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Blaik Spratt, B.Sc.

Blaik SprattBlaik has 28 years experience in both safety and operational management. His experience takes in the fields of mining, energy, golf course renovation and farming. His most recent work was with Manderley Turf Products in assisting them to become one of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies. Blaik managed their asset utilisation and production programs as well as overhauled the Health and Safety and Environmental programs. Safety has always been a part of Blaik’s world as he was heavily involved with the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, Farm Safety Association and Construction Safety Association before their merger to become the WSPS. Managing WSIB claims for companies has been a natural extension of the safety related work. Blaik has worked throughout the world, and closer to home is a Past |President of the National Capital Heavy Construction Association. His educational background is in Biosciences.


Sheila James

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Sheila has worked with the Farm Safety Association and the Workplace Safety & Prevention Services for the past 20 years. She has extensive experience consulting for horticulturists, arborists, landscapers and agricultural companies.  Sheila offers services such as hazard assessments, providing an action plan that complies with current legislation, providing safety updates and performing hands-on training to employers and workers. She has developed many customised policies and safe operating procedures for various companies. While Sheila was a paramedic for 8 years early in her career, she witnessed the effects and causes of all kinds of injuries.  She also operates her own beef farm and can regularly be found at local farming shows and fairs.


Mandy Ricard

Mandy RicardMandy completed her MOL Certification (Parts I and II) and became the safety representative for Manderley Turf Products (Canada’s largest sod producer) focussing on ergonomics. She has a Marketing and event Planning Diploma from Durham College. Her administrative and planning skills ensure her clients are kept current and the necessary documentation is at their fingertips. Mandy is fluently bilingual with French being her first language. Mandy joins Spratt Safety as a trainer and account manager.


Luc Régimbal

Luc RegimbalLuc has worked as a Health/Safety Officer since 2007. He specialises in Workplace Safety for Municipal Fire Departments – the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of chemical and physical hazards at work. Transporting of dangerous goods, spill awareness, equipment safety and indoor air quality have been his primary focus however he is involved in various workplace safety issues.
Luc has written, developed and implemented various training programs, SOP’S/SOG’S at the task, tactical and strategic level for Fire Department and Transport companies throughout the Ottawa Ontario region.
Luc’s experience includes the valuable knowledge and understanding of the industry that he gained as the co-owner of his own landscaping company as well as his involvement with logistical and emergency services.
Luc holds various certificates: Trainer Facilitator, Terrorism and Hazardous Material Awareness from the Ontario Fire College, Distribution System Pipe Assembly Design and Connection from Eastern Ontario Water Industry Training Center, Air Brake Instructor from Algonquin College as well as a class ACZ Drivers License.


Bob Riddell

Bob spent many years with the MTO as an inspector and trainer. He is an MTO Certified Vehicle Inspector, Highway Carrier Safety Inspector II and Highway Carrier Safety Inspector III. Bob is also a certified Provincial Trainer and Facility Auditor. Bob is an instructor in NA Inspection Standards, CVSA Standards and in Motor Coach Inspection. As Bob is a paralegal, he also represents clients in court when dealing with MTO issues and has vast experience fighting to clear the records of his clients. With Bob’s expertise, we are able to offer training in Understanding the Highway Traffic Act, Understanding the CVOR requirements, Load Security and Load Covering, Hours of Service Requirements, Daily Inspection Requirements, Weights and Dimensions Requirements, Special Permit Requirements, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Bus – Public Vehicles Regulations.


Picture 100Sue McGarvie

Sue McGarvie has been a Clinical Sex and Relationship Therapist since 1993. With her experience and credentials, Sue is covered by all employee health insurance plans under Psychological services. Sue has over 25 years experience as a mediator and counselor in the area of sexual harassment, abuse and interpersonal power dynamics. She is best known as host of the #1-rated radio call-in show Sunday Night With Sue with Astral Media on The Bear CKQB in Ottawa, as well as her work on Global television.

Sue is the Past Chair of the Canadian Women in Communications, and the National Wired Women Volunteer award winner. Sue is the past national President, and Chair of the Board of UN Women (UNIFEM) Canada, the Women’s Development Arm of the United Nations. She was a founding board member of The Shirley Greenberg Women’s Health Centre at the Ottawa Hospital, as well as being a Woman of Distinction Winner. She is a current member of The National Capital Employee Assistance Association dealing with all facets of workplace counseling. Sue is an outstanding resource in the area of workplace harassment, violence, discrimination and interpersonal relationship dynamics.

 

 

• Types of Fires
• Fire Extinguisher Ratings
• Types of Extinguishers
• Locating an Extinguisher in a building
• Parts of a fire extinguisher
• Labelling & Tagging
• Laws & requirements

Fire-Alert Ottawa Valley offers a full range of preventive maintenance. They can service and test commercial fire hoses, ensuring they are ready if the need arises.

