Safety is a top concern at DT Specialized Services, as it should be at any demolition or construction company. A safe job site is not only a better working environment for the employees, it’s also more productive and profitable. No matter what kind of project you’re working on, there’s typically room for improvement in the safety department. In an effort to increase safety, we suggest these five tips.
1- Make safety the top priority
Safety needs to be a priority, and they only way to make something a priority is to start at the top. The management and leadership teams must take the reins when it comes to safety, so other employees can follow by example.
2- Talk about safety early and often
In order for safety to be on the forefront of everyone’s mind, it needs to be talked about frequently and in different ways. Use daily safety meetings, newsletters, posters, and any other way you can think of to talk about safety with the crew.
3- Get everyone involved
Making safety a priority within your company is one thing, but trying to get other companies and subcontractors on board can be another thing entirely. Often, you’ll find yourself working right alongside people from other companies, so you need to make sure they have the same commitment to safety as you do. When you know subcontractors will be on site, explain what you expect in terms of safety and let them know how you do things.
4- Train your employees
One of the easiest ways to make a job site safer is to really invest in employee development. Ensure that every member of your crew is up to date on the latest safety procedures and practices.
5- Safety never stops
It’s incredibly important to constantly be proactive about safety. There will always be new issues and concerns that will come up and you need to stay ahead of them. The management team should always be looking for ways to improve safety.