Maintain SAFE Certification

As the COVID-19 challenges continue, the SAFE Companies team is committed to working with your company to navigate these uncertain times and provide guidance on your company’s safety management system and audit requirements.

As a Certifying Partner (CP), the BCFSC continues to work closely with WorkSafeBC to help administer the COR Program. The following provides information on COVID-19 as it relates to your company’s 2020 audit. 

Click here to link to COVID-19: Safe Companies and WorksafeBC COR Audit Requirements for 2020.

Annual Audit Submission

A company must submit an audit every year to stay SAFE. To avoid a lapse in certification, recertification audits must be submitted before the SAFE certification expiry date.

Recertification and maintenance audits use the same form as the certification audit, but using records covering the time period (the last 12 months) since the previous audit.

If company size changes after the last audit, you may need to perform a new audit using the appropriate form and may need to upgrade your auditor training for the larger sized audit Performing the audit using the old audit tool may not be sufficient to maintain SAFE certification. Please contact us prior to your next audit if there has been a change in auditor, size, ownership, business activities, name, WorkSafeBC account or classification(s), or other information. For additional information, see the Terms and Conditions for maintaining SAFE Certification.

EXAMPLE - If a company certified April 1 (and therefore has an expiry date of April 1, 3 years later), the audit is ideally due April 1 every year, but cannot be later than June 30th (or SAFE certification is lost). If a company has a certification/expiry anniversary date in the second half of the year, such as October 31, then the annual audit submission cannot be later than December 31st. 


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