Our Safety Promise
Our Commitment to Safety
Bellamy Construction was built on a foundation of family and we honor our families, our team and our clients by making safety our first and foremost priority. We believe every accident and injury is preventable. That is why we strive to successfully embed this core approach with each of our families, owners, subcontractors and others that may work with Bellamy Construction. Approaching construction safety as a core behavior ensures no task is ever started without taking the time to analyze safety concerns.
What this means for you:
- Lower Insurance Costs – workers compensation & general liability
- Less Risk of Lawsuits from Injury
- Cleaner and More Productive Work Site
- Higher Morale
“Construction site safety is one of the most overlooked things during a construction project. Accidents at construction sites have the potential to be life-threatening. The commitment to work-place safety must remain a combined core value and approach from me, my family, my team, my clientele, and my community.”
– Brian Bellamy, Bellamy Construction President
8 most important ways we can employ to reduce workplace accidents
Construction work is one of the most dangerous professions. As employers it is our duty to mitigate safety hazards to construction workers, but also educate our workers of the precautions they must take when working in such hazardous conditions. We promise to uphold this commitment everyday by recognizing the 8 most important ways we can employ to reduce workplace accidents and promote construction site safety.
Before any worker — no matter his or her role or experience level — can set foot on a construction site, until he or she is fully aware of the possible hazards. Ignorant workers are perhaps the biggest dangers in any industry, as their unknowing mistakes put everyone else at risk. Understanding of perils at hand and sustaining a perpetual state of alertness is perhaps the number-one best way to prevent accidents. To become aware of such risks and how to avoid them, see OSHA Safety Check Lists. Every single person that steps foot onto a construction site should be aware of the risks associated with the job and how to prevent them with their knowledge of construction site safety.
Though most of a construction worker’s skills are gained on the job, safety is one skill set that is learned before a worker enters the construction site.
Accidents are more likely to occur when workers are unsure what to expect. Direct discussion of the project and it’s daily goals and activities will cut down on surprises that could cause bodily harm.
To enforce construction site safety, be sure to have proper documentation of everything that is going to be done on-site.
5. Proper Equipment
To create a culture centered around construction site safety, our workers will be provided the proper equipment and adequate work area for the job at hand AND each piece of equipment on the job site will be ideally suited to the task at hand AND be well maintained for optimum performance and safety.
Workers will fully understand the ramifications of inadequate safety precautions. To ensure this every site will have a designated supervisor who is capable and responsible for enforcing safety standards with no exceptions. This foreman must keep tabs on all employees throughout the day and correct those who fail to commit to proper construction site safety procedures.
Continue to devote extra resources to keep employees safe. The development of new practices that will enhance security is always be encouraged. The goal is for 100 percent accident-free work-sites.
The worst thing anyone can do for is to try and cover-up shortcomings in safety. Hiding accidents or failing to proactively discuss needs for improvement prevents each of us from reaching our safety goals. Ultimately, we all understand that accidents happen, and if we are doing our best to foster safe work environments any accidents that do occur will only contribute to the growing need to augment modern safety techniques.
Transparency, along with the other seven practices on our list, will help Bellamy Construction as a whole, become a safer workplace and contribute to a safer construction industry. Working together for an industry of fewer injuries, fewer workplace accidents, and fewer deaths will make great strides in building a construction community that fully utilizes its construction site safety practices is the kind of industry we should all be working towards.
NESCA Gold Safety Award Thursday, May 9 2019