Auditors are an integral part of the SafetyDriven COR Program. They make an important contribution to the functioning of the COR program by conducting the audit, and by providing a sound, and informed perspective on the effectiveness of an employer’s health and safety program.
A COR auditor, by definition, is a recognized and specially-trained individual who has the acumen to make an assessment on a company’s safety management systems.
The COR program recognizes two types of auditor:
- Internal Auditor
- External Auditor
This person is a permanent employee of the employer and has undergone training from SafetyDriven on how to conduct, document, and score a COR audit.
If the employer is a small employer (less than 20 workers), the internal auditor is allowed to conduct both certification audits and annual maintenance audits. However, if the employer is a large employer (with more than 20 workers), the internal auditor is allowed only to conduct annual maintenance audits.
This individual has high degree of expertise and competency in occupational health and safety auditing and is typically engaged by an employer for the sole purpose of conducting an audit of the organization’s health and safety management system. Regardless of the size of the employer, an individual certified as an external COR auditor is empowered to conduct both certification audits and annual maintenance audits.