ENTREC operates within a culture of safety.
Our people are #1, 24/7. As such, we seek to reinforce safe behaviours not simply during work hours, but within an employee’s entire lifestyle.
High safety performance is expected by customers, supports great service delivery, strengthens employee engagement, and mitigates ENTREC’s most important business risk. The enormous items that ENTREC carries long distances and erects on job sites pose obvious potential hazards to our employees, customers, other service providers and the public. This means safety at every step is crucial.
ENTREC uses a unique approach developed in-house by John Hudson, the Company’s VP of Safety, Training and Risk Management. John has extensive experience working on large projects, and spent close to 20 years building safety programs before joining ENTREC. He is passionate about safety, and his experiences led him to conclude that the best safety system is one that puts the worker at the centre. It must be conceptually simple, logical and universally understandable, plus practical to implement, so that every worker is motivated to engage and contribute personally to success. The result is ENTREC’s worker-centred safety process (see diagram next page). The process is built around getting everyone to recognize that safety depends on four basic steps, regardless of the job type and work setting, and rests on four basic skills.
The four steps are:
Maintain a safe work area
Safety begins by making sure the work area, including equipment and tools, is under control and that everyone is safe before they begin work.
Create a safe work plan
The work to be carried out and the equipment are evaluated to identify and then avoid or minimize hazards.
Keep it safe
If any new factor are introduced while the job is underway, the worker should stop, evaluate potential new hazards and re-evaluate the work plan before continuing.
Leave it safe
Equipment, loads and/or work areas must be left in safe condition for the next crew. If something is broken or if there’s a mess to clean up, the current crew must deal with it so that the next rew does not arrive to a hazardous situation.
The four needed skill-sets are:
Employees must know waht the hazards are. Managers will teach them to identify the hazards they are exposed to, including imparting the skills to conduct inspections and understand what they are seeing.
Training provides understanding and the awareness needed to control each hazard.
People are accountable not only for their own safe work practices, but for each other’s safety and for everything they encounter on the job site. A key principle is that no employee should ever walk past a hazard without reporting or taking action. This is backed by training for productive provision of feedback and respectful interaction so that areas needing improvement are addressed.
The environment opn project sites varies greatly, often with multiple service providers working simultaneously. This creates varying influences on ENTREC employees that affect hazard levels and how these are addressed. ENTREC training emphasizes that employees must never lose their focus on safety or be influenced into cutting corners.
ENTREC’s conceptually simple, employee-focused approach differs from the “management system” focus of many large companies. These tend to be complex, process-heavy and focused on compliance. In our view, this can weaken employee engagement by leading to a mindset of simply learning and following rules, and completing paperwork. We believe employees deserve a simple, focused, defined process that encourages them to be motivated and engaged – helping them become the drivers of safety. The Company’s reporting and compliance systems are state-of-the-art – but they function in the background.
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