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FAQ – About SafetyDriven – TSCBC


Who is SafetyDriven – TSCBC?

Who is SafetyDriven – TSCBC and what does “TSCBC” stand for?

SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC (SafetyDriven – TSCBC) is the Certifying Partner for the General Trucking and Moving and Storage companies approved by WorkSafeBC. The primary objective of SafetyDriven – TSCBC is to represent the occupational health and safety needs of businesses in the trucking, transportation, warehousing, shipping and logistics sector. We do this by providing a leadership role in advocating safety improvements and conducting research on issues of safety performance to advance the standard of safety practices in our province.

What is SafetyDriven – TSCBC, and what is its role in the COR program?

The Trucking Safety Council of BC was created to address the high personal and economic costs of work-related injury and death in the trucking industry. The SafetyDriven – TSCBC is a not-for-profit organization that works with management, employees, and owner/operators in the BC trucking industry to strengthen safety performance and reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. The SafetyDriven – TSCBC is a partner in WorkSafeBC’s Partners Program which offers COR certification.

What is a certifying partner?

A Certifying Partner is an organization that, through agreement with WorkSafeBC, helps guide employers toward a Certificate of Recognition (COR), which certifies that the employer has implemented a safety management system that meets established standards as verified by an audit. Certifying Partners are typically safety associations recognized by WorkSafeBC as having in-depth industry knowledge that is used to promote and develop workplace health and safety; there are different Certifying Partners for different industries. Once an employer registers with a Certifying Partner, the employer is first helped to implement an effective health and safety management system, then to complete and pass a qualifying audit.

What does SafetyDriven – TSCBC offer?

I’m a SafetyDriven – TSCBC member, what services do I get for free?

  • Mentorship program
  • Workshops
  • CCOHS courses
  • Templates & forms
  • Newsletter
  • Calling in for safety advice
  • SafetyDriven – TSCBC online courses
  • Safety videos and interactive tools
  • Podcasts
  • Full access to the SafetyDriven – TSCBC website
  • Certificate of Recognition information

What is the Safety Helpline?

The Safety Helpline is a free service to the transportation and warehousing industries that provides answers to your safety related questions.  This would include things like when a safety committee is needed, or what sorts of incidents should be investigated.  We can also help you understand how the occupational health and safety regulation apply to your workplace.

What is Mentorship?

Mentorship is a free program of ongoing support to member companies.   Any company that is working to improve its safety program, usually with the goal of achieving the Certificate of Recognition, can access this free assistance.  Even if you are not ready for COR we can work with your company to improve any portion of your safety program.

What is a Safety Evaluation?

A Safety Evaluation is a free, non-judgemental evaluation of your safety management system that tries to determine if you are ready for the Certificate of Recognition.  When the evaluation is complete you are provided with a confidential report of our assessment.  If some areas are in need of attention you will be given an action plan to help you make corrections and better prepare for the Certificate of Recognition.

What resources are available to help me build a safety program?

The SafetyDriven website has many resources available to help.  Under the resources tab on the main page you will find the resources divided into what is appropriate for Large, Small, and Owner-Operator companies.  These include many items such as sample forms and policies that you are free to copy and modify for your own use.

What is the Learning Academy?

The Learning Academy is a portal to our training resources.  This is where you can sign up for both online and classroom courses.  While all the courses are available at cost please note that most courses are free for members.  In addition to providing the training the system is also capable of tracking the training for your records.

Information on SafetyDriven – TSCBC Membership

What benefits would activating our SafetyDriven membership give us?

By activating your membership you will gain access to many free of charge resources and programs, such as:

  • Safety Evaluations to help you identify areas of improvement in your safety program
  • 20 hours of mentorship program to help you develop your program
  • BiteSized workshops
  • Online courses & resources
  • Health Safety Program development course complete with a downloadable safety manual
  • Resources including:
    • Help line available Monday – Friday 8:30- 5:00pm Except Holidays
    • Stickers
      • Three point contact
      • Vehicle inspections
    • Pre-designed Forms
    • Information brochures
    • Posters
  • And much more

How did we become members of SafetyDriven – TSCBC ?

General Trucking and Moving and Storage companies that are in WorkSafeBC Classification Units (CU) 732019 and 732030 are automatically members.

If everything you are offering your members is free who is paying for it?

SafetyDriven – TSCBC is funded from a very small portion of the WorkSafeBC premiums paid by General Trucking and Moving and Storage companies, which is used by us to develop and deliver industry specific materials to our member companies at no charge.

How do I become a member of the Trucking Safety Council?

You are already a TSCBC member if your Classification Unit, or “CU” is General Trucking (732019) or Moving & Storage (732030). As a TSCBC member you are eligible for discounted training, access to our free mentorship program, among other great benefits and resources.

Employers in other CUs can become Council members for an annual fee. Please contact TSCBC for more information on the current fees.

Employers who join the Trucking Safety Council of BC are eligible for all membership privileges including the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and Council committees and pay member prices for courses and services provided by the Council.

What if I don’t want to become a member?

Non-members can also use the services and resources of the TSCBC and they will be charged non-member rates on a “pay-as-you-go” basis.

So, how much does membership cost?

Membership is very affordable and is based on the size of your assessable payroll.  This is the same amount that WorkSafeBC uses to calculate your annual premiums.  Contact us to determine your company’s membership fees.