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.
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.