This two day course is for staff from local governments or naturally-aligned organizations who wish to learn more about how the COR audit is conducted. Participants wishing to become certified Internal Auditors must successfully complete a student audit within three (3) months.
In order to maintain certification, two (2) maintenance (Internal) audits and seven (7) hours of approved training must be completed within 3 years of Internal Auditor Certification.
At the end of this course participants will be able to:
- Understand what an audit is, and the purpose of auditing a Health and Safety Management System and Stay at Work/Return to Work System.
- Be familiar with the Certificate of Recognition (COR) and the audit cycles.
- Know the roles and responsibilities of Auditors.
- Be able to apply the three audit verification techniques (documentation, interviews, and observation) when conducting an audit.
- Understand the concept of representative sampling for both interviews and sites (documentation review and observational tours).
- Be able to write an executive report, noting the municipality’s strengths and providing suggestions for improvement – clear, actionable recommendations to achieve improvement.
- Have the necessary knowledge to perform an audit and understand the purpose of the audit steps.
- Understand the administrative processes in auditing.
- Be able to list the eight elements of the BCMSA Safety Audit Tool.