Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited , the leading Canadian owned and operated construction equipment rental company, is pleased to announce its successful completion of the Certificate of Recognition in Ontario (COR) as administered by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (“IHSA”).
COR is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that assesses employer’s health and safety management systems to ensure they adhere to national standards. Cooper participated in the audit process, consisting of employee interviews, documentation reviews, and observation techniques to evaluate their ability to identify, assess, and control risks to its employees.
Over the past five years, Cooper has adapted their Health and Safety policies and procedures nationwide to achieve COR certifications in Alberta, British Colombia, and Ontario.
“Our team is exceptionally proud to receive our latest COR Certification and establish Cooper as the only equipment rental operation in Ontario to hold this certification.” says Darryl Cooper, President & COO of Cooper Equipment Rentals.
“This highly reputable designation is a recognition of Cooper’s ongoing commitment to safety” says Dave Badger, Environment & Safety Manager at Cooper. “To pursue this optional certification throughout a global pandemic highlights the importance of Health and Safety to our team with involvement from our branches, all the way to senior management.”
With this latest certification, 97% of eligible Cooper Equipment Rentals locations are now COR certified. “We’re proud that an external auditor has toured our facilities and met with our teams across Ontario and found that our health and safety management systems are compliant with COR standards.” says Badger.
In accordance with their ongoing commitment to Health and Safety, Cooper Equipment Rentals continues to strive towards improvements in their health and safety management systems as their operations enter new regions across Canada.