Auditor Resources

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All 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 (3) different verification techniques (documentation, interview, and observation).

The AMHSA Municipal Health and Safety Audit Tool has been approved by Partnerships and any changes made to it must also be approved.  

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 or eCompliance tool. Auditors must be certified by AMHSA.

Note: 

  • Make sure you submit an audit registration form and begin with a blank audit tool for each audit. 
  • We recommend backing up your work regularly.
  • AMHSA’s Audit Workbook and eCompliance tools are both designed for use with Windows based PCs. Features may not be compatible with other platforms.

NEW FOR 2022:

  • Modernization of COR - click here for more details.
  • Auditors conducting an audit must submit a registration form to audits@amhsa.net
  • June: The recent changes to OHS legislation necessitated a review of the Standards, which will impact the content of our training (both the Health and Safety Management Systems and the Health and Safety Auditing courses) and the content of both the COR and SECOR audit tools. AMHSA is currently revising its training to meet the new Standards, and a revised audit tool will be formally reviewed by Partnerships for approval. Once approval is obtained, we will update our Excel, AuditSoft and eCompliance versions, and provide them to members before the required January 1, 2023 implementation date. Click here for more details.
  • March: The on-site data gathering suspension has been lifted. Auditors may now resume on-site data gathering activities, or continue to work remotely. Prior to conducting on-site data gathering activities, both the auditor and employer must agree that on-site work can be safely conducted. The use of observations remains optional.
  • Interviews: to be conducted remotely using web-based platforms (e.g. Teams, Zoom, Facetime, etc.) or telephone calls.
  • COR Certification: Documentation and Interviews required (minimum six months documentation in previous 12 month period). Passing score 80% overall.
  • COR Maintenance: Documentation and interviews required (minimum six months documentation in previous 12 month period). Passing score 60% overall. Action Plans in lieu of COR maintenance audits option is available – application deadline is June 30, 2022.
  • SECOR audits: six months of documentation in previous 12-month period. 80% overall required for Certification and 60% overall for Maintenance.

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If you have questions about your upcoming COR audit, please contact audits@amhsa.net.

COR AUDIT 
(Large employers)

SECOR Audit 
(10 or fewer employees only)


New for 2022: Auditors must complete and submit a registration form before beginning their audit. If you are conducting an audit using the Excel Audit Tool, AMHSA will provide the tool after your registration has been received.

2022 Audit Registration Form

Alternative Audit Tools

AuditSoft - Click to visit website

eCompliance - Click to visit website

Resources

PIR Glossary of Terms

Code of Ethics


SECOR Audit Tool

Word (Part A)

Word (Part B)

SECOR Templates

Word

PDF


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Last updated: September 27, 2022