Construction Safety Officer (CSO)




Construction Safety Officer (CSO)

In partnership with Safety Central

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 preform better and have a higher retention percentage in their workforce.

A Construction Safety Officer ensures that the construction workers are following established policies and safety regulations. A CSO may take on additional roles and responsibilities, but their primary job is helping to create safer work sites. They develop, implement, and enforce policies that reduce the risk of accidents. The Safety Officer determines what policies are needed and how to enforce them.

Upon successful completion, students will receive a Construction Safety Officer certificate.

The course examines the various authorities and legislation governing construction sites. Included are:

  • Vancouver Building Bylaw
  • Workers Compensation Act
  • Occupational Health & Safety Regulation
  • BC Fire Code
  • Responsibilities of all parties are discussed and prevention activities to meet the duties of responsible persons are explained namely:
      • Health and Safety Programs
      • Conducting Risk Assessments
      • Writing Safe Work Procedures
      • Instructing and Training, Orientations, New and Young Worker
      • Performing Site Inspections
      • Managing Injury Reports
      • Accident Investigations


To qualify for the Construction Safety Officer (CSO) course and subsequent certification, a person must be at least 19 years old and have the physical ability to perform first aid skills required to complete the learning tasks.


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

Course Length

The duration of this course is 70 hours over 10 classroom days.

Course Content

The participant will be able to understand:

  • Confined Space Procedures
  • De-Energization and Lock Out
  • Excavation and Shoring
  • Fall Protection
  • Concrete Construction
  • Electrical Safety
  • Cranes and Hoists
  • Traffic Control
  • Emergency Response Planning

Communication skills are emphasized throughout the course. The participant will learn and practice the ability to record, track, and communicate requires statistics and due diligence evidence. Participants will be able to record site activities and produce reports capable of tracking: person-hours, injury statistics, site orientation, accident investigation, safety meeting minutes, tool box talks and risk assessments.


SKU: N/A Category:


1) Payment is due upon registration. Cancellations must be received by ABCB First Aid & Safety Training two full business days prior to the start of the course to receive a refund of the course fee paid. A full refund is dependent on the student returning any textbooks which are received in a usable/saleable condition, otherwise, a deduction will be made for textbooks.
2) For cancellations received less than two business days prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. ABCB may, at its sole discretion, apply the course fee amount paid to a future course.
3) For courses canceled by ABCB for any reason, a full refund of all course fees will be made subject to the student returning the course textbook

Additional information


June 17-28 2024 8am to 4pm