What We Do
Founders and Employees
Shawn is the Managing Partner and CEO at Certified Training & Safety (CTS). He began his safety career in 2006, overseeing the safety compliance for commercial construction job sites. He spent his days searching and fixing any hazards that may arise. With a safety-driven attitude, Shawn was dedicated to ensuring the safety of all workers onsite. During this time, he was passionate about fixing problems and ensuring workers were safe.
Prior to joining the team at CTS, Shawn worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas as a family law paralegal. Throughout this time, he became proficient in negotiation conferences, legal writing, and research after spending nearly a decade helping Texas families. Shawn embarked on a new journey to become a certified educator. Shawn’s passion was teaching middle school science and social studies in both Houston and in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Shawn actively works with departments within the organization to ensure that all team members are skilled in assisting our General & Construction Industry customers with their safety compliance and training needs. Shawn is also profoundly involved in safety education technology integration (E-Learning) and training program development. Shawn is driven to support safe work habits for both workers and employers. He wholeheartedly believes in the CTS motto, “Training Saves Lives!”
Director of Training
As the Director of Training at Certified Training & Safety (CTS), Sabria takes pride in creating her own twist on Occupational Safety Training. Blending Health & Safety knowledge with a strong educational background makes safety standards easier to understand and retain
Moving into the petrochemical field was a new chapter. Boots on the ground was a new chapter. Gaining as much advanced education as possible to influence others better to lead with a safety mindset was a new chapter.
Sabria is specialized as an OSHA Outreach facilitator, HAZWOPER, American Red Cross CPR – First Aid- AED, Emergency Response Preparedness, and DOT Regulation. Sabria is also a CTS Certified Master Trainer on Earth Moving & Mobil Equipment, Advanced Bull Rigging, Rigger Fundamentals, Scaffolding, and Fall Protection.
We have asked Sabria why she is so passionate about safety, and her response is this. “Am I? I get super excited at the rumble of an excavator and the sound of an air horn on a critical lift. However, the face of a trainee who has just mastered a challenge is beyond rewarding. My passion is LIFE & growth. I share information that excites me. I stress the hazards and precautions, hoping to make a difference every day.
Relationship Manager & Trainer
Kim Key is the Relationship Manager/Trainer with Certified Training & Safety, INC (CTS). Kim is responsible for Customer Relationships, Business Development, and coordinating training/training material. Kim is an American Red Cross First Aid-CPR-AED Instructor and a Certified Master Trainer with CTS.
Kim was born and raised in Port Lavaca, TX. She and her husband have two sons. When Kim is not helping her sons with their 4-H/FFA projects or cheering them on at their sporting events – she enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time in her kitchen cooking/baking for family and friends.
Houston Banks & Bonnie Banks
Founder & Consultant
Houston & Bonnie Banks founded Certified Training & Safety in 2009. Prior to CTS, Bonnie owned and directed a private preschool and kindergarten. Houston’s safety experience expands back to the 1970s.
They laid the foundation that makes CTS the great safety company it is today. Both still serve on the company’s board and serve as consultants for the business.
Our Mission & Vision
“Everything you touch is affected by the culture you create.”
People are valued in our culture! Our community, our customers, and each of us are valuable and have worth. We aim to treat one another and the community with the respect that each of us is entitled to. Our vision is to conduct business with honesty, reliability, excellence, and trust.
|Safety & Health|
Osha Competent Person
Train-The-Trainer & Operator
|Miscellaneous||Earth Moving Equipment
|Bloodborne Pathogens||Boom Lift||MSHA|
24-Hour New Miner
|Confined Space||Boom Truck||8 Hour Refresher||Backhoes|
|Hazard Communications||Bucket Truck||New Task Training||Track Dozers|
|Emergency Action Plan||Industrial Forklift||HAZWOPER||Haul Trucks|
|Lockout/tagout||Industrial Tractor||8 Hour||Rotary Mixers|
|Personal Protective Equipment||Mechanical Broom Sweeper||24 Hour||Trenchers|
|Slips, Trips, & falls||Mobile Crane||40 Hour||Skid-Steer Loaders|
|Stairways & Ladders||Overhead Crane||Motor Graders|
|Trenching & Shoring||Rough Terrain Forklift||Wheel Loaders|
|Equipment/Vehicle Spotter||Scissor Lift||Mini-Excavator
|Fall Protection||Terminal Truck||Track Truck|
|First Aid/CPR/AED||Utility Cart|
|Flagger & Traffic Control||Roll Off Truck|
|Qualified Rigger/Signal Person||Asphalt Paver|
|Safe Driving||Digger Derrick Truck|
|Advanced Bull Rigging|
Safety Consulting Services
Safety Audits & Evaluation
Having a safe workplace is more than just being in compliance. It requires a firm understanding of your company’s specific safety benchmark. Certified Training & Safety will provide a detailed confidential safety audit & evaluations to make that happen. We will conduct a walkthrough of your facility to identify potential employee hazards, unsafe work practices, and violations of OSHA regulations. This audit is essentially a mock OSHA inspection. At the end of the safety audit & evaluation, you will be provided with a site inspection report and a roadmap for corrective actions. The audit also includes a follow-up visit to review corrective actions and report.
Safety Program & Policy Development
There are numerous OSHA-required programs that must be built in any workplace safety program. These written safety programs must be completed and customized for your specific company’s requirements. The program also must be updated as regulations change. Certified Training & Safety customize each program to meet current OSHA requirements for your business.
On-Site Safety Management
Certified Training & Safety can help manage your in-house safety program, personnel, and record-keeping by providing a Safety Professional with the safety knowledge your company needs. By being on-site, we can help ensure your business is following safety policies and getting required safety training and safety paperwork requirements. This is a highly effective method of real-time safety reporting, as well as identifying and immediately correcting any safety issues at your business.