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/CSO Week # 2 Construction Safety Coordinator Training
35 hours in class (10 hours self-study and homework)
The second level provides the participant with the knowledge and ability to perform the duties of a Construction Safety Coordinator.
The participant must have successfully completed the first week of training.
Specific construction hazards are discussed in detail.
Confined space procedures
De-energization and Lockout,
Excavations and Shoring
Cranes and hoists,
Emergency response planning.
Communication skills are emphasized throughout the course.
The participant will learn and practice the ability to record, track, and communicate required statistics and due diligence evidence.
Participants will be able to record site activities and produce reports capable of tracking: person-hours, injury statistics, site orientations, accident investigations, safety meeting minutes, tool box talks and risk assessments.
In order to meet the criteria that has been set out by the governing body that oversees the certification process, the following prerequisites MUST be met prior to entering the program:
1. Physical fitness verification through a Statement of Fitness to be completed and returned to Safety Central.
2. Minimum age is 21 years old (please provide a copy of valid photo ID);
3. Knowledge and command of the English language to the level of successfully completing the course readings and assignments.
Class schedule: Class starts at 8 am and finishes at 4:30 pm. Monday to Friday. (subject to change)
Proof that the candidate meets all prerequisites shall be presented before completion certificate is issued by Safety Central