Industrial Safety Trainers partners with Mentor Safety

Industrial Safety Trainers partners with Mentor Safety

Industrial Safety Trainers partners with Mentor Safety

SafetyCo Partners, a relatively new player in the occupational health and safety industry, has announced a strategic investment and alliance with Mentor Safety Consulting, Inc. through its affiliate, Industrial Safety Trainers (IST). This move is part of SafetyCo's plan to modernize the safety services sector and enhances its offerings in the industrial, infrastructure, construction, and education sectors.

Mentor Safety, a company based in London, Ontario, will integrate its operations with IST, benefitting from increased resources, back-end support, and an extended geographic reach. This partnership marks a significant step forward in consolidating and streamlining the fragmented safety consulting industry.

"We are excited to partner with Mentor Safety and to identify synergies across our businesses to support our combined growth. Having a foothold in London means we can expand our service offering to more clients across Southern Ontario at an accelerated pace," said Randy Dignard, founder of Industrial Safety Trainers.

Jamie Wright, president & founder of Mentor Safety, is optimistic about the collaboration. "Working with Randy, the IST team, and SafetyCo has been a very positive experience,” said Wright. “As I look to transition the day-to-day operations of the business, I know I have found a partner in IST that can not only help Mentor Safety thrive but also propel it to the next level."

Dignard further emphasized the advantages of this strategic alliance, saying, "we look forward to working with Mentor Safety founder, Jamie Wright, and his established team, and to embracing a collective culture of mentorship both internally and through our client partnerships."

Under the terms of the investment, Mentor Safety will maintain ownership of its training program content, while IST will provide essential support in program management and facilitation. Additionally, IST will offer Mentor Safety an enhanced back-end support system encompassing technology, finance, and marketing, further fortifying their position in the industry.

Mentor Safety, founded in 2008, boasts a team of seasoned safety trainers and consultants. The company provides safety consulting and training services to businesses of all sizes, with a clientele that includes Canada Post, GM, Purolator, and Magna. Offering services both in-person at their London training facility and through remote and virtual training, Mentor Safety's senior consultants bring more than two decades of experience in the health and safety industry from large organizations.

IST, a SafetyCo company since fall 2022, is committed to reshaping the landscape of safety consulting nationwide. This partnership with Mentor Safety is yet another milestone in their pursuit of excellence and industry-wide transformation.

SafetyCo’s investment in Mentor Safety signifies a significant step forward in reshaping and enhancing the occupational health and safety industry. With a shared vision of providing top-notch safety services, this partnership is set to benefit businesses and organizations across Southern Ontario and beyond.