Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Training

Course Info
This is an introductory course for new Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) members, new worker representatives, or existing members of JHSC’s. Businesses in B.C. with more than 20 employees are required to have a JHSC. This course will provide the fundamentals and requirements so running a committee.

Key Content

  • The duties and functions of a joint committee
  • The rules of procedure of the joint committee
  • The requirements around conducting incident investigations
  • The requirements around conducting regular workplace inspections, and how to make regular inspections
  • The requirements around responding to a refusal of unsafe work
  • The requirements for annually evaluating the committee

Course Duration

Option 1

  • 9 Hour in-class program (including coffee & lunch breaks)

Option 2 (Private Courses Only)

  • Part 1: 2-Hour Online Component.  Once registered, access and instructions to the online content will be emailed to you
    • The 2 Hour Online Component must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion.  You will be asked to provide proof of completion when you enter the class.
  • Part 2: 6 Hour in-class program (including coffee & lunch breaks)


  • Online component completed (If applicable)
  • Attendees must bring a device with internet access to the training.  A laptop or tablet is recommended.  For training at ProSafe locations, WIFI access will be provided.


  • A certificate will be awarded to those who complete program requirements

Course Price
$125 + GST and includes all course materials.

Course Dates


How long is a JHSC certification valid for?

JHSC certification in BC does not expire. Refresher training is recommended every 3 years to ensure that members stay updated on relevant health and safety legislation, practices, and emerging issues.

Who needs a JHSC certification?

In BC, JHSC certification is required for workplaces that regularly employ 20 or more workers. These workplaces are legally obligated to establish a Joint Health and Safety Committee. The committee should consist of worker and employer representatives who have completed the JHSC training. However, it’s important to note that specific industries or sectors may have additional requirements or exemptions regarding JHSC certification.