SaskPower Pre-Qualifies Contractors Through ISNetworld
If you are a contractor who wants to compete for high-risk work with SaskPower (such as construction), you will want to join ISNetworld and ensure you are Certificate of Recognition (COR®) certified.
In the spring of 2017, SaskPower will use an external company, ISNetworld (ISN) to help pre-qualify all contractors who compete on high-risk work, including construction or maintenance projects. Around 70 per cent of the contractors used by SaskPower already subscribe to ISN.
The new pre-qualification program in ISNetworld will assess and score safety management systems, safety history, and training conducted by companies. A key part of the assessment will include nationally-recognized Certificate of Recognition (COR®) certification* available through the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) or the Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan (HCSAS).**
This new qualifying process enables SaskPower to confirm a contractor’s credentials, establish a safety record, and ensure mandatory health, safety, and environment requirements are met in a cost-effective way. The ISN service provides an easy and efficient way to track and ensure that contractors meet all of the necessary requirements to complete high-risk work with SaskPower. COR ensures contractors have the base of knowledge and safety practices needed to reduce risk and is a major component of ISN grading.
If you’re not already signed up to ISNetworld, there’s still time. Beginning May 1, 2017, you will begin to see an ISN requirement in all of SaskPower’s high-risk Request for Proposals. As of October 1, 2017, it will be a mandatory requirement that prospective contractors have their subscription active, along with an acceptable grade in ISN.
For more information on ISN, please contact:
ISN Customer Service Team
Phone: (800) 976-1303
For information on the COR® program, please contact
*The Certificate of Recognition (COR®) program is an occupational health and safety program designation verifying that a company has a fully-implemented health and safety program that meets national standards. COR is nationally trademarked and is endorsed by participating members of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA), including the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association (SCSA) and Heavy Construction Safety Association of Saskatchewan (HCSAS).
**SaskPower will accept CSA Z1000-14 or OHSAS 18001 as equivalents