Safety is of utmost importance in the construction industry. The role of a Construction Safety Officer (CSO) is to ensure that safety procedures are adhered to on construction sites. If you are looking to embark on a career in construction safety or already work in the field and want to expand your knowledge and skills, Mainland Safety Training Company’s Construction Safety Officer Training program in Burnaby is the perfect fit for you.

The Importance of Construction Safety

The construction industry is one of the most hazardous industries in terms of work-related accidents and injuries. Every year, thousands of construction workers are injured or killed on the job due to various safety hazards such as falls, electrocution, and excavation accidents. These incidents can be prevented by implementing proper safety measures and protocols. That is where a Construction Safety Officer comes in.
Construction Safety Officers are responsible for ensuring that safety procedures and regulations are adhered to on construction sites. They are trained to identify safety hazards, provide safety training to workers, and implement safety protocols to prevent accidents from occurring.

Benefits of the Construction Safety Officer Training Program

The Construction Safety Officer Training program offered by Mainland Safety Training Company in Burnaby is a comprehensive program that equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a Construction Safety Officer. The program is designed to build on the foundation of the Trade Safety Coordinator course, delving deeper into specific aspects of safety and hands-on skills that are essential for success in the construction industry.
The program focuses on the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation and specific sections of the Workers’ Compensation Act (WCA), ensuring that students are fully equipped with the knowledge they need to deal with topics such as Fall Protection, Confined Space, Electrical Safety, and Occupational Hygiene. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are eligible to apply for the professional designation CSO(P) with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC).

Course Content

The Construction Safety Officer Training program covers a wide range of topics that are essential for safety officers in the construction industry. The course content includes electrical safety for trade workers, lockout, excavation and shoring, structural components, fall protection, cranes and rigging, confined space, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection/PPE, bullying and harassment, WHMIS 2015, the role of the attendant, traffic control for CSOs, the associations, and expectations for CSOs.

Prerequisites and Certification

To be eligible for the Construction Safety Officer (CSO) course and subsequent certification, you must be at least 16 years old and have the physical ability to perform the first aid skills required to complete the learning tasks. Completion of the Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC) course is also mandatory.
Certification requires full participation and attendance throughout the program. Candidates must also demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve a minimum of 75% on their assignments and exam.

Course Length and Cost

The program is 35 hours long and spans over 5 classroom days. The course is offered at an ideal learning environment at Universal Health and Safety with well-appointed facilities and the latest technology to enhance the learning experience.
The cost of the program is $799 per person plus GST, which includes all course materials. Please be advised that Mainland Safety Training Company has a 5-business day cancellation policy.

Mainland Locations

Mainland Safety Training Company has locations in Delta, Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and West Kelowna.

Conclusion

Construction safety is of utmost importance in the construction industry, and it is essential for every construction site to have a qualified and trained construction safety officer to ensure that all workers are protected from hazards and injuries. Mainland Safety Training Company’s Construction Safety Officer Training program in Burnaby is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as a construction safety officer or for those who are looking to enhance their skills and knowledge in this field.

This program offers a comprehensive curriculum that covers a wide range of topics, including fall protection, confined space, electrical safety, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, and more. It is a 35-hour course that spans over five classroom days, and it is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful construction safety officers.

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

Mainland Safety Training Company is committed to providing high-quality safety training courses to individuals and businesses throughout British Columbia. With locations in Delta, Cloverdale, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Kelowna, and West Kelowna, we offer easy accessibility to our courses and training facilities.

If you’re interested in learning more about our Construction Safety Officer Training program in Burnaby or any of our other safety training courses, please feel free to get in touch with us. You can reach us at +1 604 617 0211 or email us at [email protected].

Remember, safety should always be a top priority in any construction project, and the Mainland Safety Training Company’s Construction Safety Officer Training program is an excellent investment for individuals and businesses that want to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for everyone involved.