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SICA hosts first Builders Code training

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) will be the first regional construction association in B.C. to host Builders Code training workshops for site supervisors, forepersons and union business managers on how to best deal with worksite bullying and harassment training.

The new training session will be held in Kelowna on Sept. 26th and Castlegar on Oct. 10th.

The training, which supports the construction personnel that work most closely with tradespeople on construction sites, will explore issues such as: the nature and impact of unacceptable worksite conduct; how to build and maintain an acceptable worksite culture; the role and responsibilities of worksite leaders; and how best to deal with complainants and the people they are reporting.

Among the many benefits employers will see are improved worker retention, safety, and productivity, and lower costs connected to employee turnover, worksite accidents, injury-related health care costs, legal actions, rehiring, and workforce productivity issues.

“We’re pleased to be hosting the first training in B.C. for site supervisors, forepersons and union business managers,” said SICA CEO Jason Henderson. “Our members benefitted greatly from the workshops for company owners, executives and HR managers, with several of them, like Team Construction and CorWest Builders, going on to reinforce their commitment to acceptable worksites by signing the Builders Code Pledge, and other members signing up for additional individual company presentations and workshops.”

The Builders Code provides employers with a wide range of resources, including downloadable policies and posters, online and onsite training for personnel, employer advisors, employer scorecards and awards, and a crew training app (coming soon).

Companies who use the Builders Code tools and training benefit from an increased capacity to address behaviour issues that affect safety and productivity and can use their training certification to promote their company and culture to potential employees, as well as clients.

The training workshops were developed by experienced training providers in partnership with project partners including BCCA, the Industry Training Authority, WorkSafeBC, and the Minerva Foundation of BC, and are free during the pilot phase of the Builders Code. Registration for the workshops will be available through B.C.’s four Regional Construction Associations.


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