Archive for the ‘News’ Category
- Date: June 2, 2013
- Date: May 3, 2013
- Date: March 18, 2013
- Date: March 5, 2013
- Date: March 5, 2013
I just wanted to send a letter to fill you in on some of the changes put in place at
CANSAFE! Some of these may affect you and some not.
1. FIT TESTING lately we have been having many requests for fit testing.
We offer Quantative fit testing in 3 formats to accommodate all our clients.
A. Calling in during office hours and coming on a walk-in basis. All we
require is 30 minutes’ notice to have the machine ready
B. Company specific – you call us and book a time slot either at our
office or your site to do a group of employees – large or small!
C. If you are in a class we have in our building, let us know at the front
counter you need a fit test and book a time to have it done that day.
We offer this service at the reduced rate of $30.00.
Reminder – no smoking/coffee/eating 30 minutes prior & students must be
2. Enform has changed their PST/CSTS this system allows students direct
access for course completion at www.enform.ca or 1-800-667-5557.
3. Price changes April 1 currently, we are trying to avoid this. To maintain
current pricing we have streamlined procedures and will require your help.
A. PO Numbers: if you require po numbers, having one readily
available at booking would be a big help. We understand this
isn’t always possible but having this information can eliminate
additional phone calls for both parties.
B. Calling Students Directly: Some companies have requested that
we call students directly and give us contact numbers to do so.
This puts the onus on them for attendance. We have no issue
with this should you prefer this method.
C. Confirmation calls: 1-2 days prior to class calls are made to
eliminate the possibility of the student forgetting. However, there
are times a student has been unable to attend. Should
something happen they should call the office at 306-825-8845
and leave a message on voicemail or email us at
Bay 3 4720 – 50 Street Phone: (306) 825-8845
Lloydminster, SK S9V 0M7 Fax: (306) 825-0222
e-mail: email@example.com www.cansafesafety.com Toll-Free: 1-800-318-2152
firstname.lastname@example.org. If we have either an email or
voicemail, we know they won’t be attending and we won’t bill you.
D. Calling regarding no-shows: Currently we have been calling
companies to let them know a student hasn’t made it. April 1,
2013 we will no longer be doing this. If there isn’t an email or
message on the phone we will be invoicing as a no-show.
Ultimately this means, for those of you using PO’s, we will require
a second one for the next course. There are always exceptions
to the rule. We simply can’t let the exception be the rule.
E. Designated Booking Personnel: Some companies have specific
individuals allowed to book. The purpose designed registration
program we have (CTS) records these people so we know if they
are allowed to call. Should you be one of these companies let us
know the names and we can ensure our information matches!
F. New Ticket Format: CTS now has the ability to print tickets! We
all know the more times a hand touches information, the more
chance for mistakes. We take information directly from the
student registration form, key it into CTS and print the tickets. It is
new and innovative – I hope you like them.
Last, and most importantly, for respect of our clients we do our best not to
cancel classes. We have as little as 1 person to not inconvenience them.
However, due to the nature of some courses we require a minimum number for
the practical component. When we confirm a small course, if someone doesn’t
show, it can mean the difference between running the course or not. We have
many students coming from 1-2 hours out of town only to find they need to drive
home. The inconvenience, and frustration, to them is huge. On the flip side, we
have courses booked solid with people on waiting lists. These could be your
employees. If someone doesn’t show this means your employee had to wait
when they actually could have attended.
In closing, we all know that time is money in this area. By working together to
make these systems as efficient as possible can only mean good things for both
parties! Currently we have approximately 850 clients in our accounting program
and want to make this work for everyone. If you have any suggestions, ideas or
concerns please let me know at 306-825-8845.
- Date: January 16, 2013
Cansafe Safety Services
Would like to say a BIG thank-you to each and every one of you for your support with our 2012 food-bank drive.
This support helped us to help our community with our first annual food-bank drive.
Your generosity allowed us to help those in our community at Christmastime.
We look forward to your continued support of this project.
The Staff at CANSAFE
- Date: December 18, 2012
Our Office will be closed from
December 24, 2012 – January 2, 2013
Have a safe and Happy Holiday
- Date: December 13, 2012
Each year as the days and months go by we often ponder all the things we have done and all the things we have yet to do.
As each Christmas season arrives, I sit at my desk and try to express in words how grateful we are at CANSAFE - not only for the people who work within these four walls every day but also the people who come year after year allowing us to be here.
The closer we get to the holiday season the more we think of our family, our friends and coworkers. We look forward to the time that we will be spending with these people.
Once again, we take great pride and honest pleasure in setting aside our regular work and sending a heartfelt message to all of our customers. May your holiday be filled with joy and the coming year be overflowing with all of the good things in life and may peace, love, good cheer and fortune surround you the whole year through.
Rob Val Wendy Marj Gayla
- Date: December 13, 2012
- Date: December 5, 2012
The Christmas season is in full swing. Homes decorated, stores full of people and generally everyone is having a pretty good time. Many of the folks I meet on the streets have even greeted me with a hearty Merry Christmas, thanks for that. I’d like to return the good tidings to you and I can not think of a better way to do it than to pass on some of my ideas to make these safe and happy holidays for you and yours.
Most of us do a lot of visiting over the next few weeks and that can involve a whole lot of driving in weather that would give Rudolph the shivers. I could suggest you “reschedule” your visit to that friend or relative but many of us “just gotta go”, so, what can we do to make winter travel less stressful and dangerous.
The first “Golden Rule” is slow down. If the weather or the road conditions are iffy allow more time for the trip and take it good and slow. If you find yourself gripping the steering wheel tightly, you are probably driving too fast for the road conditions or the weather. With the wind blowing drifts across the roads, driving to fast is a recipe for a quick trip into the ditch.
Another good idea is to phone your host to let them know you are on your way. This gives them a chance to get ready for you and if after a reasonable travel time has passed, someone knows you may be stuck or broken down between your home and theirs.
Prepare for the worst. When driving in the winter this could mean getting stuck in a snow drift or the ditch, so have items in your vehicle to make that unscheduled stop a little more comfortable. A few good things to have on hand are: cell phone, a couple blankets, snow boots, a shovel, tow strap, flashlight, sand or kitty litter to assist with traction, high visibility triangles to warn motorists you are stuck, high energy food and a book or deck of cards to pass the time.
A way to prevent using the few items you have stowed in your vehicle is to plan your route and get road condition updates from the highway services, local radio or television. The weathernetwork.com also has up to date highway conditions for most areas. Stick to main routes where possible, these are maintained first and other motorist are more likely to be available to help out if something were to happen.
This next bit goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. Drinking and driving do not mix. Plan for a designated driver, cab or hotel if you will be enjoying a few drinks. If you have friends over for a few, make it easier for them to use responsible choices by providing them with these options.
Always wear your seatbelt. Seatbelts keep you in the position you need to be for the airbags to provide you protection.
Where do you store all those gifts you are toting over to your friend or relative? Stacking them on the back seat and they could become missiles into the front seat if you “hit the ditch”. The back dash is even worse. The best spot is in the trunk but that doesn’t work out so good in a pick up. The next best is on the floor behind the front seat. Keep them low in the vehicle and behind the seat whenever possible.
Last, but certainly not least, have a great time. Renew old friendships, gather up the clan and have a blast. One sure fired way to live longer and better is to have a good time with good friends and relatives.
To you and yours, I wish the Merriest of Christmases!