TRU Supporting Wildfire Evacuees » More info
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Contractor

Any contractor or consultant who is hired to perform work on TRU facilities or equipment or on TRU's behalf, or any persons employed by that contractor or consultant has the responsibility of complying with the following requirements:

  1. To comply with all Federal, Provincial and University-college safety laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures while working on a TRU site.
  2. To ensure that they understand all requirements which are applicable to their work activity prior to commencing that activity. Where the contractor or consultant is unsure, they should contact the TRU Occupational Health and Safety Department for clarification.
  3. To obtain the proper authorization and/or work permits prior to commencing any work activity
  4. To ensure that there is NO SMOKING within any TRU facility at any time.
  5. Where work requires the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), or work in areas where self-contained breathing apparatus may be required for emergency escape, shall ensure that all persons engaged in that activity has received proper training in the use of such equipment.
  6. Where work requires entry into a confined space the contractor or consultant shall ensure that all persons engaged in that work activity has received proper training in confined space entry procedures and the necessary equipment to perform that work or any rescue activity is on site at all times.
  7. To ensure that no firearms, illegal drugs, alcohol, fighting, stealing or wilful damage are permitted anywhere on the University-college.
  8. To maintain in a safe operating condition, all contractor equipment brought on site. To comply with Provincial Electrical Safety Branch regulations, all electrical equipment must be certified to CSA standards. The University-college reserves the right to remove or ban faulty and/or unsafe equipment, or equipment not complying with the necessary approval requirements.
  9. TRU actively promotes gender equity and safe, secure access to all campus facilities and services. Consequently, the University-college does not tolerate violations of the Human Rights Act, including any forms of harassment such as:
    • whistling or catcalls;
    • unwanted or unsolicited calls or comments, particularly calls or comments having sexual connotations;
    • racial slurs or comments;
    • staring;
    • throwing items in the direction of passers-by to gain their attention;
    • obscene gestures.
  10. Cranes and hoisting equipment brought onto University-college property shall be operated only by authorized persons. Operators shall inspect the hoisting equipment at the beginning of each shift and shall test limit-switches, brakes, circuit-breakers, and other control devices. Any defects which are identified that affect the safe operation of the equipment will require the equipment to be removed from service until the defects are repaired.
  11. Where a contractor encounters what is believed to be MATERIALS CONTAINING ASBESTOS, the TRU Occupational Health and Safety Department shall immediately be informed and the Contractor shall cease operations until it can be assured that standard practices for asbestos management are being complied with.
  12. Where a contractor encounters any potentially hazardous or toxic substance which may endanger any person, the TRU Occupational Health and Safety Department shall immediately be informed and the Contractor shall cease operations until it can be assured that standard practices for hazardous materials management are being complied with.