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Construction Safety Officer Training


This course is an introduction to Occupational Health and Safety. 

The learning objectives cover the fundamental elements of health and safety management systems, hazard recognition, assessment, and control. It covers safety legislation and the requirements of a safety program: inspections, accident investigations, worker participation, training, and effective communications. The course applies to industry managers, supervisors, and individuals who wish to pursue a career in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • This  course qualifies the successful participant to apply for ASTTBC certification as a Construction Safety Officer and gain experience on a construction site.
  • This  course is eligible for transfer credits to BCIT Certificate of OH&S,
  • This course is eligible for transfer credits to BCCSA Construction Safety Specialist (CSS), and, 
  • This course is aligned with the competency areas required to attain the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.

CSO - Part 1


CSO Week # 1: Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC)


Cost:  $725.00 (plus tax)  

35 hours
This course can be taken by Distance Learning TSC (6 week program)  
or from home by Zoom during class time.    

Must have audio and video on your computer and have Word processing ability.  
The first level provides the participant with the knowledge and ability to perform the duties of a Trade Safety coordinator (TSC)
The course examines the various authorities and legislation governing construction sites. Included are:
  • Vancouver Building Bylaw,
  • Workers Compensation Act,
  • Occupational Health & Safety Regulation,
  • National Fire Code to name a few.
  • Responsibilities of all parties are discussed and prevention activities to meet the duties of responsible persons are explained, namely:
    • Health and Safety Programs,
    • conducting risk assessments,
    • writing safe work procedures,
    • instructing and training,
    • doing site inspections,
    • managing injury reporting,
    • and leading accident investigations.

Please call to register: 604-873-6018  

CSO Part 1 - 2021 Dates

Course NoStart Date End Date Time:  
CSO1-21-0019Feb 1  Feb 5 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-002Feb 15Feb 19 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-003Mar 15 Mar 19 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-004Apr 19 Apr 23 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-005May 17 May 21 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-006Jun 14June 18 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-007Jul 19 Jul 23 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-008Aug 16 Aug 20 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-009Sep 20 Sep 24 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-010Oct 18 Oct 22 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-011Nov 15 Nov 19 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO1-21-012Dec 6 Dec 10 8:00am-4:00pm 

CSO Part 1 - 2021 - Weekends

Course No Start DateEnd Date Time
CSO1-21-013Jan 16Jan 308:00am-4:00pm
CSO1-21-014Mar 13 Mar 278:00am-4:00pm
CSO1-21-015May 8May 228:00am-4:00pm
CSO1-21-016July 10Jul 24 8:00am-4:00pm
CSO1-21-017Sept 11Sept 258:00am-4:00pm
CSO1-21-018Nov 13Nov 27 8:00am-4:00pm

CSO - Part 2


CSO Week # 2 Construction Safety Officer Training

Cost:  $725.00 (plus tax)  
35 hours

This course is offered through Zoom during class times below.  

The second level provides the participant with the knowledge and ability to perform the job of a Construction Safety Officer.   The participant must have successfully completed the first week of training prior to enrolling in the CSO second week of training. Specific construction hazards are discussed in detail. Included are: Confined space entry, lockout, scaffolding, rigging, high voltage clearance, excavations, fall protection, concrete construction, electrical safety, cranes and hoists, traffic control and Emergency planning.


Communication skills are highlighted in this course. The participant will learn and practice enhanced ability to record, track, and communicate required statistics and due diligence evidence to protect the interest of the prime contractor. The participant will be able to record site activities and produce reports capable of tracking: person-hours, injury statistics, site orientations, accident investigations, meeting minutes, and risk assessments.


The participant will also become familiar with best practice protocols for emergency response following the unfortunate event of a site fatality.


Please call to register:  604-873-6018  

CSO Part 2 - 2021 Dates

Course NoStart DateEnd DateTimes 
CSO2-21-022Feb 8 Feb 12  8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-002Feb 22 Feb 268:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-003Mar 22 Mar 26 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-004Apr 26 Apr 30 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-005May 24May 28 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-006Jun 21June 258:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-007Jul 26Jul 30 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-008Aug 23 Aug 27 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-009Sept 27Oct 1 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-010Oct 25Oct 29 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-011Nov 22 Nov 26 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-012Dec 13 Dec 17 8:00am-4:00pm 

CSO Part 2 - 2021 - Weekends

Course No. Start DateEnd DateTime: 
CSO2-21-013Feb 13Feb 27 8:00am-4:00pm
CSO2-21-014Apr 10Apr 248:00am-4:00pm
CSO2-21-015Jun 12Jun 268:00am-4:00pm
CSO2-21-016Aug 14 Aug 28 8:00am-4:00pm
CSO2-21-017Oct 16Oct 30 8:00am-4:00pm 
CSO2-21-018Dec 4Dec 18 8:00am-4:00pm