Rob was a treat. His teachings were in depth, clear and easy to absorb. I appreciated the patience and time put into this course. His in-the-field is impressive.
Great environment to learn, Rob taught the material in an easy to digest curriculum. Highly recommend!
Rob was an amazing instructor. He kept us entertained while teaching us life saving skills. Amazing fella!
I enjoyed the material covered in this course. I’ve had this instructor before with Fall Protection training, and as in that course, this one was explained and instructed very well.
Rob was great, super clear and concise explaining the dangers and proper use of a chainsaw. 10/10 would recommend
Rob was thorough, well organized & provided clear knowledge and direction.
Great instructor, kept content interesting, informative and lively.
Even though I have done this course several times, Peter explained the course well, and had a good discussion about scenarios. Great refresher!!
Well versed in subject matter, appeals to all learning styles. Thank you!
Good Class, Great Instructor. Kept me thinking.
Very well done, great sense of humor and livened up what could have been a very dull subject. Good knowledge and effective teaching. Thank you!
“No negative feedback, course was very well done. Instructor did a well job at explaining and was very entertaining.”
“Paul was an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable. Made the course enjoyable.”
“I appreciate how passionate you (Peter) are regarding this material. Thank you!”
“Rob did a great job giving excellent real life examples.”
“I really appreciated the personal experiences the instructor shared. Good recap review/reminder.”
“The stories and experiences contextualized the info!”
“The course was well paced and informative.”
“Paul is a really great instructor and he made the course very informative and fun.”
“He (Peter) was very thorough and entertaining. Well presented.”
“This was a good class with some helpful videos too! Lots of good group discussion.”
“Presentation was very thorough and well done.”
“Great course. Rob Brown is an excellent teacher.”
“Very good, great examples and very open to questions and comments. Thanks!”
“Great course, great instructor(Mark). Very knowledgeable, good attitude, patient and relaxed.”
“Great job by Mark. Everything I need to know about confined spaces and some interesting pertinent stories as well.”
“Great coverage on required documentation – set a clear agenda for day lesson. Good videos – good story references. Thanks Mark.”
“An absolute gentleman, and it’s obvious Paul is very knowledgeable in every aspect of safety. His extensive safety background shines through his welcoming personality and his passion for safety.”
“You guys are already awesome! Thanks for such a great mentorship plan. Peter is a great teacher!”
“Second time taking this course and wouldn’t change anything by the way it was taught.”
“Our instructor (Paul) was clear and concise, kept the group on topic. He had anecdotes that helped convey his message, but also pulled from group knowledge, thus ensuring group participation.”
“I found the review questions, exercises and stories from previous experiences very helpful in understanding concepts and reinforcing knowledge. I also really appreciated that the instructor was very willing to answer questions as they came up.”
“Instructor was willing to deviate from course examples so that an exercise related to the job function was explored – made more relevant and useful. Instructor reacted well to the dynamic of the group – used appropriate and at time, amusing, stories to reinforce points. Enjoyable and informative.”
“Thanks so much, the course was very helpful and informative. I also really appreciated the feedback regarding a career in health and safety.”
“The course was great! Loved that there were many different masks and how to take them apart and clean and levels of exposure to determine what mask to have for the job. “
“I’ve taken Fall Pro many times. This was the best delivery or the course I’ve seen to date. Major props to the instructor! Keep up the good work!”
“My team and I have learned a great deal from our time spent with ORCA Health and Safety. Jason and Karren have a way of understanding where the customer wants to go and then helps them get there. You both make CSE fun when it should be, and absolutely serious when it needs to be. I’m looking forward to working with you in the future!”
“I had to message you about our boot camp this morning. Elizabeth absolutely nailed it. It takes a lot to impress some of our supervisors. Especially when it means more work for them. My boss was totally impressed by Elizabeth’s knowledge and ability to get her point across. Hold onto her!”
“Working with ORCA Health & Safety over the years in heavy industry and now public services has provided these organizations a stronger understanding of what is required from a regulatory perspective as well as what can be accomplished using a practicable based mindset.
I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote ORCA Health & Safety with my peers in differing industries and continue to do so. Areas of expertise my teams have worked with ORCA Health & Safety include; heavy metal exposure management, hazardous material abatement, asbestos management, chemical exposure assessment & control, biohazard control programs, confined space entry / lockout refinement, complex indoor air quality investigations and large complex organizational safety committee effectiveness.
