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SafetyHQ Acquires CertGround App, Hires Founder

Tom Whitaker
Tom Whitaker

Tom Whitaker is the Founder & CEO of SafetyHQ. He is passionate about the convergence of construction and technology. Particularly when it comes to safety on the job site. Tom is a father of three boys and lives near Toronto, Canada.

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CertGround app is used by union locals to manage training and its founder, Sean Campbell will join SafetyHQ development team.

SafetyHQ announced today that it has agreed to acquire CertGround, an app used by union locals to manage training & track certifications for their membership.  Sean Campbell, the founder of CertGround will join SafetyHQ development team.  The terms of the deal were not disclosed and the transaction is scheduled to close in the summer of 2021.

CertGround founder Sean Campbell, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in London, ON Canada is a self-taught developer and initially created CertGround to help his local union chapter better manage training & certifications.

“When I met Sean, I was immediately impressed with the high level of skill he has as a developer.  The fact that he has worked for over 10 years as an electrician before learning to code gives him an insight into our users that is invaluable.  I’m so excited to have him join our team”, said Tom Whitaker, CEO of SafetyHQ.

Existing CertGround customers will not be adversely affected as SafetyHQ will continue to support them separately for the foreseeable future.  Eventually, the features of CertGround will be incorporated into the core SafetyHQ.

SafetyHQ currently serves thousands of daily active users and allows construction companies to easily deploy & manage a strong health & safety program.  Companies using SafetyHQ have safer job sites, fewer injuries, lower insurance costs, and are better able to recruit & retain workers.

This is the first acquisition in the company’s history.  The company isn’t done making noise and has plans to announce more major initiatives soon. “2021 is going to be a momentous year for our company,” said Whitaker.