IPAC Awareness for Restoration Remediation and Construction

Whether dealing with a flood, fire, remediation or your firm is conducting a major renovation at an existing Health Care Facility (“HCF”), you and your staff must be aware that this type of facility can pose specific infection risks to susceptible individuals and population risk groups.

One of the biggest challenges that Disaster Restoration Contractors face is what industry-accepted infection prevention and control (“IPAC”) standards and principles may apply to these projects, and when and how to practically implement required measures during various phases of a particular project.

This is an awareness course that teaches content focused on key, industry-accepted IPAC principles that are commonly known and used throughout Canada.

This awareness course is not affiliated with or approved by the CSA Group or CHES:

The CSA Group – CSA refers to the Canadian Standards Association brand that was in use until it was replaced by CSA Group, which is an independent, not-for-profit membership association serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the global marketplace. CHES is the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society which is a Canadian professional association. 


Learning Objectives

This ‘Awareness’ course is designed for your staff and tradespeople who will be working in Health Care Facilities where their work may disturb or disperse dust that may be contaminated with mould, bacteria, and other biological agents, and that may pose infection risks to susceptible individuals.

We will discuss one of the biggest challenges that your staff, Technicians, Labourers and Tradespeople face; what they have to do to identify and control potential infection risks while conducting their work in a time and cost effective manner while working around HCF occupants that may be present in their work areas.

During this ‘Awareness’ course, students will be given an overview of:

  • Responsibilities, Duties, Obligations
  • Importance of ICRAs, Work Plans
  • Awareness on Interpreting, Applying Principles/Standards 
  • How to Effectively Plan/Perform Work
  • Awareness on Contamination Issues, Risk Factors
  • Risk Communication
  • Importance of Infection Control
  • Dust/Water Management Principles/Controls 
  • Awareness of Risks/Liabilities, Effective Management
  • Infection Control Techniques (Hands On)

During this half-day IPAC Awareness for Restoration Remediation and Construction hands-on course your instructor will teach some items to aware of while instructing restoration personnel and trades industry-some accepted infection control principals and prevention measures that can be practically applied during their work activities in Health Care Facilities.

This awareness course includes several problem solving, real-world scenarios and practical, hands-on exercises to help attendees better understand the principles and tools they can use to protect HCF occupants.

Our awareness training goal is to help you, your staff and trades, along with your stakeholders achieve practical, but effective protection of future (or existing) HCF occupants from being negatively affected by potential infection risks during and after required restoration, construction, or renovation work activities.

Prerequisite Training required: None required.

Training Time: This is a half-day (4.0 hours) awareness course

Who Should Attend: Restoration Contractors (Prime or Sub), Site Superintendents/Foremen, Construction Trades (Various), HVAC/Mechanical, Plumbing, Automation/Controls, Hazardous Material Contractors, Elevator Service/Maintenance, Drywaller’s, Electrical, Data/IT, and Roofing contractors.

Note:  This training course does not issue certification by either the CSA Group or CHES. The ICTG Group issues its own certificate of completion. This awareness course teaches infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Awareness for Restoration Remediation contractors.

Training retail per attendee $1,950 which also includes course material, handouts, instructor travel and per diems. Minimum of five students with a maximum of 15 students during this one-day training course.

About your Instructors:

Graham Dick

Graham Dick CRTM (RIA Certified Restorer), CMPTM (RIA Certified Mold Professional), AHERA – is recognized across North America as one of the most technical owners in the property damage restoration industry. He achieved the highest industry designations of Certified Restorer and Certified Mold Professional.

As a leader, he has been an active participant on multiple industry boards and too many committees to mention. This extended as a subject matter expert onto multiple CSA and ANSI standards for Infection Control, Fire/Soot Restoration, and Mold Remediation. You will find Graham sharing his experience and knowledge as a sought after conference speaker and in recent years educator and trainer.

Graham’s contracting career began in the Greater Vancouver region 30 years ago when he founded Genesis Restorations Ltd. Besides the regular fire/flood insurance work, he really excelled in solving chemical and biological contamination issues dealing with crime/trauma scene cleaning, norovirus decontamination of cruise ships, meth/fentanyl clean up and much more commonly mould and asbestos.

In 2010, he recognized the challenge of working in health care facilities and soon was applying his restoration and decontamination experience with a twist. His ability to isolate and control the environment thereby minimizing the impact and risk to hospital occupants grew into a teaching contract with CSA Group. Then various health authorities asked him and his business partner to develop and deliver ‘hands-on’ training for their facility staff and ICTG was born.


Colin Redfern

Colin Redfern – is respected as an expert in Facility Management in Advanced Education and Healthcare Facilities. Since 2005 Colin has been working in Facility Senior Management positions involved in planning, design, building, renovating and maintaining of healthcare facilities.

Colin is a champion of infection prevention and control culture by sponsoring consultants and contractors he has worked with in healthcare construction and infection control education and mentoring.






Craig Yee

Craig Yee M.Sc. (OEH), CRSP, AHERA – is an industrial hygienist and infection control expert who is well known for his technical knowledge and skills, and his practical approach to assisting various stakeholders with identifying and managing their occupational health and safety and infection risks. He has founded and manages both OHS Global Risk Solutions Ltd. and the Infection Control Training Group, which provide infection prevention and control consulting and practical certification and awareness training, respectively.

Craig has extensive experience in the healthcare environment and has worked on a variety of subject matters in dozens of facilities across Western Canada and the Territories. Craig is a member of the 2017 CSA Standard, Section 8. (New Construction Projects) Working Group Committee and actively participated in rewriting, revising, and adding various standards.

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