Plumbing Safety in San Diego
Our Safety Culture—Think. Plan. Perform!
Plumbing is not an easy job. No matter how big or small a plumbing issue is, there are always certain risks involved especially when working with high-powered equipment and tools. Because we take safety seriously not just for our customers’ sake but for our employees as well, we have set-up an in-house Safety Program to prevent any injuries, danger, or harm that may potentially arise while our San Diego plumbers are on the job. By keeping our working environment and our employees safe, we are also able to provide faster and more efficient service.
To learn more about the safety culture of HPS Plumbing Services, please feel free to talk to any member of our team at (858) 217-4112.
Think: HPS Safety Committee
In 2011, we formed a Safety Committee in charge of conceptualizing new procedures and practices to promote safety. We strive to embody a “Safety First Environment” for each of our employees by enhancing the company’s existing Safety program and finding creative ways to encourage new and improved methods of safety. Our nine-member team reviews incidents of occupational hazards, including near-misses and open claims while also figuring out the appropriate corrective actions and preventative measures to initiate positive changes in the company’s safety culture.
As of January 2012, HPS Plumbing Services’ Safety Committed was able to roll out a new Safety Incentive Program. We incentivize safety with events, complete with several prizes including a chance to win one of three cash prize amounts and an incentive of $4,000 that is equally divided between all full-time field employees that have met the safety standards within the past 12 months. This means a consistent year of no accidents or injuries, no worker’s comp claims, and no safety warnings.
These meetings are open to the following:
- All project managers
- Any other employees who would like to participate
Plan: HPS Safety Training
As per OSHA regulations, all new hires at HPS Plumbing Services are mandated to attend Safety Orientation prior to being assigned any on-site job.
Our Safety Supervisor makes sure all employees are fully trained for the task that they are asked to perform as well as in:
- Safety manual
- Heat illness prevention plan
For over 6 years, our employees have been using Safety Card Program wherein all training and certificates of the employees are tracked down on the card. Our customers can then scan the employee card using the QR code to see the information they need about our San Diego plumbers. This program not only helps give our customers peace of mind, but also helps keep our records in order and ensures each employee is updated on all necessary training.
Perform: Safety Support
In our collective effort to achieve better risk control, ensure OSHA compliance, and encourage open communication from each employee on all our projects, our Safety Supervisor makes it a point to conduct regular safety site inspections in addition to the standard visits by our project managers. During these site checks, our Supervisor takes note of all necessary items such the daily Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) that is performed by the superintendent or foreman of the project and reviewed by all members of the crew each morning prior to commencing work. We also hold a weekly Tailgate Meeting on every job site led by the foreman or field supervisor of the project to review our IIPP.
We continue to grow and update our safety procedures in order to better serve the community safely. This includes the added precautions we are currently taking to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, and flatten the curve.
Call Our San Diego Office for More Details
Today, HPS Plumbing Services is proud to have reduced our current Experience Modification Rate (EMR) to 57%, which we expect to hit an average of 81% within the next five years. Our San Diego plumbing company is committed to promoting our “Safety First Environment” with the help of our employees and customers.
For any questions or concerns about our Safety Culture, HPS Plumbing Services would be more than happy to address them all. Call us at (858) 217-4112 today.