At Penn-co Construction, safety is priority #1 and goes hand-in-hand with all the requirements of a construction project. We believe that we can get work done on schedule and within budget while working safely and protecting our work force. We tell our employees and their families that they matter and that we want them home safely at the end of every shift.
Penn-co’s safety program meets or exceeds the requirements of all provincial Health and Safety Act and Regulations. It includes training for our employees on site, investigations, inspections, hazard assessments, safe work procedures, emergency preparedness, a return-to-work program, and subtrade management. Supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day on-site safety program. They ensure that inspections and training is being completed as per our program and that subtrades comply with our program and the Regulations. The project safety rep is also involved in inspections, investigations, and participates in the trades’ safety committee. Project Managers are responsible for reviewing the safety program on site. The Safety department will visit all Penn-co sites and ensure that safety is a priority for all personnel on site and for the public.
Penn-co Construction has been COR certified in Manitoba since 2003. We are actively involved with the COR group of companies through the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba and have obtained COR equivalency in other provinces.
All employees at all levels (including management) are responsible and accountable for the company’s overall safety initiatives and compliance with the “Health and Safety Act and Regulations”. Complete and active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the safety excellence the company expects. Management supports coordination of safety among all workers on the job site and recognizes that all workers have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace.
Penn-co requires mandatory participation in the program by all employees and commits itself to provide proper equipment, training and procedures. Employees are responsible for following all procedures, identifying hazards, and, whenever possible, improving safety measures. An accident-free workplace is our goal and our most important priority on all of our work-sites.
Strategies for safe work places
- Good, effective, and regular communication among all stake holders
- A complete commitment on the part of management
- A culture of “Safety First”
- A “What’s right” attitude rather than “Who’s right”