Published Articles and Mentions of Craig Kennedy
No amount of dust, it seems, is too little to be ignored. Any surface that has more than five per cent of dust accumulation on it has to be cleaned off. In fact, a thickness that exceeds an eighth of an inch is too much, says Craig Kennedy, owner of Kennedy Forest and Safety Consultants in Williams Lake, British Columbia. “That is the thickness of two nickels.”
Meet Craig Kennedy, RFT, a forestry consultant with the Tl’etinqox-T’in Government Office (TGO), Anahim Band. He started his consulting business in 2008, with the support from Community Futures of Cariboo Chilcotin, immediately after being laid off from a forest industry job. He wanted to get into a business area that was untapped.
“In my previous job it became evident to me that the SAFE Companies Program administered through the Forest Safety Council was proving to be difficult for some companies to achieve. These companies were supportive of the initiative but were so busy running their business, they needed a little extra help as the industry was tightening up on safety requirements and making it mandatory for companies to be SAFE certified. Using my past experience and knowledge of the safety program process, I focused my consultancy business on forestry and safety. Safety being an area no one else was involved in at the time,” says Kennedy
From the SAFE Companies Update Newsletter:
64 MORE COMPANIES BUILD A SAFER FOREST INDUSTRY
Between May 25 and June 5, another 64 companies received their SAFE certification. Congratulations to them all for making their job sites safer and for contributing to a safer BC forest industry…
By LeRae Haynes
It has been five years since Craig Kennedy opened the doors to his home-based business: Kennedy Forest and Safety Consultants. He started out with two clients and now has over 100 customers across the province—a steady growth that reflects both the need for the professional services he offers, and also his dedication to detail and reputation for excellence.
January 2008 – Present (4 years 4 months) Williams Lake, BC
Leading supplier of safety solutions to small and medium sized business, especially SAFE Certification and safety auditing. Forestry manager for Toosey Band near Riske Creek, BC, economic development and project management for the Band’s community members.