What is a COR Certification? A COR is a “Certificate of Recognition”. It is awarded to a company in recognition that their “Health and Safety Management System” (HSMS) has been evaluated by a certified auditor, and meets provincial standards. Put more simply, you meet the minimum criteria to be recognized as having a functional safety program. That being said, it’s important to understand that though there are many similarities among safety programs, one size doesn’t fit all.
Why should you get a COR Certification? Think about your safety program as a tool. The purpose of any tool is to make a job easier and achieve success more readily. That’s exactly what your safety program should do for you. Its primary purpose is to ensure the well-being of your workers, and therefore your business. As an added benefit, when designed well it should enhance planning and execution throughout your organization. If it doesn’t…You’ve likely got the wrong tool for the job.
Are There Advantages to Getting a COR? Definitely. Be sure to check out our “Few Benefits of COR Certification” note on this page, and our article “How COR’s are Winning Work”.
How Do We Start? The journey to every COR certification starts with a Bastions proprietary COR onboarding system. After onboarding, we engage the certifying partner for a “Temporary Letter of Certification” (TLC), meaning you can be bidding on COR contracts in a matter of weeks. The remaining tasks required to obtain a full COR are fulfilled within a grace period which is then followed by an audit – which you can approach with confidence.