Prime Contractor Technical Advisory Committee (PCTAC)
In 2013, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) initiated a Prime Contractor Technical Advisory Committee (PCTAC) with a view to leverage the Prime Contractors’ influence on the health and safety of the subcontractors they utilize and to provide a monthly forum for health & safety representatives of these Prime Contractors to share ideas and create resources to positively impact the safety outcomes of construction employers in B.C. In line with the BCCSA’s overall philosophy of ‘making safety simpler’, the PCTAC is forward thinking, diverse, and currently working towards initiatives brought forward by the Prime Contractor and Small Employer companies.
The BCCSA relies on the PCTAC to help set priorities for important health and safety initiatives and to research, develop, and share industry best practices to create programs for smaller employers, sub trades, and their employees. Some past initiatives include:
- Developed a Fall Protection Rescue Guide intended to assist employers with developing effective and compliant procedures for rescue of a worker who has fallen and is suspended by a personal fall protection system. The forms included in this guide may be used as an addendum to WorkSafeBC's fall protection plan template.
- Development of a safety headgear risk assessment.
- Dedicated and expert advice in the development of resources to assist small employers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This included meeting weekly to improve, sharpen and revise information as it became available. The PCTAC played a significant role in helping employers in BC keep their workers safe and operations running allowing the construction industry to maintain its vital role in supporting the province’s economy.
- Contributed and participated in the development of the BCCSA Webinar Series. Topics included: Isocyanates and Prime Contractor Responsibilities Part 1 and 2.
- Contributions to and review of the new SiteReadyBC orientation program (now with over 10,000 students registered).
- Promotion of the new Certified Concrete Pump Operator program .
- Work on enhancing the use of the Safety Climate Tool.
- Assisting with the development of the Industry Stat Pack.
To view the committee representation list, please click here .
How to Join
Participation on the committee is vetted by the BC Construction Safety Alliance. Interested stakeholders must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate on the committee:
- Be registered with WorkSafeBC in sector 721027 "House or Other Woodframe General Contracting, Construction, or Renovation work" of sector 721028 "Industrial, Commercial, Institutional or Highrise Residential General Contracting or Construction."
- Operate as a Prime Contractor as per the definition under Division 4- General Duties of Employers, Workers and Others
- Maintain COR® status
- Ability to attend meetings regularly
** Please note: to view the Consent form as a fillable PDF, you must download it and open it with Adobe PDF viewer. It will not work in your browser**
Current PCTAC projects include:
- A working at heights self-rescue guide and risk assessment form
- Upcoming Webinar on Exposure Control Plans
- Subcontractor Management Program
- Welding Exposure Control Tool
- And more…
COR™ Technical Advisory Committee
As a Certifying Partner of the Certificate of Recognition program the BCCSA has established a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to ensure our COR™-related training and audit requirements for employers reflect OHS best practice and industry needs. The COR™ Technical Advisory Committee work to guide the development and maintenance of BCCSA audit tools, training materials, and quality control processes that meet the construction industry’s needs.
Concrete BC Safety Committee
This committee was established in 2009 and works with BCCSA and industry specialists to enhance industry health and safety through such initiatives as development of information materials and annual safety awards that recognize safety commitment via annual safety awards, and other initiatives.
Through this committee Concrete BC developed a Concrete Pump Operator's Safety Training Manual.