One of Titan Electric’s Core Values is “We take pride in our reputation for quality work performed safely and with care for our environment.” As a result, our culture is committed to continuously improving on our ability to perform work safely. This goal is the foundation of all our operating decisions.
In addition to it being a Titan Electric Core Value, safety is driven from the top of our organization, through all levels of our organization in a number of different ways, including the Titan Electric Company Policy Statement, executed by our Vice President, Walt Woodbury and our President of Business Administration and Chief Legal Officer, Stephanie Woodbury
Our job site leaders are continuously involved in the safety processes and they carry the message forward in their daily safe work planning. These site leaders are the prime “lead by example” proponents of our program. They think and work safety, and their crews follow their example.
Examples of different methods used to facilitate a strong safety culture are:
- “Safety Days”: Throughout the year “safety days” are held for the various operations during which safety topics are discussed and management’s primary role is to listen. Input from craftsmen forms an integral component of our ultimate safety policies.
- Safety Audits: Safety audits are integral to our process to ensure workplace safety. All projects receive unannounced safety audits performed by both the safety professionals and the operational leads to verify crew compliance with our policies.
- Pre-construction Meetings: Pre-construction meetings, led by the project manager, are held involving the construction manager, superintendent, general foreman, fleet manager, tool manager and safety personnel among others. These meetings cover scope, schedule, unusual hazards, and customer specific safety requirements of the project. At the start of a project, the general foreman and superintendent review the items covered in the pre-construction meeting with the entire crew. If new personnel are added during the course of the project, they are briefed on these items as part of their new-hire orientation. These meetings result in a reduction of delays and prevention of incidents.
- Weekly Safety Meetings: Discuss policy and application
- Pre-employment Drug Screen: This initiative filters out unsafe candidates.
- Daily Job Briefing: Implement policy into daily work plan. These briefings provide a forum for sharing information and communicating. All subcontractors or outside vendors will be required to participate in these jobsite discussions for the time they are actively engaged on the site.
- Worker Orientation: Worker orientation is a crucial step to a successful project. In our integration efforts, we explain the operating philosophy of the company, our commitment to safety, and our dedication to delivering value.