Physical Plant Training and Safety Program


Physical Plant recently achieved the Certification of Recognition (COR) awarded by the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba.  The COR certification is a nationally recognized safety program and the University of Manitoba’s Physical Plant is the first post-secondary institute in Canada to achieve this accreditation.

Physical Plant is committed to maintaining a safe work environment at the University of Manitoba. For this reason, Physical Plant has developed a comprehensive training program that includes more than 260 Safe Work Practices, Safe Job Procedures and Workshops classified in three major areas: Safe Work Practices, Trade Specific and Wellness.

All new employees must take, normally in the first day on the job, an Orientation Workshop which introduces them to Physical Plant and the University of Manitoba, emphasizing the importance of safety in the workplace.

During the first year of employment and depending upon an individual’s classification, employees are required to take workshops such as Asbestos Awareness, Asbestos Decontamination, Confined Space, Due Diligence, Fork Lift Safety, Health and Safety Orientation, Lab Safety, Ladder Safety, Service Excellence, Steam Safety, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, etc.

Safety and Training Coordinator, Ana De Sa Ferreira ph: 204-293-4796



Safety and Health Manual 

Safety Resources