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About Us

Serving you for over a decade. Nestled in the heart of Ottawa, Holmes Safety Training has been the beacon of safety, a family-run business that reverberates the essence of community, care, and camaraderie.

Our thriving legacy is steeped in our unwavering commitment to prioritize human safety above all else, a belief that reverberates through our slogan, "everyone deserves the right to arrive home safely at the end of the day." 

 

Established with a vision to create a safer work environment, Holmes Safety Training is a family-owned business that has been a cornerstone in Ottawa's safety training landscape for over a decade.

Our roots run deep as a local enterprise, yet our impact reaches far and wide. At Holmes Safety Training, we go beyond the conventional, blending comprehensive safety knowledge with the warmth and personal touch of a family run business. Our dedication and passion for safety reflect not just in our business, but also in the strong relationships we've nurtured within the community. 

Our team of highly skilled instructors, united by the shared ethos of 'people helping people', bring to the table a dynamic teaching approach that is both engaging and enjoyable. We firmly believe that learning should never be a chore, but an exciting journey. We are proud of our reputation as the innovators who transformed 'boring' safety training into an interactive experience that leaves a lifelong impact. 

In the era where safety norms often yield to commercial interests, we stand as a beacon of integrity. With Holmes Safety Training, you are not just taking another course; you are becoming a part of a movement that values human safety and well-being above all. 

Join us at Holmes Safety Training, where safety is not just our business, but our mission. As we continue to serve the Ottawa area and beyond, we promise you an enlightening and dynamic experience, one that will forever change your perception of safety training. 

Meet the Team

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Founder and Director

Lindsay Holmes

Lindsay was passionate about safety throughout her childhood in Ottawa. After receiving her formal education and first aid instructor training, Lindsay traveled to British Columbia, where she worked as a safety officer in remote logging camps. 

Lindsay turned her first-hand knowledge of workplace safety into an innovative educational approach, and created Holmes Safety Training as its vehicle. She has now successfully taught over 5000 students over 10 years as Holmes Medical Training’s Lead First Aid Instructor. Lindsay is known for her cheerful and energetic leadership style and has a dedicated team of safety professionals working with her to provide quality training you can trust.

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Leading Instructor

Lorne Cooper

Lorne was born and raised in Dartmouth Nova Scotia where he attended St Mary’s University before he joined the Canadian Army where he served for over 35 years in a variety of operational theatres throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa.

 

Currently Lorne follows his passion of scuba diving as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). After seeing a need for dive specific first aid instruction Lorne became an instructor with the Divers Alert Network, the leading global agency for dive medicine research and advice to medical practitioners anywhere in the world. Lorne brings knowledge of first aid and a passion for safety to Holmes Safety Training 

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Bilingual Instructor

Caroline Brown

Caroline was born and raised in Gatineau, Quebec and is fluent in both French and English. Caroline has years of experience as a health and safety officer, starting her journey with the Royal Bank and continuing as a part of the competitive equestrian circuit. Through her work with Holmes Safety Training, Caroline has become known for her upbeat, engaging, and hands-on approach to first aid teaching.  Caroline is an asset to the team and provides to our clients a delightful personality, professional instruction, and bilingualism.

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Director

Michael Holmes

Michael is the newest member at Holmes Safety Training, making sure the needs of both employees and clients come first. Michael has many years of firsthand experience in the construction safety field. He trained and worked for many years in the forestry industry, finishing as the supervisor for remote camp operations, returning to Ottawa to continue in the construction industry and safety programs development.

 

His experiences in operations management, emergency medical care, and workplace safety have made him the perfect fit for his newest role. Clients can feel confident when dealing with Michael that he will be both professional and accommodating of their needs.

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Instructor

Anas Roustom

Dr. Roustom grew up in Montreal, where he decided that his vocation was to help save lives. He received his degree as a physician in 2012, and enhanced his education with several postgraduate certifications in medical communications. Anas is passionate about sharing knowledge and experience of medical emergencies through first aid courses and helping others save lives.

 

In the classroom, Anas explains emergency medical conditions in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. He has gained a wealth of first-hand knowledge from his years working as a 911 dispatch operator, instructing and coaching people over the phone as they dealt with emergency situations.

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