Professional Loss Control or PLC was established in 1976 as an American fire engineering company doing business mainly in the United States. In 1983, Luke Morrison established the Canadian arm of that business and established an office in Fredericton NB. A few years later when the American operation was sold to Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), the companies parted ways with the Canadian team continuing as Professional Loss Control, providing services to our Canadian clientele. PLC Fire Safety Engineering (PLC) has been servicing Canada since 1983. Since our first office opened in Fredericton, New Brunswick, we now have seven office locations, including our first American location, which opened in Anchorage, Alaska, in 2023.
PLC services most industries and sectors, including Nuclear, Transit, Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Mining, Forestry and other Industrial sectors, as well as the Institutional, Commercial, and Residential sectors. Each sector presents complex and unique challenges. Every facility needs to be looked at from an individual perspective, as even facilities serving the same function can be significantly different from each other.
Our commitment to Professionalism and Quality
Our team of experienced engineers actively stays up-to-date with the latest advances by participating in organizations including:
- Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
- Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
- Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC)
The Business Improvement and Standards Company (BSI) audits our quality management programme to ensure that PLC complies with ISO 9001 standards.
The result is a dynamic, flexible, knowledgeable team and a comprehensive selection of services that meet the fire protection and life safety objectives of our clients both in Canada and Internationally.
Mission vision and values
For 40 years, our mission has remained the same: to provide quality fire safety engineering services to support our clients’ loss control objectives and assist in their understanding of technical issues related to fire and explosions.
We understand that our clients rely on our work to ensure the safety of their businesses and people. We take our obligations extremely seriously and have implemented programs to ensure our clients receive the best solutions.
Our programs include the following:
- Health and Safety
- Corporate Security
- Emergency Preparedness Policy
Corporate responsibility for health and safety
PLC is committed to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.S. c.0.1. And regulated regulations and is committed to meeting them.
Our corporate Health and Safety Policy ensures employees are properly trained to conduct their duties diligently and responsibly, considering the health and safety of not just themselves but their co-workers and clients. Our Health and Safety Program also allows clients to provide our employees with site-specific training. Ensuring that the highest standard of safety is maintained.
Our Health and Safety Program includes the following:
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Violence and harassment prevention
- Workplace inspections
- A hazard and incidents reporting system
PLC is committed to managing environmental impact and integrity as an integral part of our operations. We ensure that we are implementing environmental best practices by following these principles:
-We employ management systems and procedures specifically designed to minimize the use of hazardous materials, energy, natural resources, and waste generation and to enable recycling and reuse of materials.
-We continually seek opportunities to improve our environmental performance by establishing objectives and targets, measuring progress, and reporting our results
-We promote participation and communication of our commitment to responsible environmental management by providing our employees with the necessary training and support needed to implement this policy.
We take the protection of information assets of both PLC and our clients from unauthorized access, loss or damage very seriously. We maintain federal security Designated Organization Screening (DOS) Clearance and Facility Security Clearance (FSC) for key staff and offices. Our electronic files are maintained on secured servers located in Canada. PLC technical staff will obtain client-specific security clearances as necessary on a project-by-project basis.
Emergency Preparedness Policy
Emergencies and critical incidents in the workplace can cause physical and psychological distress, interrupt business operations, or have other negative impacts on PLC and our clients. Prevention and effective management of emergency situations can mitigate the risks and minimize the negative impact of unexpected events. Every PLC facility has an Emergency Plan for their building. Our Emergency Preparedness Policy is reviewed annually to ensure it is always current.
Commitment to excellence
As of publishing this article, our client satisfaction rating stands at an impressive 93% for 2023. These results are based on client satisfaction surveys.
On average, clients ranked us excellent in all of the following areas:
- Value for money
- Schedule expectations
- Communication with your technical & management staff
- Technical content of our product and service
- Technical competence of PLC staff
- Meeting project scope
Thank you for 40 years
The staff at PLC is proud to have served North America, and international locations for the past 40 years. We strive to continue upholding our reputation for offering outstanding work. We sincerely thank our clients and the communities we serve and look forward to continuing to help make your facility and our communities safer.
To learn more about how PLC can help you, please reach out to us to schedule a conversation.