Online Training Centre Opens

Online Training Centre Opens

You’ve been chal­lenged to start doing risk assess­ments on your machine designs, but you don’t know where to start. Per­haps you’ve bought a few stand­ards or a book or two, hop­ing to fig­ure it all out, but you nev­er seem to be able to stay focused long enough to get what you need from these mater­i­als.

You need train­ing. You start the hunt in the Google search box, but find­ing the right kind of train­ing is daunt­ing. How do you know what you need?

Search no longer! Com­pli­ance inSight Con­sult­ing opened it’s online Train­ing Centre this month and is now tak­ing enrol­ments for the charter class in Machinery Risk Assess­ment!

Risk Assessment 101

Risk Assess­ment 101 is designed for machinery design­ers, tech­no­lo­gists and engin­eers who need to get a handle on the basics of risk assess­ment. The course includes 12 mod­ules, cov­er­ing

  • the basics of risk
  • haz­ard iden­ti­fic­a­tion and ana­lys­is
  • like­li­hood of injury
  • risk con­trol meas­ures
  • risk assess­ment work­flow
  • doc­u­ment­a­tion
  • next steps

The course includes a live class each week, unit quizzes to help learners gauge their under­stand­ing, live office hours with the instruct­or each week, a Face­book dis­cus­sion group, and much more. Stu­dents suc­cess­fully com­plet­ing the course will receive a Cer­ti­fic­ate of Achieve­ment.

The Charter Class is lim­ited to 15 stu­dents and is being offered at a spe­cial intro­duct­ory price. If you’re inter­ested, don’t waste any time, enroll right away to secure a seat.

Future Courses

Over the next few months, addi­tion­al courses will be added to the Train­ing Centre on top­ics like CE Mark­ing, Func­tion­al Safety, Machine Guard­ing, and much more. Some courses will be self-dir­ec­ted, while oth­ers will have live classes as part of the pro­gram.

Our goal at CIC is to provide our cus­tom­ers with a con­veni­ent, afford­able way to get the train­ing they need when they need it. We hope to see you in class soon!

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

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

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