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

Canadian passport

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

Picture of a notebook computer with people participating in a web meeting

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, rhub​com​.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!