You’re probably wondering, “what is a COR and why is it important?”. With the help of the wonderful team at Safety Driven, ACI and its Owner/Operators have recently been designated and want to share why it was so important to our team.
What is COR?
The Certificate of Recognition (COR) is a WorkSafeBC (WCB) recognized designation that shows that the company is operating with safety standards that meet or exceed the legal requirements in British Columbia. Not only is the certification WCB recognized, but also shows a dedication to the health and safety of the company’s team.
COR has three different designations depending on the size of the organization:
Large Employer COR (LECOR): for companies with 20 or more workers;
Small Employer COR (SECOR): for companies with less than 20 workers; and
Owner Operator COR: for Owner Operators with no more than 3 workers.
Depending on the size of the organization, the team at Safety Driven offers 1 on 1 mentorship to get all the required documents in order including forms that are pre-approved by WCB.
Benefits of COR
The most important benefit of achieving COR is providing a safe work environment for workers, contractors, Owner Operators, customers, and other visitors. Additional benefits include:
A rebate of up to 50% of WCB premiums that can be used to further invest in equipment and additional training,
Lower risk of incidents and accidents in the workplace, decreasing WCB premiums,
Authorized use of the COR logo on vehicles, advertisement, and equipment, demonstrating to current and potential customers that there is a commitment to safety, and
Improved employee recruitment and retention as a safe working environment.
Depending on the state of your current health and safety program, achieving the COR designation can be quite labour intensive. However, the team at Safety Driven leads each applicant through to completion. Contact them to find out how to get designated!