5 Steps to veriforce certification

Posted by
Lance Roux
on Oct 31, 2023

The Veriforce certification program is a widely recognized safety management standard in construction, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Achieving Veriforce certification ensures the safety of workers, reduces the risk of accidents and injuries, and upholds the reputation of your business.
What's more, it might be required by new hiring clients. So, it's usually in your best interest to become Veriforce certified.

If you're trying to determine which procurement sites will help you attract new business—or if you've already decided on Veriforce—let's look at how Veriforce compares to other procurement databases and what the certification process entails.

Identify Your Compliance Needs: Veriforce vs. Other Procurement Databases

When considering the range of available safety certification databases, the first step is to identify your specific needs. ISNetworld®, ComplyWorks, Avetta, and VeroDMS are just some of the options out there, and each one has its own set of requirements. With so many options to choose from, it's essential to understand which is most applicable to your industry and business.

Avetta primarily serves the aerospace, defense, construction, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, and energy industries. Their compliance process requires additional information for large employers to consider when selecting contractors. Avetta also offers unique solutions for identifying new contractors and suppliers to provide more diversity and inclusion in the selection process. They have tools to gauge sustainability, which is increasingly crucial for businesses, and have a more prominent global presence than ISNETworld®, making Avetta a good choice for companies with international operations.

ISNetworld® primarily serves the energy, construction, and petrochemical industries. Their information requirements include submitting safety programs, employee training, insurance information, incident reporting, tracking of overall safety records, and other assessment tools. Once approved, on-site audits verify the accuracy of the submitted data, followed by job-site audits to demonstrate work is being performed according to the policies and procedures.

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ComplyWorks serves a variety of industries, including transportation, manufacturing, forestry, energy, and construction. They have a broad international employer base, operating in over 120 countries, with a geographic focus on a high level of pre-qualification for each area they work in, right down to the local level. Their procurement process works similarly to both ISNetworld® and Avetta, focusing on rigorously pre-qualifying contractors and service providers for compliance with safety, insurance, and other industry regulations.

VeroDMS focuses on regulatory compliance and risk management but also performs additional services that make it attractive to certain employers across sectors. They offer a highly customizable procurement database that integrates well with employer systems and software, allowing VeroDMS the flexibility to work with complex procurement processes that often require equally complex risk management and compliance standards.

Veriforce is well established within its focus industries, which makes contractor selection extremely efficient. Veriforce's focus is largely on the energy and pipeline industries. They have pre-qualification requirements specific to those employers that are unique to their site, and compliance with regulatory and employer requirements is expected and audited. Like Avetta, Veriforce promotes contractor pre-qualifications for environmental and social governance, including sustainability and diversity.

Veriforce stands out as a top choice for safety industry contractors due to its specialized focus on the energy and pipeline sectors, stringent pre-qualification requirements, and established reputation within the industry. Once you decide to become Veriforce certified, take the following steps to make the process smooth and error-free.

6 Steps to Get and Stay Veriforce Compliant

  • Gather Your Documentation

Documentation may include safety policies, training records, incident reports, and other safety-related paperwork. Organizing and maintaining these records is essential to ensure you can quickly and easily demonstrate compliance in the event of an audit or inspection.

  • Implement Safety Management Systems

Implementing safety management systems is a critical component of Veriforce compliance. This process includes developing and implementing safety policies and procedures and conducting regular safety training for workers, safety audits, and inspections. A safety consulting service can help you develop and implement effective safety management systems that meet Veriforce standards.

  • Address Non-Compliance Issues

If non-compliance issues are identified during an audit or inspection, addressing them quickly and effectively is important. This may involve developing corrective action plans, implementing new safety policies or procedures, or providing additional safety training for workers. This is another area where safety consultants can offer significant value.

  • Stay Up-to-Date on Changes

Veriforce certification requirements may change over time, so it's essential to stay up to date on any changes or updates to the program. This may involve attending training sessions or webinars, reviewing program updates, or working with a safety consulting service to ensure you are aware of any changes and can adapt your safety management systems accordingly.

  • Conduct Regular Self-Audits

Regular self-audits can help you identify and address potential non-compliance issues before they become a problem. They can also help you maintain a culture of safety in your workplace and demonstrate a commitment to the safety of your workers and stakeholders. 

  • Utilize Safety Consulting Services

Working with a safety consulting service can provide invaluable expertise and resources to help you get and stay Veriforce certified. An experienced consultant will help you identify certification needs, develop and implement safety management systems, address non-compliance issues, and stay up to date on changes to the program. Additionally, safety consulting services can provide training and education for workers and ensure an ongoing culture of safety in your workplace.




Getting and staying Veriforce certified can be extremely helpful in ensuring the safety of workers, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries, and enhancing the reputation of your business.

While the process can seem daunting, working with a safety consultant can make it smoother and more manageable. By becoming Veriforce certified and prioritizing safety in your workplace, you can improve your employees' overall safety and well-being and increase the efficiency and profitability of your business.


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