Workplace health and safety has become an increasingly important issue for businesses of all sizes regardless of industry. With health hazards in the workplace, legislative requirements, and the enormous costs associated with occupational incidents, more and more organisations are turning to certified health and safety practitioners.
BCRSP certifications are widely recognized as the national standard of certification for OHS practitioners in Canada.
Certification is a process by which an entity grants formal recognition to individuals that meet predetermined, standardized criteria. The certification process involves determination of eligibility, an assessment of demonstration of competence, and requirements for regular recertification. Certification is usually voluntary and established by a non-governmental entity.
Value of Certification: A high-quality certification validates an individual’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined profession, occupation, skill, or role. Certified individuals in the workforce reduce risk and enhance consumer protection and public safety. In addition, these certifications allow employers and other stakeholders to identify individuals with the competencies needed to perform a role or task.
Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct
By hiring a BCRSP certified individual, you gain an individual committed to managing your organisation’s health and safety issues and concerns according to a Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct. You’ll have a professional with a portable certification that is recognized nationally and internationally.
Hire a Certified Professionals and Save Money
You’ll save money since certified professionals have proven their capabilities through a comprehensive certification examination, they can step into the job, eliminating the need for your organisation to invest in training someone about health and safety. You get a pre-screened OHS practitioner which helps expedite your own recruitment process.
Advertise Your Positions
Employers and/or agencies looking for OHS candidates, may submit positions to the BCRSP for posting on its website. For information on pricing, and to post a position, click here.
Hiring Guide Resource
The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) has developed a Hiring a Health and Safety Practitioner Guide. The guide is intended to serve as a resource to employers and is available free of charge from CSSE's website.