Why Does Safety Matter?
Our safety motto, “Plan Ahead – Safety First!” can be seen on our Mobile Safety Training Center and at our corporate headquarters in Winter Garden, Florida. Most importantly, it can be experienced on every one of our jobs.
Our commitment to safety is rooted in its many benefits, including the following:
It's the Right Thing to Do
We pride ourselves on upholding integrity as one of our core values. When it comes to safety, we take care to do the right thing when no one is looking. From keeping our equipment in excellent condition to prioritizing worker safety, integrity guides our safety policies. It’s the right thing to do, so it’s our baseline.
It Attract and Retains Top Talent
Electrical safety in construction saves lives and keeps top talent thriving in the workforce. According to the National Safety Council, 58% of construction workers feel safety takes a back seat to productivity on the job. Though productivity is important, it’s only part of the criteria for a successful crew. Corporate cultures that value safety keep their top employees happy, and these companies bring the best and brightest through their doors.
It Saves Time
Electrical injuries are one of the biggest threats to finishing a job on schedule. The NFPA reports 41% of non-fatal electrical injuries force victims to take more than two weeks off of work. In addition, 28% of electrical injuries cause 31 days or more of lost work time. For a complicated job with a large workforce, this downtime can add up quickly. Safety keeps workers healthy and saves our customers’ time.
We Teach a Philosophy of Safety
As recognized leaders in job site safety, we’ve established a detailed and committed safety philosophy that exceeds the high safety standards demanded by our customers. Our safety philosophy consists of seven major points:
The first step in job planning is safety planning.
We will eliminate injuries and illnesses to every employee and damage to equipment and property.
Each and every employee takes responsibility for the safety of all.
We are committed to protecting anyone affected by our work, including the public, our customers, our subcontractors and our vendors.
Safety awareness is first and foremost at all times and permeates every level of the company and every job site.
We ALL believe that ALL injuries are preventable.
Our company values each employee and commits to sending every employee home in the same condition in which they arrive at work.
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