Are you ready for gaining Certificate of Recognition?
Certificate of Recognition (COR) is an accreditation program. It verifies that a construction-related company’s health and safety program has reached a national standard. In Ontario, Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) offers the Certificate of Recognition.
COR™ certified companies demonstrate that they have done more than what law deems as necessary to be sufficient work, reasonable in the given circumstances, to ensure the health and safety of their workers.
Therefore, any company that wants to do business with COR™ certified companies can be assured that:
- The company has reduced the risks of injuries and accidents appreciably.
- Moreover, COR™ certified companies will possess a health and safety management system, which they develop, assess, and audit annually.
Certificate of Recognition is effective at mitigating risks.
Insurance companies have even gone to the extent of giving breaks, especially in British Columbia and Alberta. In fact, Ontario is relatively new to COR™ certification. However, Ontario has taken COR™ to an even more stringent extent. With 19 elements to score an average of 80%, Ontario is setting a new standard within the IHSA COR certification.
COR™ certification gives you the competitive edge in Ontario
COR™ certification in Ontario provides you with the vital competitive edge in the project bidding process. Moreover, IHSA COR™ accreditation helps ensure that you comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Further, COR™ certification encourages higher participation of your workers in the occupational health and safety process. Therefore, it enhances your organizational safety culture. COR™ certification boosts your corporate image as a company that is highly committed towards creating a strong safety culture. This helps you in pursuit of business from marquee clients.
How does a small to medium sized company – who doesn’t have the personnel or “time” to invest in COR certification take advantage of this opportunity?
Bigger entities such as GTAA, TTC, Metrolinks, and now the City of Toronto, are asking for Certificate of Recognition.
Following are some pertinent questions for which you need to find effective answers:
- How does a large company or corporation implement a whole company culture shift towards safety consciousness? That’s what COR certification is basically asking for
- Given that the process is time-sensitive, how do you get it done with the risk of possible revisions?
- Is there a way to ensure that program is alive and not person dependent to receive the Letter of Good Standing every year?
Whether you are a SMB (Small or Medium Sized Business), or a large corporation – 4S Consulting has a solution for you for IHSA COR™ accreditation.
For SMBs, we can take on your whole health and safety program or help you develop it yourself. We know exactly what to look for and how to prioritize the requirements to get your COR™ certification on time.
We have all the tools necessary for you to implement your COR™ health and safety program. Further, these tools will help you ensure that your employees receive your COR™ program well. This will drive the sustainability component of your COR™ health and safety program.
How 4SafeCom™ Safety Training & Management System can help?
Highly customizable and user-friendly, 4SafeCom System helps you with the following:
- Implementing a ‘LIVE’ health and safety program
- Performing hazard assessment, analysis, and control
- Conducting health and safety training and management
- Performing workplace inspections
- Carrying out investigations
- Laying down accident reporting procedures
- Gathering key statistics, analytics, and facts to improve OHS processes
4SafeCom™ system will seamlessly integrate into your workflow. Thus, you do not have to double your work to stay COR™ compliant.
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Why get help from a COR support expert?
To gain COR™ certification, a company needs to make significant changes in the way it performs, documents, and manages its activities. Moreover, adopting COR™ involves a big strategic change. This is a major attribute of COR™ certification that the company’s senior leaders must understand. Thus, a company will need dedicate more resources. It may even have to make vital changes in the way it conducts its business, to become COR™ compliant. Therefore, companies just cannot afford to view COR ™ as a business tactic.
Engaging services of a COR™ support expert is one of the easiest and efficient ways to implement COR ™ program across a company. They can help a company develop a robust health and safety management system. Moreover, the biggest benefit with COR™ support experts is that they engage with a company in one-time activities, and guide and coach its workers in running and maintaining the system effectively.
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