Workplace Inspections

Effective workplace inspections are one of the most important incident prevention tools in a company’s health and safety management program. Employers must ensure that regular inspections are made of all workplaces, including: buildings, structures, grounds, excavations, tools, equipment, machinery and work methods, and practices.

A workplace inspection program takes planning, preparation and training. Using properly trained inspectors in a planned inspection program will reduce incidents and property damage. An effective safety inspection program will improve worker communication, company morale and, over time, save the employer money.

Course Description
The course will educate participants on how to effectively conduct a workplace inspection to meet and exceed the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation and WorkSafeBC legislation.

Course Length
This course is structured as a half-day course but can be modified to meet content and duration requirements.

Target Audience
This course is designed for managers, supervisors, members of the Joint Health and Safety committee, worker health and safety representatives, or employees otherwise delegated with incident investigation responsibilities.

Previous health and safety education and/or experience is an asset but not required.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the OHS legal compliance requirements pertaining to workplace inspections
  • Understand how to conduct effective and meaningful workplace inspections
  • Be able to identify areas or conditions that are hazardous and needing inspection
  • Report and make recommendations

Course Topics
Legal and General Requirements, Developing an Inspection Program, Inspection Procedures, Follow-up and Monitoring

Assessment and Completion
Upon successful completion of course materials, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Online Learning


We offer Workplace Inspection training online through our Learning Centre. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accessible from any computer, laptop, tablet with internet access.

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Instructor-Led Training

Starting at $1,100

If you would like to arrange custom instructor-led training please call us at 604.795.9595 or fill out the form below. One of our Safety Advisors will be glad to arrange a custom instructor-led training session for up to 15 people.

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