We believe the overall performance of Scherrer Construction is ultimately linked to our robust safety program designed to protect the health and welfare of job site workers, staff, and the general public.
Our safety program is led by Robert Pieters, who has over 10 years of experience and knowledge in construction safety. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health with a Construction Emphasis along with several construction safety and training certifications. Robert is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of all our mandated corporate safety programs. Key elements to our program include:
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Robert provides high-level OSHA training and certification for all supervisory employees including OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour certification.
SITE-SPECIFIC SAFETY PROGRAMS
During the pre-construction phase, a customized job site safety program is created and issued as part of the project documents. All contractors working on site are contractually bound and must be in full compliance throughout the project.
Safety audits will be conducted on a weekly basis on all of our projects to ensure compliance and increase accountability for a proactive safety focus.
WEEKLY SAFETY MEETINGS
All on-site construction workers are required to attend an initial safety orientation to understand the risks identified with the project as well as weekly safety meetings. All our supervisory personnel are trained to conduct weekly “Toolbox Talks” which deal with various safety related topics that are specifically tailored to the project.
SPECIFIC TO SCHOOLS
The protection of children, school staff and the visiting general public are of the utmost importance to Scherrer Construction. Our philosophy is to focus our own educational efforts toward students and work with them to address job site safety.
Beginning at the earliest stages of construction site development activity, this program is presented to students in a school assembly where ‘age specific’
discussions and activities are held. Mini field trips are also scheduled through the
on-site Superintendent to help students understand the construction process.
Scherrer Construction has also established a Safety 1st Program. This program is specifically designed to invest additional attention to site security measures aimed at protecting students and faculty. Scherrer Construction requires photo IDs,
identifying all employees as part of the construction project, even if they are not working within the school.