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BC Construction Safety Legislation & Administration (CSLA)

BC Construction Safety Legislation & Administration (CSLA)

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Training Formats:
  • Classroom: In-Person (2 Days)
  • VILT: via Zoom
CPD Points:
$250 + GST
Eligible for At Cost Training
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This two-day course is designed to help prepare individuals who aspire to work as safety professionals within BC’s construction industry. Specifically, it provides the orientation and training needed to enable participants to complete the provincial examination required to acquire NCSO® or NHSA certification in BC.

The CSLA course is designed for owners, supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, safety administrators and those pursuing the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation. Although there are no mandated prerequisites for the course, participants are expected to undertake some pre-reading (details provided upon registration). Completion of the online BCCSA PHSM course is also an asset for participants.

  • Module 1: WorkSafeBC
  • Module 2: OHS Legislation
  • Module 3: Program Administration
  • Module 4: Communication
  • Module 5: The 4 Principles
  • Module 6: Statistics

Classroom Requirements:

  • Learner participation is a fundamental aspect of this course. We expect students to demonstrate consideration and encouragement towards their fellow learners by using appropriate language and behaviour. Your role is to contribute to the learning environment and assist others in their learning journey, just as they are expected to support your learning as well.
  • Staying updated and prepared ensures a smooth training experience. Please keep an eye on your e-mail for important course information and urgent notifications:
    • Registration Confirmation: Once you register for a course through our online system, you'll immediately receive confirmation that your registration was successful. It's essential to get this confirmation and a course receipt as it confirms your spot in the class.
    • Pre-course E-mails: Be sure to check your e-mails before the course starts to receive any urgent training notifications.
    • Course Updates: Make sure you receive confirmation that the course is running and a course reminder before the scheduled course date.
    • Last-minute Updates: Check your e-mails right before attending the course for any last-minute training updates or changes.
    • Course Information: Ensure you have all the course details and required information before arriving for the course.
  • Please note that the BCCSA does not provide lunch for course participants. Remember to bring your lunch.
  • You are required to show government-issued ID.
  • Instructor may provide you with additional requirements and policies.

VILT Requirements:

  • Hardware & Software
    • Video Conferencing: VILT training is conducted via Zoom with an instructor. Participants will need to install and set up Zoom video conferencing software before training starts. You can sign-up for a free Basic Zoom account here .
    • Computer or Laptop: Participants should have access to a computer or laptop (preferably with dual screens) connected to a power source using a power cord.
    • Webcam: A functioning built-in or external webcam is necessary for video conferencing with the instructor and other participants.
    • Microphone: A functioning built-in or external microphone is essential for clear communication during the live sessions.
    • Speakers or Headphones: Functioning speakers or headphones are necessary to hear the instructor and other participants.
    • Internet Connection: A stable and reasonably fast internet connection is crucial to ensure uninterrupted participation.
    • Smartphone: Please download and set up the Zoom app on your smartphone. This will serve as a backup device in case of technical problems with your main computer or laptop, and can also be used for additional interactions during the session.
  • Environment & Workspace
    • Quiet and Well-Lit Space: Participants should select a quiet, well-lit, and comfortable space for attending the VILT sessions to minimize distractions and ensure a conducive learning environment.
    • Minimal Interruptions: Participants should plan to minimize interruptions during the VILT sessions to fully engage in the training.
    • You must be on your own computer and in a separate room away from others. No group participation is permitted. (for example, you should not be in a boardroom with multiple people participating, or sit side by side to avoid sound bounce back).
  • Preparation:
    • Pre-Training Setup: Participants are strongly advised to perform a system check and set up their devices and Zoom in advance of the training.
    • Materials: Participants should have any required course materials readily available.
    • Readiness to Engage: Participants are expected to actively engage in discussions and activities during the training.
    • You are required to show government-issued ID.
  • Instructor may provide you with additional requirements and policies.

Other Requirements & Policies:

After taking the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and explain relevant components of BC’s OHS legislation.
  • Explain the value of codes, bylaws, authority and associations in BC.
  • Identify communication barriers and solutions in the workplace.
  • Learn, discuss and practice writing technical communications.
  • Analyze injury data using the WorkSafeBC incident calculator.


A completion certificate will be emailed to the participant following the course. A CSLA Certificate of Completion is required for both the NCSO® and NHSA programs.

Find and register for your CSLA class in the Training Schedule

Have a question? Need help?
  • BCCSA Training Dept.
  • Phone: (604) 636-3675
  • Toll Free: 1 (877) 860-3675
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