Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Contractor Documentation

Contractor requirements

All contractors who perform work for TRU are required to comply with all municipal, Provincial and Federal laws and regulations. Specifically, this includes the requirements of the Workers' Compensation Board regulations, and any other regulations, codes or standards which govern the health and safety of workers or employees and students of TRU.

Contractors are further required to follow the guidelines of the TRU Occupational Health and Safety program components.

Where the contractor states that they have their own safety program and/or safe work procedures in place, copies of those documents must be submitted to the TRU Occupational Health and Safety Department for review and retention on file.

Where the contractors safe work procedures and/or safety program provides a level of protection which is considered to be lower than TRU's, the higher level of safety shall prevail.

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Documentation

The following documentation shall be submitted to the Occupational Health and Safety Department for review and retention where the work involves the type specified:

Notice of project

Notices of Projects (NOP) are a standardized form required by the WCB under the following circumstances:

  • the total cost of all labour and materials, including that provided by sub contractors exceeds $500,000, or
  • all or part of the permanent or temporary work is required to be designed by a Registered Professional Engineer; or
  • the construction project is a new erection, major alteration, or demolition of a building more than 25 feet (7.6 m) in height; or
  • the construction project is a new erection, major alteration, structural repair or demolition of:
    • a bridge, or
    • an earth-retaining structure more than 10 feet (3 m) in height, or
    • a water-retaining structure more than 10 feet (3 m) in height, or
    • a silo, chimney or any similar structure more than 25 feet (7.6 m) in height;
  • or work in a compressed air atmosphere or in a caisson;
  • or work involving a tunnel, underground working or cofferdam;
  • or any excavation more than 4 feet in depth;
  • or any work involving asbestos or products containing asbestos, or at any other time where it is required by the WCB and/or an Officer of the Board.

A copy of this Notice of Project (NOP) form, bearing an indication of WCB acknowledgement of receipt and acceptance, will be forwarded to the Occupational Health and Safety Department prior to any work commencing.

Work on or near overhead high voltage lines

All Contractors managing projects involving work on or near overhead high voltage lines within the distances specified by the WCB Regulations, shall complete the WCB Form 30M33, and submit copies to both the TRU Facilities Department Project Coordinator and the Occupational Health and Safety Department, prior to commencing work.

Permits

Any permits required to perform work under any piece of legislation (Federal, Provincial or municipal) shall be obtained by the contractor prior to the commencement of any work. Examples of such permits include, but are not limited to: electrical inspection, pressure vessel, boiler inspection, BC Environment permit, etc.

Copies of these permits shall be forwarded to the Occupational Health and Safety Department within five (5) working days of the date of the permit or the work being commenced.

Inspection reports

Copies of all inspections conducted by a regulatory agency in relation to the work being performed shall be forwarded to the Occupational Health and Safety Department within three (3) working days of the date of the inspection report.

WHMIS

Contractors are expected to comply with the requirements of the WHMIS legislation. When requested by the Occupational Health and Safety Department, any contractor shall provide proof of training of all their workers with regard to WHMIS legislation.

The TRU Occupational Health and Safety Department reserves the right to approach any contract worker and verify, through the asking of standard questions, that the worker understands the WHMIS requirements.