Auditor Resources

AMHSA COR logoAll audit tools used in PIR are approved by Alberta Labour - Partnerships. The questions must meet Partnerships standards with respect to intent, question content, balance between all elements, and balance of the three different verification techniques (documentation, interview, and observation). The Partnerships standards for COR auditing were updated in 2016 in consultation with Alberta Certifying Partners. 

The AMHSA Municipal Health and Safety Audit Workbook (and upcoming eCompliance tool) has been revised in order to meet Partnership’s new standards and will be mandatory for use as of January 1, 2019. Auditors certifying or recertifying in 2017 will be trained on the new materials and requirements. Auditors must be certified by AMHSA and must have been trained on a particular audit tool/workbook before using it to conduct an audit.

AMHSA, as the Certifying Partner for the municipal sector, requires that any municipality participating in PIR must conduct its audits using the AMHSA Municipal Health and Safety Audit Workbook. 


  • AMHSA’s Audit materials are designed for use with Windows-based PCs. Features may not be compatible with other platforms.
  • Make sure you download the audit tool from the website for each new audit you perform. 
  • It is recommended that you back up your work regularly.


2016 COR Audit (Large employers only) - mandatory as of January 1, 2019



2015 eCompliance COR Audit
(Large employers only)
2010 Excel COR Audit
(Large employers only)
(Small employers only)

Note: Organization must have 10
or fewer employees to be
considered a "small employer"



AMHSA periodically emails an update to auditors. This newsletter contains information regarding auditing changes, FAQ’s, suggestions, and reminders. 



**NEW** The AMHSA Audit Team has revised both the audit tool and training to meet the 2016 Partnerships Standards. We are currently offering the revised Audit Refresher course as of June 2017, with Health and Safety Management Systems and Health and Safety Auditing beginning in October. Please refer to past Auditor Updates for details about the announcement and answers to frequently asked questions about the transition to the new audit standard. Click here for a review of changes to the Standard.

This year, AMHSA auditors can use any of the tools they have been certified on - either the original Excel tool (2010), the eCompliance tool (2015), the new Excel audit workbook (2016 standard) or forthcoming eCompliance tool (2016 standard) if auditors take the Refresher training. The new tools will be mandatory as of January 1, 2019.

For questions or comments, please contact Shannon Thomas, Team Leader by email ( or phone (587.745.0458)


Please note that contact information and other content on archived newsletters may not be up to date. 

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