The National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO®) or the provincial/territorial equivalent status verifies that a person has met the training, practical application, years of experience and written performance measurement standards as set out by the members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations.
Participating members of the CFCSA will recognize the right of each jurisdiction to set their own standards over and above the agreed upon minimum requirements and will accept the standard set by the respective host construction safety association.
Persons who achieve the NCSO® standing can be a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of a company’s health & safety program for the purpose of reducing incidents, injuries or loss.
The National Health and Safety Administrator (NHSA™) program provides formal, entry-level training to individuals who are active in the administration of their company's health and safety program, but do not currently possess the minimum of three years' construction field experience that is required to achieve the NCSO® designation.
The NHSA™ designation indicates to employers that the participant has practical and theoretical knowledge in various health and safety management skills and principles. The NHSA™ designation is intended to be the first step toward becoming a leader in the construction safety field, in essence a stepping-stone to achieving the NCSO® designation.
Find out about the CFCSA member agreed to minimum Training Elements.
If you are interested in learning more about NCSO® or the provincial/territorial equivalent status, please contact your Provincial or Territorial Construction Safety Association below: