Changes to COR Program – October 2014
1. Mandatory training requirement for COR will be changed to the following:
- Principals of Health and Safety
- Leadership for Safety Excellence
- Legislation Awareness
- Auditor Training- however, if a company does to want to participate in the peer auditing process, nor complete their COR maintenance audits, the will not be required to complete the qualification audit. They will be required to complete the ATP refresher course every three years to stay area of any changes made to the audit protocol and/or process
Companies will be required to have this training held by a full time employee. (The same person does not have to hold all 4 courses)
2. Instead of a company having 90 days to have their training brought back into good standing if the employee with the training leaves their company, they will now have 180 days.
3. If an external audit is required by the company while their training requirements are temporarily out of good standing, they will be able to go ahead with the COR audit, but the COR certificate will not be released until the company is in full compliance with the training required.
For details please contact your preferred COR service provider.
Canadian Home Builders' Association Lethbridge Region is committeed to making the industry safe. In 2009, our Board of Directors announced the “2010 Safety Initiative”. This initiative was the result of a lot of discussion and concern from our local safety committee and the Board of Directors about the safety of workers on residential construction sites and the legal requirements for a safety plan. Safety Matters Video
The following is information that will assist members in meeting the requirements to obtain their Small Employer Certificate of Recognition. At the bottom of the document is a list of available resources.
STEP 1 – Be a member or associate member of the Alberta Construction Safety Association.
Membership with ACSA is automatic if you have an active WCB construction based industry code.
STEP 2 - Register the company in the Certificate of Recognition program for small employers by filling out the attached form and fax it to the ACSA at 780.455.1120
Click here for registration form.
STEP 3 - The Owner/or most senior operational person must take the one-day Small Employer
Health and Safety Management program on how to build a Health & Safety program.
CHBA-Lethbridge Region will advertise upcoming local course and can request courses with enough demand. Courses are also available in Calgary and Edmonton.
STEP 4 – The Owner/or most senior operational person must complete the Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) inter-active computer-based program. Field employees are strongly recommended to participate in this program.
More details on this course found at: http://www.acsa-elearn.org/elearn/course/csts.asp
STEP 5 – The owner/or most senior operational person must be certified in standard First Aid/CPR (Level A). Refer to AOH&S Act, Regulation and Code for the number and level of required certified First Aid trained personnel.
A copy of the First Aid certificate must be faxed to the ACSA 780.455.1120 as part of the training requirements.
Approved First Aid agencies & courses found at: www.employment.alberta.ca/SFW/1348.html
STEP 6 - Build your Health and Safety program using the guidelines from the Small Employer Health and safety Management training manual you received at the course.
Sample forms available in the manual received during Small Employer Health & Safety Training (step 3).
STEP 7 – Once you have built your H&S program and have used it for at least three months, fill out the Small Employer Evaluation Tool attaching photocopies of all supporting documentation as requested in the Tool.
Click here for Small Employer Evaluation Tool
Click here for Owner/Operator (1 employee) Small Employer Evaluation Tool
STEP 8 - Submit the above package (Evaluation Tool + supporting documentation) to the ACSA for review. If approved, the ACSA will make application to Alberta Human Resources and Employment, Workplace Health and Safety for a Small Employer Certificate of Recognition.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE
Safety is a big deal to the CHBA and we require all members to obtain their COR/SECOR as soon as possible. If you need some assistance we have some resources to help you out. Below is a list of FREE and FEE FOR SERVICE resources.
ON LINE RESOURCES
For SECOR click here: Alberta Construction & Safety Association SECOR (ACSA)
For COR click here: Alberta Construction & Safety Association COR (ACSA)
Government of Alberta Workplace Standards: www.industry.alberta.ca/whs-partnerships
FEE FOR SERVICE RESOURCES
Workplace Safety & Healthcare Services: www.safeworker.ca