Becoming a COR certified business is simple. Follow our seven simple steps to earn COR certification and with the right tools and help from go2HR, you and your employees can soon enjoy all of the benefits of this worthwhile program.
1 Review program materials on the go2HR website
Our website has a wealth of information about the COR program; explore the following links to familiarize yourself with the COR program prior to registering.
3 Complete the internal auditor training
One of the key steps to becoming COR-certified is to identify an internal COR champion who will lead the process for your organization and become a knowledgeable resource about the COR process. The COR champion goes through training in order to conduct your company’s internal COR maintenance audits which is a required part of maintaining COR certification.
The COR toolkit is a comprehensive resource designed by go2HR to help you understand the requirements of a COR audit. It includes an overview of each element, guidelines for employers, implementation tips, resources, and more.
OHS Program Fundamentals is an online training program that helps you and your staff understand the basic elements of an effective health and safety program. Training content is divided into 9 sections, each complemented by interactive exercises and quizzes, and a certificate of completion is provided upon completion of the program.
The Health & Safety Resource Library contains a variety of free, sector-specific and customizable resources that will assist you in creating a healthy and safe workplace, ranging from OHS program templates, toolkits, forms and checklists, to videos, posters, and articles, all in a searchable online database.
5 Schedule a complimentary gap analysis of your program
After your company is registered with go2HR and you’ve familiarized yourself with the COR program and audit process, you can then schedule a complimentary gap analysis session with go2HR to make sure your company is fully prepared. The consultation is conducted by an Occupational Health & Safety specialist with experience in the tourism and hospitality industry and an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the COR program. After the consultation you will receive a summary report that highlights the key findings and recommendations for your company.
6 Retain an external auditor to perform your COR certification audit
A go2HR-certified external auditor will work closely with you to prepare for the certification audits required for the COR program. Recertification audits are conducted by an external auditor every 3 years.
7 Receive your annual rebate
Upon successful completion of the audit (an overall audit score of 80% or higher), a company is eligible for an annual financial incentive in the amount of up to 10% of their annual WorkSafeBC premium. Incentives are distributed annually directly by WorkSafeBC and are calculated using the previous year’s base rate and payroll of the COR certified classification units.
→ Maintaining your certification
After your company becomes COR certified (year 1), an annual maintenance audit is required in years 2 and 3 in order to keep your certification (along with a good standing with WorkSafeBC). The recertification process repeats every three years; after year 3 your company will need to be recertified again by an external auditor.