National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO)
The primary objective of this program is to combine formal training with the individual's personal field experience. An NCSO provides a valuable resource to management in the administration and implementation of the company's Health & Safety Program.
Certification indicates that the participant has practical knowledge in various construction-related Health & Safety management skills and principles.
The participant must have a minimum of 3 years field experience in the construction industry to receive certification as an NCSO.
To obtain NCSO status, you must successfully complete certification in 13 of the courses listed in the NCSO information package.
This program will enable participants to:
- Assist management in the administration, implementation and maintenance of a Health & Safety management system
- Identify and review various Health & Safety concerns specific to the worksite
- Communicate effectively with government, management and workers regarding Health & Safety, on and off the job
Compulsory Courses (11)
- Principles of Health & Safety Management
- Auditor Training Program (Certificate of completion)
- Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE Proficiency level certified) - Sample forms
- WHMIS Train-the-trainer
- Construction Safety Administration*
- Basic Instructional Techniques
- Prime Contractor
- Confined Space Entry/Monitor
- Alberta Legislation Awareness
- An industry safety orientation (any one of the following):
- Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
- Roadbuilders Construction Safety Training System (RSTS)
- Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
- Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS)
- Standard First Aid - Two (2) day training. The ACSA doesnot provide First Aid training please visit the Alberta Human Services website for approved First Aid training facilities (Provide a copy of your current Standard First Aid certificate to be put on your ACSA file.)
Elective Courses (any 2)
Back Injury Prevention
Alcohol, Drugs and Safety
Construction Environmental Awareness
Effective Claims Management
Safe Trenching, Excavation & Ground Disturbance
Fall Protection Planning
Safety Culture - Roadmap to "Zero"
Alberta Temporary Traffic Control
Alberta Temporary Traffic Control - Field Applications
CCA Mould Awareness
Light Duty Vehicle - Driver Improvement
Loss Prevention and Control for Executives (1 day seminar)
*Principles of Health & Safety Management, Auditor Training, Leadership for Safety Excellence, and WHMIS.
Train-the-Trainer courses must all be completed prior to taking the Construction Safety Administration course.
NOTE: The participant must submit a Letter of Experience from their employer(s) verifying a minimum of 3 years field experience in the construction industry.
To register in the NCSO program, log in to the Student Services Portal and click on "NCSO/HSA Registration".
- View and Download the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) information in PDF.
- View and Download the Experience Letter Requirements and templates in PDF format.
All Journeyman MEMBERS of Ironworkers Local 720/725 are eligible for reimbursement of the cost for NCSO Training as per the Bursary Rules. Members must submitt the ORIGINAL reciept and completion certificate for all courses attended. Reimbursement will be in the form of a cheque signed by the trustees of the Apprenticeship plan.
Contact the Training centre for more information (780-482-0908)