Kitchen Chat and more…
Kitchen Chat and more…
The COR (Certificate of Recognition) is a cumulative effort by the Government of Alberta (represented by the Partnership in Injury Reduction program) and accredited certifying partners to develop and maintain requirements of a voluntary health and safety program standard. The ultimate goal of the COR certification is to proactively reduce workplace injuries, and the costs associated with them.
The process for obtaining our COR was very involved. Our team began with a gap analysis to identify our starting point. We then spent the better part of two years developing policies and procedures, training staff members appropriately, and implementing adequate hazard controls so we could meet the minimum standards of the audit process or exceed them where we were able to. Once we felt confident everything was in place, we hired an external auditor to complete our certifying audit. It took 4 days on site to review all documentation, conduct interviews with employees, and do a site tour of our facility. After the audit was conducted, a report was generated and sent off to our certifying partner (AASP) for review. On Mar 31, 2020 Range Mobility was notified that we had been granted our first COR and achieved a grade of 88%. We will need to complete an internal audit yearly, and an external audit every 3 years in order to keep our certification and ensure our management system is up to date.
We recently completed a Full-Build for a Fire Department Response Vehicle, including emergency lighting and centre console package on this brand new 2020 GMC Sierra. This is one of the first of the new body styles GM has released for the 2020 lineup and it offers some excellent new options for light placement. This specific customer needed a solution that would not only maximize the amount of emergency and scene lighting, but be able to synchronize it and use it in the most efficient way for alerting motorists and maximizing the safety of the Fire Department employees.
This truck features a 360 degree Whelen Engineering lighting package controlled by their CenCom Sapphire platform. This truck has an unprecedented FOUR Whelen Tracers attached to it to increase side visibility for blocking roads, and increase the overall scene lighting for those low-light recovery situations. The synchronized traffic advisor function included in the Tracers allows for excellent visibility while blocking a road or a large area and as far as we have seen, has never been done before!
The centre console was provided by Precision Mounting Technologies to accommodate the electronics, radios, lighting controller and docking station. Manufactured right here in Calgary, PMT is an industry leader in providing rugged mounting solutions for almost any kind of fleet you can imagine.