Small Employer OHS Refresher Training

WorkSafeBC (WSBC) requires Small Employers (ISEBASE, SEBASE) to take seven hours of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) refresher training every three years to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Recognition (COR) incentive payment.

Refresher training IS REQUIRED:
To be eligible for the WSBC COR incentive payment.

Refresher training IS NOT REQUIRED:
To be SAFE certified: SAFE certification is maintained with yearly audit submissions.

If you completed the initial Small Employer OHS training before 2015, you need to complete refresher training before submitting your 2017 Audit to be eligible to receive a COR incentive payment for 2017.

Goals & Objectives
– To help you streamline and improve your safety management program and audit submission.
– To be eligible for COR incentive payments for three years.

Small Employer initial SAFE Companies OHS training.

One day (seven hours). Classroom training is trainer led. Computer based training is self-paced. Coffee and lunch are provided at in-person sessions.

Refresher training can be completed in a number of ways:

1. Day 1: Attend Day 1 of classroom session. Topics covered:
  • Why be SAFE Certified?
  • Legal requirements for safety
  • Evaluating your current safety program
  • Corrective Action Logs
  • Risk assessments
  • Emergency Response Plans
2. Day 2: Attend Day 2 of classroom session. Topics covered:
  • Case study of workplace safety plan
  • Worker orientation, monitoring, inspection
  • Incident reporting, injury management
  • Sample safety programs
  • Audit tool
  • Build your safety program and audit
3. Days 1 & 2: Attend both days of classroom session.
4. Online: Complete computer based training.

– Classroom (any option) - total cost of instruction and materials is $183.75 (includes 5% GST).

Session Dates & Locations*

Oct. 19 and/or 20, 2017 - Williams Lake  (confirmed) 
Nov. 16 and/or 17, 2017 - Campbell River
Nov. 23 and/or 24, 2017 - Langley
Nov. 23 and/or 24, 2017 - Prince George
Nov. 27 and/or 28, 2017 - Cranbrook
Nov. 29 and/or 30, 2017 - Castlegar
Nov. 30 and/or Dec. 1, 2017 - Kamloops
Dec. 7 and/or 8, 2017 - Vernon
Dec. 11 and/or 12, 2017 - Nanaimo

Submit a completed enrollment form and course fee. 

What do I need to bring with me?
For the benefit of classroom activities, it is recommended that you bring your current Safety Program Manual or a laptop if your Safety Program Manual is in an electronic format.

Email us at or call us toll free 1-877-741-1060, Monday to Friday, 8 am – 5 pm PT. 

More Information
Refresher Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

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