Completion of the two day AMO seminar and 40 hour Construction Safety & Health Course (C.O.S.H.) is a requirement for PCAB license renewal as also for any new license application. At present the AMO seminar and COSH course are one-time requirements and, provided that the appropriate parties have previously completed same, need not be retaken.
Filing of renewal applications will not be accepted without compliance with the above conditions.
- For AMO Seminars, the Authorized Managing Officer (AMO) must personally attend and complete the seminar. PCAB requires 75% attendance of the course by the AMO and failing which, attendance will not be credited.
- For the 40 hour Safety and Health Seminar (CoSH) for Site Safety Officers, PCAB (Board Resolution 518 series of 2011) requires, in the case of corporations and partnerships, that either the AMO, a senior management officer (President, Vice President, Director, etc.) or senior technical officer (STE holding a position of not less than project manager and with a minimum of 5 years experience) must successfully undergo the course. In the case of sole proprietorships, it is required that the sole proprietor must personally undergo the course.
- Effective Contracting Fiscal Year (CFY) 2014-2015 every contractor shall have at least one Sustaining Technical Employee (STE) who has undergone the 40 hour Construction Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) Course for Site Safety Officers as a condition for license renewal or New License Application. For more details in respect of this (additional) requirement please see the following article: http://pcametro.ph/blog/cosh-requirement-stes/