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

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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!