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Capital's outstanding health and safety becomes COR certified

Capital is proud to announce that we have received the Certificate of Recognition (COR) for our outstanding Health and Safety Management System.  This outstanding achievement makes Capital one of the few contractors in this area to achieve this designation. In late 2017, Capital completed a rigorous internal and external audit and each audit was comprised of 19 elements that make up the Health and Safety Management System (HSMS).

The COR program provides employers with an effective tool to assess their health and safety management system. COR is aimed at driving positive workplace behaviour and practices that lead to improved performance. The program began over 20 years ago in Alberta and while the bulk of COR is used in construction, the standard is used by major business sectors across Western Canada.

COR is often required for contracts with both public and private construction projects in Ontario and some municipalities expect their contractors to be registered with the COR program in order to qualify for bidding. Companies looking to bid on potential Ministry of Transportation (MTO) projects will need to be COR certified.

The process to becoming certified had four main steps, including registering to the COR program from Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). After registration, Capital was required to send Rick Feddema, Health and Safety-Risk and Loss Manager, to multiple training days to qualify him as an Internal Auditor. Once the course was complete, Capital conducted an internal audit using the IHSA tools. The internal audit was reviewed and followed by with an external audit from the IHSA staff. The COR certificate is valid for three years and yearly internal audits by Capital must be completed to achieve a letter of good standing, verifying the training elements are met and maintained each year.

By achieving COR, Capital will be able to demonstrate to buyers that our health and safety management system has been developed, implemented, and evaluated on an annual basis. COR’s audit criteria is recognized by industries throughout Canada and Capital is now part of a nationwide network participating in and promoting health and safety excellence. This designation helps put Capital ahead in qualifying for certain projects, enhances our corporate image within the industry and community and showcases our strong commitment to maintaining our high health and safety management system.

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CAPITAL IN THE COMMUNITY

Capital Becomes Major Sponsor for Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre in Puslinch, Ontario.

On June 4, 2017, at Sunrise Therapeutic’s (www.sunrise-therapeutic.ca) annual Celebrate Sunrise event, Capital was announced as a major sponsor for the facility. Sunrise’s mission is “to develop the full potential of children and adults with special needs and lead them closer to independence through a therapy, recreation, horse riding, life skills, and farm related activity program”.  At the event, Capital employees were able to meet some of the amazing children that attend the program, to better understand how Sunrise is making their lives better.  This year, Molly Burke (www.mollyburkeofficial.com) was made an honorary director of the facility.  Molly gave an inspirational speech on the challenges she faced growing up with a disability, including bullying, loss of friendships, loss of soccer; on top of the challenges of losing her sight. There was not a dry eye as everyone tried to understand how a child could face challenges with such bravery and what Sunrise meant to her.  She is now an adult and accomplishing great things.read more..

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