Breaker Technology Reaches Three Years Accident Free!

Filipe Bispo Joins Breaker Technology As Regional Sales Manager for Quebec, Brazil & North Africa

As part of Breaker Technology’s initiative to better serve its worldwide markets, BTI hired Filipe Bispo from Montreal to manage its French and Portuguese speaking territories.

Filipe has a License in Engineering Automotive (B.A.) from the Aeronautic and Automotive Mechanic Institute in France and 16 years of International Sales experience including heavy equipment sales. He speaks three languages, English, French and Portuguese.

Filipe will report directly to Terry McKague, Director of International Sales. Filipe can be reached via email at [email protected] or call direct at 514.241.9814.

Power Your Productivity with Breaker Technology at Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas

Are you getting ready for North American’s largest Construction and Aggregate tradeshow? We are and we’re super excited about showing off our entire breaker line. Our equipment is already loaded and on its way.

If you’re looking to power your productivity on your job site, whether in a mine, quarry, demolition or construction site, BTI has some powerful tools that will help you operate more efficiently and break into profitability.

Here’s what we’re showing off at ConExpo 2017:

Breaker Technology Welcomes Mike Sheffield, International Sales Representative

Breaker Technology welcomes Mike Sheffield, International Sales Representative for Europe, Russia, Mongolia and “Stan” countries.

Mike comes to Breaker Technology with over 35 years of experience in the mining equipment business. His varied background includes engineering design, sales/marketing, project management and product management.

Mike has an extensive travel log throughout his career. His knowledge of the international marketplace will continue to equip BTI customers and mines worldwide, keeping companies productive and profitable.

"I am eagerly looking forward to being part of an exciting team at BTI, where customer focus and innovation are among the cornerstones of the business." says Mike.

Anyone needing some assistance in the international marketplace, email Mike at [email protected] or call him driect at 705.888.6929.

Breaker technology continues to break safety records; Obtains new safety certification

Breaker Technology (BTI) received OHSAS 18001-2007 certification, an internationally recognized standard for occupational health and safety, for the first time in company history this month. With a current safety record of 975 consecutive days and counting, without a recordable injury, a company record, it became apparent that BTI pursues a certification process to ensure its safety practices and processes are both upheld and recognized.

So what accounts for such a high number of consecutive days without a recordable injury? BTI has developed a real culture of safety awareness with its employees at every level.

“We hold safety tool box talks at the start of every shift,” says Brad Forrest, BTI’s Human Resources Manager. We also offer continuous safety training, hold weekly safety inspections with our 6S program and have an active and committed Joint Health and Safety Committee.

Pursuing the OHSAS 18001-2007 certification was a natural step in the process of developing its safety culture. The certification requires Breaker Technology to establish and demonstrate sound occupational health and safety policies and procedures that adhere to rules and regulations, and provide a mechanism to improve safety performance.

Not only is safety at the top of mind at BTI, quality management and the environment are also high on the list of priorities. BTI achieved recertification for ISO 9001-2008, a quality management system and ISO 14001-2004, an environmental management system.

Originally obtained in 1998, recertifying the ISO 9001 – 2008 designation is a process that ensures they are upholding a standard to meet the needs of customers and stakeholders. The certification includes developing standards around customer focus, leadership, engagement of people, using a process approach, continuous improvement, evidence-based decision making and relationship management.

BTI also achieved ISO 14001-2004 certification again, which shows its continued commitment to the environment. This standard ensures that BTI develops policies and procedures around minimizing the impact on the environment, that they are in compliance with laws and regulations, and that they have systems in place to continually improve their environmental management system.

Some environmental improvements made include purchasing hazardous waste storage containers specifically designed to contain accidental spills, energy efficient lighting, HRV units that recirculate plant air and an aggressive recycling program.

“In achieving these three certifications, BTI is demonstrating its commitment to providing the best possible equipment and service to its customers, while maintaining high standards in protecting the environment and its people,” says Forrest.

BTI Is Breaking Safety Records

On May 6, 2015, BTI celebrated a Safety Milestone – TWO YEARS without a recordable injury! With great pride, we recognized and celebrated this event with each other, and now, in line with the culture of safety that we're building, we turn our thoughts forward with the belief that every day counts, and it’s time to move on.

Breaker Technology’s safety culture is founded on the belief that to succeed; everyone must have opportunities to communicate and participate. We have implemented many communication opportunities for employees at all levels, which run both up and down the corporate ladder. These include such things as morning safety meetings, morning production meetings, daily safety talks and monthly Joint Health and Safety meetings. All Safety Suggestions, questions, and concerns that arise from these are welcomed and considered by a wide range of participants.

Similarly, opportunities to participate also exist at all levels in the company. Our Safety Culture is rooted in the basics: preventative maintenance checks, area inspections, employee discussions and review sessions. Servicing our products in the field can be challenging from a safety aspect and yet we make time to “take 5” for safety to ensure that we, our co-workers and our customers are working safely.

Everyone at BTI knows the importance of speaking up when they see something that can be improved.

Beyond this, we are always looking for improvement opportunities. For example, we have recently worked with our corporate partners to develop a new measurement tool, which looks at both leading and lagging indicators of safety performance. This helps us to see where past concerns have been and to ensure that we are proactively looking for safety improvement opportunities.

Two years without a recorded injury is a record to be proud of. Our Safety Culture has been developed on the understanding that we can have many more days like this, and we are looking forward with anticipation to safety success.