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3.1 Policy

The British Columbia Conservation Foundation understands the importance of providing workers with written safety instructions to control the risk of occupational hazards. Written safety instructions lay out a standard of expected behaviour and help create a safe and healthy workplace. Our Safety Instruction Program utilizes two main types of documented standards: 1) Safe Job Procedures (SJP) and 2) Safe Work Practices (SWP).

Key Definitions

Safe Job Procedure: Step-by-step instructions describing how to complete a task safely from start to finish. The instructions must be followed in sequence.

Safe Work Practice: Guidelines for safely performing tasks that cannot always be completed in the same way. They often include a list of "Do's" and "Don'ts" to consider while performing the task.

3.2 Responsibilities 

Management

  • Ensure the development of written safety instructions following applicable legislation and industry best practices.
  • Lead by example and follow all written safety instructions.
  • Ensure workers comply with written safety instructions.

Supervisor

  • Contribute to the development of written safety instructions.
  • Lead by example and follow all written safety instructions.
  • Instruct workers on appropriate written safety instructions.
  • Ensure workers comply with written safety instructions.

Worker

  • Follow all provided written safety instructions.
  • Contribute to the creation of written safety instructions.

3.3 Program Overview

Safe Job Procedures and Safe Work Practices are available electronically under the Safety Instruction Tab.

Safe Job Procedures

When: Required for high and moderate risk tasks identified through the PSA and THA, or when required by legislation.

Who: Developed by management, with support from supervisors and workers.

Tool: Safe Job Procedure Template.

Reviewed:

  • Annually
  • If identified as a factor related to a workplace incident;

Documentation: Workers must sign the procedures for high-risk tasks.

Safe Work Practices

When: Required for tasks identified through the PSA and THA as requiring safety instructions.

Who: Developed by management, with support from supervisors and workers, or sourced from credible industry resources.

Tool: Safe Work Practices Template.

Review: Reviewed and revised if required:

  • Annually
  • If identified as a factor related to a workplace incident;