Construction Safety Officer

Construction Safety Officer (Burnaby)


The Construction Safety Officer Training program continues from the Trade Safety Coordinator program to provide students with a deeper understanding of the specifics of safety and hands-on skills. We will look at specific parts of the OHS Regulation and specific sections of the WCA to ensure that our students are knowledgeable when going to a worksite and are able to deal with topics such as Fall Protection, Confined Space, Electrical Safety and Occupational Hygiene.

Upcoming Classes


To qualify for the Construction Safety Officer (CSO) course and subsequent certification, a person must be at least 16 years old and have the physical ability to perform first aid skills required to complete the learning tasks. Completion of the Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC) course is required.


$799 per person plus GST (all course material included).

* Please be advised we have a 5 business day cancellation policy.

Note: mainland safety will be using universal group training material for the instruction purposes approved by universal group.


Certification requires full participation and course attendance. Candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 75% in their assignments and 75% on the exam.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants are able to apply for the professional designation CSO(P) with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). The program also counts for 5 credits (2.5/week) towards the BCCSP professional development or application.

Course Content

The participant will be able to understand:

  • Electrical Safety for Trade Workers
  • Lock Out
  • Excavation and Shoring
  • Structural Components
  • Fall Protection
  • Cranes/Rigging
  • Confined Space
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Respiratory Protection/PPE
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Role of the Attendant
  • Traffic Control for CSOs
  • The Associations
  • Expectations for CSOs

Course Length

The duration of this course is 35 hours over 5 classroom days. Universal Health and Safety offers an ideal learning environment with well-appointed facilities and using the latest technology to better the learning experience.