Contractor Safety


At certain times, UBC projects may require contractors to be brought on-site to perform work. It is UBC’s responsibility to ensure that contractors complete projects safely and in accordance with WCB and internal requirements.

Departmental Requirements – Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

All work carried out at UBC must be in compliance with WCB regulations 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:

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 safety management
  • maintain acceptable housekeeping and material organization around the site.

Site Safety Management Plan

Each contractor must submit a written plan, which will

  • describe how safety will be managed throughout the project
  • identify the person who will be on site at all times to coordinate work activities and safety between trades and sub-contractors.

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.

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 the 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.