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Chris RichardsChris Richards
Manager, Program Development & Senior Safety Instructor

Chris is responsible for all ASTEC SAFETY course development and research in addition to new instructor certification. He is a certified Energy Safety Canada Auditor and our in-house content expert on many of the safety disciplines we teach.

Chris has a technical background servicing gas detection equipment, fire extinguishers, and breathing apparatus. He has spent time as a safety watch/bottle watch and field technician for air trailers and monitoring systems. Chris moved into a full time instructing role with our company, as of 2006. Chris also holds technician certificates from a number of manufacturers such as BW Technologies by Honeywell, Sperian respiratory equipment and Scott field level maintenance from his time spent as a technician. He is in the process of obtaining his CTP certification through the Canadian Society of Training and Development and has completed both in house and third party instructor training courses.


Dan LoewenDan Loewen
Senior Safety Instructor

Dan has rejoined the professional instructor team at ASTEC SAFETY after gaining management experience in the municipal sector. Prior to that, Dan could best be described as an entrepreneur, owning and operating a trucking firm and an industrial safety training organization. He has extensive experience as a Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and is often called upon to diagnose and assess the rolling stock at ASTEC. During his previous tenure with ASTEC he travelled extensively throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan, which prepared him for his current commute from the Battleford Region (where he maintains a ranch), to Lloydminster. Dan is accredited to teach a wide range of safety courses, is involved in the review and refreshing of courses at ASTEC and is actively seeking new courses we can bring to our customers. Over time, Dan will be working on expanding our presence in the important oilfield sector east of Lloydminster through to the Battlefords. When Dan is not working here at ASTEC he can be found supporting his family and their passion for rodeo and the western lifestyle.


Jonathan SiebenJonathan Sieben
Senior Safety Instructor

Jonathan is responsible for our instructional equipment, classroom settings and procedures. Jonathan is an instructor out of the Lloydminster location, teaching a variety of industrial safety courses for Astec. Starting with us in 2013, Jon has broadened his abilities to teach many courses and still continues to add to his certifications. Not only does Jon have oilfield experience to support the material in the courses he instructs, he also enjoys anything outdoors and is always exploring healthy menu options. Ask him about fitness, hunting, guns, or government legislation if you have time to engage in a lengthy debate.





Harold ArgueHarold Argue

Harold joins us after operating his own oilfield trucking firm hauling crude oil for customers like Husky Energy. He is a “lifer” in our region, with sales and marketing experience acquired in the automotive business. He is excited to start the next phase of his career with ASTEC SAFETY, and after serving a 1 year apprenticeship on a part-time basis, we couldn’t be more excited to see how his positive energy, demonstrated commitment to adult learning and his customer service skills will propel his career now that he has made the leap to full-time Instructor. Harold is the proud grandfather to seven grandchildren and enjoys exploring the outdoors whenever he can get away for a vacation.

Colleen HallColleen Hall
Contract Instructor

Since 2002, Dr.Hall has been with the Astec team as our contract First Aid Instructor for the Lloydminster location. Colleen holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has owned a veterinary practice in Neilburg Saskatchewan and has worked as a vet in New Zealand. Colleen loves working with landscaping around her yard, and runs her own greenhouse now as well as helping her husband operate their local mixed farm.




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