REA 2-Day Course

Contractor and Project Safety Management

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Note About This Course

This course was first developed in 1996. The curriculum was based on lessons from construction safety case law, legislative requirements, our own industry surveys, and emerging consensus with respect to industry best practices. The course has been continually updated and improved over the past 16 years. In that timeframe, CPSM has been delivered to hundreds of organizations and more than 7000 people. The methods taught in CPSM have been adopted by dozens of major Canadian employers and owner organizations that have taken the course, and are reflected in the project safety management policies and approaches of major governmental procurement and project management agencies, such as Public Works and Government Services Canada and Canada Lands Company CLC Limited; brand-name retailers such as Canadian Tire Real Estate Limited; major health care institutions in Ontario; some of Canada’s largest electrical utilities; and Canada’s largest municipal government agencies.

This course explains “how” and “when” a party becomes a “Constructor / Contractor / Prime Contractor / Principal Contractor” under health and safety legislation; describes the differences between the roles and responsibilities of an “Owner”, “Constructor / Contractor / Prime Contractor / Principal Contractor”, and “Employer”; covers the fundamentals of a Construction Project Safety Management program for ensuring compliance with the duties of an “Owner” and “Constructor / Contractor / Prime Contractor / Principal Contractor” under the health and safety legislation.

How can I benefit from this course?

You will gain knowledge of:

  • The roles and responsibilities of “Constructors” on “Projects”, and “Employer” in relation to contractors in non-construction situations

  • Relevant case law

  • The options for managing liability

  • Determining what to do to manage contractor and project safety

  • Contractor and project safety management methods

  • Managing project safety over the project lifecycle

  • The strengths and weaknesses of contractor safety prequalification, and how to do it

  • Important safety-related terms and conditions for construction and service contracts

  • Tools and methods for performance of a variety of project safety management tasks

  • Development of internal policies and procedures for project safety management

View Course Curriculum


Module 1 - The Presenting Issues: Having Responsibilities as a "Constructor" on Projects, and as an "Employer" of Contractors in Non-Construction Situations
Module 2 - Options for Managing Liability
Module 3 - How Can We Determine What to Do, to Manage Contractor and Project Safety?
Module 4 - Contractor and Project Safety Management Methods
Module 5 - Exercise - Project Safety Planning
Module 6 - PSM Assessment, Development and Implementation Process

Is this course for me?

This course is for construction managers and supervisors, property managers, maintenance managers and supervisors, project managers, owner’s representatives, architects and engineers, purchasing / contracting managers, and health and safety specialists.

Cost (See Terms & Conditions)

Public: $799.00 Plus Tax
In-House: $599.00 Plus Tax - Please contact us