YOUR SAFETY MATTERS
Our approach to safety is founded on a 360-degree initiative that examines safety from a physical and philosophical perspective. In order to ensure Govan Brown is at the leading edge of construction safety, we have implemented a “Safety 360˚” program that is founded on the following key components:
We expect active engagement from all employees in their immediate environment, as well as awareness of what’s happening above, below and next to them. It also means that we look out for one another’s physical and mental safety, speak up about potential safety issues and are as invested in safety as our safety staff.
Each and every employee receives annual safety coaching. We believe that the best way to increase awareness and action is to increase responsibility, so our superintendents, project managers and others are as engaged in safety as our dedicated Safety Department team members.
Behaviour is the primary contributing cause of over 80% of accidents. With that in mind, the primary goal of our Safety 360° approach is to avoid risky behaviours altogether. Through behaviour-based safety “coaching,” we are helping staff take a more active role in supporting a strong safety culture that solicits feedback, engages the workforce and empowers people to make a difference.
Safety 360° relies on positive reinforcement to inspire project teams and employees at all levels to achieve the highest level of safety. Regular feedback, engagement and coaching are at the program’s core and drive Govan Brown’s efforts to foster a lasting and positive safety culture across the organization.
We believe that our employees and workforce should always return home safely and our clients should always know we will ensure the safety of their staff and visitors. We expect continuous growth and innovation from our teams, which ranges from adopting new technologies to testing cutting-edge emergency and safety measures. In turn, our investment in safety benefits our clients who avoid safety-related impacts to their projects and rest assured of their staff and visitors’ safety—everybody, everywhere, every day.