COR™ Development Services and Assistance

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) program is often required for contracts with both public- and private-sector construction projects in Ontario. Our team of health and safety experts will prepare your company to achieve COR™ compliance. Companies that have COR™ increase their chances when bidding on projects.  The process is broken down as follows:

  • Development and implementation of a Health and Safety program with all the required COR policies and procedures
  • Conduct all required training as per COR Audit requirements
  • COR Implementation and orientation of your Health and Safety program with all workers and supervisors
  • Familiarize Supervisors  and Workers with filling out required forms/documents for work site
  • Training needs analysis to determine if all training records are current as per COR program
  • To develop a COR Record of Training system (hardcopy)
  • Conduct internal audit to ensure company meets requirements and will be prepared for external audit

Eligibility:

  • Must have an active WSIB account
  • A senior management Representative designated to oversee the Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • OHSMS must be in place for at least 1 year before the initial audit

The steps of initiating the process are as follows in this order:

  1. Register the WSIB account
  2. Training
  3. Internal & External Audit
  4. Achieving Certificate of Recognition
  5. Continual Improvement

Register:

Filling a COR Application form using your company information and your WSIB account, once registered the company can use the registration number for bidding purposes.

Training:

The designated senior manager will complete one course (COR Essentials) in class or online.

One designated full-time employee designated as the company internal auditor will complete 4 courses (COR Essentials) – (Basic Auditing Principles) – (COR Internal Auditor) – (Introduction to Hazard & Risk Management)

It is recommended to have more than one employee trained on these courses

Audit Scoring:

In order to pass any internal or external COR Audit, the company must achieve:

  1. An overall Score of 80%
  2. A minimum score of 65% on each COR element
  3. A 100% score on all legislated requirements