Safety Management Systems (SMS) Online

Course description:

A Health and Safety Management System is a comprehensive in-depth approach that addresses all aspects of an organization’s operations from a health and safety viewpoint and involves management and workers in a meaningful way. An organization wishing to pursue COR must have had the CAO or another manager participate in a Safety Management Systems course.

Course outline:


  • Introduction and Lesson Objectives

Introduction to Safety Management Systems

  • What are the Benefits of Safety Management Systems?
  • What is a Certificate of Recognition?
  • Understanding COR
  • What’s the Goal of the BCMSA

Organizational Commitment

  • Understanding/Implementing Organizational Commitment

Programs and Procedures

  • Understanding/Implementing Programs and Procedures

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and Controls

  • Understanding/Implementing Hazard ID, Risk Assessment, and Control
  • Completing Hazard Assessments

Training, Education, and Certification

  • Understanding/Implementing Training, Education, and Certification


  • Understanding/Implementing Inspections

Incident Investigations

  • Understanding/Implementing Incident Investigations

Program Administration

  • Understanding Program Administration

Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees

  • Understanding/Implementing JOHS Committees


  • Course Summary
  • Exam: Final Exam

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:


Post session:
Certificate (online)

Additional Info:
  • Students can start, stop and resume training to accommodate their schedule
  • Students must successfully pass the exam at the end of the course, with a score of at least 80%
  • The SMS Manual (Online Course) (1119 downloads) is available for download.