Joint Health and Safety Committee Training

This course provides Joint Health and Safety Committee members, or other interested participants, with fundamental understanding of Joint Health and Safety Committees existing in either forestry harvesting or manufacturing operations.

It meets the training requirement for new joint committee members and / or worker health and safety representatives, as outlined in section 3.27 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.

This course is available in English only. Participants will receive a record of completion.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the purposes of and refer to the Act, the Regulation, and the Guidelines as they relate to Joint Health and Safety Committees
  • Describe the composition, role, authority, and responsibilities of a Joint Health and Safety Committee
  • Follow Joint Health and Safety Committee terms of reference to carry out the work of the committee, including: identifying unsafe situations, addressing workers' concerns about safety, making recommendations for improvements, and understanding the annual requirement for a Joint Health and Safety Committee evaluation.

Course outline

Duration & Delivery

8 hours of facilitated instruction in a classroom setting.

Additional Information

The instructor may request that host companies provide relevant documentation such as:

  • Terms of reference
  • Meeting minutes
  • Blank incident investigation and inspection forms

It is also recommended that participants download the WorkSafeBC OHS Mobile App prior to the course.


This course is primarily delivered by request. Cost will vary, depending on group size and location.

Download our Requested Training Form for full details, and to request a session for your group.