On the construction site, the costs of ensuring safety are small in comparison to the potential costs related to personal injury, loss of production or property damage. Business customers need to know that their electrical contractor understands job safety and places it at the top of the priority list for customers and employees alike.
Continental Electrical Construction Company’s well-earned reputation as a leader in safety comes from its leadership in promoting the most comprehensive safety procedures and in achieving some of the best safety records in the industry. For the past five years Continental’s EMR score has averaged an excellent .58 and the company’s safety accomplishments have been recognized by a variety of industry partners, including:
- Westfield Safety Excellence Award
- Maron/Continental Joint Venture Trade Partner of the Year
- The Northeastern Chapter of NECA
- Safety Achievement Award by Lake County Contractors Association (seven years running!)
- Safety Award from the Association of Subcontractors and Affiliates
Safety: The First Priority on Every Job
At Continental, we don’t send our managers and field force to the job without advance safety preparation.We conduct comprehensive, documented safety audits for every job and complete a site specific safety program, prepared by a foreman and project manager, to inform the customer of important safety issues that will need to be addressed before moving forward with the electrical work.We also keep a full time safety manager on staff.
Safety Training For the Entire Organization
Continental mandates safety training for all of its management, supervisory and field workers. Every employee who works in the office must obtain a minimum of 10 hours of OSHA credit.Project managers take additional training in the areas of subcontractor qualifications, certificates of insurance and post-accident drug testing.
Because most construction workers typically use electricity to perform some aspect of their work activities, they are required to take basic electrical safety training. Everyone at the supervisor level or above must also obtain training for First Aid CPR or ARC/NFPA (National Fire Protection Association 70E) training.
Continental’s fleet of truck drivers undergo rigorous testing to qualify for the job. Once they become drivers, they are required to take refresher courses to stay on top of the latest safety procedures.