Three Indications to Help Choose a Safe Industrial Construction Contractor

When it comes to choosing industrial construction contractors for your next project, there will be a lot of factors guiding your decision. Among other considerations, you will need to consider whether they have the knowledge and experience to complete the project on schedule and to the required standard. One factor that you will certainly need to look at is whether you are satisfied that your chosen industrial construction contractors can work in a safe manner to complete the agreed project. Workplace safety must be more than an exercise in ticking the boxes or answering yes or no to a set of propositions. To properly assess the safety performance of the contractor, there are three things which you must look at:

Look at the Experience-Based Rating (EBR)

One way in which the safety performance of any potential industrial construction contractors can be assessed is by considering their EBR. This is simply an indication of their workers' compensation loss history placed in relation to other contractors. The lower the rating is, the better the contractors' safety record has been.

Look at Workplace Health and Safety (WHS)

WHS is concerned with protecting employees and all stakeholders from risks and hazards connected with work-related activities. WHS records will help to illuminate a contractor's safety record in terms of lost time and recordable incidents. When looking at this data, it is important to study the information covering an extended period so you can see if there are any patterns emerging or whether a single incident could be responsible for a lot of lost time in one year.

Look at How They Deal With Safety Now

Understanding what may have happened in the past is important, but that doesn't always paint an accurate picture of what is happening now. You should always ask any industrial construction contractors about their current safety program and how it is implemented across their organization. Do they have recognized safety officers who instigate frequent inspections? Is there an operational safety training program which is strictly followed? Understanding how the contractor views safety now is essential to knowing how they will operate once they are on-site and working on your project.

Running a safe site is vital for the long-term health and success of your business. If you want to eliminate safety incidents from your industrial project, then following these steps will help you to choose the best contractor for the job.

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Hello, there! My name is Debbie Jones. Welcome to my new blog which is all about the problems you can face if you own a property. Last year, I moved into a place in Sydney, Australia and almost immediately started having problems. The electrical system began to fail and I didn't know why. I called in an electrical contractor who examined the wiring and discovered that there was a leak in my roof which was allowing water to drip onto a fuse box. I called in a roofing contractor who advised that I have the entire roof replaced. I had this work carried out and then had the walls of the property reinforced in order to provent further problems.


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