How did we get there?
SKAB's commitment to achieving "Safe" working environments is just another part of "Building Great Relationships", with our own personnel, and everyone else associated with our work. It's not a commitment to an ideal, it's a commitment to people!
At SKAB Construction, our priority when it comes to safety is to make sure everyone gets home safe at the end of the day so that we can work together again tomorrow. While fulfilling our legal obligations with regards to Acts, regulations, guidelines, policies and procedures is important, the protection of those working on the construction site is our paramount concern.
By actively participating in industry based safety committees and sharing the resources of our company with any workplace party that needs assistance, we are able to expect higher performance from our subcontractors and enable their success. Full integration of safety planning with construction scheduling allows a maximum level of proactive safety, which in turn, creates higher efficiency and productivity. To us, it's just good business to look after all the people involved on our projects.
Training, job planning and information sharing help us to prepare for the tasks at hand. Our goal is to remove the element of surprise from every task by identifying all foreseeable distractions and implementing procedures to control or eliminate them. We think forward.
We also understand that regulatory guidelines represent the minimum required level of achievement and that to truly provide protective and preventative measures for our workers dictates we must exceed those levels. Think Forward. Rise Above. This is how we do health and safety at Eastern Construction.
SAFETY FIRST…AND ALWAYS
We believe that each of us at SKAB, regardless of the work we do, plays a vital role in achieving a "Safe" work environment. SKAB's Health and Safety standards continue to be above government requirements in our industry. Our Health and Safety Program has earned us a safety record that consistently exceeds the industry average by 90%. But we didn't get there by sitting back and letting others lead the way. We are industry leaders, and we intend to keep it that way!
Unique projects = unique safety considerations
Active involvement of Safety specialists on each project ensures that corporate objectives and standards are achieved, and that project safety is tailored to the specific attributes and hazards associated with the project. Our Health and Safety Department is a made up of individuals dedicated to ensuring that all SKAB staff, contractors, owners – on jobsites across the country and around the world – are able to work confidently and excel in a safe and controlled environment. But ultimately, success is achieved only with everyone's commitment and participation. The Safety Department personnel are the coaches, mentors and leaders but it is everyone whose commitment and participation enable SKAB to excel.