Safety Week 2017
Each year, our industry comes together to highlight the most important aspect of our work – SAFETY.
The mission of Safety Week is to collectively raise the awareness of the construction industry’s continuing commitment to eliminating worker injury, and to clearly communicate its dedication to a shared culture of care and concern and the belief that every week must be Safety Week.
This yearly celebration allows us to emphasize our dedication to maintaining a safe work place, in the field or the office, and also allows each member of our team the opportunity to reflect upon why safety matters to them.
Consistently maintaining a safe job site is not a one-person endeavor and requires all of our team members to fully commit to our safety program, which asks everyone to think safely and work safely, so that they may go home safely.
Our Safety Program
Safety at Arden Building Companies starts way before any boots actually hit the ground. A key aspect of our process is to have our project managers review a project’s scope of work before it begins. This allows them to gain a better understanding of the expected work conditions so that we can properly prepare our union craftspeople and have an effective safety plan in place since every job is different. To prepare for potential hazards, we assess each job site and provide proper equipment and training to everyone in the field. For example, in addressing a potential safety concern such as a fall, we supply scaffolding and scissor lifts, rather than ladders. Not only are these more safe, they oftentimes increase productivity as well. In a situation where a ladder is a necessity, we go the extra mile to ensure proper precautions are taken and ladders of the appropriate size and type are provided.
Another feature of our safety program is granting every employee with the authority to stop work at any time should he or she deem a situation unsafe. This is important, since no unsafe condition is considering too small or insignificant. It could be as basic as discovering a defect in a tool or piece of equipment during daily inspection.
Having everyone working together to ensure safety, not only for themselves but for their peers, exponentially increase our chances of discovering potential safety hazards before they can manifest into injuries.
Safety is paramount to our work and should be celebrated this week, and every other week of the year. When we take safety into our hands, injuries are preventable.