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COR Auditing: Get yours done despite staffing and shut down challenges

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Regardless of the economic down turn in oil and gas, the industry continues to require businesses to have a current Enform Certificate of Recognition (COR) certification. That means businesses working with or for the oil and gas industry must have an external COR audit every three years and an internal or baseline audit annually.

COR auditing offers companies an effective way to measure the practices and systems used to encourage health and safety in their workplaces against association, industry and jurisdiction standards. However, temporary shut downs, and a reduction in operations can make it difficult for businesses to complete COR certification or their maintenance audit.

Here are some useful Enform policies specific to the current economic situation to know before booking your annual audit with Octane Safety Services.

For employers with a reduced number of worksites:

1. Sampling requirements are based on your best estimate of your high or medium activity levels for the current year.

2. You must have at least one active field site. You may require a new external audit if you have acquired new operations or undergone major business expansions.

3. You cannot deliberately schedule your audit at times when your activity levels are low as a cost saving measure. If you are found to have done so deliberately, you could face the loss of COR or need a re-audit, costing you more money.

For employers who have been reduced to out-of-province worksites only:

1. You can request permission to use out-of-province worksites for the current audit year. You must make an application to Enform ( prior to the audit starting.

2. If you use this option, you will be required to submit a report that details fatalities, serious injuries or incidents as well as any occupational health and safety violations that occur in any operations outside of their province.

For employers without any active worksites:

1. The Six Month COR, which is an administrative audit, is an option if you don’t have an active worksite when your audit is due. It will keep your COR certification valid until a full audit can be done under normal operations.

2. If you’ve reached the end of the Six Month COR and are still inactive, you can apply for an additional Six Month COR, which can be conducted by an internal auditor.

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Allow Octane Safety Services to guide you through this process today at 780-691-7025.

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