Brampton City Council has decided to adopt the Certificate of Recognition (CoR) program as part of the city’s construction contract management and construction tendering process.
This program reaffirms the city’s ongoing commitment to health and safety for contractors, employees and residents, a city news release says. Brampton is the first municipality in the Region of Peel and one of only four municipalities in Ontario to adopt CoR.
“By adopting the CoR program at the City of Brampton we are showing leadership,” Mayor Linda Jeffrey said in the statement. “This initiative speaks to the significant culture change occurring at this city, and sends a strong message that Brampton makes the safety of our employees and residents a priority.”
Brampton is also looking at getting CoR certified for its own operations. As a pilot project, Public Works and Engineering will be partnering with Health, Safety and Wellness to conduct a gap analysis and determine the next steps towards becoming CoR certified.
CoR is a comprehensive health and safety audit tool. It is an accredited certification program in Ontario, granted by the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA), responsible for certifying contractors in Ontario’s construction industry who demonstrate their standards of health and safety management systems through a structured audit process.
This initiative will be implemented as a requirement starting 2019.