COR™ 2020 Certification Support


Getting COR™ 2020 certified is time-consuming, costly, and a drain on resources. Focus on what you do best, and let our experienced professionals handle the rest.

We can help

STS Group employs expert COR™ 2020 consultants who can help you transition, build, and maintain your COR™ 2020 certification.
We work with your internal resources to develop a custom fit solution. Whether you have an already established health and safety management system, or are starting from scratch, we will support you in achieving your COR™ 2020 goals and objectives.

Why choose us?

STS Group will help you build, map, manage, and maintain your HSMS program based on your company structure.

We also provide the following benefits:

  • Competitive pricing
  • Flexible scheduling
  • In-class and on-site training
  • Full-service workplace health & safety provider
  • Hands on knowledge & experience in the construction sector
  • Nearly 100 years of cumulative experience developing HSMS programs



Other Services


Supporting Service for COR™ 2020 Certification
About COR™ 2020 Certification

To achieve your COR™ 2020 certification, you must complete an external audit, two internal self-audits and a third-party COR™ audit of the workplace. This is where we come in. 

STS Group takes a systematic approach to assist your internal resource prepare and get your organization ready for both the COR™ 2020 Internal and External Audit.


At STS Group, we strongly believe in the idea of creating a process plan that has a beginning and an end. We call it mapping. 

Most businesses have a lengthy health and safety manual. With a closer examination, one will find that many of the health and safety policies are not actively being implemented in the workplace. Either because it is not needed, or because it is too complex. As businesses grow and change, a health and safety plan must adapt accordingly. 

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What is the goal of your HSMS plan? 
  • Do our policies support your health and safety management system?
  • Are we continually assessing for workplace hazards? What controls are in place?
  • Does the HSMS plan meet the legislative requirements? 
  • Is there adequate documentation?
  • Does our company culture conflict with the health and safety plan? 

STS Group will map your health and safety program, which will allow us to understand your health and safety management needs. 

GAP Analysis

Our consultant will review your health and safety policies and programs, compare it to the COR™ 2020 standard in your jurisdiction, and determine areas for improvement.

If you don’t have a health and safety program in place, don’t worry!

STS Group will assist you with the development and preparation of a health and safety program that complies with the COR™ 2020 standard in your jurisdiction.

COR™ Program Implementation

Understanding your health and safety needs will allow us to determine how to best improve your program. 

STS Group will work with your management team to provide them comprehensive training on the policies and procedures required for COR™ 2020. We will educate you on how to monitor your workers and subcontractors to ensure they comply with your policies and procedures. 

Internal Audit Submission

To apply for COR™ 2020, you will be required to conduct an internal audit on your health and safety program. Your internal auditor must successfully prepare, perform, summarize, and submit a COR™ audit. STS Group can help your business by:

  • Assisting you in the preparation of supporting documentation
  • Preparing your management team and workers to pass the audit interview
  • Guiding your internal auditor throughout the COR internal audit process

It can take up to 18 months to successfully implement all elements of the COR™ 2020 program. Don’t wait too long!

COR™ 2020 Certification 

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) helps assure your clients that your company truly values health and safety for everyone in the workplace. Prove your commitment to safety and achieve a more competitive position in the industry. 

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is currently being used by employers engaged in construction across Canada as their Health and Safety Management System (HSMS). It is trademarked and endorsed by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA). While the program is voluntary, COR™ is often required to bid for construction projects in some public and private sectors. This certificate is valid for a period of three years, as long as internal audits are completed for the second and third years.

” Find out how your workplace can qualify for financial rebates” – Nick Bartzis

COR™ 2020

All organizations that are COR™ certified are required to transition to COR™ 2020 by 2025.

How is COR™ 2020 Different?

The audit tool has been reduced to 14 core elements. Meanwhile, COR™ 2020 is now better aligned with ISO 45001, a globally accepted HSMS standard. New requirements have also been added. They include:

  • Procurement and Change Management
  • Contractor Management
  • Control of Documents
  • Control of Records

Benefits of COR™ 2020 Health & Safety Management System

  • Increased competitiveness during the bidding process
  • Auditing criteria that is recognized in the construction industry throughout Canada
  • Robust health and safety management system
  • Reduced workplace injuries 
  • Enhanced corporate image
  • Compliance with provincially national standards

Financial Benefits for YOU!

COR™ 2020 aligns to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skill Development’s accreditation standard, and will help safe workplaces qualify for recognition under two new provincial programs:

  • Supporting Ontario’s Safe Employers (SOSE)
  • Health and Safety Excellence

By being recognized in these two programs, you will be eligible to receive rebates and financial benefits through the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

But that’s not all!

Workplaces with a COR™ 2020 certification report lower lost-time injury rates. This means that you pay lower workers’ compensation premiums. More importantly, you will have a competitive edge during the bidding process for contracts.