Reworking SAFE Companies audits with industry input

December 21, 2009

Frequently Asked Questions

The Council has withdrawn the recently-introduced BASE Audit version 2, and we are also delaying the planned 2010 implementation of new SEBASE and IOO audit protocols. All of them are being reworked.

Why is this happening?

We are responding to industry concerns that the current audit system is too process-oriented and needs to be changed in order to:

To some extent, these issues affect all audit protocols including those for large and small companies and individual owner operators.

What do I use in the meantime?

All audit protocols in effect before now should still be used — with one exception that only affects large companies.   They can use the Injury Management Element of BASE 2 to qualify for additional five-per-cent WorkSafeBC rebates for industry management and return-to-work programs.

What can the industry expect?

All audits will be reworked to:

How is all this being done?

Reworking the audits includes:

When will the new audits be ready?

We plan to release all the reworked audit protocols in the second quarter of 2010. At that time, the Council will:

What if I have more questions or comments?

Please contact  Director of SAFE Companies by phone at1 877 741-1060.

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