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Site Safety

We are a team of professionals committed to protecting and mitigating any potential health and safety threats which could present negative impacts to workers and project construction.

Our goal for all projects is zero incidents causing harm to the health and safety of personnel on site. High safety awareness is demanded from all of our employees as well as sub-contractors. Procedures and policies outlined in our safety manual are prepared by Barantas Inc., a third party safety consultant. Strong emphasis is placed on safety education, typically contracted through Barantas and efforts to monitor all construction activities as follows: 

  • ToolBox Talks & Job Hazard Assessments: Weekly, the Site Supervisor gathers with sub trades on site to discuss health and safety topics relevant to site conditions. Site personnel are made aware of issues and solutions are implemented as necessary.

 

  • Zero Tolerance Policy: We have a tier safety system allowing a worker under violation to be warned verbally on one occasion. If a second offence occurs, we will remove the worker from the job site and replace them immediately with another worker with no financial penalty to the Client or impact on the schedule. We have a zero tolerance policy for consumption of alcohol, drugs, horseplay or stealing on the job site. 

 

  •  Hazard Analysis & Fall Arrest: Additional attention is warranted for construction activities involving any hazardous materials, coordination or greater risk. Our Site Supervisor will review work with the divisional subcontractor prior to commencement to discuss any additional safety procedures that must be put in place.

 

  •  Ongoing Training: All site staff attend sessions, seminars and certification courses including but not limited to CPR, fall arrest and accident prevention.

 

  •  Scheduled & Unscheduled Safety Inspections: Once on-site, we will commence an inspection regime with informal daily site inspections completed by the Site Supervisor. The purpose of an inspection is to identify conditions and hazards in the workplace that can lead to an incident and correct them immediately.

 

  •  Job Site Cleanliness: A safe site is a clean site. When planning and executing construction activities, we highlight the importance of job site cleanliness. We ensure housekeeping practices are implemented and monitored daily through formal and informal inspection processes.

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  • All trades working on the site are jointly responsible for maintaining site cleanliness
  • Materials are to be stored neatly and in such a way as not to cause any obstruction to others
  • Waste materials are to be concentrated in piles and removes from the site regularly.
  • Waste materials should be stored so that drywall, metal, and wood are placed in separate containers.
  • Any toxic materials that are left from the job such as solvents, glues, paints, etc. are to be removed from the job site by the trade which is responsible for their proper disposal. They are not to be included with general garbage
  •  Any trade failing to keep their work area clean and their materials stored properly will be asked to clean up, failure to do so will result in Vestacon doing it for them and a back charge
  • At the end of each day, trades should ensure that their tools, equipment, and any other materials are put away neatly, and any debris is swept up

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