Compass Health & Safety Services

Compass Health & Safety Ltd. is a consulting company specializing in health and safety management system assessment and program development. We have the ability to employ a variety of assessment methods to evaluate your health and safety management system such as perception surveys, auditing, gap analysis and critical incident assessments. We also help companies build and improve their safety programs. Every program we develop is designed to meet our clients specific needs. Our safety training courses are designed on sound adult learning principles and are fun for participants. We can tailor our training to meet the specific needs of your company. Because it is difficult for many companies to manage health and safety without safety staff, we also provide them temporary staff on an as needed basis.  The following is a summary of the Compass Health & Safety Services.

1. Safety Perception Surveys

Many safety perception surveys measure the same basic safety program elements that H. W. Hienrich proposed to the safety profession over 85 years ago (i.e. investigation, inspection, risk assessment, etc.). Contemporary research confirms that cultural/human/psychological factors also play key rolls in safety success. We don’t pull surveys off the shelf. We believe that each company has specific survey needs that are dictated by unique aspects of the company and the stage of development of their health and safety program. That is why Compass works with each client company to help create a survey that meets their needs. We encourage a do-it-yourself survey appoach. Survey consultants are very costly. For this reason the safety perception surveys prohibitive for most companies. Focus groups need to be set up just to help get consultants up to speed on the company they are surveying. With our guidance, an internal administrator or group, (e.g. safety committee) can effectively administer a survey using our eight step do-it-yourself approach. Compass works each company through the entire survey process. We want to ensure your survey succeeds. Our surveys can be administered in hard copy or electronically anywhere in the world using our powerful web based survey application. We have a database of over 150 safety related survey questions. They have effectively been used thousands of times and are therefore validated. Visit our Products page to learn more about our survey options.  Learn More

2. Safety Management System Audits

Compass Health & Safety Services also include system auditing.  We are certified to audit under the ENFORM, AMHSA, AASP, CCSA and ASC safety association audit protocols. We also perform audits to company specific audit instruments on request.

We take the guesswork out of health and safety management system auditing. When it comes to auditing, you really do get what you pay for. Our auditors provide you with an assessment that truly reflects the status of your health and safety management system. The report contains findings and recommendations that provide clear direction on opportunities for improvement. Learn More

 3. Safety Program Development

Whether your company is big or small, Compass will help you develop your corporate health and safety program. We guarantee the program we develop for you will meet or exceed Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR) standards and will put your company in a position to achieve a Certificate of Recognition (COR).

We will leave your company with a comprehensive health and safety manual that will serve as an excellent resource.  From a due diligence perspective, our program manuals withstand the scrutiny of legislators and exceed all COR expectations.  Learn More

4. Safety Program Management

Many organizations do not have a trained health and safety professional on staff and cannot justify hiring one.  Sometimes, the individual assigned to manage the program simply does not have the expertise needed to manage health and safety properly or ensure the company meets legislated or PIR COR requirements.  We can help. We have professional resources available to help you maintain and manage your existing health and safety program.

Whether your company is big or small, Compass will help you maintain and manage your existing health and safety program.  Learn More

5. Safety Training & Development

Dennis and Janie Ryan are excellent instructors. Both have instructed part time in secondary institutions such as the University of Alberta.  Our training courses are developed to meet the needs of adult learners and are designed to keep the participants engaged.  Our courses are geared to supervisory/management.

We provide training in:
Safety Program Basics, Essential Principals to Achieving Safety Excellence, and develop and deliver company specific courses Learn More

6. Gap Analysis

Compass Health & Safety Services also includes a gap analysis option.  Don’t risk failing an audit or being prosecuted for failing to meet legislated requirements. We will assess the gaps in your current health and safety program and tell you what needs to be done in order to achieve a Certificate of Recognition. We’ll tell you where you stand element by element. We’ll tell you what you need to do to meet PIR COR audit requirements. When you hire us, you hire consultants that have actually managed health and safety programs (many have not). We’ll use our hands on experience to assess your specific program needs. Our recommendations will make sense to your organization and they will work. Learn More