The Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations

National Construction Safety Officer

The NCSOTM / NHSA Designation


Training Elements

The members of CFCSA have agreed that the following will be the minimum compulsory elements of the training required:

General Compulsory Elements: 
  • Health & Safety Program Content
  • Investigations & Reporting
  • Training & Communication
  • Legislation & Responsibilities
  • Supervisory Training
  • Emergency Preparedness & First Aid
  • Hazard Identification, Analysis & Control
  • Inspections
  • Records & Statistics
  • Auditing 
Construction Specific Elements: 
  • WHMIS
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Occupational Health/Hygiene
  • Safe Work Practices & Procedures
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Site Safety & Housekeeping 
Practical Application:

The members of CFCSA have agreed that the following will be the minimum compulsory practical application of the training required: 

  • Hazard Identification & Control
  • Communication Exercise
  • Safety Program Audit 
Experience:

The members of CFCSA have agreed that a total minimum of 3 years of practical construction related experience will be required.

Written Performance Measurement Standards:

The members of CFCSA have agreed that written performance measurement standards must be met to verify competency (by element or as a comprehensive review or both).