the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) requirements for the mining industry. For a complete listing of course descriptions and availability, view upcoming training schedule.

  • Program #770121: Underground Mine Supervisor - Underground Hard Rock Mining
  • Program #770131: Underground Mine Supervisor - Underground Soft Rock Mining
  • Program #770141: Generic First Line Supervisor - Surface Mining, Surface & Underground Diamond Drilling Operations and Surface & Underground Mining Trades

The following courses meet the knowledge requirements for the modules of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors. To become fully accredited under the supervisory common core programs, participants must return to their workplaces following each module and demonstrate to a qualified trainer their skills and their understanding of the company's specific requirements according to government legislation, company standards and manufacturer specifications in use in the workplace.

Recommended Prerequisites: To ensure success in this series of modules, all participants should take WSN's Act & Mining Regulations and Introduction to Mining Safety Programs courses before taking any other courses. 

For a detailed list of requirements for each of the three programs, click on the links below:

Requirements for Program #770121

Requirements for Program #770131

Requirements for Program #770141

Course Descriptions

Act & Mining Regulations 118

This course meets the knowledge requirements for a portion of the module Follow Safety Program of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141).

Introduction to Mining Safety Programs 194

This course meets the knowledge requirements for a portion of the module Follow Safety Program of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141).

Planned Inspection and Observation 191

The course meets the knowledge requirements for a portion of the module ‘Follow Safety Program’ of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141). 

Incident Investigation 120

This course meets the knowledge requirements for a portion of the module Follow Safety Program of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121 and #770131).

Prepare for Emergencies: Underground Mining 192

The course meets the knowledge requirements for the module ‘Prepare for Emergencies’ of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121 and #770131).

Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene 110

The course meets the knowledge requirements for the module ‘Follow Health and Hygiene Procedures/Guidelines’ of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141). 

Practice Effective Communications 205

This course meets the knowledge requirements for the module ‘Practice Effective Communications’ of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141).

Manage Employees 193

This course meets the knowledge requirements of the module ‘Manage Employees’ of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121, #770131 and #770141).

Ground Control: Underground Mining 112

The course meets the knowledge requirements for a portion of the module Identify Geological Features and Supervise Ground Control Installations of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121 and #770131).

The ‘Geological Features’ requirements of this module are not addressed in this course.

Mine Ventilation: Underground Mining 160

This course meets the knowledge requirements for the module ‘Assess, Control and Apply Ventilation Systems in the Workplace’ of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121 and #770131).