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Building Service Worker

Building service workers are essential to keeping your workplace clean and sanitized. This program is designed to upgrade the skills of custodial staff with effective sanitation and cleaning techniques. Learn proven ways to transform your workplace into a safer, cleaner space for guests, clients, and the greater community.

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  • Learn the equipment, techniques, and skills needed to effectively inspect, clean, and disinfect a facility
  • Sharpen your skills to become a safer and more valuable member of the building service work industry
  • Gain knowledge around infectious disease outbreaks/pandemics

What is a Completion certificate

Ministry-approved teaching and learning activities that provide practical training for rapid entry into frontline jobs but do not culminate in a parchment/credential.

What to expect from the program

A combination of classroom-based theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice of cleaning techniques.

Who should take this program

  • Light duty cleaners
  • Maintenance professionals, custodians, and janitors
  • Cleaning and maintenance staff working in facilities related to healthcare, food and beverage, hospitality, recreation, government, community service, and more
  • New professionals who are looking to enter the field of building service work

What you’ll learn

Core training topics include:

  • General Hazard Identification and Control
  • General Personal Protective Equipment & Clothing: The Basics
  • Respiratory Protection Principles
  • Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (2015)
  • “Regular” Cleaning Principles
  • Introduction to Infectious Disease Outbreaks/Pandemics
  • Infectious Disease-Related Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting
  • Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulations, Code -Overview
  • Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Basic Facility Maintenance and Repair

Additional information

Additional training in subjects related to Building Service Worker are also available. For example, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) training provides learners with valuable information on how to refuse unsafe work, develop employability skills, and learn other practical skills through on-the-job training at your place of work.


  • Program content is based on the following industry standards of Infection Prevention and Control:
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z317.13.17 Infection Control During Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities
  • CSA 317.12 Cleaning and Disinfection of Health Care Facilities
  • Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee (PIDAC): Best Practices for Environmental Cleaning for Prevention and Control of Infections in all Health Care Settings
  • Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) Best Practices for Infection Control

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