SAFE Companies Registration
The following steps are involved in achieving and maintaining SAFE Certification:
- The company registers with the SAFE Companies program and pays the fee applicable to the size of the company;
- The company completes mandatory training for the size of company;
- The company conducts an audit of their health and safety system. The person who completed the mandatory training is the person who should conduct the company’s audit.
- The audit is submitted to the Council and is reviewed against the applicable standard.
- SAFE Certification is awarded if the audit achieves a passing score (80% overall with no less than 50% in any one element). The company is awarded SAFE Certification.
- The Council notifies WorkSafeBC of all COR eligible audits. WorkSafeBC will issue a Certificate of Recognition (COR) and rebate for audits that meet the required COR standards.
- WorkSafeBC considers the company for a COR rebate. WorkSafeBC typically issues rebates by cheque mid-year of the following year. Additional COR information can be found at: www.worksafebc.com/insurance/partners_program
- The company must conduct and submit an audit each year to maintain SAFE Certification and eligibility for a COR rebate.
- The company is required to conduct a recertification audit in year 4 prior to the Certification expiry date.
To download a copy of the SAFE Companies registration form from our website please click here.
Send the completed form by email to Safeco@bcforestsafe.org or fax to 250-741-1068 or mail.