Safety is one thing that should always be a top priority in any industry and on every jobsite. At LH Travis, we understand that some jobs are inherently more dangerous than others, but this only makes safety protocols that much more vital. No one should be asked to risk their lives to earn a paycheck. Here are some ideas for creating a safer environment in your workspace.
Create a Culture of Safety
At LH Travis, we prioritize safety because we value the lives of our employees, clients, and the public over any piece of equipment. We want to share our tips on how we keep safety at the forefront in every job we do.
- Start on Day One.
Fostering a culture of safety at LH Travis means proper training right off the bat. Our technicians learn the best ways to access hard-to-reach areas during maintenance, and how to use all of the equipment the right way. We follow up with periodic refreshers to keep everyone updated on any changes.
- Get the Right Equipment.
Employees in any field need to have appropriate safety gear, including personal protective equipment and the right tools for the job. Job sites should have useful, easy-to-see signage indicating potential hazards.
- Eliminate Unnecessary Risks.
A clean work environment is imperative to maintain a safe atmosphere. Get rid of any hazardous materials that aren’t needed, fix broken equipment and building fixtures promptly, and encourage tidiness. Grease and oil can be serious hazards if spilled, so our technicians make sure lubricants are always stored safely out of the way when not in use.
- Utilize Visual Aids.
Labels, color codes, posters, and other graphic aids can help people identify hazards as well as emergency supplies quickly and easily. Digital signage or other devices can be particularly useful for updating workers immediately in the event of an emergency.
- Create and Empower a Safety Committee.
Identify those individuals who could best serve as safety officers and establish a safety committee and a regular meeting schedule.
Play It Safe
At LH Travis, we believe that every worker has the right to go home at the end of the workday safe and sound. A little forethought, communication, and diligence can make this happen.