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Brock Canada Receives IRATA Membership

After a long and challenging process, the Brock Group is proud to announce that Brock Canada Field Services and Brock Canada Industrial Ltd. are now members of the Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA).

Rope Access is an alternate access solution that allows crews to reach heights and confined areas using a secure, two-rope system. It requires less personnel to complete tasks in an efficient way, which in turn translates to minimal downtime, increased production and improved safety. In over 30 years since its inception, IRATA has become the leading authority in industrial rope access. IRATA International, a trade association of rope access professionals run by its members, has a continuously evolving library of work procedures.  Member companies are monitored for compliance to ensure that a safe system of work access is established and maintained. This sets its member companies apart from rope access companies that are not subject to such rigorous monitoring, controls and IRATA’s robust Training, Assessment and Certification Scheme.

Brock, with its own superb history of robust safe work practices, felt this membership was an appropriate step in our ongoing pursuit of continuous improvement. Rope access has grown to become an important component of the Brock Canada business as we benchmark ourselves to the highest possible standards when it comes to Rope Access safety.

Brock’s commitment to “Be Better Every Day” allows us to follow a standard of care and respect which defines who we are and how we operate in pursuing excellence in every aspect of our business. Brock’s Rope Access Service Line offers facility owners another proven safe, efficient and cost-effective method for executing maintenance, turnaround and capital projects.

Brock Crew at Xcel Sets The Example For What It Means To Bbest

Both Brock’s site crew as well as the Brock billing team for one of our customers have set the example of what it means to Bbest. Both the crew and the billing department received high marks from the customer. “I wanted to make a comment about how nice the Hayden-2 boiler scaffolding is that Brock installed and that I am not sure I have had scaffolding this nice on this boiler and I have been on a bunch of outages over the years. Also, your lighting was spot on! Not only was the lighting excellent but to me it is a huge safety benefit because our contractors and Xcel employees can see and feel comfortable on your scaffolding,” said the customer. About the billing department they had this to say, “You have done an excellent job for us and we appreciate what you do! I deal with a lot of different contractors and billing and you are always right on top of things. Makes my job a lot easier. Thank you it is much appreciated!” Thank you to both of these teams for showing what Brock can do and for setting the example of our Bbest spirit! You’re fantastic!

Pictured Left to Right: Shaun Arthurs (Superintendent), Nika Fritzler (Billing/Admin), Ethan Wymore (Project Manager)  

Sulphur, LA Branch Receives Multiple Awards from Safety Council Southwest LA

Brock Services’ Sulphur, Louisiana branch recently received the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana Contractor’s Gold Safety Award and Best in Class Award within the Specialty Contractor III category. This award is given to a specialty contractor with more than 500,000 Man Hours worked in 2019. Nominees who are considered for the Best in Class award have completed safety audits and have been recommended for the award by plant executives. Award recipients are categorized by man hours, type of work performed, best practices and other compliance programs. Each of these items receive points based on the quality of information and work performed that led to an exemplary safety environment.  Each category has a Bronze, Silver and Gold award. The ultimate “Best in Class” award is given to a few distinguished companies with the highest accumulated points. Great job to Brock Services in Sulphur, LA and to all the crews who are doing work in the area! What a great accomplishment!

Pictured: Brock Services Sulphur, LA Branch

Victor Porter, HSE Manager, Receives High Praise from Customer

Victor Porter, Brock Area HSE Manager in Oklahoma, was recently given high praise and big complements from one of our customers in the Oklahoma area:

“I have worked with Victor Porter for around 10 years in the refining industry. Victor is a true safety professional in everything he does from his relationships with his crews to the effort he puts into his daily tasks. I have always been able to depend on Victor completing tasks on time and helping to grow his teams from a safety and health standpoint. I appreciate the follow through he has for developing and meeting targets. Victor has also become a strong mentor to new safety professionals in the industry and is always looking to improve himself and those around him. I look forward to many more years working with him and continuing to see where his efforts take him in the industry.”

Jason Streater

Thank you Victor, for all of your dedication, hard work and safety professionalism that you bring to this company. Your Bsafe and Bbest spirit obviously shines through and you are truly appreciated!

Keep up the great work!