The Drilling Excellence Certification Contractor Certification Standard will be available only to members of the CDDA. The following Introduction and Table of Contents provide an overview.
Drilling Excellence Certification Standard – DEC
CDDA (Canadian Diamond Drilling Association) and the Exploration and Mining Industry have developed this Drilling Excellence Certification Standard (hereafter called the “Standard”) for Diamond Drilling Contractors (hereafter called a “Contractor”). This Standard includes requirements for an integrated Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Management System (hereafter called the “management system”).
The management system is intended to support the Contractor in :
- fulfilling client, regulatory, statutory and other requirements applicable to the Contractor’s operation(s) ;
- improving health and safety, environmental and quality performance ;
- attaining other certifications (ex. British Columbia’s Certification of Recognition) leading to possible worker’s compensation rebates or rate reductions and ultimately offsetting the cost of implementing and maintaining the management system ;
- experiencing external audits ;
- pre-qualifying to bid on future contracts ;
managing stakeholder relationships including, but limited to, clients, communities, Aboriginal Peoples, regulatory bodies, etc ;
- adopting a proactive business approach through the identification and mitigation of risks.
Compliance to this Standard enables a Contractor to :
become a CDDA Certified Contractor; and to be listed in the Register of CDDA Certified Contractors available to CDDA Mining Company members.
This DEC Standard shall be reviewed by the CDDA Standard Working Group on a bi-annual basis to integrate changes in regulatory and statutory requirements, feedback from certified Contractors, as well as changing demands from stakeholders within the requirements.
2. SCOPE AND APPLICATION
Compliance to this Standard enables a Contractor to become a CDDA Certified Contractor and use the Certification and Management System for marketing purposes.
Certification to this Standard does not imply compliance with statutory, regulatory and other applicable requirements. It means that the Contractor has processes in place to identify statutory, regulatory and other applicable requirements and has implemented tools to manage compliance to these requirements.
The depth of the management system including the degree of documentation developed and the methods employed to maintain the system is the full responsibility of the Contractor. CDDA is not responsible for any Contractor’s non-compliance(s) and cannot be held liable for any potential, actual, perceived, implied and/or suggested disadvantages resulting from CDDA Contractor Certification.
The requirements in this Standard are applicable to all sizes of organizations. Application is contingent upon, but not limited to, the Contractor’s :
Health and Safety, Environmental and Quality Policy Statement ;
scale of activities/operations ; and
risk and complexity of operations.
The Contractor may limit the application of the management system to defined business unit(s) or area(s) such as a division or geographical area provided the limitation is described in the Contractor’s scope of certification. Regardless of the limitation, all requirements of Section 4 shall be fulfilled to attain certification.
3. TABLE OF CONTENTS-CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
4 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
4.1 Policy Statement
4.2 Roles, Functions, Accountabilities and Responsibilities
4.3 Management System Manual
4.4.1 Personnel and Sub-Contractors
4.4.2 Diamond Drill Field Personnel
4.5 Document Control
4.6 Record Control
4.7 Identification of Legal Requirements and Evaluation of Compliance
4.8 Identification of Risks and Risk Management
4.9 Identification of Specific Client Contractual Obligations
4.10 Continuous Improvement
4.11 Equipment Maintenance
4.12 Emergency Preparedness and Response
4.14 CDDA Statistic Reporting
4.15 Internal Review
4.16 Management Evaluation