At Moretrench Industrial, a proactive approach to health and safety is integral to our corporate culture. Providing a safe and healthy working environment for all our employees, as well as for subcontractors and visitors, is our highest priority.

Safety management system

We believe that all injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable with the right safety training for the task at hand. We provide that training through our comprehensive Safety Management System. Administered by a highly qualified in-house staff, this system is designed to equip employees with the knowledge to work safely and to nurture individual responsibility for safety through positive reinforcement. Key elements of the Safety Management System include:

  • Training and Certification: Our overall training program covers 25 general and industry-specific training opportunities and annual refresher modules. In addition, all incoming employees undergo new hire training. We recognize that field-based employees sometimes can't travel easily to one of our offices for training modules, so we take the modules to them via our fully equipped mobile unit. We also ensure our crews are fully trained in the site-specific health and safety requirements of our clients.
  • Hazard Awareness, Recognition, and Identification: A Safety Task Analysis Risk Reduction Talk (STARRT) is performed daily prior to the beginning of work and also any time a new task is begun. The STARRT process ensures that each employee is aware of identified potential hazards, the hazard controls in place, and their responsibility to perform the work within those controls.
  • Stop When Unsure (SWU) and Stop Work Authority (SWA): Every employee has the right to stop work that poses hazards to individuals, property, or the environment. This is a no-fault process. Under no circumstances should retribution be directed at any individual who exercises this right in good faith.

In addition, Supervisors’ safety meetings are held on a monthly basis and conducted by Moretrench Industrial senior management. Subcontractors are also required to submit the specific safety standards in place within their own companies in order to be considered for subcontract work.

Safety is everybody's business

We understand that safety is the responsibility of everyone, and we all have a part to play. By working together and being committed as a company to putting safety training into practice in the field, the shop, and in the office, then we can make a real difference.