Happy New Year!

It’s the end of the year… The time when we can chalk up all our mistakes to a “bad year”, make resolutions to hope this new year is better than the last and really take a look at our future. However, when it comes to safety, a mistake won’t go away with the clock striking midnight. An incident at work could leave you struggling for years. So when you choose your resolutions this year, make your safety a priority on the list… And stick with it all year. It’s more realistic than cutting carbs or chocolate out of your diet, I can vouch for that one. Seriously though, your safety at work is something you should always be trying to improve. Now, eat as much chocolate and carbs as you can before midnight and have an incredible New Year!

Rigging and Overhead Crane Operations

Who doesn’t love a good sale, especially at Christmas time. For the month of December we are offering our in-house rigging and overhead crane operations combo course for $280. (Regular $350). Offered weekly on Mondays at our Edmonton training facility. This 10 hour course will provide you with the skills needed to safely and proficiently rig up and operate an overhead crane. Everything from knots and hand signals to PPE and load calculations. This is a great time to renew a ticket that has or is about to expire or get another ticket to add to your roster to pad your resume. Go online or give us a call to book your course today.

 

Remembrance Day 2019

For 100 years we have been remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. The men and women who fought so we could have the life that we do. Please take the time at 11 am today to remember those who selflessly gave their lives for ours. 

 

“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

—John Diefenbaker

I’m Baaaaaaaack!

After a quick 5 month hiatus to hang with the newest member of the ABCS family, I’m back to being the ever so annoying voice of safety in your head. It’s the little faces like this guy pictured that we all have at home, whether it’s our kids, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, etc, etc. These are the reasons we need to make it home safely every night. They are the future and they learn from us;…. so let’s teach them the safe way. 

Happy Father’s Day

 

Happy Father’s Day to all the hard working Dads out there. We hope you enjoy your day with your family and when you head back to work tomorrow, remember they are the reason why you always play it safe at work. However today… Enjoy your sleep in, new coffee mug and endless hugs from your littles!

Happy Victoria Day

Awwwww it’s official… With Victoria Day long weekend, summer has officially kicked off. Even if the weather is horrible this weekend, let the camping season begin!  Please enjoy your long weekend responsibly. Take extra care on the roads; no speeding, no distracted driving and definitely no drinking and driving. Also, take care when it comes to your campfires and fireworks. You don’t want to be held responsible for a wildfire. Other than that, enjoy your soggy tents, port-a-potties, and burnt marshmallows. Happy Victoria Day to everyone!

National Day of Mourning

Every April 28th we fly our flags at half mast, donn ribbons and light candles to pay our respects to the fallen, injured and ill. To the workers who didn’t make it home safe from work or have an altered life due to an injury or illness and to the families of those workers. Please take the time at 11 am for a moment of silence to honor those who have lost their lives. Please also take a moment to pledge to yourself that you will work safe, all the time, every time… No excuses. In 2017 there were 951 workplace deaths. We can do better! That number can be zero. We can work towards and achieve a National Day of Mourning that is to mourn those who passed many years ago and no longer adding to the number. If we all work together and make safety our priority this a very real possibility. Renew your commitment to safety, for yourself, your coworkers and your families.

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone! May your extra long weekend be filled with a ridiculous amount of chocolate, egg shaped everything and of course friends and family. This may be a great time to enjoy some rest and relaxation and then really get your head back in the game come Monday (or Tuesday if you’re one of the lucky ones). Remember, being safe at work is how we get to come home to our loved ones and enjoy these times.  We only get one shot to do our jobs safely. So, stay focused and make sure you’re around for loads of mini eggs for years to come. Take care everyone!

Don’t Forget

Hey safety guys and gals, don’t forget we will be doing our live announcement of the winners for those Oilers tickets, gift card to Mercer Tavern and an ABCS swag bag on Monday the 25th. So if you haven’t already entered or you want to tag some more friends, head on over to our “Kind of a Big Deal” post and do so. You have till 12 pm PST on the 24. Tell your friends, tell your family, heck tell the dog (okay maybe not pets🤷) let’s get the word out! Good luck everyone and remember the more people you tag that follows either our Facebook or Instagram page, the more likely you are to win. So spam all your Facebook and Instagram friends!

Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all our hard working trades people. We hope you take a moment today to think about the ones you love and why going home safe to them every night is one of the best gifts to show your love and appreciation. Some chocolates and a card wouldn’t hurt either 😉. And always choo- choo- choose safety 🚂 ♥️♥️ (wow my jokes are painful 😬)