Since we won’t be able to celebrate like usual this year, let’s take a look at parties from holidays past! This holiday season may be a little different, but we hope you get to spend it with loved ones. We will celebrate together again someday soon!
Crofton’s approach to Safety is ever evolving. We are always looking for ways to be proactive. Over the summer, Crofton’s safety department ramped up the frequency of scheduled site visits. Each site is visited at least once a week and receives a comprehensive overview with the project superintendent to identify areas for improvement. Our safety director, Scott Malone shared that “We aren’t just looking for smoking guns. We are reiterating what can sometimes be viewed as ‘the little things’ like PPE, which can make a big impact in the event of an accident”. In addition to reviewing the entire site with the project superintendent, the crew comes together and discusses a site related safety topic. This could be something very job specific like rigging, but it could also be seasonal topic such as heat stroke. And this year, it always includes reminders about wearing masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene. When necessary, additional trainings are provided to individual crew members. All site visits and inspections use a 110-item checklist and are logged into Procore (Crofton’s project management system) so they are accessible to project managers. While the longer-term projects receive ongoing visits, site visits for single-day crane jobs take place as well. As much as these site visits are about Safety, Scott Malone shared that they are just as much about staying connected with the Crofton employees, “In such an unusual time when many of us are feeling disconnected from our social networks and extended family members, these more frequent site visits have really helped us keep a pulse on how the crews are doing and what their needs are.” Scott has found that lines of communication between the safety department and employees at every level has improved. There has even been an uptick in safety related requests for new or replacement materials on job sites. We are grateful to the Scott Malone and the safety department for staying vigilant and steadily looking for ways to improve. Our number one priority is to keep our team members safe and ensure the safety of all with whom we come in contact. The most important thing is that everyone goes home safe to their families at the end of every workday. It’s how we can continue to be of service to our clients and more importantly, it’s the right thing to do.