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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.

Please call to register: 604-873-6018  

CSO - Part 1 - 2018 - Vancouver

Course #Start (Monday)End (Friday) 
CSO1-18-001Jan 22 Jan 26
CSO1-18-002Feb 19Feb 23 
CSO1-18-003Mar 19Mar 23 
CSO1-18-004Apr 16Apr 20
CSO1-18-005May 21May 25
CSO1-18-006Jun 18Jun 22
CSO1-18-007Jul 23Jul 27
CSO1-18-008Aug 20Aug 24
CSO1-18-009Sept 17Sept 21
CSO1-18-010Oct 22Oct 26 
CSO1-18-011Nov 19Nov 23
CSO1-18-012Dec 10Dec 14

CSO - Part 1 - 2018 - Weekends

Course #Start (Saturday)End (Saturday) 
CSO1-18-013Jan 13 Jan 27
CSO1-18-014Mar 10Mar 24
CSO1-18-015May 5May 19
CSO1-18-016Jul 14Jul 28
CSO1-18-017Sept 8Sept 22
CSO1-18-018Nov 10Nov 24 

CSO - Part 1 & 2 - Kitimat, BC - 2018

Kitimat Valley Institute
1352 Alexander Avenue
Kitimat, BC 
Phone to register:  1-250-639-9199 Ext 257
Start Date End Date Time: 
April 9, 2018 April 20, 2018  8:00am - 4:00pm

CSO - Part 2


CSO Week # 2 Construction Safety Officer Training

Cost:  $695.00 (plus tax) 
35 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.


Please call to register:  604-873-6018  

CSO - Part 2 - 2018 - Vancouver

Course #Start (Monday)End (Friday) 
CSO2-18-001Jan 29                                       Feb 2                                                              
CSO2-18-002Feb 26Mar 2
CSO2-18-003Mar 26Mar 30
CSO2-18-004Apr 23Apr 27
CSO2-18-005May 28Jun 1 
CSO2-18-006Jun 25June 29
CSO2-18-007Jul 30Aug 3 
CSO2-18-008Aug 27Aug 31 
CSO2-18-009Sept 24Sept 28 
CSO2-18-010Oct 29Nov 2 
CSO2-18-011Nov 26Nov 30
CSO2-18-012 Dec 17Dec 21 

CSO - Part 2 - 2018 - Weekends

Course #Start (Saturday)End (Saturday) 
CSO2-18-013Feb 10Feb 24 
CSO2-18-014Apr 14Apr 28
CSO2-18-015Jun 9 Jun 23
CSO2-18-016Aug 11Aug 25
CSO2-18-017Oct 13Oct 27 
CSO2-18-018Dec 1 Dec 15