The Safety Proficiency Assignment (SPA) is a mandatory component for NCSO® / NHSA™ designation applicants. It is a tool used to evaluate the participants’ ability to apply what they have learned in the classroom.
The Safety Proficiency Assignment consists of 4 parts:
The SPA guideline, which includes templates, as well as the assignment marking criteria, can be downloaded below. Please review the SPA requirements carefully before uploading documents to your application portal.
Some of the most common deficiencies include:
Yes! We strongly encourage using your company forms. Please ensure your forms include all the submission requirements.
The intent of the assignment is to apply what you know. You can black out the names of other workers, but it must be clear that you completed the forms.
Keep in mind what is required by your company policy and legislation to investigate. What about Near-misses? What about Work Refusals?
You may also reinvestigate an incident that has happened in the past. Can you find new causes or solutions with what you’ve learned?
Yes, the safety proficiency assignment is a requirement for both NCSO® and NHSA™ applicants.
You may consider applying this assignment for your home or recreational activities. For example: