Contractor Safety Manual

1. Purpose

This document describes the Rocky View Schools (RVS) Contractor Safety Manual.  RVS requires that health and safety standards be met by every contractor performing work at RVS sites. The Contractor Safety Manual is provided to ensure that contractors are aware of RVS health and safety standards and to assist the contractor in maintaining these standards.

2. Definitions

2.1    Prime Contractors

Every work site must have a Prime Contractor if there are 2 or more employers involved in work at the work site(s) at the same time.

The Prime Contractor for a worksite is:
a)    the contractor, employer or other person who enters into an agreement with the owner of the worksite to be the Prime Contractor, or
b)    if no agreement has been made or if no agreement is in force, the owner of the worksite.

2.2    Contractor

A person, business or corporation which provides goods or services to Rocky View Schools under terms specified in a contract. For the sake of this document, this applies to all non-Rocky View Schools personnel performing work at, or for Rocky View Schools.

2.3     Rocky View Schools is referred to in this document as RVS.

3. Roles and Responsibilities

The Rocky View Schools Contractor Safety Manual must be adhered to anytime non-RVS personnel are hired to perform work at RVS. The roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders are described below. Rocky View Schools will always be Prime Contractor unless designated to Contractor.


3.1    Contractor Responsibilities

Contractors, while on any Rocky View Schools’ property, are responsible for the following:

  • Reading, understanding and adhering to the RVS safety manual
  • Knowing and adhering to all applicable requirements of Alberta OH&S Legislation
  • Ensuring all employees and subcontractors are informed of and adhere to, the RVS safety manual
  • To ensure proof of WCB account in good standing is on file with RVS
  • Assessing work areas and correcting any identified hazards or non-compliant conditions, prior to beginning work
  • Reporting and Investigating any accidents, injuries or near miss incidents and providing copies of the reports and investigations to the RVS’ Occupational Health and Safety department
  • Ensuring all employees are provided with and wearing any and all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment for specific jobs being performed
  • Reporting any inspections by any regulatory agencies to the Rocky View Schools’ OH&S department
  • Ensuring employees under their supervision are trained and oriented to their work environment and tasks so they are able to perform their work in a manner that protects their safety and the safety of others
  • Ensure regular safety meetings are conducted as required


4. Special Health and Safety Considerations

Smoking Policy

Rocky View Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and visitors. All buildings and vehicles owned and operated by Rocky View Schools and all its property shall be smoke-free (tobacco) environments.

In accordance with the “Tobacco Reduction Act” and the “Prevention of Youth Tobacco Use Act”, the RVS Board prohibits tobacco use and the possession by anyone under the age of 18 years of age in schools, in vehicles owned and operated by the Board and on school grounds or at school-related activities. Employees of Rocky View Schools are expected to model the expectations of this policy.


5. Contractor Sign-Off

Prior to commencement of work, a representative of the contractor and/or sub-contractor must read the program and sign and return this page to RVS. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that the relevant contents of this program have been communicated to the contractor’s employees and the all of the contractor’s employees adhere to this program. Contractors are also responsible for ensuring that the RVS Safety Manual has been communicated to sub-contractors and the relevant contents of the manual have been communicated to the sub-contractor’s employees.

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