– The Ontario Construction Report Special Feature
Ottawa based Advanced Resources for Construction Occupational Safety and Environment (ARCOSE) is an experienced provider of construction and industrial safety training programs.
The company delivers sector specific training for the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors aimed at “promoting a safety culture of zero incidences.”
ARCOSE’s trainers, co-owners Barry Derouin and Ernie Lauzon, have 80 years of combined industry experience. The two deliver programming both in ARCOSE’s own training facility, and at client sites. According to the company website, the company believes “on-site instructor led courses provide a more complete training experience resulting in a safer work place.”
The company applies this customized on-site training to many of its safety programs, including the now mandated Working at Heights training. “By addressing the client’s specific work environment and the kinds of projects they are involved with, we can meet safety concerns head on and help them better prepare and work more safely,” says Derouin.
Though the focus on training and the importance of safety is more widely known, he says there are still employers who are reluctant to properly train their employees, either because they mistakenly believe it is not required, or because they believe they cannot afford the training. “Training saves lives. You cannot put a price on that.”
Courses offered by ARCOSE include Construction Supervisor Training, Asbestos Awareness, Confined Space, Hoisting and Rigging, First Aid and CPR at a variety of levels, Power Elevated Work Platform training and Working at Heights. The company can also provide hazard assessment and site specific safety plans.
For more information, visit http://www.arcose.org.