At Integrity Post Structures, we place extreme confidence in our employees. From our sales staff to the crews that build your new post-frame structure, each member of our team plays a vital role to the success and longevity of our company.
It’s no secret that we strive to maintain our status as the post-frame industry leaders. We are constantly looking ways to not only better ourselves, but also the products and services that we offer our clients.
That’s why we have invested in health and safety programs, standards, and processes that comply with COR (Certificate of Recognition – a program facilitated by the Alberta government).
What is COR?
COR stands for Certificate of Recognition. When a business is COR certified, that means that the business has a comprehensive health and safety program that has been reviewed by an independent third party. It also means that said business regularly reviews their health and safety practices to find and correct gaps in their strategy.
What Does This Mean For You?
As you know, there is an element of liability that comes with construction. An injury on your property is not only tragic for the injured person, but the liability falls onto everyone involved; from the customer, crew manager to the company owner. It means that now you’re fighting with insurance companies, filling out paperwork, and experiencing delays to your project.
As a COR certified company, you can feel confident knowing that our crews understand the risks involved with the project and, more importantly, how to mitigate them.
Why is Health & Safety Important?
We make significant investments in our employees and feel it’s important that we do what we can to provide a safe and comfortable work environment.
We believe that part of being a good employer is having policies that provide a safety net for our staff; even one preventable injury is too many.
What’s Involved in Getting COR Certified?
COR certification is a multi-step process. The main components are:
- An internal health & safety policy – At Integrity, our policy outlines how certain tasks are performed, safety equipment to be used, and when to call for backup.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) – PPE can be the difference between life and death. We ensure all our staff wear appropriate eye, hand, foot, and ear protection as needed.
- Safe job procedures – We don’t believe in rushing builds or cutting corners at the expense of our clients or our crews. We have created established processes to ensure our staff are safe when on-site.
- Training & communication – All our staff are trained and regularly refreshed on our safety procedures and policies.
We Invest in COR Certification Because We Believe That Our Staff Deserve a Safe & Productive Work Environment
When businesses take active steps in protecting their staff, everyone benefits.
Our crews enjoy a safe workplace that has their best interests in mind, and our customers enjoy a seamless build experience without unnecessary and unexpected delays due to preventable injuries.
The reality is that it’s time for the post-frame industry to change. The adoption for safer practices is something that benefits everyone. As you’ve come to expect from us, we are proud to lead that change.
At Integrity Post Structures, we bring integrity into everything that we do: from the way we quote our buildings to the way we treat our staff. It’s just the right thing to do.