Standard Business

Below are the steps required in achieving COR for a standard 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
  • 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 Evaluation Instrument
  • Safety Manual (First Year only)
  • Payment of Evaluation Fee

External Evaluation:

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

Receive Certificate of Recognition & Letter of Good Standing




Certification Maintenance

Standard 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):

1st Year & 4th Year : $515 Member, $855 Associate Member Plus, $1195 Associate Member

2nd Year & 3rd year:  $125 Member, $250 Associate Member Plus, $335 Associate Member