Safety is Priority #1
By its very nature, electrical construction can be a dangerous way to make a living. It demands extreme competence and attention from those performing the work. We’re not hanging string lights; we’re designing and building sophisticated, complex energy systems powered by high-voltage electricity. In our work environment, mistakes can be fatal – on lifts or ladders, underground and overhead, in occupied spaces, and almost always on busy, crowded work sites. That’s why safety is our greatest priority. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that every member of our workforce is able to return to their homes at night.
We are also responsible for the day-to-day safety of our clients and users – those visiting and occupying the buildings and using the electrical systems we build. We never cut corners where safety is concerned. There are ways to save money on a project, but compromising safety practices or installing potentially unsafe products and equipment will never be something we do, period.
Our field managers conduct weekly safety meetings to address any safety concerns of each job. They focus on potential problems which could occur during that week’s phase of construction; issues are discussed and resolved before work even begins. In addition, all field staff, from managers to apprentices, are required to attend mandatory safety training and continuing education in classes like Fall Protection, Confined Space, Hazard Communications, Construction First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 and 30 hour, Trenching Safety and Forklift and other types of equipment operation classes. Some classes are held during the work week, but frequently our staff gives up their personal time to take classes and remain on top of their game, in the safest possible way.