Safety is a core value at 101 Industries and is an integral part of every job we do. This culture is fostered by upper management and passed down to all employees. We invite you to learn more about our safety procedures and standards below, or contact our project managers to find out more.
In order to ensure our crews are properly prepared to safely undertake their projects, our dedicated safety coordinator produces written safe work plans in collaboration with project managers that are in conformance with the WCB and our own occupational health and safety manual prior to starting the work.
The preparation of the written safe work plan includes the following information:
Once the above information has been compiled, the safe work plan is written up and submitted for review to the customer and crew leader. Once the plan been revised and agreed to, we have a prestart safety meeting with all workers on the project. This meeting goes through all the safety issues, including the scope of work and processes we will be using to control the safety hazards. Once a project is underway, we have daily tool box talks speaking directly to the concerns of the coming work day. Additionally, we hold crew safety meetings every week, or more frequently if necessary.
In order to provide the workers with the best possible safety options, 101 Industries invests regularly in new or innovative equipment. Some examples are the PR600 fall protection cart, for which we obtained a special dispensation from WorkSafeBC, and temporary self-supporting hand rail systems used by the roofing department effectively on flat membrane roofs. The iron workers and deck layers often use a Sala/DBI Beam Safe anchor system and all crews are regularly using our aerial lift equipment, such as man lifts or scissor lifts.
We also employ the traditional fall protection systems of vertical life lines with rope grabs and full body harnesses. To ensure that the systems are being used properly, 101 Industries undertakes extensive safe use training for our workers.
But the safety training is not restricted to just the obvious safety concerns about working at elevation. We also have written safe work practices and require qualified operators for use of fork lift trucks, shop equipment, threading machines, grinders, sewer augers, drills and similar trade tools and equipment. We also undertake special training for new workers who comprise the high risk category of job related injuries.