As you are aware, we have decided to temporarily close our classrooms due to COVID-19. Many of you have joined us in closing offices to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Kuddo's to you for doing your part in ensuring the safety of your people, your most important asset! We know this is a very difficult business decision. Protecting both our team and yours is our number one priority! Most of the certifiying partners and F&S Safety Buzz have been looking at ways to lower some of the burdens during this difficult time.
F&S Safety Buzz hopes to reopen classes after Easter. We will be taking your bookings for April 13th moving forward. We will update you if things further change.
You or your team may be having some courses expiring, rest assured... we have your back. We along with most of the certifying partners have issued a safety certificate extensions. We want to ensure that your competent workers can continue with their day to day work. When we feel it is safe to re-open our classrooms, you can send your team in to recertify. These certificates will be extended:
F&S Safety Buzz: for Confined Space, Fall Protection, WHMIS, TDG
Energy Safety Canada: H2S
Red Cross: All First Aid Courses. Contact us to take the blended first aid option. You can take the theory online and the practical portion with us within 90 days of completion
CICT: Elevated Work Platform, Telehandler, OSSA Fall Protection
We know some of you may have time to recertify your training at home. Check out these online options. Although we cannot guarantee that every workplace will accept online training certifications, this is a great alternative.
Below are some online training courses offered through our website that will have the highest likelihood of meeting industry standards. We still love classroom training for face to face interaction and learning but felt it crucial to offer some assistance in absence of classroom training being an option. As always, you will need to verify team member skills to ensure competency. We suggest sending new workers to classroom training as soon as it is available again to gain top safety skills.
Check out the Online Training Tab on our website or the links below: www.fssafetybuzz.ca
Standard Safety Courses
Please look through all our online training options to find the course that suits your team best. I am just providing some suggestions.
We are happy to help you out with any questions or concerns you are having. Remember your safety is our priority! If you are on facebook and looking for some business support, check out YXH Business Support. Amy will be discussing how Alberta Occupational Health and Safety play a part in COVID-19. This will be at 7:30 am Thursday the 26th. Also the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, the Medicine Hat Construction Association, and the Government of Alberta website continue to be great resources to help businesses navigate.
Lastly we want to give a big shout out to all the medical professionals and essential businesses that are working around the clock to keep us safe, fed and conquer COVID-19. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! The best way to thank them is to stay home and maintain social distancing. Also, the Medicine Hat Health Foundation is taking donations to support those workers with a thank you. Join us in giving a donation if you can. Also, join us in donating to the Medicine Hat Food Bank for those that can't afford the essentials.
We look forward to seeing you again, hopefully in a couple weeks.
We truly care about you and your team and are here to support however we can. We will still be answering calls and emails for your assistance. 1-403-526-8400 and firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be continually updating you via social media, website and email.
Take care & Bee Safe. We will miss you!
Remember: You VIEW shapes what you DO
Amy Zuk & Sheldon Olsen
F&S Safety Buzz
Safe ~ ty noun: protecting from harm, freedom from danger
F&S Safety Buzz was established December 1, 2018 as a merger between two leading training companies, Safety Buzz ETC and F&S Safety Services. We have now added more instructors, courses and energy to the Buzz Campus in Dunmore.
Safety Buzz was formed in 2004 with the vision of “Seeing training from a new perspective” with training campuses in Medicine Hat and Bonnyville. It was founded by Amy Zuk and Sheldon Olsen.
F&S Safety Services Ltd was a locally owned safety training company for over 25 years.
The F&S Safety Buzz team strive's to offer our students a comfortable learning atmosphere, so they can enter the workforce with confidence, or simply refresh their skills and knowledge to renew expired certificates. All of our instructors are fully certified and are dedicated to helping students succeed. Join us for training, come for the fun & relaxed atmosphere.
F&S Safety Buzz provides Safety Training, Equipment Training, Safety Services, Professional Development, Leadership & Team Building.
F&S Safety Buzz has the first rural safety training campus in the Cypress County. This has enabled us to focus on outside equipment training & farm safety. Our 7000 ft2 facility is the largest in SE Alberta and 7 acre outdoor training space, making us the largest in SE Alberta. Watch a flick in the beehive on breaks or while you are waiting your turn to run the equipment.
Check out our monthly schedule for upcoming training dates. We are mobile and can provide offsite and after hours training for your convenience.
F&S Safety Buzz prides itself in creating and facilitating company specific group training. By doing this the training is a great team builder, reinforces company policy, and shows your employees you really value their safety and want to offer specific training that goes over and above legal requirements. Clients that have taken advantage of a company specific training program include Richardson Pioneer, The City of Medicine Hat, CNRL, CF Industries, Methanex, Pinecliff, Certainteed Insulation, AECON and Canlin .
Contact us to see how your employees could be eligible to have 2/3rd of their training paid for through the Canada Alberta Job Grant or if you are hiring someone unemployed you can get training funded 100% up to $15,000. This is eligible for businesses that are incorporated or sole proprietors. Call us now so we can help out with the grant completion. Grant must be submitted and approved prior to training commencing. Usually takes 1 month for approval.