BCCA takes builder training online
May 21, 2020
With the arrival of social distancing, the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has taken its Builders Code training online and made it available for free to builders across the country.
The training focuses on overcoming harassment, hazing and bullying on worksites to support safety and productivity.
For construction crews, the Builders Code “Cool or Tool?” app uses 20 real-life workplace scenarios to depict behaviour or actions that compromise safety and productivity. Workers simply identify if the behaviour is “cool” or “tool” and receive a message supporting the appropriate action and its benefits.
“The app reinforces the right behaviours while pointing out the questionable ones. Its animated and humourous approach also makes the medicine more likely to be swallowed,” said Randy Delisle, talent and development manager with Kinetic Construction.
In addition to the app, the Builders Code team has created an online training course on how to build an acceptable worksite culture, including definitions and appropriate policies and procedures. The training will be provided at no cost to employers during the pandemic who can then pledge to follow the recommendations.
Employers can visit the Builders Code website (builderscode.ca) and electronically sign the pledge from their laptop, pad or mobile phone.
“The number of employers taking the pledge makes it clear that the construction sector is ready for a culture shift,” noted Chris Atchison, BCCA president.