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 and 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!

Author: Doug Nix

Doug Nix is Managing Director and Principal Consultant at Compliance InSight Consulting, Inc. ( in Kitchener, Ontario, and is Lead Author and Senior Editor of the Machinery Safety 101 blog. Doug's work includes teaching machinery risk assessment techniques privately and through Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Kitchener, Ontario, as well as providing technical services and training programs to clients related to risk assessment, industrial machinery safety, safety-related control system integration and reliability, laser safety and regulatory conformity. For more see Doug's LinkedIn profile.