Powell River Rescue Support

Irwin's Safety: Powell River Office

Industrial Safety and Labour Services in Powell River, British Columbia

Turnaround Support
OH&S Consulting
Rescue Labour

Occupational Health and Safety Services in Powell River 

Irwin's Safety offers a wide range of OHS services to help local businesses establish a proactive safety program that meets all safety legislation and fosters a strong culture of safety. With workplace incidents on the rise, it is more vital than ever to partner with safety professionals who have the industry experience and knowledge to keep your workers safe. 

We take pride in offering customized and flexible solutions tailored to the unique needs of clients throughout the Powell River region. 

Powell River Safety Training

OHS Services Offered 

Turnaround Support 

We offer skilled personnel during shutdowns and outages to ensure tasks are performed safely. This turnaround support includes: 

  • Site safety orientations 
  • Hazard assessment 
  • Job planning 
  • PPE enforcement 
  • Incident investigation 

Rescue Labour Support 

Protect worker health during executions of complex jobs. Our rescue labour support services provide: 

  • On-site rescue teams 
  • Backup personnel 
  • Equipment for high-angle and confined space rescue 
  • Emergency response training 

Safety Training 

We deliver engaging safety training courses to instill a culture of safety and regulatory compliance. Popular training topics include: 

  • Defensive driving 
  • Forklift operation 
  • Lock out/tag out 
  • Fall protection 
  • Respirator use 
  • And more 

Occupational Testing 

Our occupational testing services include: 

  • Pre-employment drug screens 
  • Post-incident substance tests 
  • Random drug and alcohol testing 
  • Respiratory fit testing 

Safety Consulting 

Our accredited safety consultants offer: 

  • OHS program development 
  • Inspection and audit services 
  • OHS legal compliance 

Equipment Rentals & Sales 

We supply major safety gear and equipment for rent or purchase including: 

  • Gas detection kits 
  • Air monitors 
  • Breathing apparatuses 
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) 
  • First aid supplies 
  • And more 

Rent or buy quality equipment to reinforce on-site safety. 

Why Choose Irwin's Safety? 

With over 15 years as trusted safety professionals, Irwin's offers in-depth knowledge of workplace hazards and proven methods to prevent workplace injuries and maintain OHS legal compliance. 

From safety training to consulting on complex safety programs, Irwin's provides versatile OH&S services that enable local businesses to foster a robust culture of safety. 

Contact us today to discuss customized occupational health and safety solutions in Powell River. 


Turnaround Support in Powell River 

With over 15 years of experience managing complex turnaround projects, we have extensive experience and commitment to safety to ensure your next turnaround event is safe, on time, and under budget. 

Planning is Key 

The key to any successful turnaround lies in effective planning. Our experienced turnaround professionals will work closely with you from day one to develop a high-quality turnaround schedule, identifying all key milestones and potential bottlenecks.  

We have extensive experience developing turnaround plans for a wide variety of industries including: 

  • Mining 
  • Oil & Gas 
  • Power Generation 
  • Petrochemicals 
  • Industrial Manufacturing 

Proper planning is even more critical when hazardous materials are involved. Our Turnaround Managers all have training in handling hazardous materials and waste. We also offer hazardous materials awareness courses for your existing staff. 

Staffing for Safety 

Our uncompromising commitment to safety underpins every turnaround project we manage. Our team includes highly trained safety experts in various roles including fit testing, safety management, equipment operation, and more. 

We know that many incidents happen when operations first resume after a shutdown. We staff turnaround projects accordingly - providing the supervision, procedures, and hazard awareness needed to avoid injuries. 

Our systematic approach to safety includes:

  • Hazard analysis to identify risks 
  • Safe operating procedures development
  • Comprehensive training programs 
  • Adequate supervision 

Ensuring Access to Rental Equipment 

A major component of turnaround planning involves ensuring access to the necessary rental equipment. Over the years we have established relationships with rental companies across British Columbia stocking a wide range of turnaround equipment. 

Whether you need scaffolding, generators, pressure vessels, or power tools, we will secure rental commitments early, draw up storage plans, and handle all logistics. This removes a major headache so you can focus on other turnaround priorities. 

Work With the Experts! 

Don’t leave your next complex turnaround in the hands of amateurs. The experienced professionals at Irwin’s Safety have the extensive experience, planning rigor, and uncompromising safety commitment needed to execute successful Powell River turnarounds from beginning to end. 

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OHS Consulting Services in Powell River 

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) should be a top priority for every business. By partnering with experienced OHS consultants, companies in Powell River can ensure full regulatory compliance, a positive safety culture, and protection for their most valuable asset - their employees. 

