What are the safety responsibilities for contractors?
It is the intent of UBC to provide a safe, healthy and secure environment for all members of its faculty, staff, students and visitors. As a contractor, it is your responsibility to ensure that project work is performed in a safe manner, and that it is in compliance with WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, any other applicable provincial and/or federal laws and/or regulations, and any UBC policies, procedures and other requirements that may apply.
The University expectations are that contractors will train, supervise, and direct their employees to be mindful of the safety of UBC‟s students, faculty, employees, neighbours and property, when performing work on UBC‟s premises. This manual does not address, and is not intended to abrogate or assume responsibility for the contractor’s duty to its employees. Nor does this manual provide an exhaustive outline of laws, ordinances or regulations governing environmental, health and safety compliance. Rather it is provided to identify specific responsibilities, communicate the availability of hazard information for university properties and to outline UBC Safety and Environmental procedure.
Where can I get more information about contractor safety?
For more information, see the Contractors Safety Orientation Manual (PDF).