Ontario construction report special feature
FSN Training is the Ontario and Atlantic training partner for the Canadian Propane Association and an approved training provider for the TSSA (Technical Standards and Safety Authority). This year the company marks its twentieth anniversary and will now apply its expertise as a Ministry of Labour approved provider of the new Working at Heights (WAH) training.
Beginning primarily as a propane training organization for cylinder filling, construction heaters and propane industry-specific programs, owner Dave Kennedy says the company has expanded its offerings over time to include training for industrial fall protection, transportation of dangerous goods, WHMIS, and equipment including aerial work platforms, skid steers and telehandlers.
“Adding the Working at Heights program will allow us to provide required training for our construction customers who we already do propane or equipment training for,” he said. “Many of our customers know us as the propane training company but we actually do much more.”
Kennedy says FSN offers one point of contact for clients, helping to establish relationships, as well as providing the consistency and reliability for its clients, ranging from the largest general contractors in the province to small, one and two-man shops.
He says FSN’s breadth of experience allows it to act as a one-stop-shop for many clients. “Our clients know us and know that they can rely on us. They often have the opportunity to develop a relationship with a specific trainer who knows where and how they work. This provides them the consistency and reliability they want to be sure their training is going to be successful.”
One of FSN’s key advantages is its flexible on-site training. The company has a team of seven experienced trainers located throughout much of the province who are well-qualified “and can go wherever they are needed, when they are needed.”
Besides travel and time cost savings for clients, on-site training creates opportunities to identify concerns and situations right in the environment in which clients work and then addressing these during the training. A combination of PowerPoint and hands-on training ensures employees are given both the theory and practical sides of the topic.
For more information on FSN’s safety and compliance programs, call (905)649-7670 or visit www.fsntraining.com.