How We Got Our Start
While we could list the standard website responses in this section, why not allow our clients to speak for us:
“We have a really good relationship with the company (Ronin). They (Ronin) provide the total package. Other companies just want to sit around and then only do a rescue. Ronin is active in the tool box talks, taking over the confined space [responsibilities], working with our guys to make sure they know what to expect each day to stay safe. Ronin takes responsibility for it all. Then when the project is done, [they] hand it back to us. They are a one stop shop. Their safety record too that is incredibly important.”
“When we first started working with Ronin there was a confined space we had not identified. Ronin assessed it right there on the spot, didn’t charge extra. They just helped us out. They continually do this. It is more like a partnership than a supplier relationship.”
“We were buying some equipment, essentially a tripod for rope rescue. Ronin advised us which to buy, then provided a member of their team for training. And it was the best training that my guys have had.”
Ronin’s philosophy is “our client’s concerns are our concerns”.
As every client has a unique set of circumstances and problems, each solution we provide needs to vary to meet those differences.
Ronin Safety & Rescue works with our clients in a partnership to manage their safety and rescue concerns. Clients indicate that we are flexible, dependable and manage their concerns on their sites. By assisting clients both domestically and internationally, our staff are able to procure new skills and techniques which ensure our clients are kept up to date on regulatory compliance, safety and efficiency. As a result, our clients rate us high in customer satisfaction.
Ronin is comprised primarily of current or former military and emergency services personnel. Rescue and Safety is what we do! It is our profession and our passion. Our staff have performed rescues in some of the worst conditions imaginable. We have seen the negative side of accidents and incidents knowing full well that with proper communication, procedure and training the majority of them are preventable. Ronin brings this knowledge, passion and professionalism to every client.
Ronin can and will manage the safety and rescue portion of a project. Ronin is willing to assume the risk, ensuring our clients do not have to. We have worked in failed states, at extreme heights and in remote and desolate locations. We are there to mitigate your concerns, to make your job easier, in any environment and at any time.
The primary staff at Ronin bought the company back from a large corporation. We did this to be more flexible and responsive to our clients. We did this to better meet our customer’s needs and adhere to our company philosophy.
RONIN CHARITABLE SOCIETY
In 2015, Ronin Safety and Rescue formed a not for profit entity named the Ronin Charitable Society.
With many Ronin staff being former Military and current Emergency Service personnel, we wanted to create a platform to assist these communities where we could. The objectives of the Society are:
To promote the well-being of military veterans and emergency first responders and to encourage their full participation within their communities
To assist with the transition process of military veterans to the civilian sector and/or workforce by:
Providing and/or assisting with the provision of skill and theory based training,
Creating networks for work and social services and
Provide direct social services when necessary
To reflect the needs and issues of military veterans to individuals, agencies and the public media and to advocate for change. To seek funds from government and/or other resources for the implementation of the aforementioned objectives
To cooperate and work with other citizens and groups sharing similar objectives.
To provide or participate in trade shows, job fairs or other networking events focused on transition, skill, knowledge development and opportunities for military veterans.
To organize events, festivals, conferences and exhibitions and to publish periodicals to further the objectives of the society
To do everything incidental and necessary to promote and attain the foregoing purposes within and outside of Canada.
In 2015 the Ronin Charitable Society in conjunction with ER Plus Risk Management Group delivered a three week program consisting of the trade safety coordinator, construction safety officer and occupational first aid level 2 course to 13 Military Veterans. This program was offered to these veterans free of charge.
In January 2016 the Ronin Charitable Society in conjunction with Training Division in Texas offered the SMART program to 30 military veterans in BC and Ontario so they could obtain their IFSAC NFPA Firefighter 1 seal. Once again this was offered to the veterans free of charge.
In 2018 and 2019 the Ronin Charitable Society offered two more Firefighting courses in addition to two SPRAT Rope Access Courses for Veterans.
In 2019, two of the Ronin staff were awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs commendation for assisting veterans.
Should you be interested in working with the Ronin Charitable Society to promote one of the objectives listed above, please contact us directly.
The eventual goal is to turn this non-profit into a registered charity.
PRIVATE RESCUER FAQ
Why hire a private rescuer provider?
In many jurisdictions local legislation prohibits or limits the employer from relying solely on publicly funded emergency first responders as the “employers obligation to provide rescue services” specific to confined space work.
If local first responders can provide such services, a written and signed rescue agreement is required to be in place between the first responders and the company.
Some items to consider when hiring a private rescue provider (PRP):
Insurance – does the PRP have valid and adequate coverage? Do they have Errors & Omissions as well as Third Party General Liability coverage? Automobile coverage?
Incorporation – Is the PRP a registered company? If something goes wrong, will the company still be there?
Workers Compensation Coverage – Does the PRP have valid Workers Compensation coverage?
Training – Are the PRP’s workers adequately trained? Is the training ongoing and documented? Have they received training from third party organizations? What recognized designations do they hold?
Equipment – Is the equipment the PRP using, approved for the task they are performing? Does the PRP know what is acceptable for use in your industry? Are there records pertaining to the use of equipment and it’s serviceability?
Health & Safety Programs – Does the PRP have a health and safety program? Specifically, do they have fall protection, respiratory protection and confined space programs?
Program Obligations – Does the PRP fulfill its program obligations? An example would be annual documented fit testing for respiratory protection.
First Aid – Does the PRP have adequate, current, licensed first aid qualified staff? Are the first aid qualifications valid in your jurisdiction?
Rescue Procedures – Does the PRP have the ability to produce applicable rescue procedures?
Contracts – Does the PRP have a rescue agreement or service contract detailing the services provided by the PRP?
References –Is the PRP able and willing to provide you with references from previous clients?
Mock Drill – Is the PRP able and willing to demonstrate it’s abilities to rescue a worker from a representative space?
These are all points that you as the client, looking to hire a private rescue provider, can and should consider.