The NCSO® designation is a document issued to construction professionals who meet the requirements for preparation and experience related to occupational health and safety management in construction projects.
It is a document that verifies an individual’s commitment and knowledge on implementing safe practices in the construction projects they oversee, thereby promoting a healthier environment that benefits both workers, project owners, and the community around them.
The benefits of NCSO® can be summarized as follows
There are many reasons why a professional may choose to take an NCSO®. It is a path in which individual capabilities are demonstrated through effort and it brings a series of benefits that we will describe below:
Theoretical and practical preparation
Part of the proposal to apply for NCSO® consists of passing occupational health and safety training. During these events, the applicant is provided with theoretical and practical information to deal with risks within the construction project.
By achieving the designation, the knowledge obtained and the individual’s ability to apply their knowledge are demonstrated.
The document is approved by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations, which allows for recognition to work in any province in Canada.
The investment to obtain the designation will be beneficial for obtaining projects on a national level.
Having NCSO® certification supports the theoretical and practical preparation of the professional, providing an additional qualification to manage occupational health and safety issues in constructions.
Job proposals or projects carried out by a professional with the designation will have an additional degree of quality based on the preparation promoted for obtaining NCSO®.
Refers to the various areas in which a trained professional can perform, in addition to promoting safe and healthy practices in construction projects, they can also:
- Build projects, direct safe construction operations.
- Supervise the application of safety practices.
- Evaluate and modify systems that manage safety and health within a construction project.
The application of their skills expands, in addition to performing work under safety standards, they can intervene in the process of developing safer practices.
Becoming a safety practice reference
They can develop practical advice or programs to help companies or clients create safe work structures.
Focusing on the knowledge around the health and safety practices that must be met in a construction project, they can help develop appropriate routines that meet standards and are efficient for each company.
The professional who holds an NCSO® must take supervisory training, in which their leadership and influence capacity is developed so that they can implement changes through managing the human team.
COR auditor training
As it is a topic related to occupational health and safety practices, the professional will be prepared to carry out internal COR audits, knowing the essential bases of this recognition certificate.
As a result, it is a complex preparation that has to do with the recognition of risks, improvement of work practices, and creation of occupational health and safety reports.
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