2nd annual Safety Den wants your “big ideas” for #BCCPA2017

2nd Annual Safety DenAre you ready to pitch your big safety idea or innovation to the Safety Den? Then be sure to enter the competition to win a big cash prize as well as bragging rights!

SafeCare BC is sponsoring one of the most exciting events at the BCCPA’s 40th Annual Conference (#BCCPA2017). This competition is unlike any other at #BCCPA2017 as it gives the opportunity for inventors to pitch their “big ideas” to improve the safety of those in care, as well as their caregivers. We are looking for submissions from both organizations and individuals who have ways to improve safety in a care setting.

The second annual Safety Den is a “Dragon’s Den” style event to search for the most innovative ideas for keeping health care providers safe in the workplace. Caregivers experience some of the highest injury rates of any occupation. The Safety Den is taking place at Fairmont Chateau Whistler on Monday, May 29th from 3:00- 4:30 pm.

Three finalists will be selected to pitch their safety innovations to our panel of safety ‘dragons’.

Today we are announcing our first judges for the Safety Den, Tracey Cochrane and Michael Neumann.

Tracey Cochrane, Owner of Points West Audio Visual

Tracey Cochrane

As the owner of Points West, Tracey has headed up their expanding healthcare division, acquiring the newest technologies for long term care facilities with a focus on staff safety and dementia care.

Tracey brings many years of service and experience in the hospitality industry in sales, marketing and property ownership, along with a passion for technology that led here to acquire Points West Audio Visual. Points West Audio Visual has been recognized for its high levels of customer service for almost 30 years. She is building a future-focused company whose specialty is to provide professional grade audio visual equipment, code white systems using RFID technology, imaging analytics, installation, training and design.

Volunteering is also a passion for her. Tracey is a long serving committee member for the annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, Parent Advisory Councils, Girl Guides of Canada, and her latest position as a director on the board for Starbright Children’s Development Centre.

Michael Neumann, Industry Consultant

Michael Neumann

Michael is a consultant with several years in the seniors care sector, and the former Executive Director for Revera Long Term Care who brings experience as a senior-level business executive with a diverse background in some of Canada’s most successful brands. Neumann is currently the Chair of the SafeCare BC Governance Committee and was first elected to their Board two years ago.

Michael has expert-level experience in purchasing, sales, company management, operations, franchising and a proven track record of financial success.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our other Safety Den judges!

About the Safety Den

This unique competition will take place at Fairmont Chateau Whistler on Monday, May 29th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Submit your ideas via email to lily@safecarebc.ca before April 21st, and get the chance to present your innovations in return for prize money!

The cash prizes to be rewarded are as follows:

  • First Place:      $1000.00
  • Second Place: $750.00
  • Third Place:    $500.00

Prizes sponsored by Points West AV.