Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

The Prime Contractor Role - Legal Responsibilities, Due Diligence and Best Practices (Live Online Training)
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
Registration Deadline
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
Event Description

The role of ‘Prime Contractor’ is complex and critical to the proper and safe functioning of construction projects, both large and small. While common on almost all construction projects, even experienced Prime Contractors can find it challenging to consistently fulfill this health and safety role.


The many obligations of the Prime Contractor are often difficult to comprehensively implement successfully from one project to the next, yet little guidance is available - until now. This one-day course will provide participants with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities of Prime Contractor. Topics covered include: the duties of the Prime Contractor and how they fit into those of other workplace parties; application and limitations of responsibilities seen from a compliance perspective; how to meet the test of due diligence; and, ‘best practices’ that will help ensure practical success as a Prime Contractor on all worksites.


The half day session is invaluable to anyone involved in construction management, contract management or health and safety on construction projects no matter how big or small.


Presenter: Nancy Harwood, B.A., LL.B

Nancy is a lawyer and principal of The Harwood Safety Group, leading a team of experts who provide legal and OSH consulting services to clients throughout BC. With over two decades of experience in health and safety law, Nancy advises on OSH matters, and is a workplace investigator. She brings a unique insight to compliance challenges and issues - understanding OSH requirements “from the inside out" as a former Director at WorkSafeBC. Nancy has also served on several international and national health and safety organizations and is currently Chair of the Actsafe Safety Association.


Disclaimer: The content of this presentation is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.


Webinar time: 8:30am - 12:30am Pacific Standard Time (PST)


Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $175.00
Merit Member $175.00
Non-Member $225.00
Sharing a single registration between two or more individuals is not permitted. Please register each person that will be in attendance.
Agenda (Pacific Time)
8:30am - 12:30pm
Additional Information


  1. Computer or laptop
    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cell-phones or tablets may not be adequate.
    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS
    • For a full list of Zoom’s requirements click here
    • Downloading of the Zoom app will ensure a much faster experience
  2. Webcam (MANDATORY) in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class.
  3. Microphone (MANDATORY)
  4. Internet connection - For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. Minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.
  5. A quiet space with minimal distractions - microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.  
  6. Comfortable chair 
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 5 business days prior to the webinar date will result in a full refund.


Registrants who do not attend/log into a webinar, and/or who do not notify ICBA of cancellation at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the webinar. There will be no refunds, transfers, or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the webinar.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel webinars due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.


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