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Oilfield Driver Awareness


Course Description

The Oilfield Driver Awareness course replaces two courses previously offered by Enform - General Oilfield Driver Improvement (GODI) and Light Duty Vehicle (LDV).The new Oilfield Driver Awareness course will be launched August 31, 2014.

Guided by the six industry associations, the decision was made to combine the information from the General Oilfield Driver Improvement (GODI) and Light Duty Vehicle (LDV) courses into one course - Oilfield Driver Awareness.The Oilfield Driver Awareness course is focussed on developing effective driver behaviour and attitudes, helping drivers maintain an attitude of safety when they are behind the wheel. The updated material has less emphasis on technical driving instruction.

Course Details
The course duration is 8 hours.

The course material will cover the following:

 Developing a professional driving attitude Understanding and dealing with personal limitations (physical and mental well-being)
 Driving proactively - how to be an defensive driver
 Responding to changing road conditions
 Planning for the journey
 Controlling exposure to hazards
 Developing Emergency Response Plans
 Performing safety inspections

If an individual currently holds a valid General Oilfield Driver Improvement or Light Duty Vehicle certificate no action is required.
Once their certificate expires they will be required to take the new Oilfield Driver Awareness program.

The Oilfield Driver Awareness certificate is equivalent to the General Oilfield Driver Improvement or Light Duty Vehicle certificate. Provincial agencies are aware of the updated course offering and will be accepting the Oilfield Driver Awareness certificate as a replacement of the GODI or LDV certificate.

Demerit Reduction

The demerit reduction process for the new course will remain the same as it was for the General Oilfield Driver Improvement or Light Duty Vehicle certificate.

Important information about this course:
 Course starts promptly at the start time stated. Students who are late may be refused admission.
 Appropriate clothing is required (i.e. jeans, pants, proper footwear such as running shoes). You will be required to do practical exercises during this course.
 Please be advised that participants who are unable to perform the required exercises will not pass the course. (Eg. Employees who are on Worker's Compensation on light duty.)
 Please have photo ID available upon request for exam/temporary certification purposes. Instructors for any Enform courses are required to visually confirm your photo ID and if they cannot confirm your identity you may not be certified for the course.

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No Pre-requisites

Withdrawals and Refunds

 Your registration will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given three (3) working days before the course start date. When notification is received less than three (3) full days before the course start date no refund will be issued. If you are unable to attend your course, you may arrange for someone to take your place by contacting Continuing Education & Corporate Training at or 780-849-8623.


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee Payment

Fee Payment: Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).