In 1987 two brothers partnered up to form a vacuum service company with a focus on quality service. It’s come a long way from its humble beginnings from a used Atco trailer as an office and small quonset hut for a shop. Garry Nelson attributes any success in the business to the hard working employees and subcontractors that they feel privileged to be working with under the Nelson Bros. banner.

“The only reason we’re still here are the guys with the boots on the ground; they are committed to delivering excellent service safely.” Safety has become the number one priority at Nelson Bros. because they value the health and safety of their employees and customers above everything else.” Nelson Bros. has a comprehensive safety program that focuses on exceeding industry & legislative standards. We can only achieve this because our employees demonstrate the commitment to safety that our management team asks of them. Our employees are well trained and obtain the experience they need to perform their duties to the standard of excellence that is expected of them. We have a behavior based safety program which recognizes our employees who go above and beyond to give our customers the safe and efficient service that they’ve come to expect from us.

Nelson Bros. holds a Certificate of Recognition (C.O.R.) from Alberta Labour and employs a full time Environment Health and Safety Supervisor to provide the company and clients with assistance should any Health, Safety or Environmental issues arise. All employees are required to have a basis set of training courses (First Aid, H2S Alive, TDG and WHMIS) and may have other courses depending on their activities on the worksite (ie. Picker operator will require a journeyman certificate). We are also part of leading industry safety organizations to assist our customers with vendor management: ISNetworld, Complyworks, Avetta.

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