“A very well knowledgeable and experienced trainer. Highly recommend to anyone.”
(SCS student feedback – Standard First Aid training class)

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Meet our trainers

Our trainers are dedicated to helping you or your workers not just pass the course and learn the information for the test, but be able to recall it later and use those skills for safe work in the context of their own jobs.

Check out the trainers currently teaching on our regular schedule below.

 

Dave Cochrane

I have been teaching courses at Safety Coordination Services since 2013, and am a regular instructor for First Aid, H2S Alive, and Confined Space Entry and Rescue. Prior to being an instructor, I was involved in a variety of fields focused on safety and security all over Alberta and bring that experience to teaching by demonstrating real world and life experience on how important safety is.

The most satisfying part of my work as an instructor is educating students to ensure they have the right knowledge to do the job right, do it safely, and go home at the end of the day.

Donald Adams

I’ve been teaching courses at Safety Coordination Services since 2017, and am a regular instructor for H2S Alive, Fall Protection, and Confined Space Entry and Monitor.

Prior to being an instructor, I was involved in plant production operations for 21 years, and then moved into to the industrial cleaning field, and eventually in the world of health and safety in the oilsands area.

I bring that experience to teaching by communicating my years of experience across many industries. The most satisfying part of my work as an instructor is interaction with my classes of students.

Larry Serbin

I’ve been teaching courses at Safety Coordination Services since 2018 and am the regular instructor for the Asbestos Worker Occupational Health and Safety course and the Asbestos Awareness course.

In addition to being an instructor, I am the lead industrial hygienist for SCS. Prior to working at SCS, I was involved in industrial hygiene in industry and healthcare and managed a laboratory offering industrial hygiene analytical services in government and the private sector. I have developed and presented courses in asbestos awareness, respiratory protection, spill response, hearing conservation, and chemical hazards.

The most satisfying part of my work as an instructor is passing on my knowledge and experience, and at the end of the day feeling that something has been accomplished towards making the worker safer.

Mike McPhee

I’ve been teaching courses at Safety Coordination Services since 2010 and am a regular instructor for St. John Ambulance First Aid courses. Before teaching, I was involved in the oilfield for TuboScope and Atco. I also am an NCCP Level 3 certified sport instructor and bring that extra expertise to teaching with methods of facilitating that mean all different generations enjoy the classes I teach.

The most satisfying part of my work as an instructor is to give what I have to the students, with great stories, live hands-on experiences, and ease of course delivery.

I am also the operations manager for Leduc Safety Services and aim to make students comfortable and at home at my facility.

Mike Wert

I have been an instructor since 2008 and have worked at Safety Coordination Services since 2010. I primarily teach the St. John Ambulance Standard First Aid course.

Prior to becoming an instructor, I was involved in the medical world with St. John Ambulance, and the Canadian College of Emergency Medical Services.

The most satisfying part of my work as an instructor is the real life knowledge and experiences that can be brought to the class to better prepare students for the real world.