Wildfire Protection

Find out what you can do to prevent and prepare for wildfire, and protect your home and community.

Here is a list of strategies from the province of Saskatchewan on how to prepare your home, business, farm or cabin from wildfires.

https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/environment-public-health-and-safety/fire-safety/firesmart-prevent-and-prepare-for-wildfire


Is your home safe when you go on vacation?

For many people, summer means vacation and a vacation can mean leaving your home for a longer period of time than usual.

Many people who go on vacation wonder if their house will be safe while they are away. When you go on vacation, the last thing you want is a phone call telling you that your house was robbed- or even worse- coming back from vacation and discovering damage and loss. Here are some tips for securing your home.

  • Before you leave, check every door and window to make sure that everything is locked and sealed, including your garage door, shed, and basement windows. Also, make sure that you have no spare keys lying around that are “hidden” under a mat or under a rock. Burglars know where to look and a key gives them easy access. If you have a sliding window or door, put a piece of wood or a long metal rod on the track so that it can’t be pushed open.
  • Set timers on lights outside of your house. The darker it is outside your house, the more appealing it is going to be for burglars because they cannot be seen. Also, timers help give the impression that someone is home.
  • Make sure that your newspapers and mail are picked up or put on hold. If papers and mail are piled up outside your house, it is obvious that someone has not been home for a while.
  • Leave some blinds or drapes open. If your house is completely closed off, it is going to look like no one is there. If you make it appear more normal, it is less obvious that you are away.
  • Arrange to have a trusted family member, neighbour or friend to check on your home. Even if it means having them going into the house to water the plants, they can take a peek around to make sure that everything is okay.
  • Going on a vacation is an excellent reminder to ensure you have an updated inventory of household goods which may include appliances, jewellery, firearms, and other valued items.
  • If you have any cash, jewellery, or any other valuables in your home, take them out and put them in a safety deposit box. It costs money for this service, but it is far better than if someone were to break into your home and find your valuables.
  • If you are a firearms owner, please ensure you secure and store all firearms in accordance with the Firearms Act and Regulations.
  • Set timers on electronics inside your house. Put one on a lamp or even a radio. If someone is watching your home and sees that there is no activity going on inside your house, it is a clear indicator that you are not home.
  • Make sure that your home security system is on. Don’t forget to tell your friend or family member the code so that they do not set off the alarm when they check on your home.

A vacation is supposed to be a relaxing time. There is no reason why you should have to spend time worrying about the safety of your home, as long as you make sure to take the necessary precautions.

Assess — Then Address

Assessing your home’s security is an important initial step in crime prevention. Essentially, your home should look protected, well-maintained and appear to be occupied at all times. Visit the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation website and complete their checklist, most homeowners will find that there are many areas requiring attention.

This tip has been brought to you by Public Safety Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, with information from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.


The Importance of knowing how to use a Fire Extinguisher

If a fire starts, it can be small enough to put out quickly if you have the right portable fire extinguisher and if you know how properly use it and when to use it.  Just having fire extinguishers in a building will not improve its fire safety unless occupants are properly trained to use them.  It is important that employees go thru appropriate training designed for the building they are in.

An proper training program should cover more than the basics of how to operate a fire extinguisher,  It should build confidence in the trainees to identify sources of fire within the building as well as help them to decide how to deal with a fire situation if it were to occur.

Trinity Safety and Training offers a complete Fire Extinguisher course with a live simulator to ensure that each student feels confident in using a fire extinguisher if the need were to arise.

For more information and to sign up for the next class, follow this link

https://trinitysafety.ca/courses/fire-safety-extinguisher-training-program/


Hiking Safety

Prevention of  Hiking Injuries

There are a number of common injures while hiking on the trails that can be easily avoided:

  • Sprained or Twisted Ankles. Uneven terrain can surprise you, leading to ankle damage. Wearing proper shoes and being aware of the trail can prevent these injuries, watch your step!
  • Minor Injuries. Scratches and scrapes can happen while off the beaten path. Have a basic first aid kit, and make sure it includes things like antiseptic wipes and bandages.
  • Insect or Wildlife Related Injuries. Insects and wildlife are a part of the great outdoors, be sure to wear bug spray and try to avoid irritating any wild animals while you’re hiking. If injuries happen, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Back Injuries can happen if you have an improperly balanced backpack or one that is too heavy. Which can lead to back pain and injury. Walking hunched over because your pack is too heavy can contribute to spine issues. Try to spread the load between all the hikers, or, if that isn’t an option only take what you really need for the hike.

Be safe, have fun and remember to stop and enjoy your surroundings from time to time.


Trailer Safety Video

Here is a eye opening video on the importance of hooking up a trailer properly and the importance of driving safely with a trailer in tow.   http://ietv.co/2vKXMJW



ATV / UTV Drivers Safety Course

We offer a seasonal drivers safety course for ATV/UTV, spring is here and that means many will be dusting off their all terrain vehicles to have some fun. We offer the training to make sure that your fun is safe.

These programs are separate training programs that are trained by Canada Safety Council instructors. ATV Course covers All Terrain VehiclesUTV Course covers Utility Vehicles (also referred to as Side by Sides).

https://trinitysafety.ca/courses/coursesdriver-trainingall-terrain-vehicles-atv-training/

Contact us today to find out when our next course will be scheduled.


Motorcycle Training Course

Spring is in the air and if you are buying a motorcycle this year we would encourage you to take a motorcycle driver safety course.

Click the link for more details about our safety partners at Maximum Training, tell them Trinity Safety sent you.

Motorcycle Drivers Safety Course


Be informed

At work be sure to know your company safety programs, if you are unaware then speak up and ask to be shown how to safety navigate the workplace.  This is the 1st step toward safety, be informed, ask to take safety courses and get certified.  If your company doesnt have a safety program suggest they start one, hold monthly safety meetings with a representative from each department and bring concerns to the management.

This way everyone engages safety and has a voice to be heard and at the end of the day have a safer workplace.

If you need advice, Trinity Safety does consult or is always happy to have  cup of coffee to provide some advice.


First Aid Courses – Offered in Saskatoon and Regina

Our First Aid Training and  CPR training will prepare you to calmly and confidently handle emergency first aid scenarios.

Basic techniques for First Aid and CPR are delivered by Trinity’s experienced instructors in an environment that is fun, informative, and interactive.  You’ll learn about important lifestyle choices that help prevent illness and injury, and how to deal with unexpected accidents that may occur.

Trinity Safety & Training uses the Canadian Red Cross or the St. John Ambulance curriculum.  Our ‘in-house’ class follows the St. John Ambulance curriculum.  However, for private classes the choice is yours.  If you are unable to make it to our new training facility, call us today and book your next field training session.

The course length including the theory and practical session is approximately 16 hours.  This involves two – 8-hour classes.

All students who complete the course successfully will receive a personal wallet size Red Cross First Aid / CPR Certificate.

This course is available in both our Saskatoon and Regina locations.

First Aid Training / CPR Training