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Contractor Safety Program



The Corporation of the Town of Fort Erie works to ensure that contractors comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act and its applicable Regulations as well as Corporation policies, safe work standards and guidelines.


To accomplish this, the Contractor Safety SWS has four (4) stages to review contractor safety: 

  1. A pre-qualification process that includes submission of a Bidder’s Safety Checklist detailing the contractor’s health and safety program, training and record;
  2. Contractor Orientation and Pre-Commencement meetings to advise the contractor and contract employees of the Corporation’s Health and Safety policies, procedures and expectations, documented using the Pre-Start Checklist;
  3. Performance Monitoring including the contractor’s corrective discipline policy to ensure compliance; and
  4. Post Contract Performance Evaluation to determine if a contractor’s safety performance during the contract is adequate to qualify them for future work for the Corporation.


Document Links:

Contractors Pre-Qualified for Safety 

Contractor Safety - Projects  SWS (Safe Work Standards)


Bidder's Safety:

Health & Safety Policy


Sign off Sheet


Additional Safe Work Standards

Section 3 - Health and Safety Requirements Section 6 - Equipment Operation and Maintenance
03-005 Supervisory Competency 07-001 Personal Protective Equipment
Section 4 - Reporting and Investigation Section 10 - Training and Orientation
04-003 Hazard Reporting 10-001 Health and Safety Orientation
Section 5 - Personal Safety 10-003 Task Analysis
05-004 Confined Space Entry Section 11 - Communication
05-005 Cold Stress 11-002 Posting of Information and Hazards
05-009 Lock Out / Tag Out Section 12 - Vehicles
05-010 Slips Trips and Falls 12-001 Vehicle Operation
05-011 Trenching 12-002 Distracted Driving
05-015 Cutting Asbestos-Cement Pipe 12-004 Hours of Service - Vehicle Operators
05-016 Overhead Electrical Wires 12-006 Reversing Vehicles
05-017 Heat Stress  
05-018 Housekeeping  
05-019 Sun Protection