Provided is a list of tools to purchase for this program and future career. You will find pictures to illustrate each item, helpful descriptions on what to buy and what they are used for. For your convenience, these tools have been categorized according to priority.

CLICK HERE FOR THE TOOL LIST

Below is the full list of supplier names, as grouped by acronym:
HIC (Home Improvement Centre): Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Rona, Kent, Home Hardware
HS (Hardware Stores): Lee Valley, Busy Bee Tools, Acklands-Grainger, Atlas Machinery                                                           
AS (Automotive Supplier): Princess Auto, Canadian Tire, Paint Circuit
CS (Craft Store): Michaels, Staples, dollar stores, Fabricland
DS (Drugstore): Shoppers Drugmart or any other pharmacy
P&O (P and O stores): Gord Ruder, Weber Supplies

ADDITIONAL TIPS:

  • Write your name on most – if not all – of your tools. Working areas are quite spread out and there is a tendency of leaving tools lying around. Names make it very useful for everyone to keep track!

  • Keep your receipts! Tool expenses can be claimed as school expenses/tuition on tax return forms.

  • Have a look at the Tool Tutorials page for a breakdown of tool components and tips on using them.

  • You will need to have your tools by the second week of classes in order to get started on your projects

  • Tools can be shared between students however there is a lot of independent work and you may need to be using it at the same time. The lab also provides some basic tools such as heat guns and bending irons.



2019/20 Specialty Tools Order Form

GBC specialty tools link


ORDERING FROM P&O/WEBER:

If you are interested in purchasing your Personal Protective Equiptment (PPE) products from Weber Supply, they may be ordered from their website located at https://www.mropsource.com

PPE Products:

1) FACE AND HEAD PROTECTION

2) HAND PROTECTION

3) HEARING PROTECTORS

4) RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

5) SAFETY APPAREL

6) VISION PROTECTION AND ACCESSORIES


Mask Test Fit & Certificate:

Location: SCIL, UG75 - Date: Tuesday, Sept 24th, 2019 - Time: 1-2pm

Cost: $25.00 cash only

NOTE: you require a clean shaven face to not effect the seal of the mask and have not eaten or smoked 15 minutes prior to testing.

Before online ordering PPE products, you will need to contact Chris Weber (cweber@webersupply.com) to be set up with a student login and discount.

  • Contact Chris (cweber@webersupply.com or by phone: 519-888-4260), and he will send you your account details or help you with any webpage issues.

  • Contact Paula Cabral (pcabral@webersupply.com) for questions you may have about the PPE products offered or the mask test fit & certificate.

For more Weber Safety information, you can reach:

Paula Cabral
Safety Product Specialist
Weber Supply Company Inc.
1830 Strasburg Road,
Kitchener, Ontario
Phone: 1-800-668-4100 Ext. 4253
Fax: 519-888-4200 Ext. 4253
pcabral@webersupply.com


ORDERING FROM MOT (Myrdal Orthopedic Technologies Inc.):

  • If looking for a variety of P&O products (including but not limited to materials, hand tools, specialty tools, and componentry), you can order online from HERE.

  • MOT is offering a 10% discount to all students currently enrolled in a GBC P&O program. They payment in the form of Visa, Mastercard, e-transfers, and cheques.

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837 Sargent Ave
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3E 0C1
Toll free: 1-877-395-0081


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The main PPE requirements for the program are gloves when handling chemicals, gloves when moulding plastic, eye protection, ear protection and respirators. There is a variety of these products available at your local hardware stores but the school also connects with a safety product specialist which sells these products. Students should ensure that the products purchased meet the safety requirements set by the program.

PPE is required for the first lab session, on the Thursday of the first week of school.

The only requirement for footwear is that students wear closed toed shoes, steel toes are not mandatory.