Conference Sessions

Presenting the Certified Concrete Pump Operator (CCPO) Program

Date & Time: Wednesday Feb 14, 2024 at 1:30 pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Location: Room B
Registration: $50 plus hst


Concrete Pump Operators in British Columbia can now have their skills and abilities recognized with a professional accreditation: Concrete Pump Operator Certificate of Competence delivered by the BC Construction Safety Alliance.

This certificate was built by industry and safety professionals to ensure holders of the certificate are operating to a standard of high competence – one of safety, environmental consideration, and value. As the first and only certification of its kind in North America, CCPO was developed to conform to the ISO 17024 standard, which contains principles and requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements. Importantly, the CCPO program was developed with subject matter expertise from representatives across Canada and the United States.

As of December 2021, CCPO is recognized and indeed a requirement mandated by BC’s health and safety regulator, WorkSafeBC. This session will provide an overview of the CCPO program development, the ISO 17024 principles which provided the framework for an objective measurement of competency, and the future vision for a nationally accepted program.

Presented by

Ammar Kavazovic
Ammar Kavazovic, Director, Programs & Initiatives, BC Construction Safety Alliance
Ammar joined the BC Construction Safety Alliance in 2015 with a background in construction, I.T., and project management. With a formal education in Political Science and Communications, Ammar has provided his expertise throughout the organization, including the Certificate of Recognition (COR®) department and as head of the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO®) program. With a track record of effective program management, Ammar took on the role of Director, Programs & Initiatives in 2019, which encompasses a number of BCCSA portfolios, including; the Certified Concrete Pump Operator (CCPO) program, the Silica Control Tool, and Technical High Angle Rope Rescue (THARR) program.
Sara Knights
Sara Knights, Programs & Initiatives Specialist, BC Construction Safety Alliance
Sara joined the BC Construction Safety Alliance in 2021 with a background in office administration and WCB claims management. With her formal education in English Literature and History, Sara has provided administrative support throughout the organization and has assisted in the development of program policies and procedures. Sara helps administer and provide support for the Certified Concrete Pump (CCPO) program, the Silica Control Tool, and the Technical High Angle Rope Rescue (THARR) program.
Sponsored by:
British Columbia Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA)

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