Safety Basics: 7 Benefits of Safety Events

As a business owner, you want your employees to be safe. This promotes your business’s image, ensures your employees are taken care of, and ultimately saves you money. Benchmark Electrical Solutions is no different — except that our employees often work in settings that can pose serious safety threats if they aren’t careful. Our ultimate goal and highest objective is to make sure our employees return home safely to their loved ones every night.

We do electrical contracting throughout Northern Colorado so that business owners like you can see your dream come to life from the ground up. Unlike many other electrical contracting companies, however, we have a strong focus on safety. In fact, we like to say that safety is not a priority; it’s a culture.

If you’re in need of electrical contracting in Northern Colorado, then Benchmark Electrical Solutions is for you. Keep reading to learn more about our safety culture and its benefits, and then contact us today to get started!

To help you see just how much safety is interwoven into our electrical project management, today’s blog will focus on our safety events and their benefits. Our safety events and culture include the following:

  • Behavior-based safety
  • Monthly safety committee
  • Site-specific safety committees
  • Safety observation reports
  • Safety events
  • Continuous safety evaluation and improvement
  • On-site safety
  • Continuous employee training and development

All of these combine to create a safety culture where our employees can take on their electrical contracting jobs with confidence and precision. Why? Because these events have the following seven benefits:

Increased Team-Building

In the electrical contracting industry, it’s imperative that employees know their coworker has their back — literally and figuratively. Whether it’s an industrial, government, or commercial electrical project, the consequences can be dire if there isn’t trust as a team. In electrical project management, we see safety events as a solution to this. By regularly holding safety events, our employees are more confident in their teammates’ abilities and work together to actively build team unity and trust. We practice team-building and recognition in all of our safety events in order to meet this goal.

Improved Equipment Management

As contracted electricians, our employees work with a lot of different equipment on a day-to-day basis. This allows them to become very comfortable and proficient with some equipment; however, it can lead to safety risks for equipment that isn’t used regularly. Because of this, safety events allow employees to receive additional training on equipment they don’t use very often or comprehensive training on new equipment they have yet to use. As a business owner, you don’t want to run the risk of an employee getting injured on the job while operating equipment, and we’re the same. Regular safety events allow for solid equipment management, even on the most difficult of commercial or industrial electrical projects.


Ongoing Safety Training

Even if our employees have been with us for decades and have never run into a serious injury, we still emphasize the importance of ongoing safety training. Think about it like driving a car: you’re simply more at risk the more you drive! We aim to mitigate this by focusing on ongoing general safety training through our monthly safety committee, site-specific safety committees, safety observation reports, and additional safety events. You never know when accidents can occur, and with the amount of time our electricians spend working, their risk increases. Through ongoing safety training, we’re more comfortable with our electrical contracting overall.

Open Forum for Concerns

Our electrical contracting company takes our employees’ voices seriously, and we provide forums and opportunities for them to speak up. After all, it’s their safety on the line. During our monthly safety committees, employees can provide crucial feedback from the field and during our safety observation reports, employees can document safety observations in real time when they occur. This is invaluable to us as we further our outreach with electrical contracting all while maintaining safety for our employees. All of our employees know how, when, and why to bring up concerns, and our safety events are the perfect forum for this.

Updated Emergency Response Plans

We always want to prioritize on-site safety, and we do this in a myriad of ways. One way we accomplish this is through job-specific emergency response plans. Just like most other things in life, it can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach. Through our commercial electrical projects, industrial electrical projects, and oil and gas electrical projects, our employees are working in a variety of environments that threaten their safety in different ways; there must be a customized emergency response plan for each job. Because of our regular safety events, our employees can familiarize themselves with the plans and feel confident when they’re on-site working on your electrical contracting project.

Reinforced Culture of Safety

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: safety is not a priority — it’s our culture. Through regular safety events and behavior-based safety, health and safety truly become an integral, vital part of our company. In a field such as electrical contracting, there’s simply no room for error. By holding regular safety events, our employees know it’s part of the lifeblood and culture of our company, a non-negotiable standard that must be met on every project, every job site, and every event. This culture of safety is what continues to propel Benchmark Electrical Solutions into the future of electrical contracting.

Decreased Risk of Injury

And, of course, the other six items in this blog post add up to one invaluable thing: decreased risk of injury. All of our electricians are licensed and insured, meaning if injury were to occur that you wouldn’t be responsible financially; however, we never even want injury to occur. We aren’t reticent to acknowledge the risk of injury when it comes to electrical contracting — after all, that’s why we take safety events so seriously. We also aren’t ignorant of the fact that injuries will, eventually, occur. It’s simply that we value our employees and our company so much that we do all we can to prevent and decrease the risk of injury — and it all starts with our regular safety events.

Hire Us for Electrical Contracting in Northern Colorado

If you’re looking for an electrical contracts manager in Northern Colorado, then you can count on Benchmark Electrical Solutions. We take every project just as seriously as we take our employee health and safety. From commercial electrical projects to industrial electrical projects and everything in between, we have the experience, qualifications, and attention to detail that you’re looking for. Contact us today to get started with electrical contracting in Northern Colorado.