To acquire a SECOR (available to companies with 10 or fewer employees), a small employer must take the following steps:
- Alberta only: register your company in the WCB Partners in Injury Reduction program.
- Successfully complete Energy Safety Canada's two-day Safety Program Development course.
- Develop and implement a health and safety management system that meets provincial standards.
- Complete an audit of your company's health and safety management system and achieve a passing mark (80% overall with no less than 50% in any one element).
- A SECOR will be issued for employers that meet the required standards.
If you need to develop a health and safety management system, you can make use of Energy Safety Canada's training and in-house expertise and/or contract health and safety professionals to create one. If you have a comprehensive health and safety management system in place, you can move directly into the audit process.
COR/SECOR Annual Service Fees
There is an annual fee for COR/SECOR-related services.
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Maintaining a SECOR
Once you have a SECOR, you need to maintain it annually with a maintenance SECOR audit. The process is the same and the supporting documents should reflect the last 12 months of your safety program activities (e.g. safety meeting minutes, inspections).
For a SECOR, the timing for annual audits — whether maintenance or recertification — is based on the month of the expiry date.
Maintaining your Assessor Status
To maintain your Assessor status, you must complete one of the four refresher courses listed below every three years. Your refresher course must be completed before registering or submitting an audit. NOTE: Please ensure the course is certified by Energy Safety Canada. Some training providers may offer courses with similar names, but which do not meet the refresher requirements.
- Hazard Management
- Incident and Accident Investigation
- Supervisor Leadership for Health & Safety in the Workplace
- Oilfield Driver Awareness