In 2017 we began the process of attaining COR certification. Guided by our long held principles of work place safety, we decided to formalize our commitment to a Safe Work Enviroment. We achieved the COR designation September 27th, 2018. Safety continues to be a big part of our company's culture.
The Certificate of Recognition (COR®) program is an occupational health and safety program designation verifying that a company has a fully-implemented health and safety management system that meets national standards. COR is nationally trademarked and is endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA), including the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA). The objective of COR is to provide companies with the knowledge and tools to develop effective health and safety management systems to identify weaknesses that can lead to costly workplace injuries and incidents.
COR is the national standard in safety recognition in the safety industry and its objective is to reduce incidents and their associated human and financial costs. COR certification is now frequently required as a pre-qualification and/or condition of contract by public and private buyers of construction across Canada. A significant number of industry-leading Saskatchewan companies are COR certified.
We value our employees and are committed to make worksites safe and healthy environments.
Safety is everyone's responsibility and we are committed to taking a leadership role in delivering a quality safety management system. When an unsafe occurence happens on a worksite, the community as a whole is affected. We believe prevention is the best approach.
A basic checklist to consider when hiring contractors:
Is the company registered with the Workers’ Compensation Board?
Do they have a safety program?
Are they COR™ certified?
What will they do in case of emergencies?
Are they working at heights where a worker may fall? If so, do they have a fall protection plan?
What types of hazardous materials are being used? i.e. allergens, irritants, chemicals
Does the company provide supervision of workers on site?
Are supervisors and workers trained?
What equipment will they be using? Can it be a hazard?
How will they control hazards?
Are there kids, pets, or other items to consider?
How will they secure the site after hours?
As a homeowner you are responsible for ensuring the safety on your worksite by hiring a competent contractor. When you hire a COR certified contractor, you are secure in the knowledge that they are meeting industry standards and complying with OHS legislation. Be aware of legislation that governs the contractors you hire and your responsibility in the process.