Safety on construction sites goes beyond following health and safety regulations and protocols. It requires construction companies to be proactive . That is why understanding and assessing all the risks presented by unsafe conditions and anticipating them is key. Having a trained safety coordinator both on and off-site during construction projects drives safety awareness and helps reduce risks across the entire company.
Here we look at the role of the safety coordinator and how they reduce costs and improve efficiencies at WellDone Inc. job sites.
What is a Safety Coordinator?
Our safety coordinator’s sole responsibility is to ensure our team works safely. We manage every WellDone job site with safety standards in place based on legal requirements and best practices outlined by the Ministry of Labour. Our crews receive formal training. Which means they have a clear understanding of the policies. The safety coordinator visits sites regularly to monitor conditions and address safety issues in real-time. As a result, our job sites remain safe using safety plans that must be followed in day-to-day job site activities.
Safety coordinators are fully certified individuals who understand the specific equipment used at our job sites. They conduct safety inspections, continuously analyzing changing risks as the job progresses. This allows them to make recommendations for improved job site safety.
Why WellDone Employs a Safety Coordinator
At WellDone Inc., our safety coordinator acts as an on-site leader to ensure the work crew understands safety policies. As a result, workers are expected to follow her. She doesn’t just oversee our job sites. She assesses the specific risks associated with each job and takes a proactive approach in ensuring safety. We prepare safety policies and make sure our teams understand the procedures. When policies are shared, job site conditions are improved to avoid costly outcomes.
A full-time safety coordinator improves safety management optics. Workers understand the consequences of not following rules, improving worker accountability. They are more likely to embrace safe work ethics and Ministry of Labour regulations.
How is Safety Enforced at Job Sites?
Our safety coordinator performs both coordinated and spot safety inspections at each of our job sites. As a result, workers remain focused on safety to avoid the consequences of not following regulations.
Why Hire a Contractor with a Site Safety Coordinator?
Our team at WellDone Inc. understands the impact of accidents and injuries at construction sites. We’re not just worried about being compliant with the governing regulations. That’s just scratching the surface. It’s one of our core values, company-wide. According to Construction Business Owner, when construction companies exercise forward-thinking as it comes to injury-prevention and the safety of employees – the return on investment both monetarily and culturally can be huge.
Around the world, safety associations report proactive investment in safety improves earnings. The National Safety Council estimates every prevented injury/illness saves employers $37,000, and $1,390,000 for each fatality to be paid out in the event of a lawsuit. Those savings are passed on to you.
Avoiding Costs Associated with Site Injuries
By taking a proactive approach to reduce site safety risks, we avoid indirect costs associated with site injuries, such as replacing injured staff, or implementing corrective measures that should have been there in the first place. Our safety first approach to construction helps reduce hazards and in turn costs. WellDone’s method identifies, assesses, and controls risks keeping your job site safe.
Our efforts in promoting a hazard-free workplace for our people are fueled by our mission to build and continuously improve a health and safety-oriented culture. For more information about our organization, reach out to our team at WellDone Inc.