Did any of your potential clients (owner-clients) require you to be ISNetworld compliant? If this has been your case, you might be wondering how you can comply and maintain your compliance with this essential safety database.
But first, what is ISN, and how does it work?
What Is ISN and How Does it Work?
ISNetworld is a third-party system that checks each contractor’s safety, procurement, safety data and regulatory information from contractors and suppliers. ISN also verifies all the submitted data for accuracy and then reports back the results through their database.
The ISN compliance process empowers owner/client companies to opt for contractors possessing excellent safety management systems or best match their safety prerequisites. Through this, organizations will have a better regulated and knowledgeable workplace around safety hazards, requirements and rules.
ISNetworld enables hiring clients to convey their safety standards efficiently. ISN also simplifies the acquisition process and allows to conduct changes into safety demands and expired documents.
Does Registration to ISN Help?
Registration to ISN for your safety compliance does help. Aside from it’s one of the most seek-out requirements of most owner clients, it also prevents workplace hazards, injuries and fatalities. According to the 2019 report on workplace fatalities and injuries, since 2010, most organizations have experienced declining workplace injuries and fatalities rates.
When your workplace safety improves, you will maintain your good standing in ISN, attracting more owner-clients to hire you for their lucrative projects.
Requirements to be ISN Compliant
1. Set up your ISN Account
2. Connect your Hiring Client (Owner/Client) to Your Account
3. Review Owner/Client Requirements
4. Answer Master Service Questionnaire (MSQ)
5. Submit your OSHA and EMR History
6. Submit your RAVS
7. Prepare your Certificate of Insurance
8. Reevaluate your Scoreboard
Step #1: Set up your ISN Account
Before you set up your account with ISNetworld, it’s ideal to have at least one hiring client to connect to your account to avoid paying for a profile that no one else will see. When you already have connected one owner/client to your account, other companies will start to see the safety statistics of your company.
If you are new in the business, you may contact your potential hiring owner client if they grant waivers for safety statistics. ISNetworld computes stats that need a three-year average of incident/safety stats. Most companies in Canada allow this, but some don’t. Thus, it’s wise to verify before you invest in an account that you might not be able to use.
Thus, if you have at least one client asking you to be an ISNetworld complaint and you also have been in the business for at least three years, then you may contact ISN to create your account.
Step #2: Connect your Hiring Client (Owner/Client) to your Account
After you have set up your account with ISNetworld, your next step will be connecting your client to your account. Through this, other hiring companies (owner/client) will also see the safety stats of your company for hiring future work projects.
After you have activated your account, you will then need to make client connections. You must request a connection with the company you are attempting to work for. It’s a must to make a connection so that you will see the requirements of your potential clients.
If you have a contact in that company, it’s best to let them know. Remember your ISN number and the name of your registered company as you will need them. Make sure to complete this step to move forward to the next. Failing to accomplish this step means that you will not be able to fulfill the subsequent steps.