Training & education
Here you will find information on certification and courses for your field.
The BC Construction Safety Alliance is a COR certifying partner Agency in WorkSafeBC's certificate of recognition (COR) program. They offer the following programs:
- Certificate of Recognition
- Construction Safety Training System
- Traffic Control Person
- The Technical High Angle Rope Rescue Program (THARRP)
BCIT's School of Health Sciences offers a variety of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) training options. Options include a part-time and full-time certificate program, diploma program and specialty programs.
See the WorkSafe Magazine article: Flexible Training Options for the Construction Industry for more information about construction specific courses.
"The School of Construction and the Environment offers certificates, diplomas, and bachelor's and master's degrees that lead to careers as skilled tradespersons, technicians, technologists, professional engineers, and managers. The focus on applied education and hands-on training, as well as industry partnerships, results in programs that are relevant, current, and that produce graduates who are truly job-ready."
CCOHS is offering an e-Learning course Personal Protective Equipment: The Basics. The course provides a practical introduction to the most common types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to protect against common workplace hazards, such as chemicals, noise and mechanical injury. The basics of PPE are covered, including practical tips for safe use, PPE programs, limitations and legal responsibilities. The target audience for the course includes: workers, managers, and supervisors working in an industrial setting, on construction or demolition sites, and in the forestry and mining industries, as well as Health and safety committee members in these sectors.
"offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in environmental health, industrial hygiene and safety, occupational and environmental medicine, environmental and occupational health, and toxicology. We also offer continuing education to environmental and occupational health professionals."
Crane Operator Certification
Visit our Crane operator page for more information on the Crane Operator Certification process.