Carleton University upholds rigorous standardized safety protocols to safeguard health and well-being throughout all campus construction endeavors. The guidelines outlined below serve as an essential blueprint for contractors engaged in projects at CU, demanding strict adherence. Contractors are urged to thoroughly review and fulfill all stipulated requirements prior to, during, and following their work assignments.

Pre-project requirements

Throughout the pre-work phase, contractors are tasked with identifying and assessing the hazards inherent in the particular construction/project tasks. This assessment serves to delineate the roles and responsibilities of all personnel present at the site, as well as to determine the necessary controls for mitigating risks effectively.

Work should not commence until the following documents and requirements have been satisfied:

  • Reviewing  the CU contractor safety manual  and signing the Statement of Understanding
  • Assigning Prime contractor responsibilities, if applicable
  • Prime Contractors Submitting Site Specific Safety Plan ( you can use CU template)
  • All CU contractors/service providers must complete a hazard assessment. The hazard assessment identifies hazards associated with defined project tasks and includes controls to mitigate the hazards.
  • Verification of training and qualification
  • WSIB clearance letter
  • Proof of general liability insurance

In addition to developing a site-specific safe work plan and hazard assessment several job-related, health and safety documents must be submitted before work starts.

Activity Submission requirements Additional Resources
Working at heights Fall protection plan (risk assessment) and a rescue plan for any job where a worker has the potential to fall about 3 meters (10 feet). This is a high-risk activity that must be coordinated with the CU project manager or designate.
Lockout Before any lockout tasks are performed on campus, a site-specific written lockout procedure must be available and implemented on site. This is a high-risk activity that must be coordinated with CU project manager or designate.
Hot Work When conducting any hot work (e.g. torching, welding, soldering, etc), CU hot work permit must be obtained and all applicable controls must be implemented.
Confined spaces If work requires the entry of any confined space as defined by Ontario Reg. 632/05,
prior to entry a Risk Assessment, Entry Permit and specific work procedure must be written. This is a high-risk activity that must be coordinated with CU project manager or designate.
Working Alone
Hazardous Products Copies of up-to-date Safety Data Sheets (SDS) must be provided and available on site.

During work activities