Streamlined Enform COR Audit Protocol 2013 Released
Effective May 13, 2013, Enform has a more streamlined COR Audit protocol. For companies, there should be minimal change management as the streamlined protocol covers the same health and safety management system elements with the same scoring as the 2010/2012 audit protocol. However, both companies and auditors should appreciate the efficiencies gained in the streamlining effort with fewer overall questions and a more effective targeting of interview questions.
Click here for a copy of the new protocol, handouts from the information sessions held on the 2013 protocol, as well as revised Information Gathering Tools.
On Site Audit Review (OSAR) Program Formalized
As part of its duties as a provincial certifying partner, Enform is required to facilitate On Site Audit Reviews (OSARs) on a representative sample of its certified external auditors every year. An OSAR is an on-site verification that confirms correct audit processes were followed and that the auditor's key findings are valid. Any employer who has recently undergone a certification or re-certification audit may be selected for an OSAR. The OSAR will be scheduled by appointment and is designed to be completed in a single day to minimize any disruption to the employer's business. OSAR results will not directly jeopardize an employer's COR status.
In Alberta the OSAR process is administrated by Alberta Partnerships and their website includes an OSAR FAQ page.
Enform administrates the OSAR process outside Alberta. For more information, please refer to Enform's Policy and Procedure on OSAR.
New! Enform Certificate of Recognition (COR) Logo
Enform is pleased to introduce the launch of a Certificate of Recognition (COR) logo that will be available for use by all employers certified through the Enform COR/SECOR program. The COR logo was developed as a part of a larger advertising campaign led by the Alberta Construction Safety Association and other industry safety groups in partnership with Alberta Human Services. Enform is proud to be a sponsor of this campaign and we have added the Enform brand to the COR logo.
You earned your COR, be proud of it! The logo can be used on your website, letterhead of other internal documents to demonstrate that you have achieved COR or SECOR status.
Click here to download COR logo