If you’re passionate about ensuring safe work practices, maintaining safe work environments, and coaching others, you can succeed as a Construction Safety Officer (CSO). Helping others, that’s what a career in safety is all about. Some go into it because they have a background in trades and need to do something different. Others have family ties to construction or the desire to join a growing industry. Whatever your reason, here is a good place to start:
WorkSafeBC requires all traffic control workers to have a Traffic Control Person (TCP) certification. This translates to a two-day course that combines classroom learning and field practice to ensure traffic control persons have the skills they need to be prepared and safe on the road. Universal Health and Safety (UHS) proudly offers the certification, and as a Universal Group company, it also offers immediate access to GOtraffic and Universal Flagging recruiters who are happy to discuss career options at the Universal Group. Here’s what it’s like to take a TCP course at UHS:
There are many advantages of getting certified in a variety of educational health and safety courses, including minimizing workplace injuries and being more prepared for workplace emergencies. There are also a myriad of other reasons why companies invest thousands of dollars annually on health and safety lunch and learns, courses, and certifications -- just like we had mentioned in our previous blog, How Important Is Workplace Health and Safety. But have you considered that having additional health and safety certifications under your belt could help launch your career in the construction industry or perhaps help you advance from your current position?