An audit is a comprehensive review of the employer's health and safety management system. Audits must be carried out by a qualified auditor, using an audit instrument that is approved under the Partners in Injury Reduction (PIR) program, is appropriate to the industry and operations of the employer, and is accepted by a Certifying Partner. The audit will typically cover the basic elements of a health and safety management system and will include interviews, documentation review and observation techniques.
Alberta Employment and Immigration has an Audit Standard against which audit protocols are compared. Only those audit instruments that meet the Standards will be accepted when carrying out an audit for a Certificate of Recognition (COR). If the audit meets all of the standards, the Certifying Partner, in conjunction with Alberta Employment and Immigration, will issue a COR to the employer.
Advantages of attaining a COR:
- By maintaining a quality health and safety system, you can reduce accidents and improve employee morale.
- You gain recognition for your health and safety standards from industry experts, other employers and contractors.
- You qualify for PIR and other WCB premium refunds.