Standard Safety Policies and Precautions

Every employee of Whistler and Squamish Personnel Solutions (WPS)  is required to follow the standard safety precautions that have been put in place by Work Safe BC and our province to minimize the risk of illness and injury in the workplace.   Please do what you can to keep yourself, your teammates and the public safe.

Health Self-Assessments: 

Do I need to do a health self-assessment before every shift?

While the COVID19 protocols are no longer required, it is a good, regular practices to do a  quick self-assessment  24 hours prior to starting your shift if you are feeling at all unwell or have been exposed to anyone with a serious illness such as COVID19.  

Should I cancel my shift if I am feeling sick?

MAYBE – If you are experiencing accute flu-like symptoms and do not feel well enough to work, please contact our temp hotline 604-905-4194 ext 1 with as much advance notice as possible to cancel your shift

WPS needs as notice as you can give us so that we can try to find another worker to jump in and cover your shift.  And we have waived all penalties for shift cancellations relating to illness for workers who give us advance notice.   You will be permitted to start requesting shifts as soon as you’ve been given an ‘all clear’ negative screening by the health authorities.

Frequent Hand Washing

What are the expectations for frequent hand washing for workers?

Frequent hand washing is highly encouraged during the workday with either warm water and soap where available or hand sanitizer.  Hand washing should occur at the following times:

    • Arriving at work
    • Before and after going on a break
    • Periodically throughout the day, especially if interfacing with customers or coworkers
    • Before and after handling food or drinks that is intended to be served to customers or other employees.
    • As you leave work

You may see signage in your workplace about hand washing expectations  Please follow these directives religiously.

Practicing Physical Distancing While at a Workplace

Do I have to maintain 2 metres of distance from my co-workers all the time?

No –  these protocols are no longer required – however, you have the option of wearing a personal mask or maintaining a safe distance from coworkers if you feel it would benefit your or safety or that of others who are working around you. 

Proof of Vaccine Requirements

Do I need to provide a Proof of Vaccine to work as a temp?

No – The Province of BC has now lifted its Proof of Vaccine requirement for all businesses, restaurants, buildings, events and services.

Identifying Areas of Concern

What if I feel unsafe at a job site and do not feel appropriate measures are being taken?

It is important that you politely and calmly ask questions and communicate any concerns that you have regarding safe working practices at a job site.  Each of the businesses that you are working for through WPS will have their own Work Safe Plan that may be different from other job sites that you’ve experienced.

If you do not feel comfortable discussing your concerns with your immediate supervisor on a job site, please contact our WPS Temp Hotline at 604-905-4194 ext 1 and we will assist you in getting your concerns addressed.

You have the right to refuse to do work that you believe presents an undue hazard.   However, we ask that before refusing to do any work for this reason that you take a moment to respectfully discuss your concerns and consider alternate solutions that would allow you to proceed safely.