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Guide to CSWP

The Intent of the CSWP

The contractor safe work plan (CSWP) is intended to plan key health and safety aspects of the contracted work. This considers:

  • Stakeholders – how they should be engaged, how to meet their expectations, and how to maintain positive working relationships
  • Risk Management – how to identify, assess, and eliminate or control risks associated with the contracted work
  • Safety Performance Management – how to set, monitor, and evaluate safety performance of the contracted work

Submitting a CSWP

The contract owner must initiate and submit a CSWP before the contracted work can begin. To complete the CSWP, the contract owner must:

  • Start the CSWP as soon as the intent to begin contracted work has been formally approved by the appropriate Airport Authority signing authority
  • Plan key aspects such as:
    • Describe the scope of work
    • Identify stakeholders and key partnerships
    • Set a stakeholder H&S communications plan
    • Point out potential H&S risks through a hazard identification
    • Set safety performance management goals and responses
  • Send the completed CSWP to the contractor to review. The contractor will be responsible to add in further information to the CSWP, including their own emergency response and risk register to manage the identified H&S risks
  • Review the contractor’s inputs and risk register, and make any required edits or comments with regards to managing the H&S of the contracted work

The CSWP will be live throughout the lifecycle of the contracted work, and used to continuously identify, assess, monitor, and address H&S risks and performance related to the contracted work.

For questions related to this content, please contact YVR Contractor Safety by email at contractor_safety@YVR.ca or by phone at 604-276-7797.

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