Construction can be a dangerous industry to work in! You work with tools, equipment, and vehicles that require special training and consideration, and you work in environments that call for tradespeople to be constantly aware of the potential hazards to your health and safety. This National Construction Safety Awareness course was developed by the construction industry to give you an overview and encourage a general awareness of the health and safety issues you'll be faced with on any work site in Canada.

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This course has been accredited by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) for one (1) credit towards Gold Seal Certification. A final mark of 100% is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.


After successfully completing this 5 hour course you will be able to:
  • Know your rights and responsibilities on any work site, and those of your co-workers and your employer.
  • Identify the necessary communications to ensure the work gets done properly and safely.
  • Recognize the measures you need to take off the job site to make sure you're ready for work on the job site.
  • Identify the personal protective equipment you'll use on the job site and how to use it effectively.
  • Know the precautions to take when working with workplace chemicals, including understanding the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and safety data sheets.
  • Understand the importance of protecting the environment around your work site, and how to make that happen.
  • Recognize the different types of hazards you may encounter on a job site, and how to assess and control them.
  • Identify the tools, equipment, and vehicles you'll use on site, and how to use them safely.
  • Know precautions to take when working at heights, excavating and trenching, and working near power lines.
  • Understand how regulations differ across Canada and across industries, and the importance of understanding processes and procedures at your own site.
  • Recognize hazards that may be present in confined spaces, and how to ensure you work safely under those conditions.

Structure and Workload

This course consists of 15 modules, for a total of about 5 hours of self-paced instruction.

1National Construction Safety Awareness
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Type:Elearning Course
Learning Time:5h