Certificate of Recognition
Without a Certificate of Recognition (COR), You May Be Leaving Money on the Table
Many companies will only work with COR accredited vendors. Without COR accreditation, you may find it difficult to conduct business.
What is a Certificate of Recognition (COR)?
A COR is an accreditation that shows your company meets or exceeds the standards that an industry or jurisdiction has put in place to protect workers, and that your safety program is well implemented and effective.
How do you Obtain and Maintain a COR Accreditation?
To receive (and maintain) a COR, you must pass a rigorous audit that is conducted by your certifying body. These audits inventory and assess safety threats and risks across the organization, identify real and potential hazards, chronical incidents and near misses, review team training and certification status, identify mitigative steps to avoid or minimize future incidents, review the controls put in place and document actions implemented. COR review audits cover all of the same aspects of the original audit. However, companies with a strong EHS culture also conduct annual internal safety audits to ensure they have a continually improving program. These internal audits are invaluable in maintaining COR accreditation as they support and simplify the COR review process.
What Are The Benefits?
- A COR designation tells the market that you place a high value on your workers’ safety.
- The COR audit process creates operational efficiencies and greater safety. This can reduce incidents, which protects your corporate reputation and limits exposure to legal risk or greater liability.
- COR accreditation can lower your insurance and WCB costs.
- A firm’s corporate image and reputation will be enhanced within its industry and community.
- The COR audit process is rigorous but a safety program that meets COR’s guidelines is generally reflective of a strong safety culture.
- Commitment to a strong culture of safety will attract safety-conscious workers, and impact employee morale and engagement.
- By using technology to support your COR and internal safety program audits, the data obtained can be used to support your broader corporate Enterprise Risk initiatives.
- Perhaps most importantly of all, many companies will only work with COR accredited vendors. Without COR accreditation, you may be unable to conduct business.
How Does Field Safe Help You Obtain and Maintain COR?
Audits can take hours and require the participation of multiple team members if your safety programs are still manual. Manual processes are slow, error prone and the information provided is often incomplete. Imagine your COR Auditor waiting as you dig through files to find documentation that, when finally located, is incomplete. Field Safe helps our clients obtain and maintain COR accreditation by digitizing forms completion and creating an electronic audit trail.
With Field Safe, the information is at your fingertips with no missing data. Our applications speed up and simplify the audit process, making it easy for the auditor to see that you comply with safety programs and measures.
Our solutions are fully auditable …. Field Safe provides all the evidence required of a safety program audit.
If you have a strong health and safety program in place with supporting technology, the time and process for your COR audit will be faster and require less internal resources than if you do not.