Calgary, Alberta (June 10, 2014) – While expertise is an important criterion when vouching a renovation company, clients should also check what steps a candidate has taken to maintain a safe, organized and clean worksite. Pinnacle Group which provides topnotch home renovations to Calgary residents has taken extra measures to ensure utmost safety during construction by securing a SECOR™ certification in 2011.

SECOR™ (short for Small Employer Certificate of Recognition) is a work safety training program created by the Alberta Construction Safety Association. To achieve this accreditation, a company must have at least 10 employees who have finished the in-depth health and safety program, and passed the subsequent exam.

However, SECOR™ is not a one-time certification, but rather a long-term program. Maintaining it requires undergoing constant training and annual audits conducted by a committee designated by the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (COR™).

Despite the rigorous accreditation process, the certification offers holders many benefits. Primary of these is a greater ability to address the risk and cost of worksite injuries. It also gives builders and contractors a business advantage since many clients will only work with SECOR™-accredited firms. The Alberta Workers Compensation Board (WCB) also offers financial incentives to companies that participate in the SECOR™ program.

Thus far, the program has effectively improved construction-site safety, reducing claims cost by 25%, slashing lost time claim rates and disabling injury rates by 40%, and reducing fatality rates to half that of the provincial average.

As a leading Calgary home renovations firm, Pinnacle Group understands that worksite injuries delay the completion of projects. Hence, it makes sure that all home improvements are not only masterfully constructed, but safely executed as well. To learn more about the company’s services and accreditations, visit: www.PinnacleRenovations.ca.

About The Pinnacle Group

Founded in 1999 by CEO Paul Klassen, Pinnacle Group’s goal has always been to elevate the standards of the home renovation industry. As proof of achieving this goal, the company was awarded the 2011 Better Business Bureau Ethics Award and the 2013 SAM Award for Best Kitchen Renovation in the 90K+ category.