Common Safety Orientation (ESC - Energy Safety Canada)

Common Safety Orientation (ESC - Energy Safety Canada) 2023-2024


Common Safety Orientation (CSO) is intended for new workers in the oil and gas industry. With content that is driven and endorsed by industry, the CSO provides consistent safety messaging that clearly explains safe work practices and eliminates the need for redundant general orientation training and is standard for most oil and gas companies. 

It introduces workers from all sectors to safe work practices and incorporates Energy Safety Canada’s 10 Life Saving Rules, which are based on addressing the most at-risk behaviours.



Accessible through Energy Safety Canada website, Energy Safety Canada CSO Registration

System requirements: You will need a computer with: web camera, speakers/microphone (headset recommended), stable internet connection, Google Chrome installed, and the ability to print. You will also need government-issued ID and a valid email.

Time required: Approximately 4 hours to complete the course and exam

Course cost: $69 (price as per ESC website and payable to ESC; subject to change)

Course dates and times: Available anytime, with system requirements as above.  Course can be accessed for 90 days from initial registration.

Completion: The online course ends with a proctored exam.  Upon achieving a passing grade on the exam with a minimum score of 80%, a Certificate of Completion that does not expire will be available to print. (Participants are given 2 attempts at the final exam).

North West College can provide exam invigilation services for a $20.00 fee.



Course dates: In-person course dates are determined based on public interest or can be scheduled for groups.  Please contact the College at 306-937-5117 for more information.

Time required: Approximately 3 hours of classroom time plus 1 hour to complete the exam. (Participants are given 1 attempt at the final exam).

Course cost: Contact the College for pricing

Certification Duration: No expiry
Certified by: Energy Safety Canada

If you have any questions, or need assistance to enroll, please contact the Meadow Lake Campus: 306-234-5100.


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