Training and Competency
Our consulting professionals are members in good standing with either the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA), Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS), Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB) and / or the Association of the Chemical Profession of Alberta (ACPA).
In addition to being an ISO 9000:2008 compliant company, Ridgeline also maintains permits to practice with both APEGA and APEGS.
The School of Ridgeline
The School of Ridgeline was developed in 2011 with a vision of developing 10 independent courses which would be available to Ridgeline staff within a 5 year timeframe. The goal of this program is to enhance employee competency and professional development.
Workers must be deemed competent prior to operating equipment and critical job tasks. A competent worker is someone that is adequately qualified, suitably trained and with sufficient experience to safely perform work without supervision or with only a minimal degree of supervision. Work that may endanger a worker must be completed by a worker who is competent to do the work, or by a worker who is working under the direct supervision of a worker who is competent to do the work. All workers must be trained in procedures and this training tracked until they are deemed competent. To that end, competencies have been defined that align with critical job inventories and are validated through supervisory observation of Ridgeline’s various safe job procedures.