Construction Safety Training System CSTS-09 

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Developed by the Alberta Construction Association and delivered by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association.

Making sure that construction worksites are as safe as possible begins with providing basic safety training to all employees.

CSTS-09 is an online worker-specific safety program acknowledged industry wide as an excellent learning tool for individuals who are either new to the construction industry or have not had formal safety training. The CSTS certificates do not expire and are valid in BC, Alberta and the rest of Canada.

This is an interactive, computer-based training program, focusing on hazard awareness and preventative actions. Workers watch videos of actual construction sites and potential hazards and are guided through proper approaches to each situation. Self-paced, user friendly, an excellent introduction or refresher to key construction industry safety consideration. All oil sands sites require that workers have this certification prior to entering the work site. The CSTS course is recognized in Alberta and BC. 

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How it works
After you have registered you will receive an email with a username, password & instructions on how to proceed with your training. 

Certificates: Upon completion you notify us; we will email you a letter of completion which will serve as your interim certification while you wait for a hardcopy of your certificate to be mailed.

**NOTE - the address you provide in your registration is where your certificate will be mailed to.

All registrations received over the weekend will be processed Monday morning.


Although intended for construction workers, the program may also be of interest to new supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, worker health and safety representatives, and business owners or operators interested in improving health and safety in their workplace.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be familiar with the following:

•    The importance of knowing and following safe work practices and procedures;
•    Typical hazards and associated prevention strategies; and
•    WorkSafeBC and other regulations for construction workplace health and safety.

Training Modules
Module 1:       Your Worksite and the Law
Module 2:       Personal Physical Care and Conduct
Module 3:       Personal Protective Equipment
Module 4:       Workplace Hazards
Module 5:       Field Level Hazard Assessment
Module 6:       WHMIS   
Module 7:       Worksite Conditions
Module 8:       Environmental Factors
Module 9:       Fall Protection
Module 10:     Emergency Response
Module 11:     Ladders and Scaffolding
Module 12:     Mobile Equipment
Module 13:     Machinery, Tools and Equipment
Module 14:     Excavating and Trenching
Module 15:     Defensive Driving

Cost: $65.00 plus applicable taxes

Contact: For more information e-mail us at education@vrca.bc.ca or phone 604-294-3766


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