Individual Owner Operator

This occupational health and safety course is for Individual Owner Operators (IOOs) working in the forest sector. Participants should be active in their company's business operations and be knowledgeable of the work activities.

The Individual Owner Operator (IOO) course is suitable when the owner:

  • Is the only on-site forestry worker
  • Has at most one administrative support person who does not work on a forestry worksite
  • Does not hire employees or contractors

This course meets Individual Owner Operator initial training requirements for SAFE Certification and the WorkSafeBC COR program.

This course is offered in English only and participants are expected to fully participate with the training content. Participants will receive a record of completion for finishing the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand basic safety rights and responsibilities
  • Understand the SAFE Companies audit process and WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition (COR)
  • Understand tools, templates, and advocacy services available for their business
  • Gain the skills to complete their audit submission.

Duration & Delivery

ONLINE: A minimum of 4 hours is expected, however individuals progress at their own pace. Time commitment may vary due to existing safety system preparedness. Those with limited safety systems or prior experience may require more time.

Online learning is self-paced with flexible, 24/7 access. Participants are expected to complete the course within 6 months of enrollment.

Note: If online training is not a suitable delivery method, please contact SAFE Companies to discuss further. Email or call toll-free 877-741-1060.


Online learning: $105.00 (includes 5% GST)


Submit a completed enrollment form and course fee.

Enrollments are typically processed within 3 days.

Note: Companies should also be registered for the SAFE Companies program. If there are any questions about the Individual Owner Operator program, please contact SAFE Companies.