Construction Safety for Supervisors

Construction Safety for Supervisors

Gold Seal: 2-5 Credits * BC Housing: 16 CPD Points


Participants will learn the fundamentals for building a safe workplace that is appropriate for their construction company. The course assists in familiarizing participants with WorkSafe regulations and Certificate of Recognition (COR) audit requirements. The participants will also build practical skills for supervising construction worksites, conducting toolbox talks, providing health and safety training, conducting regular safety inspections, doing safety investigations where an accident occurs, and designing a safety manual. 

The course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and new safety representatives. 

By the end of this course participants will be able to: 

  • Define safety and determine responsibilities. 

  • Understand the legislative requirements for maintaining a safe workplace. 

  • Define and develop elements to make up a good health and safety program. 

  • Understand the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program and its requirements. 

  • Conduct hazard assessments - assess risk and hazard priorities. 

  • Identify the components of a good training program. 

  • Make on-the-job health and safety training a natural part of your job site activity. 

  • Include safety in planning. 

  • Conducting successful toolbox talks. 

  • Prepare for an inspection and develop an inspection checklist. 

  • Understand which incidents require investigation. 

  • Conduct timely incident or accident investigations. 

  • Recommend and implement corrective actions to prevent future reoccurrences. 

  • Understand the safety systems and document management required. 

  • Understand the key elements of an OH&S Committee. 

  • Understand how to build a safety culture within a construction company. 

Topics to be covered: 

  • Safety basics. 

  • Safety Legislation in Canada. 

  • Health and safety programs. 

  • Hazard assessments. 

  • Requirements of the COR program. 

  • Incidents and accident investigations. 

  • Safety systems and document management. 

  • OH&S Committees. 

  • Safety planning. 

  • Safety training programs. 

  • Safety inspections and checklists. 

  • Safety culture. 


Two full days (16 hours) of in-classroom sessions with instructors plus an online portion involving research, reading, and answering questions (7-8 hours) that will be marked by the instructors.  

To receive a 5 Gold Seal accredited certificate, you must complete the online portion after the 2 classroom sessions. 


Delivery Method: Classroom Session  

Course Fee Includes: All books and materials, lunch, a digital certificate upon completion, and parking. 


There are no prerequisites for this course.  Please be aware that this course shares some common course material with the Site Surveying 101 session.  Participants taking both sessions may find the course material slightly repetitive.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for construction owners, managers, estimators, supervisors, and new safety representatives.

What Previous Participants Have Said

“This was a great course. The instructor was very knowledgeable, fun and concise.”