Health & Safety

Walco holds high values in safety and recognizing hazards. It is important to us to have employees stay safe & create an healthy atmosphere. List below are some of many training courses we provide to achieve our goal:

  • Asbestos Awareness

  • Bear Awareness

  • Confined Space Entry

  • Construction Lead Canada

  • Elevating Work Platforms

  • Emergency Response Training

  • E-railsafe - CN CP Field Contractor Certification

  • Fall Protection

  • First Aid

  • Ground Disturbance

  • H2S Alive!

  • Hatch Watch

  • Leadership of H&S Excellence

  • Lead Exposure Control

  • Lift Truck (Forklift)

  • Lockout Tagout

  • Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST)

  • Respirator Fit Test Record

  • Rigging and Slinging Safety

  • Rope Rescue Operations

  • Scott Air

  • Surface Spill Response - Level 1

  • Transportation Of Dangerous Goods

  • Underground Cable & Pipe Locating

  • WHIMIS 2015

  • BC Hydro Specialized training (PSSP/WPP Cat A&B)

Walco employee using confine space rescue techniques

Walco employee using confine space rescue techniques



Walco Industries Ltd training facility was built in 2017 at our Port Alberni location as a mock penstock. It was built to increase production times by researching & developing practices that not only increase production, but able to create procedures for customers needs & increase safety performance. Located at the facility are various size penstock modules, concrete pads (various MPa’s), large diameter / height tank for confined space entry practice and rope rescue for high angle and vertical heights.

In 2018, Walco is proud to add another dynamic of safety to their profile by teaching numerous employees on rescue services for technical rope & confined space. This allows us to reduce costs on tasks that include rescue personnel.

If you are interested in using the facility or our services, contact us, we will be happy to help.



Here at Walco Industries Ltd, we often work in locations with plenty of naturally occurring hazards & once you add high-pressure water blasting into the mix it only adds to that danger. So, we have created a training program built around safety for our employees dealing with high-pressure water blasting techniques. The blueprint for our training has been designed to improve not only safety but confidence in our workers. Our plan encompasses a collection of methods & procedures throughout the company & the course has been built on the Water Jet Technology Association (WJTA) recommended best practices & procedures.

New employees are paired on jobs with experienced employees in the form of mentor-ship in order to pass along good habits & to encourage a culture centered on safety. Employees are started off with some basic knowledge & practical skills & encouraged to grow from there. Over time & with experience, our employees can improve their certification & go on to teach new workers on the techniques they have been developing.

Practicing UTILIZING High Angle Rope Rescue in the mock penstock

Practicing UTILIZING High Angle Rope Rescue in the mock penstock