Foxridge Homes Winnipeg Receives COR® Safety Certification
Winnipeg, MB – Award-winning custom homebuilder Foxridge Homes Winnipeg is the latest Qualico Company to earn COR® certification, Canada’s leading construction safety and workplace health accreditation. The achievement reflects both Qualico and Foxridge Homes’ leadership in promoting a safe work environment for employees and trades partners.
Previously operating under the Kensington Homes banner, Foxridge Homes Winnipeg recently branched off its production team, earning its own distinct COR certification program. Tony Balaz, Vice-President, Foxridge Homes and Kensington Homes, shared that pursuing COR was important to establishing the business unit’s own operations apart from Kensington Homes.
With Foxridge having been a part of Kensington’s single-family operations for many years in Winnipeg and included within our existing COR safety program, its move to operate independently provided the need for its own COR certification. With a strong culture of safety in the Foxridge team, its efforts in conjunction with the Qualico safety team are commendable. We look forward to continuing to operate at the highest level of safety certification in the future,” says Balaz.
Accredited by the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations, COR is the most rigorous construction safety and health accreditation program of its kind in Canada. Its objective is to foster safer construction practices with the aim of preventing the human and financial toll of workplace incidents and injuries.
The COR certification reinforces a proven safety framework already embedded in the company’s culture, said Barry Hedgecock, Production Manager, Foxridge Homes Winnipeg.
“The biggest thing for us is to make sure everyone goes home safe at night. Our goal is to use every means available to make sure that our sites are safe, and COR provides a big advantage in that regard,” says Hedgecock. He adds that Qualico’s vast experience implementing COR practices among its network of companies was instrumental in supporting Foxridge Homes Winnipeg throughout the process.
“This achievement demonstrates how we continue to embrace a higher set of construction safety standards in support of our workers and tradespeople,” said Phil Fileccia, National Safety Program Development Manager, Qualico.
The process to receive COR certification took just over one year to complete, he added.
“An accomplishment like this is a team effort that certainly doesn’t happen overnight. We’re very proud to see Foxridge Homes Winnipeg’s safety program evolve all the way to formal certification,” said Phil
Foxridge Homes Winnipeg offers a variety of luxury single-family design models that can be tailored to meet a diverse range of needs and price points in Manitoba. Achieving Qualico’s high benchmark for safety and quality, Foxridge Homes is known for delivering innovative and sustainable single-family residences characterized by quality materials, expert workmanship, and sophisticated elegance. In Winnipeg, its high-end homes are featured in some of the city’s fastest-growing residential areas including Sage Creek, Ridgewood West, Oak Bluff West, Bison Run, Bridgwater Trails, and Taylor Farm.
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