What is BSAFE™?
BSAFE is a new online health and safety training program designed to ensure foundational health and safety knowledge in BC’s tourism and hospitality businesses to keep everyone safe as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic.
BSAFE stands for BC Safety Assured For Everyone. Our tagline, “Your Trust, Our Priority”, is our pledge and our promise.
What You’ll Learn:
BSAFE is comprised of 5 modules that cover a variety of topics to give you a foundational understanding of COVID-19 health and safety protocols as well as tips on handling non-compliance.
- Module 1 Understanding the Legal Context for COVID-19
- Module 2 Keep Yourself and Others Safe
- Module 3 Keeping Records
- Module 4 Communicating Effectively with Your Team and Guests
- Module 5 Responding to Challenging Interactions (scenarios)
Sign Up Info:
BSAFE is accessible to both individual Workers and Employers to incorporate into their corporate training activities.
Employer Registration Info:
Employers can register their company to a delivery as a workplace training initiative.
Once registered, the business would receive an enrollment code that they can share with their designed staff. Staff who use this enrolment code are tagged to the business and completions can be tracked
Worker Registration Info:
WORKERS can register, take the course and receive a certificate upon completion. This certificate can be used to demonstrate their knowledge with future employers.
- Ensure foundational health and safety knowledge across BC tourism and hospitality industry to increased worker, guest and community confidence during recovery.
- Provide external visibility to BC tourism and hospitality employers participating in the program
Upon completing on the training, the student will be able to:
- Identify employer responsibilities in ensuring a safe work environment during the pandemic and principles to carry forward into the post-pandemic environment
- Identify employee responsibilities in ensuring a safe work environment during the pandemic and principles to carry forward into the post-pandemic environment
- Understand COVID-19 primary modes of transmission, high risk areas/activities, and the importance of consistent application of controls and measures
- Explain the importance of empathy – the positive impact of respectful behavior, tolerance and understanding towards others
- Be able to resolve conflict situations arising from non-compliance of safety protocols by guests, coworkers, and employers
- Communicate personal responsibilities in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 and maintaining safe environment
- Identify where to access relevant public health information (eg PHO) and best practices for their workplace and communities
- Asynchronous, online course
- Interactive learning environment that is relevant for tourism and hospitality businesses across the province
- 60-90 minutes in duration
- Multiple-choice test will verify learner’s knowledge and a personalize, downloadable certificate will be available if standard is achieved.
Employers who have 75% of their workforce successfully complete the training course, will be recognized with a “BSAFE trained” certificate. They can use this certificate in different ways to demonstrate their commitment to providing a safe environment for guests and workers, thereby increasing consumer confidence.
Here’s how it works:
- Once an employer has 75% of their workforce trained on BSAFE, go2HR will send the organization an email with the “BSAFE trained” certificate, logo files and logo use guide, as well as suggested communication tactics.
- go2HR will have a separate page on our website to list the businesses and showcase their training success
- Business may be profiled on go2HR social media platforms or other communication channels
BSAFE is made possible with support by the provincial government to help fulfill a Tourism Task Force recommendation.
BSAFE was developed with input from tourism & hospitality partners and created with go2HR’s expertise to deliver training programs to industry.
Who can participate?
BSAFE is open to all businesses, but the program was specifically designed for the tourism and hospitality industry.
It is critical to rebuild confidence in the health and safety protocols of the tourism and hospitality industry. COVID-19 specific content designed to empower employers and employees with superior foundation knowledge of COVID-19 safety and protocols. Your trust is our priority, and BSAFE is another way in which we hope to continue to develop that trust.