SARC Members Committed to Safety
By Lori Morphy and Lisa Malowany, PART and TLR Instructors
Being committed to safety is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace, and SARC Members continue to demonstrate this commitment. We see SARC Member employees in a variety of health and safety programs and know these dedicated staff work hard every day to keep their fellow employees and the people they support safe and healthy by identifying and assessing risks, eliminating or managing those risks, and being prepared for unexpected situations.
A TLR and PART Trainer recently shared with us, “The people we support deserve to live their best lives in safe, positive environments. The foundation for quality living is a support team that has all the tools they need, which include knowledge of safe work practices.”
As PART and TLR Instructors, we see firsthand the commitment, energy, and enthusiasm that staff at SARC Member agencies put into training. Each group of trainers that we certify continue to impress us with their dedication and passion for safety, which they then take back to their own workplace. We often tell new trainers, “The integrity of the training lies with you. You are a role model and responsible for making sure staff use that knowledge in their work every day… When we know better, we do better.” Every phone call, email, question, and conversation we have with trainers, shows us that they take this responsibility seriously. For that, we say, “Thank You!
Did you know that SARC offers a wide range of in-person, online, and virtual safety programs? Programs offered include Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Level C, Professional Assault Response Training (PART), Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR), Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Food Handler Certification, MedAssist, and Mental Health First Aid (Basic or Standard). During the 2020-2021 training year, in the midst of a global pandemic, SARC Members continued to take advantage of these great programs with more than 1100 registrations in the various programs. Information about all of SARC’s training programs can be found on SARC Learning Central.
SARC also recently partnered with Service Hospitality on their launch of the Health and Safety Leadership Certificate (HSLC): Community Services Stream. The HSLC program is the national standard for health and safety leadership with four levels of certification. The program provides the guidance that organizations need to create a system that controls hazards and prevents injuries. Each level has required training plus electives to build a safety management system based on each organization’s needs. For more information about this great program, check out the Service Hospitality website.
Consider signing up for the HSLC program and join the SARC Members who have already made the commitment to meet and exceed the highest standards in safety, because after all, one accident that results in an injury is one too many.