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.
The Airport Authority and all relevant contractor personnel will promote, assist, and participate in safety meetings, audits and reporting to project a high safety profile that reinforces the importance of safety amongst construction personnel. The overall success of each project will depend on understanding and compliance by all parties during planning, design, construction, implementation and commissioning stage.
Contractor Safety Pre-Qualification
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, contractors are required to meet our established levels of safety competence and compliance by successfully completing the Application for Safety Pre-Qualification, which should be administered during the tender process for construction contracts.
Safety pre-qualification will apply to all construction contractors undertaken by or on behalf of the Airport Authority, and, at the discretion of the Airport Authority, may be applied to any airline, tenant or other contractors where the work is deemed to have the potential to impact sensitive operational areas.