COR Annual Service Fees
There is an annual fee for COR-related services. View our COR Fee table.Service Fees Info
To acquire a Certificate of Recognition (COR), an employer must take the following steps:
If you have a comprehensive health and safety management system in place, the time required to complete an audit and have it reviewed by Energy Safety Canada could be very short.
However, if you need to develop a health and safety management system, the time required to complete the COR process will be significantly longer. You can make use of Energy Safety Canada's training and in-house expertise and/or contract health and safety professionals to create a health and safety management system.
Once you have a COR, you need to maintain it annually. Learn more about maintaining a COR.
The more engaged you are with the COR auditing process, the more valuable the COR audit will be in improving your health and safety performance. A standard audit will include:
Energy Safety Canada COR Audit standards have specified timeline requirements. For companies that would like a COR by a particular date, audit timelines and submission dates should be negotiated with the auditor in advance.
Energy Safety Canada offers various options for companies to maintain their COR. Alternatives to the standard COR maintenance audits provide companies with an opportunity to take advantage of diverse evaluation and program enhancement strategies. Intended to both focus company resources onto specific facets of their safety program and to attend to particular gaps in their safety program, many companies may consider such options to be beneficial in the COR maintenance cycle.
Action Plans represent a valuable and effective method for companies to maintain their COR while continuing to enhance their safety program. Action Plans map out a process to address those gaps identified in previous audits while not losing focus on the greater safety program.
Note: WorkSafeBC is not participating in the Action Plan Program for 2019. Any changes for 2020 will be communicated with sufficient notice.
For employers approved to participate in Action Plans please use the below Action Plan Submission Form to complete your proposed Action Plan. All proposed Action Plans are due on or before March 31.
Note: Internet Explorer Version 10 or higher is recommended when opening the Action Plan Submission. Prior to using this form please save a blank copy to your computer to work from.
Note: Important Deadlines
Amendments, if required, must be submitted prior to October 31.
Action Plan deliverables are due on or before November 30.
Safety Surveys are an effective method for companies with a proven safety management system to meet annual maintenance requirements for both years between certifications, while reducing the resources required for auditing in those maintenance years. There is no pass or fail score. The survey is followed by the creation of an Action Plan with deliverables, key target dates and assigned responsibilities.
For more information on safety surveys click here.
The National or International Standard Equivalency (NISE) process allows employers the choice of using a national or an international audit standard (i.e., OHSAS 18001) to maintain their COR. This is only an option during a maintenance year.
For more information on NISE click here.
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