IMPORTANT REMINDER: Effective January 1, 2015 all SECOR employers will be required to switch to the 2015 SECOR Audit Protocol.
A video is available on the Enform website which covers the differences from old and new audit protocol.
It is critical that you view this video before attempting your audit this year. A major change is expectations for formal hazards assessment and assessor notes has been enhanced. This enhancement will help to provide you with a more robust safety management system while providing the small business owner with a more in depth understanding of your safety system.
Link to 2015 SECOR Audit Protocol video http://www.enform.ca/safety_audits_certification/COR-videos.aspx
Enform is committed to provide the most effective and comprehensive tools for evaluating and assessing the company safety programs of industry partners who belong to the Small Employer Certificate of Recognition (SECOR) Program.
COMING JANUARY 2015:
Small employers will soon be able to provide all required documentation for their SECOR audits online and complete their annual evaluations electronically. This online system will make the SECOR audit protocol far more comprehensive to assessors and companies alike, allowing for a clear and concise comparison of one’s safety management system against the industry benchmark.
Other Reminders – Importance of Compliance with Year-End Auditing Processes
- Register all audits with Enform prior to starting the audit.
- Report to Enform any changes (audit cancellation, change in audit type, etc.) to the original audit registration as soon as those changes are known. There is an Audit Change request form in Connect or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ensure all audit timelines specified by Enform are met, see the Outline of Roles and Responsibilities (page 5) for an outline of all the timelines.
- Year-end audits: For those December audits - it is important for the employers COR status that sufficient sampling is audited and that all on-site work is completed prior to Dec 31.