“We use the most up-to-date test standards to help keep the equipment in peak condition so that it can stand up to the abuse of fire fighting. We test and inspect hoses to the most current NFPA standards and current Fire Code rules.
“As equipment such as fire hoses age, it can degrade. Hydro-testing and visual inspections are the best way to know if your equipment is up to the job. Fire hoses require hydro testing when they have been in service for five years, then every three years afterward.”

– See more at: http://www.betheboss.ca/spotlight-april-2010/Fire-Alert-Franchisee19.cfm#sthash.0XxSAkOj.dpuf

Rob Dupuis  Fire Alert, Fire Safety Requirements

rob dupuis1  Fire-Alert provides a convenient on site service for their customers with fully qualified technicians that are trained to help with all of your fire safety requirements.  “Most people don’t think of fire prevention until it’s too late. For example, even if there is a fire extinguisher in a home, most people have never learned how to operate it, or even where it should be kept in the home.”
Rob points out that not knowing how to operate fire safety equipment, or having it stored in a poorly accessible location, is almost as bad as not having it at all.
“With the right type of fire extinguisher in hand, you can extinguish or contain a fire from becoming a major blaze. But to effectively fight a fire you have to have the right type of extinguisher readily available, and know how to use it properly.”
In a residence, most people keep the fire extinguisher out of reach. It rarely gets inspected and probably has never been tested. Even the best extinguishers should be serviced every six years and have a total shelf life of 25 years.
“Failing to be properly prepared to extinguish a fire not only reduces the chance of containing the blaze, but it can put you at risk.”

“Most people don’t think of fire prevention until it’s too late. For example, even if there is a fire extinguisher in a home, most people have never learned how to operate it, or even where it should be kept in the home.” – See more at: http://www.betheboss.ca/spotlight-april-2010/Fire-Alert-Franchisee19.cfm#sthash.0XxSAkOj.dpuf

Most people don’t think of fire prevention until it’s too late. For example, even if there is a fire extinguisher in a home, most people have never learned how to operate it, or even where it should be kept in the home.”
Rob points out that not knowing how to operate fire safety equipment, or having it stored in a poorly accessible location, is almost as bad as not having it at all.

“With the right type of fire extinguisher in hand, you can extinguish or contain a fire from becoming a major blaze. But to effectively fight a fire you have to have the right type of extinguisher readily available, and know how to use it properly.”

In a residence, most people keep the fire extinguisher out of reach. It rarely gets inspected and probably has never been tested. Even the best extinguishers should be serviced every six years and have a total shelf life of 25 years.
“Failing to be properly prepared to extinguish a fire not only reduces the chance of containing the blaze, but it can put you at risk.”

– See more at: http://www.betheboss.ca/spotlight-april-2010/Fire-Alert-Franchisee19.cfm#sthash.0XxSAkOj.dpuf

Most people don’t think of fire prevention until it’s too late. For example, even if there is a fire extinguisher in a home, most people have never learned how to operate it, or even where it should be kept in the home.”
Rob points out that not knowing how to operate fire safety equipment, or having it stored in a poorly accessible location, is almost as bad as not having it at all.

“With the right type of fire extinguisher in hand, you can extinguish or contain a fire from becoming a major blaze. But to effectively fight a fire you have to have the right type of extinguisher readily available, and know how to use it properly.”

In a residence, most people keep the fire extinguisher out of reach. It rarely gets inspected and probably has never been tested. Even the best extinguishers should be serviced every six years and have a total shelf life of 25 years.
“Failing to be properly prepared to extinguish a fire not only reduces the chance of containing the blaze, but it can put you at risk.”

– See more at: http://www.betheboss.ca/spotlight-april-2010/Fire-Alert-Franchisee19.cfm#sthash.0XxSAkOj.dpuf

 

Most people don’t think of fire prevention until it’s too late. For example, even if there is a fire extinguisher in a home, most people have never learned how to operate it, or even where it should be kept in the home.”
Rob points out that not knowing how to operate fire safety equipment, or having it stored in a poorly accessible location, is almost as bad as not having it at all.

“With the right type of fire extinguisher in hand, you can extinguish or contain a fire from becoming a major blaze. But to effectively fight a fire you have to have the right type of extinguisher readily available, and know how to use it properly.”

In a residence, most people keep the fire extinguisher out of reach. It rarely gets inspected and probably has never been tested. Even the best extinguishers should be serviced every six years and have a total shelf life of 25 years.
“Failing to be properly prepared to extinguish a fire not only reduces the chance of containing the blaze, but it can put you at risk.”

– See more at: http://www.betheboss.ca/spotlight-april-2010/Fire-Alert-Franchisee19.cfm#sthash.0XxSAkOj.dpuf

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