Intermediate Business

Below are the steps required in achieving COR for an intermediate business.

Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5

Training Requirements

  • Construction Entry-Level Training
  • Principles of Health & Safety Management
  • Hazard Identification & Control
  • COR® Audit
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • + Any compliance-based training required

Safety Program Implementation

Your safety program should meet the specific needs of your company. You must:

  • Complete a Comprehensive Hazard Assessment
  • Implement safe work practices
  • Write safe job procedures
  • Create / Update policies to reflect new safety standards
  • Provide supporting documentation of your safety program.

This step proves your safety program is functioning and benefiting your company.

Safety Program Review

Submit to CSNS:

  • Completed COR® Audit Instrument
  • Safety Manual (First Year only)
  • Payment of Audit Fee

External Audit:

  • A CSNS safety advisor will contact you to book an external audit

Receive Certificate of Recognition & Letter of Good Standing

Certification Maintenance

Intermediate Businesses must maintain their safety program, complete a yearly audit, and pay the COR® audit fee to receive their annual Letter of Good Standing.

*Random COR® audits are performed on 5% of certified companies.  This is done to maintain the integrity and quality of the COR® standard.

Audit Fees :

1st year: First time submission is FREE for Members; $730 Associate Member Plus, $995 Associate Member
2nd Year & 3rd year: $138 Members, $276 Associate Member Plus, $363 Associate Member
4th Year: $339 Members; $730 Associate Member Plus, $995 Associate Member

Complete the COR® application here

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