At your ACSA we are always looking to improve our systems to better service our Members to help them keep their workplaces safer. After feedback from Partnerships for Injury Reduction, it was determined that we can no longer indicate ‘N/A’ or ‘Not Applicable’ Section 9 of the SECOR Tool for Owner/Operators.
Section 9 is regarding facility inspections such as offices/shops and worksites.
As of September 1, 2016 it will be a requirement for all SECOR companies, including owner/operators, to have an Inspection Policy that outlines who is responsible for conducting inspections as well as the frequency of inspections the company will be conducting. For example; the Supervisor is responsible for conducting monthly worksite inspections and quarterly office/shop inspections. Your SECOR reviewer will be reviewing any submitted inspections to ensure they meet the frequency set out in the policy.
A standardized inspection form will also be required, there is an example of one on our website in the PHSM Templates and Resources download, if you do not yet have one developed. It is also a requirement to develop a process to report unsafe or unhealthy conditions. If you are an owner/operator SECOR company that is re-certifying, and you have not been conducting inspections in the past 12 months, you will be able to meet the standard by developing these directive documents (policy, inspection form and process to report).
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these changes please contact the COR Department at 780.453.3311 or at COR@youracsa.ca.