COR™ Mandatory Training

GTAA to require COR starting January 2017

"According to Garry Price, manager of capital restoration projects, construction is no exception, which is why all contractors will be required to be Certificate of Recognition (COR) certified by January 2017." Click here to read more.

About COR:

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system. COR™ is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance.

It is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects.

By achieving COR™, employers are able to demonstrate to buyers of construction that their health and safety management system have been developed, implemented, and evaluated on an annual basis through comprehensive internal and external audits.

One of the steps to achieve COR™ is mandatory training. A representative from senior management and one designated full-time permanent employee must take prescribed training. This training is conducted to help the employer understand and commit to the program, and for the permanent full-time employee to become the designated Internal Auditor.

Senior Management Representative must complete one course:

  • COR™ Essentials (Course #1)
  • ***Note that Senior Management Representative who takes COR™ Internal Auditor (Course #3) and Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management (Course #4) will help with successfully completing COR internal auditing.

Permanent Full-Time Employee must complete four courses:

COR™ Essentials (Mandatory Course #1)

Program Content:

  • Management roles and responsibilities.
  • Improving your bottom line.
  • Reducing your liabilities.
  • Managing your health and safety system.

Who Should Attend?

  • Owners or senior management who are interested in participating in the COR™ program.
  • The full-time permanent company employee who will be performing the company's COR™ audit.

Basic Auditing Principles (COR™) (Mandatory Course #2)

– Prerequisite: COR™ Essentials (Mandatory Course #1)

Program Content:

  • Audit definition and purpose.
  • Benefits of performing an audit.
  • Audit standards.
  • Auditing phases.
  • The auditor.
  • Handling problems.

Who Should Attend?

  • The full-time permanent company employee who will be performing the company's COR™ audit.
  • Personnel who are new to health and safety and have little or no auditing experience.

COR™ Internal Auditor (Mandatory Course #3)

– Prerequisite: Basic Auditing Principles (Course #2)

Program Content:

  • Information on the COR™ program.
  • An overview of the COR™ Audit Tool.
  • Protocols for assigning scores.
  • Simulated exercises using the COR™ Audit Tool.

Who Should Attend?

  • The full-time permanent company employee who has been chosen by their management to perform the company's COR™ audit.
  • In order to perform the company's COR™ audit, senior management representative is highly recommended to take this course.

Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management” (COR™ Internal Auditor Mandatory Course #4)

– Prerequisite: COR™ Essentials (Mandatory Course #1)

New course required for COR™ Internal Auditors – As of January 1, 2016, COR™ Internal Auditors will have to take an additional course on Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management. This new course will provide valuable tools and resources for successfully completing the requirements of Element 2 of the COR™ Audit Tool on hazard and risk assessment, evaluation, and controls. This course must be completed before submitting an internal audit to IHSA. Current Internal Auditors will be phased in during their next COR™ cycle.

Program Content:

  • Occupational health and safety management systems
  • Hazard and risk management models
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Controlling hazards
  • Communicating and monitoring.

Who Should Attend?

  • This course is designed for management, supervisors, or COR™ Internal Auditors who are currently developing, updating, or evaluating their organization's hazard and risk management system or are interested in doing so in the future. It's an excellent way to learn more about how to prepare your organization for a hazard assessment and how to be sure you are prepared for COR™.

NOTE There are two sets of courses scheduled: September and November 2016

Sr. Management
Rep
Tue. Sep. 6, 2016 OR
Fri. Nov. 11, 2016 (½ day course)
schedule:
8:30am – 12:30pm
Mandatory
Course:
COR™ Essentials (Course #1)
 
instructor:
 
 
John Kelly
Safety Groups & COR Consultant,
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
TCA member:
$125.00+HST (½ day course only)
non-member:
$175.00+HST (½ day course only)
Optional course
COR™ Internal Auditor(Course #3)
schedule:
 
Thu. Sep. 15, 2016 OR
Thu. Nov. 17, 2016, 8:30am – 4pm
TCA member:
$125.00+HST (1-day course only)
non-member:
$175.00+HST (1-day course only)
Optional course
 
Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management
(Course #4)
schedule:
 
Mon. Sep. 19, 2016 OR
Tue. Nov. 29, 2016, 8:30am – 4pm
TCA member:
$260.00+HST (1-day course only)
non-member:
$360.00+HST (1-day course only)
Permanent FT Employees
September
schedule:
 
Sep. 6, 13, 15 & 19, 2016 Tue. 8:30am –
12:30pm, Tue., Thu. & Mon. 8:30am – 4pm
(3½ days)
November
schedule:
 
Nov. 11, 16, 17 & 29, 2016 Fri. 8:30am –
12:30pm, Wed., Thu. & Tue. 8:30am – 4pm
(3½ days)
Mandatory
Courses:


 
COR™ Essentials (Course #1)
Basic Auditing Principles (Course #2)
COR™ Internal Auditor (Course #3)
Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management
(Course #4)
instructors:
 
 
John Kelly
Safety Groups & COR Consultant,
Infrastructure Health & Safety Association
TCA member:
$600.00+HST
non-member:
$800.00+HST
where:
(all courses)
TCA Training Room, 70 Leek Cres.,
Richmond Hill