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Press Release: Abco Elevator receives SCSA Safety Leadership Award


Abco Elevator is honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the 2021 Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association “Corporate Leadership in Safety Award”.

The annual award is an acknowledgment of Saskatchewan individuals, companies, and committees who have promoted the SCSA’s mission of “Constructing Safety Leadership” and vision of “Creating the Safest Construction Environment in Canada.”

“This is an enormous privilege,” said Abco CEO Lonnie Mackenzie. “To be chosen of all the many excellent businesses in Saskatchewan is a sincere compliment on the work we’ve been doing.”

The Corporate Leadership in Safety Award recognizes the dedication, outstanding contribution, commitment, and leadership to increase health and safety in the workplace.

“Safety is and always has been a foremost element in the Abco culture,” Mackenzie said. “The safety of our employees and customers is of the greatest concern, and recently, the company, through its UpLift Learning subsidiary, has developed a training program for First Responders who are called out to elevator entrapment situations.”

He said that Responder Elevator Training (or RET) Level 1, is unique in that it is delivered entirely online, so fire rescue personnel anywhere in North America can take the course without having to travel.

“With today’s pandemic concerns and budgetary restrictions, RET Level 1 is an innovative solution to a safety training gap.”

Having been chosen for the Corporate Leadership in Safety Award, Mackenzie said, will prove an even greater incentive for the company to lean into a safety leadership role.

“We are very grateful to the SCSA and the adjudication panel for their work, and will continue to do what we can to make Saskatchewan’s elevator industry the safest it can be.”