Hightek is now The Scaffold Academy!

 Hightek News, Scaffolding News  Comments Off on Hightek is now The Scaffold Academy!
May 032016
 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: New TORONTO, ON Training Centre

WHAT I DO: I help industrial companies ensure that their scaffolding personnel are competent and qualified to the highest industry and regulatory standards.

Stephen Pike

Stephen Pike

WHO I WORK WITH: I partner with numerous major industries including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Transportation
  • Property Management
  • Defence

WHY IT WORKS: When you partner with me, you get the effective, engaging and expert industrial scaffold training services that major industries are looking for right now.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT: Working weekends and summers in a family construction business in the 1980’s, I literally grew up on scaffolds and swingstages. At the age of 20, I was running projects for my own contracting and services company. Now, and for the past 20 years, I have been providing advanced scaffolding training at my clients’ sites. By doing so, I feel that site specific training provides the richest, most accurate learning environment for your personnel. And with over 30,000 trained since 1997 – I have worked with every major industry sector and subsector in the Canada, the United States and South America.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: “Stephen’s professionalism was instantly recognizable…he consistently engaged the students and kept everything interesting….Stephen is a natural. I’ve consulted with him regarding height-safety codes and I am always impressed by his command of countless regulations governing our industry. It’s very comforting to know that I can reach out to Stephen for honest and sincere answers…” Christer Hogne, Director of Operations & Safety at R&R Scaffolding, Ltd.

HOW IT WORKS: We start with an evaluation by phone or email of your site’s scaffold training needs, specifically:

  1. The current trade/skill level of those you wish to train: (i.e. millwrights, carpenters, labourers, welders, newbies, professional scaffolders, etc.)
  2. The types and heights of the scaffolds your site will be using.
  3. The unique site specific conditions that the scaffolding will be erected in: (i.e. plant operations, facilities maintenance, construction, mining, oil and gas drilling or production, etc.)

READY TO TALK? You can connect with me here on LinkedIn, send me a message via Stephen@scaffoldacademy.com, visit me online at www.scaffoldacademy.com, or call me directly at 1(800)770-9887

Scaffold Academy - OnSite 8The Scaffold Academy provides a full suite of supported and suspended scaffold training for your site to comply with all local regulations as well as CSA and ANSI standards.

For all training enquiries in Canada, USA and South America call or text/sms (647) 554-0797

or email training@scaffoldacademy.com

Alberta stage collapse leads to charges

 Fall Protection News, In the Courts, Scaffolding News  Comments Off on Alberta stage collapse leads to charges
Jul 292011
 

Edmonton… A total of 33 charges have been laid against three companies related to the 2009 stage collapse at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose.

Premier Global Production Company Inc., 1073732 Alberta Ltd., and Panhandle Productions Ltd. face charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The charges follow a provincial government investigation into an August 1, 2009 incident at the Big Valley Jamboree when the main stage collapsed during a wind storm. Several workers were injured and one spectator died.
Premier Global Production Company Inc. and Panhandle Productions Ltd. each face six counts of failing to ensure the health and safety of their workers on site, and six additional counts of failing to ensure the health and safety of other workers present.

1073732 Alberta Ltd., being a contractor directing the activities of Premier Global Production Company Ltd., faces six counts of failing to ensure that the employer complied with the OHS Act.

In addition, Premier Global Production Company Inc. is charged with:

Failing to ensure that equipment was of sufficient size, strength, design and made of suitable materials to withstand stresses imposed on it during its operation and to perform the function for which it is intended or designed.
Failing to ensure rigging was not subjected to a load of more than 20 per cent of the ultimate breaking strength of the weakest part of the rigging unless the manufacturer has fatigue rated the rigging in accordance with standards.
Also, Panhandle Productions Ltd, as the prime contractor of a work site, is charged with failing to ensure that the OHS Act was complied with at the work site.
The first court appearance for all three companies will be September 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in Camrose Provincial Court. The maximum penalty for a first offence under the Occupational Health and Safety Act is $500,000 and/or six months in prison for each charge. For more information on workplace health and safety in Alberta call 1-866-415-8690 toll-free, 780-415-8690 in Edmonton, or visit employment.alberta.ca/ohs.

Inspection of the 2011 Big Valley Jamboree work site resulted in no compliance issues.