4S COR Breakfast Seminar for ECAO members
The Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario (ECAO) has partnered with 4S Consulting for supporting ECAO members in the areas of workplace safety and COR™ certification. 4S Consulting (4S) are Experienced COR™ Consultants / Associate External COR™ Auditors of the IHSA, with over a decade’s experience in Occupational Health and Safety.
4S will be conducting a private COR breakfast seminar for ECAO members at the ECAO office.
What is COR™?
COR™ is a standard endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). Further, it provides employers with an effective tool to assess their existing health and safety management system. In Ontario, Infrastructure Health and Safety Association is the only registrar that provides Certificate of Recognition (COR™). In fact, COR™ is fast-becoming a mandatory requirement for bidding on projects of most municipalities and organizations. Therefore, to be ahead of competition in the race is in your best interest. Hence, we recommend you not to delay completing the COR™ process.
In Ontario, COR™ has become a pre-requisite for many top organizations. These include Metrolinx, GTAA, TTC, York Region, Infrastructure Ontario, City of Brampton, City of Milton, and City of Toronto. That’s what started the buzz in the early part of 2016. In 2017, the York Region made COR™ mandatory for bidding for any project in excess of $150,000. Moreover, this added to the COR™ impetus, since the Small and Medium Sized companies started joining the race, which was not the case in early 2016. Today, COR™ certification has reached a stage where you just cannot remain registered anymore. The luxury of just remaining registered and bid for projects is soon vanishing. It’s time to take action.
CLICK HERE to check the latest COR™ requirements of various organizations published by the IHSA.
The clock’s ticking – It’s time to take action and become COR™ certified
Come January 2019, companies cannot just remain registered for COR™. In fact, companies need to be COR™ certified as the clock’s ticking. If you want to bid for projects of Metrolinx, GTAA, TTC, York Region, Infrastructure Ontario, City of Brampton, City of Milton, and City of Toronto, you need COR™. Today, more companies started realizing that COR™ audits will help them demonstrate how well they evaluate, assess, control, and manage risks for their workers. Companies in Ontario have begun seeing COR™ accreditation as a serious competitive edge among peers in the project bidding process.
We came across a situation where a company bid for a project at $750,000. Another company bid for the same project at $450,000, which turned out to be the lowest bid for that project. However, the buyer decided to go with the first company that bid $750,000. The reason being the lowest bidding company was not COR™ certified while the highest bidder was. The second company lost the project despite bidding 40% lower.
4S COR breakfast seminar for ECAO members – How can it help?
- ECAO members can learn more about getting COR™ certified in Ontario from expert COR™ Consultant / Associate External COR™ Auditor of the IHSA. Moreover, 4S can share its experience with regards to the COR journey of its electrical contractor COR clients from Ontario, which can be useful.
- Get vital tips on simplifying what looks like a complex process to achieve COR™ in Ontario.
- Members can discuss key developments such as the York Region and other organizations making COR™ mandatory.
- Know more about mandatory training compliance as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other helpful advisory services, which will make the COR™ certification process in Ontario easier.
- You can evaluate where you are in terms of achieving the IHSA COR™.
- Understand how online tools can make your H&S program come alive.
It’s time to be better prepared to become COR certified
COR breakfast seminar for ECAO members is an ideal place for the members to know more about the challenges posed by Ontario COR™. In fact, the fact that Metrolinx and the City of Toronto have made COR mandatory for bidding on jobs along with other top buyers adds to the buzz around COR. First of all, you have already put in all the initial efforts required to become COR™ certified in Ontario. However, it is not too uncommon to lose focus on COR™ with a busy business season ahead and many projects to handle. Please note that by delaying COR™, you are increasing the chances of losing projects to competition despite registering for COR™.
Therefore, you have more than one reason to ensure that you don’t lose your COR™ momentum. In fact, this is the perfect time for you to step on the gas and work even harder to become COR™ certified. Hence, attending informative seminars such as the 4S COR breakfast seminar for ECAO members COR™ can be a good step to understand various ways of making the COR™ process easier in Ontario.
4S Consulting can help!
Join us to learn more about how to achieve COR™ certification and obtain the tools for your organization’s health and safety management systems to become certified. With this information you can make your certification process as seamless and hassle-free as possible.