COR Audit Options
January 10, 2022
Option 1: Action Plan
Action Plans can be used in lieu of a maintenance audit to maintain a company's COR, provided the company meets the necessary requirements.
Benefits: An Action Plan maps out a process to address any gaps identified in previous audits and is an effective way for companies to maintain their COR and continue enhancing their safety program.
- The employer must have a current standard COR.
- The employer must be in a maintenance year and have completed one full, three-year COR audit cycle.
- The employer must apply and receive approval from Energy Safety Canada to use an Action Plan.
- The last certification audit must have achieved 85% or higher as an overall score or, if applicable, 80% or higher in the previous year's action plan.
NOTE: WorkSafeBC is not participating in the Action Plan Program. Employers holding a BC COR must submit a regular maintenance audit to maintain their BC COR.
Option 2: ISO and CSA Audits
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) audits can be used in lieu of conducting a certification and/or a maintenance audit provided the company meets the necessary requirements
Benefits: No need to submit a COR audit, which saves time and audit costs, reduces audit fatigue, and is an effective way for companies to continue enhancing their safety program.
- The employer must apply yearly and receive approval from Energy Safety Canada to use an ISO or CSA audit.
- The employer must submit all required documents.
- The ISO or CSA audit must correlate with the COR certification and maintenance year.
NOTE: WorkSafeBC is not participating in the ISO/CSA Program. Employers obtaining or holding a BC COR must submit a regular certification or maintenance audit.