BILD Calgary Region members, in collaboration with The City of Calgary and the Government of Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, have updated and re-released the Summer 2017 version of the Residential Construction Site Safety Best Practices Guide. Initially released in 2015, the Guide is an educational best practices tool and overview regarding construction and site safety issues and concerns.

The Guide covers topics including site management and maintenance, fencing and signage, demolition, excavation and trenching, and streets and mobile equipment.  New to the 2017 version are additional topics encompassing seasonal considerations, prime contractor, employer, employee roles and responsibilities, respect in the workplace, and considerations when working alone.  Potential hazards are outlined, as well as best practices, due diligence tips, and infill-specific considerations. These topics are aimed at homeowners, property owners, builders and their contractors and trades to increase understanding of the codes, standards, and regulations that govern their scopes of work.  Where applicable, Building Code legislation, provincial and national codes and acts, and City of Calgary bylaws, regulations and guides are noted for convenient reference.

Hard copies of the Guide will be available at the upcoming BILD Calgary Region Safety BBQs as well as at the Association’s Builder Breakfasts.  A digital version of the Guide will be available on the BILD Calgary Region website, or by clicking here.

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