About DCS Safety Consulting

It’s time for a transformation in safety management.

To create systems and processes that go beyond a checkbox or a cookie-cutter program. To shift safety from a tasklist to be part of the culture of an organization.

We believe in getting out ahead of the risk and embedding safety into your corporate DNA, establishing it as a value that is lived and breathed company-wide. From management to reception and everyone in between, the responsibility of safety falls to everyone.

We want to keep it simple and intentional, to allow companies to embrace safety and allow it to elevate their work. It’s about finding solutions to problems before they impact lives and the bottom line. We want to educate everyone with the tools to be proactive about hazards and risks and prevent tragedy.

Because at the end of the day — every day — DCS Safety Consulting wants people to get home safely.

Our Team

Dean Sinclair, RPF, CRSP

Dean is the managing director and owner of DCS Consulting Ltd. He has been working in the forest industry since 1992 throughout British Columbia and New Zealand. His experience includes safety management and auditing, project management, incident management, field supervision and all aspects of forest engineering. Dean excels in client liaison and as a consultant project manager in the safety and forestry industries.

Dean established DCS Consulting Ltd. in November 2008 to provide professional consulting services to business owners/managers and their staffs on safety management systems (OHS), quality assurance systems (QA), environmental protection programs (EPR) and other workplace health & safety related issues such as human resources issues (HRM).

Shannon Smyrl, PhD

Shannon has been working in the fields of communication, instructional design and training for ten years. She is an effective facilitator and can meet all corporate communication needs including stakeholder liaison, training and material development.

Shannon excels in group facilitation and in developing and implementing training programs. She also has experience in writing scripts for video productions, creating instructional materials including handouts, assessments as well as developing training plans for new employees or clients.

Who We’ve Worked With

We have a long history of working with municipalities, large corporations, small businesses, and everything in between. We’ve helped cities increase their safety standards for their workforce, helped keep large construction sites safe from hazards, and helped various forestry companies with our extensive professional forester services.

How We Will Work With You

The best way to manage safety is to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. We can help you create an action plan for implementing new or improved safety practices in your workplace or community. Our consultants will work with your team to develop strategies for avoiding injury on site by identifying potential hazards before they occur and developing procedures to mitigate those risks. You’ll receive written recommendations for improving existing policies as well as recommendations for new policies based on our findings during our review of your current practices.

If you are looking for a safety manager but don’t have the time or resources to dedicate to it yourself, we provide “safety manager for hire” services too. We will ensure your system is up to date and functioning effectively so that you can focus on other aspects of your business.

Case Studies

EllisDon Facilities Services – Royal Inland Hospital Kamloops

In 2018 EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare was named the preferred proponent for a 6 year, $417M expansion and renovation of Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops, BC. At the same time, EllisDon Facilities Service Inc, was awarded a 30 year maintenance contract for RIH.

Gitxaala Environmental Services OHS Program Development

As a brand new company, Gitxaala had no occupational health and safety program in place and a program was required.

Emil Anderson – COR gap analysis and WIVA preparation

The Emil Anderson group (EAG) is a well-known, long-established group of companies providing heavy construction services in the transportation and industrial infrastructure sectors.