Contractor Safety





The University of Lethbridge CONTRACTOR SAFETY STANDARD defines responsibilities and procedures that must be followed when contractors,suppliers and service providers are hired to conduct work for the University.

All contractors are required to meet or exceed the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulation and Code, and conduct their activities in accordance with the applicable University's policies and procedures.

For work involving a U of L building or facility system:

  • Requires notification and approval by the Facilities department. This includes any installation of new equipment, renovation or alteration of existing facilities/ equipment, or interface with building systems, etc. 
  • Contact Facilities PRIOR to hiring a contractor or service provider.

For work involving contractors or service providers (e.g. equipment repair personnel):

  • University employees that hire contractors and service providers are responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and applicable University procedures. Contractor pre-qualification may also be required.
  • Contact Safety Services for advice and assistance PRIOR to hiring a contractor or service provider.

University policies, occupational health & safety regulatory requirements and University insurance requirements apply. This includes the following:

The University of Lethbridge uses safety prequalification as a method to develop and maintain a list of preferred Contractors who meet the minimum safety standards to be considered for completing work at the University. Contractor Safety Pre-qualification forms are provided below.

COR/SECOR Certified Contractors:

  • The validity period for preferred contractor prequalification is three (3) years.
  • The first year, a Full HSE Prequalification Application is required.
  • An Interim Review Application will be required in the second and third year.

Contractors who are not COR/SECOR Certified:

  • A Full HSE Prequalification Application is required annually.

The University of Lethbridge, may, at any time during the prequalification period, re-evaluate or request further information from the prime contractor, to maintain ‘prequalified’ status.

  • Following the three (3) year period, prequalified prime contractors will be required to submit a Full HSE Prequalification Application.
  • Upon approval of safety prequalification by Campus Safety, additional information may be required by specific University Departments to verify contractor’s capacity, skill and experience in other areas (e.g. commercial, environmental, and technical).
  • It is the contractor’s responsibility to contact the specific Department to ensure any other required information is completed.