14. CONTRACTOR HEALTH AND SAFETY

UNIT REQUIREMENTS

All work carried out at UBC must be in compliance with WCB regulation and UBC requirements. To ensure that contractors carry out work in a safe manner and meet these requirements, the University has developed and implemented a Contractor Safety Program. This program outlines:

  1. Contractor Requirements

    As a minimum, contractors must:

    • Be experienced in all phases of work to be done
    • Ensure their workers on the project are adequately trained in the work procedures to be used
    • Exercise good site Health and Safety management
    • Maintain acceptable housekeeping and material organization around the site.
  2. Site Safety Management Plan

    Each contractor must submit a written plan, which will;

    • Describe how Health and Safety will be managed throughout the project
    • Identify the person who will be on site at all times to coordinate work activities and Health and Safety between trades and sub-contractors.
  3. Hazard Identification and Assessment

    Each contractor will complete a hazard identification and assessment of the project and work requirements prior to the start of work. The results of this survey must be communicated to all project workers and posted for reference.

  4. Project Work

    Contractors must ensure that work is planned and carried out in a manner that does not expose other workers, UBC staff, students or the public to any undue risk and the work must be carried out so that it has minimum impact on UBC activities.

    No work may begin until proper authorization and/or work permits have been obtained. Management will monitor work activities on a periodic basis to determine and ensure compliance with WCB and internal requirements. Issues of non-compliance and consequences will be dealt directly with the contractor or principal contractor.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND REFERENCES

  • Orientation, Training and Supervision of Workers
  • Hazard Assessments and Work Site Inspections
  • UBC Contractor Health and Safety and Orientation Manual
  • WCB Regulation, Parts 20.2, 20.3
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