Safety Management & Resource Technology

Delivering full turn-key construction safety management solutions for your business

Smart – COR Certification

Who We Are

With over 25 years of leading management we bring an entirely new approach of safety management to the construction sector. We are not consultants, but rather a team of COR experts the will position ourselves within your company acting as your ‘in-house’ safety leaders. The way to successfully achieve COR is to create a strong culture of safety that can only be done with proper expertise, leadership and commitment.

‘Our record speaks for itself, to date we have successfully achieved the COR standard for all clientele’ What is a safety management system (SMS)?
A comprehensive management system designed to manage safety elements in the workplace. It includes policy, objectives, plans, procedures, organization, responsibilities and other measures. The SMS is used in industries that manage significant safety risks in all workplace industries.

Basic Cor Steps

Enroll senior management & internal auditor into required COR courses
Submit COR application form to IHSA
Smart-COR facilitates improved safety management system to meet
COR standards
Prepare and submit COR internal audit
Schedule external audit
Complete external audit

What is COR?

The Certificate of Recognition (COR™) is a nationally trademarked and endorsed Safety Management System for the construction sector. It provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system.

COR™ is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. It is currently being used across Canada and is a pre-qualification requirement for many contractors working in and out of the province and on public- and private-sector projects.

The COR™ program began in Alberta more than 20 years ago. While the bulk of COR™ firms are in construction, the standard is used by major business sectors in Alberta and British Columbia.

The IHSA is the ‘Authority having Jurisdiction’ to grant COR™ in the province of Ontario. In achieving this national safety program accreditation in Ontario, IHSA is responsible to ensure that the COR™ standards are upheld. With one common audit instrument utilized across Canada, the national standard is clear: Minimum 65% in each element and an overall audit score of 80%.

Our Services

By using our Align -> Plan -> Execute model we integrate within your business to determine what your needs are, plan on how we are going to meet and fulfill those needs and ultimately execute the strategies to achieve COR success.

“Safety Management BY Safety Managers”

Only by integrating one of our experienced safety professionals within your company acting as your ‘in-house’ safety manager can we improve your management system resulting in an improved safety culture. With your designated safety representative we will ensure continuity and consistency of communication systems throughout all levels of the organization.

Gap Analysis

Analyze and critique your current management system and compare it to the COR National standard and its defined requirements.


Provide a written report/score card that explains your current standing as it relates to the standard, and provides you with a ‘baseline of performance’.


Plan agreed upon improvement strategies to meet or exceed the system deficiencies in priority sequence.


Develop, Implement and communicate the necessary COR program elements throughout the organization.


Ensure the continuous monitoring and management of the achieved COR standard, including all internal audit preparation.


Our record speaks for itself, to date we have successfully achieved the COR standard for all clientele