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CSO Training

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:  $695.00 (plus tax)

35 hours
Distance Learning TSC (6 week program)  
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.

CSO - Part 1 - 2017 - Vancouver

Course Number Start DateEnd DateTimes: 

TSC-17-010Oct 16Oct 207:30am-3:30am 
TSC-17-011Nov 20Nov 24 7:30am-3:30am 
TSC-17-012 Dec 11 Dec 15 7:30am-3:30am 

CSO - Part 1 - 2017 - Weekends

Course Number  Start DateEnd DateTimes: 

TSC-17-018Oct 14 Oct 28 7:30am-3:30pm

CSO - Part 1 & 2 - Kitimat, BC

Kitimat Valley Institute
1352 Alexander Avenue
Kitimat, BC 
Phone to register:  1-250-639-9199 Ext 257
Start Date End Date Time: 
November 6, 2017 November 17, 2017   8:00am - 4:00pm

CSO - Part 2


CSO Week # 2 Construction Safety Officer Training

Cost:  $695.00 (plus tax) 
36 hours


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.


CSO - Part 2 - 2017 - Vancouver

Course Number Start DateEnd DateTime: 

CSO-17-010Oct 23Oct 277:30am-3:30pm 
CSO-17-011Nov 27Dec 1 7:30am-3:30pm 
CSO-17-012Dec 18 Dec 22 7:30am-3:30pm 

CSO - Part 2 - 2017 - Weekends

Course Number Start DateEnd DateTimes: 

CSO-17-018Nov 11Nov 25 7:30am-3:30pm