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:
Confined Space Entry
Construction Lead Canada
Elevating Work Platforms
Emergency Response Training
E-railsafe - CN CP Field Contractor Certification
Leadership of H&S Excellence
Lead Exposure Control
Lift Truck (Forklift)
Petroleum Oriented Safety Training (POST)
Respirator Fit Test Record
Rigging and Slinging Safety
Rope Rescue Operations
Surface Spill Response - Level 1
Transportation Of Dangerous Goods
Underground Cable & Pipe Locating
BC Hydro Specialized training (PSSP/WPP Cat A&B)
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.
WALCO INDUSTRIES WATER BLASTING CERTIFICATION
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.