Small Business

Below are the steps required in achieving COR for a small business. Overall duration of time to complete your training, evaluation, and certification varies between companies. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Training Requirements

  • Construction Entry-Level Training
  • Principles of Loss Control
  • Hazard Identification & Control
  • COR Evaluation
  • First Aid and WHIMS & any additional compliance-based training required 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 Evaluation Instrument
  • Safety Manual (First Year only)
  • Payment of Evaluation Fee

Receive Certificate of Recognition & Letter of Good Standing




Certification Maintenance

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

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

Evaluation Fees  (+HST): $120 Member, $240 Associate Member Plus, $316 Associate Member