PCL is committed to providing employees with equipment, training, and best practices to achieve a shared goal of zero safety incidents. The PCL team at the Resources yard and repair facility located in Nisku, Alberta, has succeeded in meeting this goal for the past decade.
A Perfect Safety Record
The employees of PCL’s Resources yard and repair
facility celebrate ten years without a lost-time incident.
The Resources team recently marked a significant milestone by passing the ten-year mark without a lost-time incident. The staff and hourly workers onsite have worked since 2003 (totaling over 600,000 person hours) with no lost-time incidents.“This is a testament to our management, supervisors, and workers, who have teamed up to ensure we have the appropriate health and safety culture that provides our workforce with the best training, PPE, and tools to conduct their work in a safe fashion,” said Gino Bellina, district Health, Safety, and Environment manager, Resources.
Putting Safety First is More Than Just a Task
Bellina points to PCL’s daily hazard assessment process, which benefits everyone by making them think critically about their tasks and in turn reduces the probability of injuries. He says this “safety first” mindset leads to a safer workplace, improves morale, and provides security for employees' families.
The Nisku yard is a 10-acre site where the Resources team ships and receives tower cranes and equipment. This is also where the majority of general maintenance/repairs and overhauls are completed to the PCL fleet. The hourly workforce consists of dispatchers, shipper-receivers, heavy-duty mechanics, electricians, tower crane technicians, and laborers.
Each Day is a New Milestone
“First and foremost, the measurement of our success is watching out for our co-workers to ensure that all go home safely, each and every day,” said Cam Langevin, president, Resources.
With an average of more than 20 million hours worked annually, the PCL family of companies maintains an overall total recordable incident rate and overall lost-time frequency rate that are among the lowest in the construction industry.