SMITHBRIDGE GUAM’S NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS DELIVERING SAFE CONSTRUCTION SOLUTIONS, RESULTING IN ZERO HARM TO OUR CUSTOMERS, PEOPLE, COMMUNITY AND ENVIRONMENT
SAFETY SYSTEMS AND CULTURE
We believe all workplace incidents are preventable through the systematic identification, elimination and control of hazards. Our safety management system is compliant with the standards and guidelines set by OSHA, MSHA and USACE EM-385. Our in-house maintenance team ensures our fleet is safely well-maintained. Most importantly, we go beyond compliance to maintain an all-inclusive, positive safety culture.
Safety is the responsibility of all team members at Smithbridge. We use the DuPont STOP program to encourage our team to engage in ongoing authentic conversations about health, safety and environment. The Stop, Think, Observe, and Plan approach is a behavioural-based safety program that facilitates a culture of hazard identification, elimination and control of an individual’s own work as well as that of their coworkers.
Our safety culture has been recognised in our receipt of several industry awards, including the Project Safety Award at the 2018 Guam Contractor’s Association Excellence in Construction Awards. In November 2016, Smithbridge Guam Inc. was awarded 1st Overall Safety Award and 3rd Place Overall.
All personnel hold current licenses of competency for the class of equipment they operate or activity they conduct, and have extensive industry experience. Company induction procedures ensure all personnel meet the required selection criteria prior to gaining employment. This includes reference, competency and medical checks. Competency based training and assessment is completed by all personnel for items of plant and equipment, risk assessment, hazard identification and company operational procedures.
COLLABORATION IN SAFETY
Smithbridge has always maintained an open book approach to safety. We believe in sharing near misses and accident stories for the benefit of others in the industry, and as a learning tool for operators and riggers to help stop the same incidents being repeated. Our parent company is the primary sponsor of crane safety magazine Lifting Matters and Smithbridge Guam is a regular contributor to the publication.
STEP SAFETY CERTIFICATION
Smithbridge Guam is proud to hold Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Gold Level of achievement for 2019. The ABC National Safety Excellence Award recognizes companies that exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Safety and Health Committee. Awards are based on data submitted via STEP applications, essay questions and video interviews with company presidents/CEOs/principals about their corporate safety culture.