GG Health and Safety Consulting’s professional and certified health and Safety consultants are able to develop your small or large business with a complete written occupational health and safety program specific to your companies’ operations, specific to your industry and which will meet with all WorkSafeBC legislative requirements.
In Vancouver BC, Surrey BC and Victoria BC all employers are required to have a written health and safety program. Any employer with 20 or more employees is considered a large employer and must have a formal health and safety program developed and implemented in their workplace. Any employer with less than 20 employees is considered a small employer and must have an informal health and safety program developed and implemented in their workplace.
Informal OHS Program Development
As per WorkSafeBC Regulation an employer with LESS THAN 20 EMPLOYEES in BC is required to develop an INFORMAL health and safety program. Non-compliance with the WorkSafeBC OHSR regulation can result in fines, penalties, sanctions and a stop work orders by local WorkSafeBC Officers.
Formal OHS Program Development
As per WorkSafeBC Regulation an employer with 20 OR MORE EMPLOYEES in BC is required to develop a FORMAL health and safety program. Non-compliance with the WorkSafeBC OHSR regulation can result in fines, penalties, sanctions and a stop work orders by local WorkSafeBC Officers.
Our objective is to build your company a solid foundation so that their team can continue to implement your safety program towards safety excellence and to ensure compliance with WorkSafeBC Regulation.
Contents of a Formal Health and Safety Program
GG Health and Safety Consulting will develop your entire occupational health and safety program from scratch. Your program will be built specifically to the type of industry you work in the form of policies, safe work procedures and forms. You will receive the following policies and procedures (and applicable forms) on the following topics (some elements may not apply based on our/your industry-business which we will determine during the questioning portion of the development) which will be designed and specifically written as per your company operations:
Policies and Procedures:
OHS Company Policy
Sub-contractor Safety Orientation Package
New and Young Employee Orientation Package
Joint Health and Safety Committee Policy and Terms of Reference
Rights and Responsibilities Policy
Workplace Inspections Policy
Accident Investigations Policy
Records and Statistics Policy
First Aid Policy and Procedures
Bullying and Harassment Policy
Electrical Safety Policy and Procedures
Workplace Violence Policy
Drug and Alcohol Policy (including Cannabis requirements)
No Smoking Policy
Disciplinary Action Policy
WHMIS 2015 (GHS) Policy and Procedures
Working Alone Policy and Procedures
Fall Protection Policy and Procedures
Emergency Response Plan Policy and Procedures
Personal Protective Equipment Policy
Ladder Safety Policy
Mobile Equipment Policy
Tools, Machinery and Equipment Policy
Housekeeping & Horseplay Policy
Safe Work Procedures
And much more……………
WorkSafeBC states that all employers should annually evaluate many elements of their current OHS safety program to ensure its effectiveness. Many of our clients request an annual audit from us, for their current OHS safety program which they have in place or had developed from us, to determine whether their program is being implemented effectively/properly and whether there are any gaps within their safety program which are not being implemented as per the OHSR regulation. We do recommend having a yearly safety audit completed from us. Our audit process is also a form of due diligence for your organization which shows that an annual OHS safety program evaluation was conducted for your organization.
We always touch base with our clients on an annual basis to remind you of the audit process. Here are the PACE initiative requirements which will educate you on why an annual evaluation of your program is very important to have completed: Industry Initiatives[Program committee Evaluation Pace]