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Wilfrid Laurier University Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management
September 22, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Contractor Safety

Laurier University is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of its employees, students and visitors.  To fulfill this commitment, the university must ensure that all contractors and sub-contractors are meeting or exceeding the requirements and standards of health, safety and environmental legislation.  Laurier's Contract Labour Policy and Contract Labour Program must be followed by all contractors prior to initiating work at Laurier. 


All construction activities must be carried out safety and in compliance with the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations.  Laurier has developed a policy for all employees that are hiring contractors to follow. For further information, please contact Geoff Schwarz View the Contract Labour Policy.


Advance planning and quality site preparations are important for a safer, environmentally conscious, well organized construction site.  The following document is a program that applies to all contractors, general contractors and subcontractors that provide services to Laurier University.  Laurierís Contract Labour Program outlines the specific requirements and documentation needed for contractors prior to beginning work at Laurier.  View the Contract Labour Program.


In order to be considered a contractor in good standing, the following documentation must be received by SHERM and be valid: 

    - Proof of Insurance
    - Valid WSIB clearance certificate (only valid for a maximum of 90 days)   
    - WSIB Safety Record
    - Current Health and Safety Policy - (must be reviewed annually)

NOTE:  A Contractor in Good standing does not provide approval for work at Laurier University.

In order to be approved for work at Wilfrid Laurier University all applicable documents outlined in the Contract Labour Program must be received by the Laurier Project Administrator and considered acceptable with respect to the specific project.  The project administrator will review the documents taking into account the scope of the intended work.  The Project Administrator will consult with SHERM as required. All documentation must be valid for the duration of the project or must be resubmitted.  Should the scope of the project change, a review of the submitted contract labour documentation should be conducted by the Laurier Project Administrator to ensure it is acceptable.    

If you have any questions specific to your project, please direct them to your Laurier Project Administrator. 

For general inquiries regarding contractor required documentation please contact Geoff Schwarz


This booklet is provided to contractors to inform them of Laurier's safety requirements.

View the Contractor Safety Guidelines Booklet

Contractor Safety Guidelines training available on MyLS online.


Ministry of Labour (MOL)

Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA)

Related Information Title Type
1992 Environmental/Occupational Health & Safety Policy Document