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Course description

In recent years there is a trend for builders and contractors to pay more attention to safety-related matters than ever before. It is a fact that companies embracing safety perform better and have a higher retention percentage in their workforce.

A construction safety coordinator ensures that construction workers are following established policies and safety regulations. A construction safety coordinator may take on additional roles and responsibilities, but their primary job is helping to create safer work sites. Safety coordinators develop, implement and enforce policies that reduce the risk of accidents. The safety coordinator determines what policies are needed and how to enforce them.

The safety coordinator is responsible for keeping policies up to date, meeting the latest standards and establishing new ones from time to time as more and newer risks are discovered. Students will also receive training in Fall Protection, Confined Space, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee training

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Construction Safety Coordinator certificate. This will allow them to apply at one of the many construction companies looking for safety coordinators or to work for a temporary labour agency such as Best Personnel, Employment Specialists or Labour Ready.


CSC Week # 1: Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC/CSO)

35 hours in class (10 hours self- study and homework)


The first level provides the participant with the knowledge and ability to perform the duties of a Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC/CSO)


The course examines the various authorities and legislation governing construction sites. Included are:

  • Vancouver Building Bylaw,

  • Workers Compensation Act,

  • Occupational Health & Safety Regulation,

  • BC Fire Code.

  • 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, orientations, New and Young Worker

  •      -  Performing site inspections,

  •      -  Managing injury reports

  •      -  Accident investigations.

Course Schedule $ 695.00

  • Mon, Feb 4, 2019   -   Fri, Feb 8, 2019
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm              
  • Unit # 105 (Upstairs) Building - 9547
    152nd Street ,   Surrey   BC V3R 5Y5
  • Parking : Please park in any unmarked (unreserved) parking stall on the premises of building #9547 (Against the fence opposite to the Greek Islands restaurant). Picture ID: Please bring any government issued picture ID.
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  • Mon, Mar 4, 2019   -   Fri, Mar 8, 2019
  • 8.30 AM - 4.30 PM               Available Seats 10
  • Unit # 105 (Upstairs) Building - 9547
    152nd Street ,   Surrey   BC V3R 5Y5
  • Parking : Please park in any unmarked (unreserved) parking stall on the premises of building #9547 (Against the fence opposite to the Greek Islands restaurant). Picture ID: Please bring any government issued picture ID.
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  • Mon, Apr 1, 2019   -   Fri, Apr 5, 2019
  • 8.30 AM - 4:30pm               Available Seats 10
  • Unit # 105 (Upstairs) Building - 9547
    152nd Street ,   Surrey   BC V3R 5Y5
  • Parking : Please park in any unmarked (unreserved) parking stall on the premises of building #9547 (Against the fence opposite to the Greek Islands restaurant). Picture ID: Please bring any government issued picture ID.
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Course description

In recent years there is a trend for builders and contractors to pay more attention to safety-related matters than ever before. It is a fact that companies embracing safety perform better and have a higher retention percentage in their workforce.

A construction safety coordinator ensures that construction workers are following established policies and safety regulations. A construction safety coordinator may take on additional roles and responsibilities, but their primary job is helping to create safer work sites. Safety coordinators develop, implement and enforce policies that reduce the risk of accidents. The safety coordinator determines what policies are needed and how to enforce them.

The safety coordinator is responsible for keeping policies up to date, meeting the latest standards and establishing new ones from time to time as more and newer risks are discovered. Students will also receive training in Fall Protection, Confined Space, the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee training

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Construction Safety Coordinator certificate. This will allow them to apply at one of the many construction companies looking for safety coordinators or to work for a temporary labour agency such as Best Personnel, Employment Specialists or Labour Ready.