The Wide Range of OHS Consulting Services

IRWIN'S Safety offers a wide range of safety consulting services to help Powell River businesses of all sizes and industries. Our team of certified safety professionals and experienced safety professionals can assess your current programs and develop customized solutions meeting all workplace safety, regulatory compliance, and industry standards. 

Specific services offered include: 

  • OHS Safety Programs & Manuals 
  • Risk assessments evaluating workplace hazards and worker exposure 
  • Advanced hazard analysis using the latest analysis methods 
  • Safety audits checking for risks and legislative requirements 
  • Safety training courses educating staff on risks, prevention, and procedures 
  • Developing a positive safety culture focused on continuous improvement 

And more! We tailor our diverse range of services to match each company's unique workplace safety needs and regulatory requirements. 

Managing OHS Risks in Powell River Industries 

All Powell River industries face workplace hazards that must be proactively managed to prevent workplace injuries. Our OHS consultants partner with local companies to understand risks related to: 

Mining:Control hazards like confined spaces, electricity, explosives, falls, machinery, and material handling. 

Oil and Gas: Manage risks associated with hydrogen sulfide, pump jack operations, vehicle traffic, and more. 

Power Generation: Deals with risks like working at heights, electric shock, loud noise, moving parts, and overexertion. 

Manufacturing: Address machine hazards, assembly line issues, forklift traffic, repetitive strain, and chemical exposures. 

And more. We have experience across many industries and settings. Our safety experts make sure all unique risks are addressed. 

Advantages of OHS Consulting 

By utilizing IRWIN'S Safety's OHS consulting services, Powell River organizations can expect: 

  • A safer, more productive workplace with fewer common injuries 
  • Peace of mind knowing you meet all legislative requirements and compliance requirements 
  • The latest safety best practices customized for your workplace 
  • Risk analysis and program reviews by Canadian Registered Safety Professionals 
  • A positive culture where safety is valued as much as productivity 
  • Potential cost savings through prevented injuries and incidents 

IRWIN'S Safety has the extensive expertise and resources needed to elevate health and safety across Powell River industries. By conducting ongoing assessments, providing safety education, and promoting a proactive safety culture, we empower local businesses to protect their most valuable assets - their people. Partner with a leading OH&S firm today to ensure your teams make it home safe every day. 


Rescue Labour Support in Powell River 

At Irwin's Safety, we understand the hazards that can arise during industrial work in confined spaces or at height. Industries like mining, oil and gas, power generation, petrochemicals, and manufacturing involve hazardous processes and activities that pose significant safety risks to workers. 

Our technical rescue services are tailored to address these industry-specific risks, so we can rapidly respond and retrieve injured workers while keeping our rescue personnel safe. 

Our Rescue Capabilities 

We provide a wide range of technical rescue services to support safe work procedures and protect the safety of workers in the Powell River area. 

Confined Space Rescue 

  • Hazard assessment and risk assessments 
  • Development of a site-specific rescue plan 
  • Training on confined space rescue procedures 
  • Supply of specialized equipment for confined space entry and rescue 

Rope Rescue and High Angle Rescue 

Our Rope Rescue Technicians can quickly set up rope rescue systems to safely retrieve injured workers who have fallen or are stuck at height. 

  • High-angle rescue from towers, buildings, cliffs, etc. 
  • Identification of potential rescue hazards 
  • Determining applicable standards and protection requirements 
  • Specifying appropriate protective equipment such as harnesses 

Rescue Personnel and Equipment 

Our technical rescue team consists of highly experienced rescue workers who regularly train on simulated rescue scenarios.  

Some of our key rescue equipment capabilities include: 

  • Gas detectors and breathing apparatuses
  • Ventilating equipment 
  • Tripods, fall protection systems, and descent control devices 
  • Stretchers and first aid supplies

We invest in the latest protective equipment and specialized gear to enable fast and safe rescues. 

Why Choose Irwin's Safety? 

With Irwin's Safety, you get immediate access to a dedicated technical rescue team available 24/7 to quickly respond. We take every safety precaution to protect our rescue personnel during the rescue process. 

As a leading safety company with over 15 years of serving Powell River industries, we have the experience and capabilities to handle complex rescues safely. 



Regardless of your safety needs as a growing business, established company, or large-scale corporation, IRWIN'S SAFETY is ready to team up with you to generate incredible results. From Emergency Response Planning to achieving COR certification, we've got you covered. If it is safety related, you can be certain we do it.

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