What is “COR ™” – Certificate of Recognition and How to Prepare for a COR™ Audit?
The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is a standard that is endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) providing employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system.
COR™ is aimed at driving positive workplace behavior and practices that lead to improved performance with less risk. It is currently being used across Canada as a standard and is a pre-qualification requirement for large projects and customers. COR™ is quickly becoming a requirement for organizations such as GTAA, TTC and Metrolinx to engage with contractors.
The Certificate of Recognition is a great way to show potential clients that your company has an active and up-to-date health & safety program and a competent management system.
The IHSA is the ‘Authority having Jurisdiction’ to grant COR™ in the province of Ontario. Ontario COR™ standards looks at 19 elements that promotes health and safety workplace behavior. To become COR™ certified a firm must file an application with supporting documentation which includes an internal audit based on the standard. IHSA then executes an external audit to ensure these new practices and policies are implemented into the operations of the company.
Join us to learn more about how to achieve COR™ certification and understand some of the tools your organization can use to manage your health & safety program and systems to become certified.