Norm Benn Training Centre
    Norm Benn Training Centre
    Ontario, Canada

    Our seasoned and innovative team of industry experts are here to help carry out our mission: To provide North America's highest-quality training and risk management consulting to help move people and companies ahead.

    Norm Benn, C.E.T - EDM-F

    With 50+ years' experience in the Elevating Devices Industry, Norm Benn has worked in the installation and maintenance of elevators in the United Kingdom, West Africa and North America and served as the Chief Inspector, Elevating Devices Branch, Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations. 

    As a member of the Provincial Chief Elevators Inspectors Association, he was Chair of the Elevating Devices Advisory Council, CSA (Canada Standards Association). In that role he developed national and various CSA codes relating to the industry. Mr. Benn currently provides Technical and Educational support to the Elevating Devices Industry. 

    Geetram (GEET) Ramsamooj,  B.Sc. M.Sc. (Safety) CRSP
    Geet is a Safety Professional and Trainer in Health and Safety and Organizational Behaviour with over 40 years experience including elevating devices, off-shore oil and gas, manufacturing and education. He is a smart-ISO coordinated management system (CMS) Lead Auditor Instructor.

    Geet has worked as a consultant in Canada and Trinidad assisting companies in developing HSE management programs since 1984. He has conducted HSE Audits based on international standards and developed and implement safety programs for manufacturing, pulp and paper, mining, hospitals, law enforcement, school boards, colleges and contractors. He has also developed many programs, procedures and training courses with management and associations, federations and unions.
    William B. Ware
    William Ware (Bill) is an Elevating Devices Mechanic with an EDM-A certificate. He has had more than 40 years experience with many classes of elevating devices both nationally and internationally.

    Bill has the following Licenses; EDM-A Technical Standards and Safety Authority, and Industrial Mechanic- Millwright, Ontario; QEI – CEI, Certified Elevator Inspector (ASME), Alberta Elevator Constructor (Government of Alberta), CET-S National Association of Elevator Contractors USA and C of C Certificate of Competency, (State of Florida).

    Bill has worked as an elevator mechanic in the installation, repair, maintenance, inspection, testing and in general all aspects and in different classes of elevating devices. He has held many positions in his career from a mechanic to manager.

    Bill is currently field supervisor in Ontario, and instructor with the Norm Benn Training Centre.
    Les Csaszar EDM-B  
    Les Csaszar has been involved in the Construction Hoist for more that 40 years. As the principal of Urban Hoist, he has owned, supplied, designed, serviced and installed countless installations across Canada, using Z183, Z256, B354, B311 with brand names, such as Pega, Alimak, Stros, Gjj, Scan, Tornborgs, Multilift, American Hoist.

    Les Csaszar continues today as Installation consultant, inspector and supervisor of International projects in U.S.A., Bermuda, Cuba, Italy and Kazakhstan.

    Les Csaszar has spent many years promoting and developing the industry and has served in the following;
    • Member of the CSA advisory committee for CSA Z-185 and Z-256 since 1990.
    • Member of the TSSA Technical Advisory Committee to write the TSSA Act of 2000, and the
    • Ontario Regulations, 1997-2000.
    • Member of CECA subcommittee on construction hoist
    • Les Csaszar has an EDM-B licence in Ontario, and a C-class license in New Brunswick
    William (Bill) D. Major BA. ​EDM-A
    William Major (Bill) is an Elevating Devices Mechanic, Class A. He has worked in the elevator trade for 34 years in a variety of positions. He has experience in the installation, repair, maintenance, and adjusting of various types of elevating devices.

    Bill is a graduate of Trent University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Economics. He has mentored many new elevator helpers and mechanics over the years with an emphasis in safety, electrical theory, electronics, elevator performance and TSSA requirements.

    Bill is presently the President of an independently owned elevator company serving various locations in Ontario. He is also an instructor with the Norm Benn Training Centre.
    Adam Smith

    Adam Smith is an Elevator Mechanic with an A certificate. He served for 12 years in the Royal Navy and was Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic. His competencies are Steam/Diesel engines.

    Having migrated to Canada 1973, he has been in the elevator industry until his retirement in 2010. Adam has worked as a mechanic/ adjuster/supervisor and ran his own elevator company. 

    Adam was also a member of the Elevator Advisory Committee, CECA and NEEA

    He has tremendous knowledge of all elevator devices from relay logic to the most sophisticated microprocessor controls of today.

    Joseph Savatti
    Joseph Savatti is an Elevating Devices Mechanic with an EDM-A certificate. He has had more than 29 years experience as an escalator mechanic with the TTC. He has excellent communication and organizational skills and is highly motivated.

    Joe had graduated from George Brown College with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technician-Tool and Die Maker and had completed degree courses in

    Math, Calculus, Drafting and Computer Aided Design (CAD) from Ryerson University.

    Joe had worked in the maintenance of elevating devices repaired, inspected, cleaned and modified escalators and moving walkways in accordance with standards set by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority and CSA B44 code.

    Joe was the Trainer and Method Writer - Elevating Devices Section, TTC and an Instructor with the Norm Benn Training Centre.