Providing excellent service includes ensuring our shop and every job site is safe, which is why the goal of our Safety Program is an accident-free workplace. Safety is not a part-time responsibility; it is only through the constant effort of each individual that we can prevent accidents. We know that safety and production goals can, and must, be accomplished together.
No activity within the operations of Nortuk Contracting Ltd. is more important than ensuring that practical and effective measures are in place to protect the health and safety of our employees, our customers and their employees, and the contractors and sub-contractors under our direct control.
To implement our policy, Nortuk Contracting Ltd. will:
- Enforce strict compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Construction Regulations.
- Take prompt action to eliminate unsafe conditions and maintain good housekeeping at the shop and on job sites.
- Indoctrinate new employees in the company’s policy for accident prevention.
- Establish emergency procedures.
- Give First Aid training and regular upgrading to our employees.
- Immediately report all injuries and accidents in the appropriate manner.
- Regularly schedule training courses relative to the work we do and complete an annual review of the status of training with all employees.
- Provide training on safe and proper work methods and explain potential hazards.
- Provide proper training in the use of tools and equipment.
- Maintain tools and equipment and discontinue using any that are deemed unfit.
- Provide written and posted reports on all lost time accidents.
- Conduct Health and Safety inspections at all new projects and periodically re-inspect during the duration of the project in accordance with regulations.
- Discipline infractions, typically following the schedule outlined below:
- First offence: a verbal warning will be given.
- Second offence: a written warning will be issued to the offender detailing specifically what rules and/or regulations have been violated.
- Third offence: the employee will be written up again and be required to attend a meeting with upper management to discuss the repeated infractions and the consequences of disregarding these regulations.
- Fourth offense: the offending employee may be terminated.
“NOTHING WE DO IS WORTH GETTING HURT”