SAFE Companies is a Certificate of Recognition (COR) program. IOO refresher training is a WorkSafeBC (WSBC) requirement for all COR participants.
Auditors will be required to complete their training by December 31, 2012 to receive a COR rebate for 2012. This requirement cannot be assigned to a contractor or consultant.
If you choose not to complete the required refresher training, you will continue to be SAFE Certified and registered in the SAFE Companies program, however you will not be eligible for the rebate.
When you first registered for SAFE Companies, you attended the Individual Owner Operator training (IOO); this made you the company ‘auditor’. To help you improve safety management within you company, the WorkSafeBC Certificate of Recognition program requires auditors to attend 4 hours of refresher training every 3 years. 2012 will be the first year the Council has offered the training.
The focus of the course will be on helping you streamline and improve your safety program and audit submission. The course examines real life case studies of how other companies are managing safety in their business and identifies improvements to your safety system to reduce the paperwork burden.
Training will be offered in regular classroom sessions, by teleconference and by computer-based training. In-class and teleconference training sessions are 4 hours and instructor led. Computer-based training will be competency based and may or may not take the full 4 hours to complete.
If you are interested in attending the I.O.O Refresher training course, please complete and submit an enrollment form and course fee to the council.
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