Three more free construction safety training courses will be provided by DOLE-NCR in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) this year to small contractors in the National Capital Region who cannot afford to undergo the Construction Occupational Safety and Health Course for Site Safety Officers (COSH).
The schedule is as follows:
- August 19-23, 2013;
- September 9-13, 2013; and
- October 14-18, 2013
The training will be held at the Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC) along Agham Road, cor. North Avenue, Quezon City.
The first COSH course which was held from 20 to 24 May 2013 was a success. This was fully reported on on the following articles on our site:- Free DOLE COSH Course a success and PCAB Chair addresses free COSH course.
These courses are only for the proprietors of small scale contractors/subcontractors who cannot afford to pay for this safety training. Essentially these contractors are all unlicensed as all licensed contractors underwent this training as a licensing prerequisite. PCA Metro, as DOLE-NCR partner and also a duly accredited PCAB Public Assistance Help desk, appointed as such in terms of PCAB Board Resolution No. 218 series of 2011, will assist the contractors attending the free COSH course with their respective PCAB license applications. Without a PCAB license unlicensed contractors are by law precluded from engaging in construction contracting activities in the country. This service will be rendered for free and will consist of the giving of advice in completing the license application form, checking that it is complete in substance and that, on the face of it, the application is compliant with all PCAB requirements.
The free training was a directive by Labor Secretary Baldoz to all DOLE Regions in the wake of the tragic incident at the SPC Malaya Power Plant where 5 workers of unlicensed contractor East-West Works Industrial Services Inc. were killed and 12 more injured. See DOLE orders review of construction safety standards.
Those who wish to avail of this free course can contact DOLE-NCR via this page: http://pcametro.ph/safety/free-cosh/.© Copyright 2013 PCA Metro, All rights Reserved. Written For: PCA Metropolitan Chapter