Occupational Health & Safety Training
Your company may have written policies, procedures, work instructions… in fact your company may even be ISO 9001 certified. However, one aspect of a written program that often gets overlooked is the attention to detail in health & safety matters. One of the most common elements of a Prosecutor’s case in Labour law litigation is that the ‘Employer failed to provide the proper training’. It is extremely important to have detailed and specific procedures for lockout, confined space, flammable dispensing and handling, static bonding/grounding, loading of structures, use of PPE, etc.
In Lee Valley Tools Ltd.  O.J. No. 561 Justice of the Peace Woodworth says:
“General knowledge of safety procedures is not sufficient to remove the onus for an employer to provide training and instruction in relation to a specific activity that may have very unique inherent dangers and require specific training in safe procedures to avoid those dangers.” [paragraph 114 supra].
Due diligence is your only legal defence after an accident occurs.It is also important to have a thorough and modern (visually-stimulating) training program; and it is important to test your employees for comprehension of that training. Call HITE Engineering today to find out how we can help. Clients are sometimes concerned about the cost of hiring an engineer to perform these tasks. Allow us to show you how we can work with you at a low hourly rate, with timesheet reports that we provide every ten or twenty hours detailing what we have achieved and what we plan to achieve in the next block of hours. Or let us provide you with a fixed price proposal to deliver a particular set of deliverables.
Let us help you in creating a “Health and Safety” system that truly demonstrates due diligence.