Have you ever gone to a workshop or a place of business, seen how it operates, and left feeling put off by the employees and their lax safety standards? We have. Whether it’s a messy and dirty work space, improper procedures, incorrect equipment, or just plain bad attitudes – an industry like ours is full of companies who don’t take their safety seriously. And that’s why here at West Tech Mobile, we’re committed to going the extra mile with our workers. We want them all to get home safe to their families at the end of the day, and to prove it, we are proud to show off our Certificate of Recognition (COR) from Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety department.
A COR is our way of saying we care about more than just the vehicles we work on – we care about our employees, our customers, and making sure our jobs are done right. We perform at the highest standards of safety, which is beneficial to our customers for many reasons, and ensures that every task, from an engine overhaul to a stuck lock replacement, is done with extra care and caution. When it comes to dangerous mechanical and repair jobs, with heavy equipment, moving parts, and specialized knowledge, that extra care really plays a huge part in getting the work done well.
We’re not just guessing, either. As a company that’s earned a COR in Alberta, we follow strict rules for every job, and take the time to properly analyze situations as needed. We have our basic safety courses and our certification for everything from operating equipment like service truck cranes or forklifts to doing first aid and putting a bandage on. We know how to treat hazardous materials and are up to date on WHMIS protocol. We are properly trained on safety procedures and PPE usage when we enter job sites to work on units – helping to prevent an Alberta OHS representative from handing down fines and penalties, which in turn, saves you money!
We’ve known for a long time that having a COR certification is in our best interests – it structures our company with health and safety on top, and shows any potential employees and clients that we are serious about it. It’s not something you can buy, either; it has to be earned. It takes an entire year, involves interviews with employees, and has a test at the end. It’s serious dedication, but we know that it is worth it for the long-term benefits.
So spend less time worrying about whether our technicians are trained to operate your equipment, whether they are current on their worksite safety, or whether they have the right tools and knowledge to be around your crews. All of our service trucks have first aid kits, hard hats, safety vests, fire extinguishers that are inspected monthly – all of our crews can do hazard assessments with your Health and Safety Officer, which results in less accidents – and all of this saves you time, because when your officer sees that we are as serious as they are, they are more likely to let us do the job you called us to do!
If you need work done on your heavy equipment, truck, work units, or other heavy-duty gear, West Tech Mobile is the place to go! Our COR is just one more reason why choosing us results in less headaches for you. After all, it doesn’t cost more to have a repair done by a COR-Certified shop… it costs less, because of all the reasons above!
For more information on COR, visit the Alberta government’s OHS and MHSA sites. For more information on West Tech Mobile in Calgary and how we can help you, give us a call at 403-265-5699 or visit our shop at #22, 5555 51 Ave SE – the feeling you get when you walk in will be a lot different from other shops!