Construction Safety

The Vancouver Airport Authority recognizes that effective safety management is essential to minimize the potential for personal injury, property or environmental damage, and daily operational impacts relating to construction activities. Accordingly, the Airport Authority has developed compulsory work standards as detailed in the v6.0 Construction Safety Security Manual 2010. These standards represent the minimum requirements implemented throughout our projects and will meet or exceed general industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Contractor Safety Pre-Qualification

Updated  August 2015

To meet the needs associated with passenger and cargo growth, the Airport Authority is continuing with a significant program of expansion and renovation. Contractors will have a key role in ensuring the work is performed in a safe, secure and environmentally conscious manner. To confirm that work is performed in accordance with Airport Authority safety requirements, applicable legislation, and good industry practices the Airport Authority has established a Contractor Safety Management Program. As of September 1st , 2015 contractor pre-qualification with ComplyWorks will be a mandatory requirement of this program

Pre-qualification with ComplyWorks will apply to all contractors working directly for the Airport Authority, and, at the discretion of the Airport Authority, may be applied to any stakeholder (airline and/or tenant) contractors where the work is deemed to have the potential to impact sensitive operational areas.

What is ComplyWorks?

ComplyWorks is a third party contractor compliance management provider. They charge a separate registration and annual subscription fee. This fee is not covered by the Airport Authority. 

How Do I Register with ComplyWorks?

All contractors wanting to be added to the Approved Contractor List are required to submit a formal request to with the following:

  1. Company name and registered business address;
  2. Nature of business;
  3. Company contact name and contact information (email and phone number) and
  4. YVR Representative requesting the services, if applicable (not required);
 The appropriate Airport Authority representative will review your request and notify ComplyWorks at which time you will receive an email from ComplyWorks with further instructions. 

How can I get more information? 
For more information email  

Contractor Safety Orientation

The Airport Authority is pleased to announce that our Contractor Safety Orientation is now available online through a computer based training module. All contractors and sub-trades working for the Airport Authority and  employees, visitors and other personnel accessing construction projects are required to complete the online orientation prior to arriving on site. 

The orientation may be completed online by following this link.

In order to complete the orientation contractors must log onto the above site and complete the registration form and follow the steps below:
  1. Create a username and password.
  2. Enter your name address, email and phone number.
  3. If your company is not in the dropdown box, enter it in the “Other” box.
  4. Enter your title, if your title is not in the dropdown box, enter it in the “Other” box
  5. Enter your RAIC number (this is a 6 digit number with YVR in front of it: YVR123456). If you do not have a RAIC number please enter YVR000000 (six zeros).
  6. Enter the name and email of your Manager/Supervisor.

Once you’ve completed the orientation you must print your certificate and wallet card.  The wallet card must be made available upon request to any YVRAA employee or representative.

Group Orientation

Where an online orientation is not feasible, a group orientation may be requested through the prime contractor or where there is no prime contractor, through YVR Construction Safety. A minimum notice of 1 week is required to arrange a group orientation. 

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