January 16, 2017 by Corinne Lynds
Plan Group believes that protecting the health and safety of its workers at all times is not only the right thing to do but is at the forefront of what the company stands for. Furthermore, the COR program, administered in Ontario by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), is quickly becoming the standard companies need to reach in order to bid on certain public- and private-sector construction projects.
By achieving COR, Plan Group demonstrates to its clients that its health and safety management system has been developed, implemented and evaluated on an annual basis through comprehensive internal and external audits. The audit criteria used by COR are recognized by industries throughout Canada. Audits are very thorough and typically include interviews, documentation review and observation techniques to evaluate how well the employer is able to identify, assess and control risks to workers.
“COR certification in Ontario has been years in the making, years of building and improving a top-notch safety program at Plan Group,” said health & safety manager Steve Thrasher. “With the hard work of not only the Health & Safety team but also our senior management team and the entire field staff we were able to all work together to achieve this.”
Plan Group achieved its first COR certification in Nova Scotia in 2015 and the company, recognizing the importance of continuous improvement as well as this certification, is diligently working to achieve the same result in other provinces as it continues to grow its business across the country.