Enform SECOR Protocol News
We are well into the new year with Enform’s new SECOR Audit Protocol; some of you may have used this protocol last year, and you may have seen that the changes in the protocol generally step out the requirements that were already in place prior to the update. The new protocol has more questions overall, but there is a reduction in questions that required multiple answers.
The new SECOR Audit protocol brings SECOR closer to COR, making the transition towards certification much easier.
SECOR Summary Sheet
Must now be completed instead of the older General Information sheet.
Helps you remember everything that must be included with the submission.
Breaks out the provinces, if you would like SECOR in multiple provinces.
Employee Breakdown and Sampling Details table (replaces the Employee Information page)
Gives insight into your company.
Three types scoring:
- Range of points
- All or nothing points
- Cascading points (points are linked to a prior question)
Directive document: Provides information on what or how a company meets their Safety Expectations. Policies and Procedures are examples of Directive Documents.
Sample: Provides evidence that you’ve been following your Directive Documents and show how they have been implemented.
How much documentation do you need to submit?
Documentation that covers previous 12 months.
Use document table on page 4-7 of the audit to know how much of each type of document needs to be submitted.
Be sure that all documentation is placed in the binder and is well organized.
- Avoid sending original documents
- Ensure you have a well-organized binder.
- The audit package should be submitted with all of the audit pages together.
- Use the Audit tool in word and save and print – no handwriting.
- You do not need to award a score for each question, or fill out the Summary Score Sheet at the end of the audit. Scoring will be determined by an Enform reviewer.
Companies can choose to continue to submit the Audit on paper or can complete the audit online. If you choose to do the Online Audit please refer to the following website for some more tips. Once your online audit has been submitted you will receive and email confirming your submission. This letter will also serve as your letter of intent.
One of the biggest ‘new’ changes isn’t new at all. That is the process of Critical Task Analysis (job inventory, task list, and associated procedures). Our clients have, for the most part, been doing this all along. This is task that needs to be completed by someone (and assisted by all of the workers and supervisors) who has intimate knowledge of the tasks performed on a daily basis. Enform has always wanted to see the information from the Critical Task Analysis process but had not specified that requirement in the older Audit protocol.
Workforce Compliance Safety can assist with this process by providing the forms required and the guidance to do it right!