Karren and her staff’s professionalism, knowledge and ability to share their courage with others on tackling some of the most complex safety issues we manage today in business, embraces the importance of working together to a common goal. The credibility that ORCA Health & Safety brings to the table not only helps paves the way for success on initiatives but allows others who watch from the sidelines the confidence that health & safety of the organization is paramount.”
The instructor was outstanding. Excellent energy. Kept the class moving and engaged.
Good course and well presented.
Very well planned course, great teaching style. Great instructor.
Trainer was very well versed in subjects taught. Course speed was well tailored to needs of group (speed, time for breaks, finish times, etc.). Made course informative but also enjoyable…would highly recommend this course to others with JOHSC representation.
Very confident and calm presence from the instructor. A clear passion and love for safety.
Peter did a wonderful job in allowing positive, collaborative conversation among the group. This helped facilitate a sense of team building throughout the two days.
Peter was very informative and kept the training interesting. Great job.
Very professional. Keeping the serious nature of the content fresh and light helps attendees get full value of a long day’s learning.
Excellent instructor who knew the information and taught the course very well. He was willing to answer any questions that came up during the day.
Course information presented in a systematic and easy to follow manner. Good use of personal experiences to add context to information.
Great presentation/presenter- Dale made it interesting, the day flowed nicely and went by quickly. Nice work. Thank you!
Best fall protection course I have been in.
Thank you very much, awesome instruction and a fun course.
Jason was a fantastic and knowledgeable instructor who made sure no one was left with unanswered questions.
Hands down the best fall protection course I’ve ever done. Not dry and boring. Instructor was very funny.
Found the course exceptionally well presented and would not only recommend it but advocate for making it mandatory to many a mom and pop shop operation that buy safety gear for only one job and then it sits for years until the next dangerous job. In reality, safety guidelines are common sense reminders but we all need reminders to keep us safe and a few points were not known so I really appreciated it.
The instructor was knowledgeable and well spoken. I felt the material and delivery of knowledge was very impressive as far as informing the class. I have taken fall arrest/restraint courses in the past and comparing this instructor to past instructors I would say he is very professional. Nice delivery.
Course content was engaging and interesting as well as extremely informative and reinforced the need for fall protection. Method of instruction was engaging and helped reinforce the material in a very effective manner.
Very thorough, effective learning experience!
Well presented – good speaker!
Course was presented well and thoroughly instructed. Instructor had an immense amount of knowledge pertaining to the subject and course material, as well as relatable examples and experiences to share.
The instructor was very knowledgeable. He showed a perfect balance of maturity and humour to keep the whole class engaged. I would highly recommend he continues teaching.
Peter was an extremely well prepared, knowledgeable teacher. He was ready for any and all questions. He made this course easy to follow and understand.
Peter Newman took time for everyone to have an understanding in WHMIS and be able to grab a concept in what he taught us.
Very well done. Lots of knowledge & experience.
Peter thoroughly explained the material in an engaging way. Answered questions and shared examples to show practical applications.
The instructor was knowledgeable of the course material and presented it in a manner that makes it easy to apply to our daily use requirements. The time went by very quickly, which indicates that the instruction was engaging. Thanks!
Karren had a lot of energy and great stories that apply to this course. This course will be recommended to others.
Very knowledgeable instructor, very well experienced and communicates really well with the group. I have been to many courses over the years (35) and this instructor is one of the best I can remember. Fantastic job as an instructor and know how.
Of all the confined space training I have received in the past, this has been the best! The biggest point I got is to not rely on existing regulations, but use a best practice model.
Excellent course with a very knowledgeable instructor. I would highly recommend this to any person needing to work around confined space. Honestly some of the best vendor training I have received. Great job Jason!
The course content was good and the delivery of “must know” topics was taught in a way that it required attendees pay close attention and take notes. Well done Jason, and thanks from the group.
I have taken many many many different courses and this one has to be the most organized and prepared of them all. The presentation had all the answers.
Jason is an excellent instructor who really knows his subject. Jason has an excellent personality and his delivery of the course was reflective of his personality. I would recommend Jason and this course to anyone.
I appreciated Jason’s practical “in the field” experience. Very engaging training and very applicable and ready-to-use for our specific work!
“I don’t normally do this, but I am writing to let you guys know how impressed I was with Jason and Ryan’s confined space course for Fortis BC Victoria. I have yet to meet a pair of guys who were more knowledgeable on a particular subject matter. The confined space procedures your group has created for us has the whole organization talking!! Terms like “Rock-Stars” were used regarding Jason and Ryan!! Highly Appreciated!!”
