SafeWork Consulting

a Division of The Foston Group (TFG)


A New Source For Your Fingerprint Needs


SafeWork Consulting Inc. - A Division of The Foston Group

SafeWork Consulting Inc., located in Nanaimo, BC, is an authorized agent for Pacific Fingerprint Services Inc., a B.C. based RCMP Canadian Criminal Real Time Identification Services (CCRTIS) accredited Fingerprint Company.

SafeWork provides inked and electronic fingerprint services for civil applications for residents for the residents of Central and Upper Vancouver Island. 

Services include:

  • Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence 
  • BC Security Workers Licenses
  • Pardon Applications 
  • Landed Immigrant Status
  • VISA/Border Crossing/Foreign Travel / Work 
  • Pre-Employment Criminal Record Checks 
  • Privacy Act Requests
  • Adoption (Canadian/International) 
  • Employment (Federal Government)
  • Employment (Provincial Government)
  • Name Changes

In order to deliver the most convenient and cost effective service to our clients SafeWork offers a mobile service, where we come to the you.

SafeWork can provide Criminal Name Check Police Certificates (CPIC) within 24 hour and RCMP Criminal Record Certificates via electronic fingerprint submissions with 4-10 business days providing there is no criminal record associated to the fingerprints.

SafeWork looks forward to providing our clients with a quick and convenient source for any and all of your civil fingerprint needs. 

For more information please call:

SafeWork Consulting Inc. (Jim Foston) 604 538-4653, 



Pacific Fingerprinting Services Inc. Toll Free 1 866 350-0999, Suite 417-15216 North Bluff Rd. White Rock, B.C. V4B 0A7

New Workshop Civility in the Workplace - Anti-Harassment & Bullying as per BC's Bill-14 Federal legislation. This workshop exceeds the training requirement established by WorksafeBC. Participants will be challenged personally and collectively as they develop their knowledge on the topic and give thought to how they will apply their knowledge post workshop.

This workshop has been well received by several Vancouver Island University programs and numerous corporate clients.


Over the past 20 years, we've been trying to influence positive change in the Canadian security industry. To borrow the words of Robert F. Kennedy:

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped."

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

SafeWork Consulting (SWC) is a Bastion of the most advanced health and safety training available to the security industry. SWC training is developed by security professionals for security professionals and their clients.  SWC is an organization strongly defending or upholding ethical, moral and legal safety practices, principles, attitudes, or activities in the Canadian private security industry.

We guide organizations on how to comply with their occupational health and safety compliance obligations, develop more effective and collaborative work environments, apply "Duty of Care" and demonstrate due diligence. In other words, while you’re protecting your clients or organization. Protecting the Protectors is about SWC protecting you.

How do we do this? By helping you:

  • Increase Safety and Deliver a Financial Return
  • Reduce Accidents and Their Associated Legal Costs

  • Increase Operational Training Efficiency
  • Create a Competitive Advantage

SWC helps you make a demonstrable difference to your clients and your own business!


Other Services

If you are looking for security and safety training and consulting services for large and small businesses, then you have come to the right place. We pride ourselves in our:

  • Knowledge of the Industry
  • Appreciation of the Cost Associated to Running a Security Business
  • Ability to Meet and Exceed Your Training Needs Within Your Budget
  • Mobile Fingerprinting Services

SWC was founded in 2002, by Jim Foston. SWC is committed to strengthening the business models and plans of small businesses in the asset protection sector. From training your staff in OHS compliance to delivering a security service that exceeds the industry norm, we are here to lend you a helping hand. Mandated or not, training is necessary! Without training, your organization wastes time and money and becomes vulnerable in many ways.

Employees who don't receive adequate training are likely to make more mistakes and commit more accidents that impact your company's productivity. Employers without proper documentation of their training process and participation by employees open themselves to fines and court awards in the case of a lawsuit or audit to verify compliance with federal or provincial laws.

There's is no getting around it; training is a daunting task. To develop just a single course that is educational, interesting and meets the compliance requirements of relevant statute law can take up to 40 hours. Once the course is developed, it needs to be scheduled, delivered to employees and documented.

SWC offers closely integrated health and safety training and consultancy packages which combine the latest skills and best practices for your people with the peace of mind of front-line support.

As with our training, consultancy is available to suit you. We can work for you as a one-off provider or as a long-term partner. Our consultants can work alongside your own people and each package can be tailored to meet your needs.

However, if your people are busy delivering for your customers, then we can provide you with all the HR and EH&S. We call this "Protecting the Protectors;" these are resources you need. Your own H&S department can now be a phone call away.