Safe workplaces ‘simply good business'

Birnie Electric’s safety record, a purposeful commitment to preventing accidents, speaks for itself. The company has always been an industry safety leader, building on the philosophy that creating safe workplaces is simply good business.

The company is committed to a 10-step Safety Program developed in conjunction with its safety champion, Workplace Safety Revolution.

All Birnie employees must complete the following courses as a minimum (where appropriate):

  • WHMIS (5 hours)
  • Working at Heights (8 hours)
  • Aerial Work Platform (6 hours)
  •  Health and Safety Awareness (2 hours)
  • AODA Customer Service Standard (2 hours)
  • Violence and Harassment in the Workplace (2 hours)

In addition to the above courses, all supervisors and foremen must complete the following training:

  • Advanced Supervision Part 1: Roles, Rights, Responsibilities and Regulations (8 hours)
  • Advanced Supervision Part 2: Hazard Assessment, Accident Investigation & Emergency Response (8 hours)
  • Advanced Supervision Part 3: Behaviour Change, Leadership and Job Planning (In Field: 8 hours)

Additionally, all Employees are encouraged to participate in each of the following training topics as they become available:

  1. Lockout/Tagout
  2. Arc Flash & Electrical Safety Awareness
  3. Fire Safety
  4. Confined Space Awareness
  5. Mould and Asbestos Awareness
  6. Powder Actuated Tools
  7. Boom Truck
  8. First Aid & CPR
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