Safe Work Procedures

We are happy to share established safe work procedures with all local governments. If you have any to share, please email them to

It remains the employers’ responsibility to ensure safe work procedures are customized for each organization, and that they are updated as WorkSafeBC Regulations, Guidelines or Policies change.

Templates – AC Pipe cutting

Update May 21, 2013:  DO NOT USE the safe work procedure for cutting AC Pipe with a K-12 saw and water until further notice.  Recently, a study was conducted in Kelowna for cutting AC Pipe with a Stanley “Chainsaw” (a bit of a misnomer).  During the set up for that process, WorkSafeBC required the use of local exhaust ventilation as per Regulation 6.18.  We weren’t required to use LEV when doing the study with a K-12 saw.  Please do not use a K-12 saw/water attachment to cut AC Pipe, unless you have local exhaust ventilation – until we determine the next steps.

(template for cutting AC Pipe with K12 saw/water attachment has been removed)

Emergency Operations – Flood Package – Updated April 2018

Thank you to the Regional District Central Okanagan for sharing their documents that they have developed through the 2017 flood situation in the Okanagan.

View them at

City of Burnaby

All municipalities are faced with the problem of abandoned waste.  Here is The City of Burnaby’s procedure for handling this potential workplace hazard.

Thank you to Erik Schmidt for researching this issue and sharing the procedure!

City of Campbell River

City of Nanaimo

Downtown Administration

Engineering & Public Works

City of New Westminster ELECTRICAL OPERATIONS – R3

City of New Westminster Safety Policies – New Hazardous Materials Policy

City of New Westminster – Updated Prime Contractor Designation Policy

City of Prince George

City of Richmond

Updated Procedures for Cutting Asbestos Cement Pipe Client Revision.pdf

City of Surrey

Corporation of Delta

City of White Rock

Thanks to Candice Roffe from the City of White Rock for sharing these safe work procedures.

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