Joint safety committee training

All new members to Local Safety Committees (LSC) and the University Safety Committee (USC) are required by WorkSafeBC (WSBC) to complete a prescribed course within six months of joining the committee.  UVic has adopted and customized the online training developed by WSBC and the Employers’ Advisers Office to meet this requirement.

Required training 

The required training is offered in two parts.  Completion of both Part 1 and 2 will satisfy the new member training requirements.    

If you are a new committee member, please complete both online courses as shown below. 

Part 1 - WSBC Joint Health and Safety Committee Fundamentals

This online course provides an overview of safety committee responsibilities and legislation, and is offered online through WorkSafeBC(WSBC).  The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete and is the first step towards completing the required training.

Please note: The last page of the course indicates a "facilitated workshop" must be taken.  Please disregard this as Part 2 will cover this material and fulfill the requirements.  

Please follow the directions below closely: (need help? screenshots available here)

Step 1: Click on the button below.

Step 2: Click "View Online"

Step 3:  Click "Create Learner Account".

Step 4: Complete the information and click "Register".

Step 5: You will then be redirected to log into the course (as you now have an account).

Step 6: When you have completed the course, you will receive your certificate from WSBC.

Upon completion of Part 1, please send a copy of your certificate to .     

WSBC's e-learning course


Part 2 - Local Safety Committees at UVic

The goal of this online course is to build upon information learned in Part 1, by reviewing key topics in greater detail and how they apply to UVic local safety committees on campus.

Click to register via Learning Central

Annual education leave 

UVic LSC and USC members are entitled to an annual educational leave totalling 8-hours for the purposes of attending approved occupational health and safety training in accordance with WSBC.  Please review the following Guidelines for more details. Committee members may also use this form to support a request to their supervisor.