Course learning outcomes / competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize OH&S Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act
  • Communicate to promote a safe work environment
  • Identify applicable authorities and regulations
  • Identify potential workplace hazards
  • Define hazardous materials and explain the WHMIS   system
  • Define fire prevention codes and regulations
  • Explain the safe use of fall protection equipment
  • Explain the identification and safe use of ladders
  • Identify TCP’s &Traffic Control
  • Explain the requirements for an effective Health and Safety Committee
  • Identify Crane Safety & Certification
  • Identify Suspended slabs, fly tables, slab stripping and re-shoring & Form Work
  • Explain the regulations associated with Excavations and Shoring
  • Explain Electrical Safety within a work site & the Protection of Utilities
  • Define Safety Program Audit
  • Identify Guardrails, catch platforms, floor openings, crane platforms and nets
  • Explain Isolation & Lockout procedures
  • Develop Safe Work Practices
  • Identify Confined Space hazards
  • Identify Legal responsibilities related to site health and safety within the Act
  • Implement the Young and New Worker orientation process
  • Explain Inspection Reports
  • Explain Accident Investigation
  • Complete Inspections, create reports and develop corrective actions


Secondary Objective.

Safety is an on-going process. In addition to the skills and objectives listed above, students will be able to apply these skills in challenging situations. Students must also continue their safety education, as standards and regulations are subject to change


Evaluation criteria

  1.      1. Attendance-10%

  2.      2. Tool Box Talk-10%

  3.      3. Homework Assignments-20%

  4.      4. Final Exam-60%


Learning resources

  1.     1. Course Manual

  2.     2. OH&S Regulation/Guidelines/Policies

  3.     3. Workers Compensation Act

  4.     4. WHMIS 2015 booklet

  5.     5. VBBL

  6.     6. BC Fire Code


Facilities and Location

Classes will be held at Mainland Safety in Surrey

Mainland Safety is an Authorized Provider for both Red Cross and WorkSafeBC

Equipment will be provided for fall protection, (harnesses, lanyards, etc), confined space, (monitors, tripod, etc.), lockout/tagout and fit testing, (masks, smoke, etc)

Other equipment can be rented on a as needed basis

Students who successfully complete the Construction Safety Coordinator instruction are encouraged to join the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) and apply for designation/certification as a Construction Safety Officer. *ASTTBC is the only professional association in BC certifying Construction Safety Officers and holds the rights to the ‘protected title’ of Construction Safety Officer (CSO). The Construction Safety Officer Certificate applies to various industries not just construction.

Learning objectives from both courses can be applied throughout mining, manufacturing, oil & gas, office, agriculture, aquaculture, highways, forestry, film & television, hospitality & tourism, residential & commercial construction sectors.

 

CERTIFICATION INFO

There are three levels of certification:

     1. Provisional Construction Safety Officer – CSO (P)
     2. Construction Safety Officer – (CSO)
     3. Registered Construction Safety Officer – RCSO


 1 Provisional Construction Safety Officer – CSO (P)

The Provisional Construction Safety Officer (CSO (P) is the first step towards a career as a safety professional. The Provisional designation shows the applicant has met the minimum requirements for competency and allows the registrant to then carry the title CSO (P).  All applicants granted registration by ASTTBC will initially receive the CSO (P) designation. Those applicants with a minimum of 2 years of relevant construction safety experience may apply for reclassification to CSO after a minimum of 1 year as a CSO (P), working in the role of construction safety. Those with less than 2 years of relevant construction safety experience must accumulate the necessary experience and apply for reclassification within 5 years.


 2. Construction Safety Officer – CSO

The Construction Safety Officer (CSO) is a fully competent and experienced safety professional who is awarded the right to carry the title CSO. This registrant had met all the conditions for reclassification from CSO (P) and maintains registration in good standing as prescribed in ASTTBC Regulation and Policies. There is no requirement for a CSO to reclassify to RCSO.


3. Registered Construction Safety Officer – RCSO

The Registered Construction Safety Officer holds the senior safety designation within the ASTTBC CSO Certification Program and is awarded the right to the title RCSO. This registrant has worked for a minimum of 3 years in the role of a construction safety practitioner, has met all conditions for reclassification from CSO and maintains registration in good standing as prescribed in ASTTBC Regulation and Policies.


Who is Eligible for Certification?

Applicants must demonstrate they meet the competency standards and other enrollment criteria. Generally most applicants will have successfully completed a CSO Training Course with one of the ASTTBC accredited trainers. Applicants with other construction safety training will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to pass a competency exam administered by ASTTBC


CSC Week # 1: Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC)

35 hours in class (10 hours self- study and homework)


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,

  • BC Fire Code.

  • 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, orientations, New and Young Worker

  •      -  Performing site inspections,

  •      -  Managing injury reports

  •      -  Accident investigations.