BC COR Program COVID-19 Updates

March 26, 2020

Update for employers who hold a BC Certificate of Recognition (COR)
Energy Safety Canada is actively engaged with stakeholders to explore solutions that support workers and industry during the COVID-19 crisis. This update is for employers who hold a BC Certificate of Recognition (COR).

In acknowledgement of the impact to business operations as a result of COVID-19, WorkSafeBC has implemented unique measures for 2020 audits.

1. BC Audit in Progress
All audits in progress should follow good hygiene practices (e.g. physical distancing) and continue as they normally would. Some employers may be scaling back operations, and auditors need to be flexible in their ability to conduct observations and interviews.

2. BC Certification Audits Not Started
For any certifications expiring up to August 31, 2020 and where there is no active work, employers should contact Energy Safety Canada to discuss options.

3. BC CORs Expiring Between September 1 and December 31, 2020
Currently, there are no program changes.

4. BC Maintenance Audits
Audits that cannot be conducted safely at this time should be deferred until the fall and completed before December 31, 2020.

5. Brand New Certification BC Audits
Audits that cannot be conducted safely at this time should be deferred until COR
certification requirements can be satisfied.

The situation is changing rapidly, and we will continue to provide updates. We are monitoring Health Authorities in areas where we operate to ensure we are following the latest guidance.

The Safety Audits and Certification team is available to answer your questions: email CORInfo@EnergySafetyCanada.com  or call 1 800 667 5557 extension 3.

BC COR Program COVID-19 Updates


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