Knowledgeable, professional, dependent, reliable, committed, caring and generous. Wow! All this and more is ORCA Health & Safety. Over many years of time, NYSA (Nanaimo Youth Services Association) has engaged with ORCA for their breadth and depth of respected training services. From Asbestos or Confined Space Awareness to WHIMS and Fall Protection, even a Job Interview Skills & Practice workshop, these trainings and more ORCA has offered to the Nanaimo’s youth through the service-supports of NYSA. ORCA’s President, Karren, has particularly been helpful to NYSA by volunteering time with us to identify enhancements to various of our programs. When sailing the waters of training services, remember to place your sights on ORCA.
I review these (confined space documents) all the time and this was one of the best I have ever read. The documents are simple for others who may not have a background in safety to understand, and was very well put together. That makes my job much easier to disseminate the information and pass it along in the field.
The guys said the instructor made the course. It was very informative…Jason always does an excellent job.
I would like to say a BIG thank you to both Karren and Peter for accommodating our large group for our WHMIS training. Everyone really enjoyed the presentation, and found it pertinent for all our locations. We were very impressed with how Karren was able to make WHMIS training interesting and engaging. I will be highly recommending ORCA Health & Safety training to my friends and colleagues.
Great instruction. Karen was a great instructor and made me feel comfortable to ask questions.
Mid Island Safety (MIS) staff are very easy to work with, supportive and knowledgeable on regulations. MIS performed a number of tasks but primarily were hired to work as part of a team to enhance our existing confined space procedures to meet regulations. External audits have since confirmed that our procedures and processes meet or exceed regulations. As the procedures were being updated, MIS had to amend and develop documents with very little notice and were always able to turn things around in a timely manner. I’ve enjoyed working with Karren and her team and recommend them for helping you with your safety compliance needs!
An excellent professional resource in health and safety that we continuously rely on for over five years providing support with our confined space assessments, air-quality analysis and construction safety support.
This little company packs a huge punch. Karren and her team have always delivered on their deadlines and deliverables. ORCA has assisted Columbia Power with Confines Space Management, Permanent / temporary guarding and ladders solutions on green field and brown field projects. “Orca is just a phone call away“!
I would recommend ORCA Health & Safety to anyone needing a great safety consultant that delivers on time.
The City of Campbell River has used ORCA Health and Safety for many years to provide specialized health and safety consulting and training. They serve as the “qualified person” for all our confined space assessments, as well as providing health and safety advice on many other regulatory requirements that affect municipal operations. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them as they transition to Orca Health and Safety, knowing that we will continue to receive the same high standard of client service.
Karren and her team have always been available at a moment’s notice and I truly believe the services they offer are leading the industry standard. They may be a small company in size but huge in knowledge and confidence. I certainly sleep better knowing we have ORCA Health and Safety support when needed.
Outstanding. Very engaging workshop. Lots of interactive learning which made the class a lot of fun. Instructor went above and beyond. Highly recommended course.
Knowing a supervisors safety responsibilities for employees is quite scary. This course put my mind at ease as I now know what is expected.
Great content, excellent instructors. Will continue to always use ORCA Health and Safety for our safety courses.
Jason provided informative training. Walking around the plant helped identify lock out scenarios and made for great discussion.
Amazing instructor. Very enjoyable class.
I appreciated the manner in which Peter delivered the material. He kept it lively but thorough. Would be happy to participate in another session. Lots of thought provoking time and opportunities for discussion.
Instructor provoked discussion and was very detailed. Examples were relevant and equipment used as props was great to see.
Peter was very informative and very knowledgeable. Made it easy to understand. Made the course fun and was one of the better courses I have taken. Instructor kept a very good pace and flow to the course.
I’m very new to the industry. As a sawmill worker, this course empowered me. A lot of new information for me on fall protection.
Hoisting class participants while in their harnesses is a very helpful exercise to demonstrate what it feels like to be suspended in a harness. Thanks for taking the time to do this.
I was really impressed with the level of knowledge. It answered many questions I had for fall protection.
Great instruction, great handouts, well informed. Thanks Peter!
This was a great course and Peter did really well to explain the material to me as this is my first run through a fall protection course. Thanks Peter.
Course was awesome. Peter is very knowledgeable, educational and informative. Great selection of fall protection equipment for hands on teaching.