Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cerberus PRO from Siemens is just around the corner!

The new Cerberus PRO fire detection system from Siemens presents an opportunity for us to drive business forward. Backed by a complete training program, new detection technology, state-of-the art fire control panels & enhanced networking features, Cerberus PRO offers the latest in fire protection.

The powerful control panels give a quick and comprehensive overview of all system messages. They are easy to operate and even offer remote access. The Cerberus PRO panels can stand alone or be networked into very large, complex networks using innovative LAN technology. The intelligent detector family of Cerberus PRO answers all requirements from clean to harsh environments. They also provide a solution for CO detection, independent from fire. In areas with deceptive phenomena, the sophisticated ASA detectors are the ideal choice: they ensure highly reliable detection and even prevent false alarms. Special detectors and peripheral devices complete the portfolio of Cerberus PRO.

Cerberus PRO is a comprehensive fire protection system that offers you a flexible and scalable solution for various applications. In the coming months, you’ll learn more about the powerful 250, and 500 point panel options that include features such as remote view. You’ll also learn about a new series of detectors and advanced detection capabilities available using ASAtechonology

There is Protection in the Herd!  


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Thursday, December 13, 2012

1 Life’s Winter News

1 Life Workplace Safety and Health has issued their Winter News, as usual it’s chocked full of great information that includes;

  • A Serious Incident; "It Will Never Happen....We're a Safe Company"
  • Serious Incidents in Manitoba
  • WIN FREE Passes to "Managing a Serious Workplace Incident" or "Balancing Safety with HR Management" workshops ($599 value)
  • Boost Employee Morale and Productivity....and get free treats for your workplace (and it's not with safety!)
  • Workplace Safety & Health Bulletin Board - FREE Checklist
  • Employers Take Note: You are Exposed
  • Recent COR Certified Clients
  • Winter Webinar Schedule with Guest Experts
  • Get More Jobs....Make More Money!
  • Hazard Alert: Employing Young Workers - MB Employer Fined $48,050

Enjoy the newsletter, and have a safe holiday season!

Leading the Industry Leaders!

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

The Best Awards Aren't Trophy's

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I sometimes wonder if I’m getting the message out to people, or if I’m just posting because it’s more fun than working. Last month I did a post titled “Professionalism Is Appreciated” it had to do with the excellent service one of our technicians had provided for one of our customers, and I got a surprising response. Doug Bailey, Director, Canadian Region, Tyco Fire Protection Products (A long title for the Big Cheese at Ansul) sent a congratulatory email, and then followed that up with a nice letter addressed to Ryan, along with an Ansul jacket, and some Ansul goodies to both enjoy and help doing the good job him and all my technicians do.

The letter from Doug means a lot because it’s an affirmation that Ansul sees that we follow the guide lines set out in the training courses they provide, that we take the liabilities that come with servicing of kitchen suppression systems seriously, and that we truly are concerned with the care and safety of our customers and their business.

Ryan was surprised and excited when I presented the letter, and swag at our last monthly staff meeting, and he deserves the accolade. However I don’t want to forget all of our other technicians that do equally as good a job as he does, that don’t necessarily get the phone calls or letters, but more importantly do get invited back into the customers’ business to continue protecting their lives, and their businesses. That is the best award we can ever receive.

Leading the Industry Leaders!

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Christmas Fires

Well it’s December again, and hard to believe it’s come so quickly. I personally think they could add one more summer month, but I don’t see that happening soon. Fortunately I enjoy the winter months and the fun activities that come with it.

With December comes Christmas, and the festivities that always surround it. However it is also one of the busiest months of the year for residential fires. If you take a few precautions the season can remain merry for you and your family. It’s about time at home with the family, not living in the brother-in-laws basement. Here are a few simple steps you can follow the help make the Christmas Season joyful instead of the Christmas you’ll always remember for the wrong reasons. I copied this from the US Fire Administration they covered all the points very well.

Maintain Your Holiday Lights

Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory.

Do Not Overload Electrical Outlets

Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Make sure to periodically check the wires – they should not be warm to the touch.

Do not leave holiday lights on unattended!

Use Only Non-flammable Decorations

All decorations should be non-flammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents. If you are using a metallic or artificial tree, make sure it is flame retardant.

Don't Block Exits 

Ensure that trees and other holiday decorations do not block an exit way. In the event of a fire, time is of the essence. A blocked entry/exit way puts you and your family at risk.

Never Put Wrapping Paper in the Fireplace

Wrapping paper in the fireplace can result in a very large fire, throwing off dangerous sparks and embers that may result in a chimney fire.

Avoid Using Lit Candles

Consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like real candles.

If You Do Use Lit Candles

Make sure candles are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down. Keep candles at least 12 inches from anything that can burn. Never leave a room or go to bed with candles burning.

Never Put Lit Candles on a Tree

Do not go near a Christmas tree with an open flame – candles, lighters or matches.

Have a Safe Holiday Season!

Leading Industry Leaders!

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