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!

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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Fall Courses Posted!

Fall 2012 Seminars!

Training eventI prom­ised in an earli­er post this sum­mer that we would be launch­ing open enrol­ment courses this fall, and we’ve done it! We have all of our cur­rent sem­inars lis­ted on the Compliance InSight Training pages.

We are offer­ing two courses this fall in three loc­a­tions. They are:

October, Kitchener, Ontario – Introduction to Risk Assessment

November, Portland, Oregon – Introduction to Risk Assessment

November, Kitchener, Ontario – Fundamentals of Functional Safety – ISO 13894 – 1:2006.

Course descrip­tions are avail­able, as are more detailed syl­labi on the Training pages. Registrations for these courses opens on 15-​Sep, and seat­ing is lim­ited to 20 at each event. VISA and MasterCard pay­ments and com­pany cheques are accep­ted at regis­tra­tion.

2013 Seminars

In the new year we are con­sid­er­ing a num­ber of top­ics for 1, 2 and 3-​day sem­inars, includ­ing;

  • Machinery Risk Control – Applying the Hierarchy of Controls
  • Intro to CE Marking for Machinery products
  • Application of CSA Z432 Safeguarding of Machinery
  • CSA Z1002 – OHS Risk Assessment and Control

We are very inter­ested in your interests and con­cerns. Leave a com­ment or email me about the top­ics you are most inter­ested in for 2013!