British Columbia: Concrete Formwork
Posted On April 8, 2019
June 3: New OHS rules in BC requiring employers to take additional measures to prevent the collapse of concrete formwork, falsework and reshoring (under Sections 20.17 to 20.26 of the OHS Regulation) take effect. Highlights:
- Plans for formwork must be worksite-specific
- Employer duty to ensure professional engineer certifies worksite plan, reshoring, erection, use and dismantling comply with plan, and protruding objects are removed
- Changes to plan must be made available at site before pouring begins
- Clarification of how pre-pour inspection carried out and what it must address.
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