Victoria Residential Builders Association Joins

VRBA becomes a sponsor




Another great addition to the 2018 South Island Safety Conference is the Victoria Residental Builders Association (VRBA).  The association has a great focus on safety and professional development for its members. The conference organizing committee is working with the VRBA and others to have presentions that will qualify for BC Housing CPD points for the members. The call has gone out and we are excited to add this component to this safety conference.

Since 1940, VRBA has been the professional industry voice of residential construction. Their builders, renovators, designers, trades, and suppliers are committed to designing and building the finest sustainable West Coast homes. View their members’ award-winning projects at

They are at the forefront of advocating industry issues including mandatory education and training for builders and a uniform building code – both recently introduced by the BC government. We continue to advocate for a renovation tax credit to help address costs of asbestos mitigation, as well as other concerns important to housing affordability and professionalism.

VRBA members agree to operate according to VRBA’s Code of Ethics as follows:

Members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association believe and affirm that:

a)  Consumers are entitled to fairness, courtesy, and honesty in their interaction with members;

b)  Industry professionalism and housing affordability are our association’s primary goals;

c)  Education and training represent the foundation of professionalism, in addition to ongoing research into new techniques, methods and products;

d)  Health, safety standards and affordability are recognized as important parts of the National and BC Building Codes and best achieved by consultation with VRBA members experienced in market housing;

e)  Good practices include promotion of energy efficiency, recycling, and minimizing environmental impacts where practical;

f)    All business activities will be conducted in a professional and ethical manner and comply with the laws of British Columbia.

VRBA believes consumers should be informed and knowledgeable. For example, you can get price quotes by using VRBA’s online Expression of Interest form here.

The 2018 South Island Safety Conference is scheduled for November 5 & 6, 2018 at the Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall.

For information on how you could be a sponsor, exhibitor or presenter please direct all questions to


CSSE Canadian Society of Safety Engineering

CSSE LogoCSSE joins the conference as a sponsor

Fantastic news – The conference organizing committee is thrilled to be working with local chapter executive of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) and welcomes their participation and support as Silver level sponsors. The expertise of these professionals is a most welcome addition to any event focused on safety.



About the CSSE:

CSSE members work in many different industries but share one common goal: Ensuring our colleagues make it home safe at the end of the workday. As an organization, CSSE shapes the safety profession in Canada by working with its members and partners. CSSE was founded in 1949 by a small group of dedicated individuals drawn together in the common cause of accident prevention. It grew from a provincially-based organization to become Canada’s largest national and most established professional organization for health and safety practitioners. Today, they have over 4,000 members across Canada, the United States, and around the world working together to enhance the health, safety, and environmental profession.

The 2018 South Island Safety Conference is scheduled for November 5 & 6, 2018 at the Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall.

For information on how you could be a sponsor, exhibitor or presenter please direct all questions to


WorkSafeBC Major Sponsor






We are thrilled to announce that WorkSafeBC has joined the 2018 South Island Safety Conference as a Platinum Sponsor.

WorkSafeBC supports both workers and employers with health and safety information, guidelines, and resources. They are pleased to help support the South Island Safety Conference in its goals to provide much-needed safety information around topics such as bullying & harassment, job site safety, young worker safety and more. WorkSafeBC will have staff in attendance at the event as well as some presenters (stay tuned). The staff at WS showed much interest in that this event will focus on safety for several sectors located on the south island; trades, manufacturing, retail and hospitality frontline workers, office safety and more.

“The addition of WorkSafeBC will really help the conference achieve the goals for this event; safety knowledge, information, and networking for workers and companies located on the south island in a convenient and cost-effective manner,” conference organizing committee.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come.

The 2018 South Island Safety Conference is scheduled for November 5 & 6, 2018 at the Saanich Fairgrounds Main Hall.

For information on how you could be a sponsor, exhibitor or presenter please direct all questions to


Call for Presentations – Ideas

We have updated our call for presentations for the 2018 South Island Safety Conference. Now with some ideas and suggestions to help you design your talk. Feel free to use our ideas or we are very open to other creative submissions as long as they focus on the goal.

This conference will allow employees and companies on Southern Vancouver Island, easy and cost-effective access to not only mandatory OHS training but overall safety training and awareness. Let’s all help workers on the South Island come home safely every day from work.


Call For Presentations
2018 South Island Safety Conference
Helping Individuals Achieve Their Training Goals.

The 2018 South Island Safety Conference is now accepting session presentation proposals
for the November 5 & 6, 2018 South Island Safety Conference, being held at The Saanich
Fair Grounds, Main Hall near Victoria B.C.

The subject matter must relate to safety for the purpose of attendees achieving their annual mandatory training requirements and ongoing professional development.
Individuals attending your session should go away with tangible tips and information that they can apply in their workplace. We expect attendees to be from many different careers and job descriptions – from the trades, manufacturing, human resources, janitorial and cleaning, municipalities, and office workers.

Session ideas:

  • Equipment safety – machinery to technology could apply
  • Safety equipment -what to use, when to use, how to use
  • Impairment – alcohol, drugs including marijuana
  • Fatigue – operating machinery, drivers and more
  • Human factors – Safety from a leadership perspective, bullying or harassment
  • PTSD – many examples could apply
  • Online safety – what does this mean for today’s office worker
  • Emergency planning – office and work sites need appropriate plans
  • Accident / Incident reporting and investigations
  • OHS –how to set-up and manage an Occupational Health & Safety committee
  • First Aid – It may be needed for more than just construction sites
  • Robbery or Physical threats – Front line staff deal with this all to often
  • Hazard Identification – from work sites to office buildings
  • Culture – how to create a culture of safety
  • Young or new employees – orientation styles, skills, objectives


These are just some of the ideas. Please feel free to submit your own


Presentations are to be 90 minutes in length.

Proposals received through this Call for Presentations by March 30, 2018 will be
given first consideration by the 2018 South Island Safety Conference Committee for
use putting together the program for the Conference. You will be encouraged to bring information promoting your company or service for attendees to follow-up with later.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the 2018 South Island Safety Conference,
please email your proposal to
We will respond to all submissions within 7 days of receiving them.
Thank you!