Refrigeration Safety Awareness

This 8-hour classroom course prepares students to write the Technical Safety BC provincial Refrigeration Safety Awareness RSA exam. This course is suited for personnel working in any regulated refrigeration facility, but whose job duties do not include operation and/or repair of the refrigeration plant. It is also for IFO or RO certificate holders seeking a refresher course on plant safety. Course content comprises four sections:

Section 1, BC Refrigeration Safety Legislation: Safety Regulations, CSA Refrigeration Code, RSA Certificate holder responsibilities, logbook use, accident reporting and safety committee.

Section 2, Refrigeration Systems: Basic refrigeration system components, refrigerants and lubricant use and monitoring, safety valves and operating and safety controls.

Section 3, Safety Equipment: accident types and prevention, fire classification and prevention and, emergency breathing apparatus.

Section 4, General Safety: safety alarms and shut down devices, emergency shutdown, evacuation procedures and safe work practices.

For more information on making application to write the provincial RSA exam, visit the Technical Safety BC Website or call toll free 1-866-566-7233.


  1. Should have completed grade 12 or acceptable equivalent education particularly math and English.
  2. Should be acceptably fluent in English in verbal, written and spoken.
  3. It is recommended that an applicant works or intends to work in the Ice Rink Industry as refrigeration work experience is required to obtain the final qualification.


Did you know that this RFABC Course is eligible for the B.C Employer Education Grant? You could receive up to 80% of the course cost. Click here to learn more.