Auditor Resources


Important Auditor Update

Important changes are coming to AMHSA’s audit program. Click here for full details.


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 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 Tool. Auditors must be certified by AMHSA.


  • Make sure you download the audit tool from the website for each new audit you perform. 
  • You will need to save the document to your computer before working on it and may need to enable macros for the pull-down scoring menus to function properly (How to enable Excel macros).  If you are using Excel 2010 or newer, please ensure that you save the file as a macro-enabled workbook.
  • It is recommended that you back up your work regularly.

Large Employer (COR AUDIT)
(Greater than 10 Employees)

Small Employer (SECOR Audit)
(10 or fewer employees only)

Online Audit Tool (Large employers only) 


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



**NEW** The AMHSA Audit Team has revised both the audit tool and AMHSA training to meet the new Partnerships Standards. We will be piloting Audit Refresher beginning in May with Health and Safety Auditing to follow. Staff will be contacting those who requested to be placed on a waitlist - if you don’t hear from us, or would like to attend the new Refresher training this spring, please email to be added to the list. 

Please refer to past Auditor Updates for details about the announcement and answers to frequently asked questions about the transition to the new tool.

We understand that auditors and safety coordinators may have questions about the changes (especially about new questions) in this tool that resulted from the updated content Standard. Please see the following chart which outlines the main changes from the previous content standard and how those changes are reflected in the new Partnerships audit tool questions. The biggest additions are in elements 1 and 2, with an increased focus on management commitment, and the addition of field level hazard assessments.

Partnerships Audit Instrument Approved September 2016

Comparison Chart

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


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

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