Alberta Forrest

The Alberta Forest Products Association is committed to helping employers and workers reduce losses through workplace injury by providing quality information and resources to the forest products industry.

AFPA offers employers a number of Partnerships’ approved health and safety auditing options to facilitate a comprehensive review of their occupational health and safety management systems against a recognized provincial standard.

Employers should consult the AFPA to determine which audit instrument/protocol they should use.

Typically, a thorough review of applicable documentation, representative interviews with all levels of employees, and observations of workplace conditions and practices are completed as part of the evaluation. For 2021, to protect all parties from COVID-19, additional audit processes are available. Contact AFPA for details.

Auditing templates and key auditing standards can be downloaded by clicking on the headings below.

Auditing Templates – COR and SECOR

Ensure you audit at, or close to, peak operating conditions. Consult AFPA prior to conducting your audit if this is not possible.

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AFPA Standard Health and Safety Audit

AFPA 2021 Standard Documentation-Only Audit

Standard Audit Protocol Template
Standard Audit Report Template
Standard Audit Interview Questions Template
Standard Audit Observations Template 
Standard Audit Documentation Guidelines
Standard Audit Action Plan
Documentation-Only Audit Protocol Template
Documentation-Only Audit Report Template
Audit Documentation Guidelines
Standard Audit Action Plan

AFPA 2021 Standard Documentation and Interview Audit

Documentation and Interview Protocol Template
Documentation and Interview Report Template
Interview Questions Template
Audit Documentation Guidelines
Standard Audit Action Plan

AFPA 2021 SECOR (Assessor)

AFPA 2021 SECOR (External)

SECOR Assessment Template
Contracting Organization Questionnaire
SECOR Audit Template
SECOR Report Template

Industrial Rail – AFPA Members only

lndustrial Rail Audit Template
Findings and Corrective Actions Log
Statement of Authenticity
Pre-Audit Observation Record
External SMS Requirements Checklist
CIO Action Plan Template
Statement of Ethics

COR Maintenance Options

Maintenance Options are available for eligible COR holders. A maintenance option application must be submitted and approved prior to undertaking the desired maintenance option.

Corrective Action Report (CAR)

For COR Maintenance Use Only

CAR is available to regular COR holders only. It must be completed by an AFPA certified auditor.

  • The COR must have been active for a minimum of 4 years, and 
  • The company’s last recertification audit score must have been equal to or greater than 90%.

For details and approval for use, please contact AFPA.

Action Plan

For COR Maintenance Use Only

Action Plan is available to regular COR holders only. It must be completed by employees and/or auditors familiar with the work site and its health and safety management system.

  • The COR must have been active for a minimum of 4 years, and 
  • The company’s last recertification audit score must have been equal to or greater than 85%.
  • The company must have at least 100 employees. Some exceptions may be considered.

Contact AFPA for details and approval for use.

Corporate Audit

For COR Maintenance Use Only

Corporate Audit is available to regular COR holders only whose corporate audit was pre-approved for use as a maintenance option. It must be completed by an AFPA approved auditor.

  • The COR must have been active for a minimum of 4 years, and 
  • The company’s last recertification audit score must have been equal to or greater than 90%.

For details and approval for use, please contact AFPA.

ISO 45001:2018 / CSA Z45001:19 Certification for COR Equivalency

Eligible for COR Certification and Maintenance

ISO/CSA audits are available to regular COR holders only in both certification and maintenance years.

To be considered for COR equivalency, the ISO or CSA certification must be issued from a designated certification body (e.g. British Standards Institution, AQC Canada Inc.) as recognized for this purpose by ISO or CSA.

For details and approval for use, please contact AFPA.

Key Audit Standards

Criteria for Determining Representative Interview and Site Sampling

Sampling must be representative of the audit scope and is selected by the auditor. Representative Sampling Guide

**To avoid any confusion over sampling requirements, please contact the AFPA for assistance in determining a representative sample prior to proceeding with the audit.**