CSTS 2020

CSTS 2020 is the upgraded version of CSTS-09.

CSTS 2020 consists of the CSTS 2020 Fundamentals module and 20 ADD-On modules.  It is mobile-friendly and requires internet access for all devices.  This program has become a pre-entry requirement for many construction industry work sites.

CSTS 2020 Fundamental Modules:

On its own, the Fundamentals module is an interactive nine-module online course that serves as a general construction site orientation for workers new to the construction industry.   It is inclusive of industrial, commercial, and residential construction and it takes approximately 2 – 3 hours to complete.

Worker and Employer Responsibilities

Work Site Expectations

Hazard Management

Personal Protective Equipment

Manual Lifting

Hand Tools



Emergency Response Preparedness

Register for CSTS 2020

SICA is offering the CSTS 2020 for $20.00 +GST.  This administration fee will cover the course setup, delivery of your login information and any technical support you may require during the completion of your course.

Add-On Modules

The CSTS 2020 Fundamentals will also be supported by ADD-On Modules which take 5 and 15 minutes each to complete, to help employers customize their site orientations to fit their specific needs.

Basic Ladder Safety

Basic Scaffold Safety

Confined Space Awareness

Controlling Hazardous Energy and Lockout/Tagout

Driving and Journey Management

Environmental Protection

Excavations and Exposing Utilities

Framing Hazards and Controls

Introduction to Respiratory Protection Equipment

Mobile Equipment Awareness

Propane on the Work Site

Pumpjack Scaffold Safety

Rigging, Hoists, and Cranes

Roofing Hazards & Controls

Types & Uses of Safeguards

Working Around Concrete Pump Trucks

Working at Height

Working Safely with Drywall


Transportation of Dangerous Goods*

*currently in development

Note:  All 20 ADD-On Modules will be available by December 31, 2020

Q:  How do I know what CSTS 2020 ADD-On modules I need to complete to get worksite access?
A:  It is your employer’s responsibility to determine the ADD-On modules they require for your worksite access. If you’re not currently employed we recommend you complete them all.

SICA is offering the CSTS 2020 for $20.00 +GST.  This administration fee will cover the course setup, delivery of your login information, and any technical support you may require during the completion of your course.  The ACSA is offering the CSTS 2020 at no cost when you register on their website directly.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Training Centre at (778) 721-8451 or training@sicabc.ca.