Important Employer Update COVID-19 & Auditing

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 auditing update
The COR program has introduced two new options to help those employers who have completed a full three-year audit cycle (2017 to 2019) and now must recertify their COR in 2020 during the COVID pandemic.  These changes will be coming out in the OHS News shortly and are applicable to all Certifying Partners.

Already completed 1 Year Doc-only COR Recertification audit If you have completed a recertification audit already (or have one submitted/registered one) we are happy to share that any 1 Year COR’s issued will be upgraded to a three-year COR. This will be retroactive back to March 17, when the one-year documentation-only audit was implemented, and will be in effect until December 31, 2020.  
  • To start this process, Energy Safety Canada will, on the employers behalf, re-process the COR request in the system.  The employer will be notified of the new 3 Year expiry date. See below for *Eligibility requirements.
  • Do you have an audit registered or submitted? Don’t worry we will apply the new term in the system.
  • This applies to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  BC is currently not included in these options.
COR’s expiring between Sept – Dec 31 2020 Employers in a recertification year can have their certified internal auditor conduct the doc-only recertification audit.
  • This would result in a one-year COR
  • This will be in-effect from Sept 1 to December 31, 2020.
  • This applies to Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  BC is currently not included in these options.
*Eligibility these options are not intended for new COR holders, or for lapsed COR holders that had a break in their 2017 to 2019 certification cycle.

Upcoming Mini-Webinars We will be holding a few mini-webinars to address these changes and other updates in September.  Stay tuned for further information on this.

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