Problems with our websites

Figure holding a large red wrenchApologies

Just a quick note to all our readers to explain the outages we’ve been having.

First, I want to apologise for the downtime and sporadic outages you’ve probably experienced. We tried and failed to avoid those issues, but we think everything is sorted out now.

Moving house is never easy

Newspaper showing "EPIC FAIL" headlineWe outgrew the capabilities of our former service provider’s hosting package in the last few months. Our issues started slowly, with occasional unexplained outages, and got progressively worse. After finding that we were getting abysmal tech support from the people we had been working with for a decade, we decided to cut the old provider off, and move to another well reviewed Canadian provider.

In the last ten days we have had some issues crop up through the migration process, but now we think we have everything fixed. The new server is running faster and better than anything we’ve had before, and “fingers crossed”, nothing else will come up at least for a while.

Secure services, faster server

Both ComplianceInsight.ca and MachinerySafety101.com should now be served automatically from our https secure service, so let us know if you see any problems crop up.

Thanks for sticking with us through this! We have another new article in the ISO 13849-1 analysis series publishing soon, so stay tuned!

A Note about Our Travel Policy

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We believe travel gives us a broad perspective both personally and professionally. Our focus is global. Our ethical position is clear; we believe in the health and safety of ALL people. We believe in the power of scientific data, and in the power of connecting with others globally, so we might learn from one another.

Compliance inSight Consulting Inc. began 17 years ago; we spend our time working to help ensure the safety of people who work with machinery. We have clients whose businesses span the globe, but most are in North America. And as many of our readers know, Doug has always been active within the global regulatory community, representing both our industry and Canada. (Doug has occasionally found himself on more aircraft in a month than many air crews!)

New Travel Policy

The current US administration has made travel to the US problematic or even impossible for many. Our company and many of our colleagues are among those affected by these decisions, as the global community scrambles to deal with what has become a daily onslaught of shifting US policy decisions. As a result, we have decided to stop travelling to the US, effective immediately, and for the foreseeable future.

Our Solution

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Our clients from the US are our friends and neighbours, and we are still here to help.

We will continue to offer a variety of web-based solutions to our clients, providing training and consulting services via web meeting software, phone and email. We are currently investigating cloud-based education solutions so we can offer a comprehensive online training portal. We will continue to serve our US clients as we have in the past, we just won’t be stopping by for a visit for a while. We hope you understand.

Doug Nix
Managing Director,
Principal Consultant
Kimberly Nix
Managing Director

Image credits: cic.gc.ca, rhubcom.com

Get the Basics Right!

For more than 15 years I’ve been teaching people about risk assessment, machinery safety and CE Marking of machinery in private, onsite classes and through presentations at safety conferences. Things are about to change!

This fall, Compliance InSight Consulting will begin offering open-enrolment workshops in CE Marking, Risk Assessment Functional Safety, and Machinery Safety, all with a focus on industrial machinery. These courses will be hands-on events, with students engaged in workshop activities throughout eachTraining event event.

In the winter, these workshops will also migrate to our on-line education platform, so students in any location around the world can access our training programs.

This is an exciting step for CIC, and the workshops we have planned are engaging, dynamic and information packed.

Watch the blog, and subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know when registration opens. Workshops will be limited size, first-come, first-served. We’ll announce dates and locations in early August!