PLH GROUP NEWS
Keeping it Clean to Boost Safety
Date: July 29, 2021
It is imperative that walkways are clear so Power Line Services crews can safely provide transmission services.
PLH Group’s PREVENT is a systematic approach to breaking down the complexities of jobsite safety. But not all aspects of working toward a safer jobsite are complex. In fact, one of the simplest ways we can further this value comes from a concept learned as a child – cleaning up. Jobsite housekeeping may sound like a simple idea, but it is an extremely effective safety tactic. Employees throughout PLH Group’s business units keep the jobsite clean to provide a safer work environment.
PLH Group and its business units are dedicated to delivering industry-leading energy construction services throughout the United States and into Canada. From pipelines to power lines and airborne operations to amphibious drilling, PLH Group employees find themselves in various work environments. No matter the environment, all employees are appropriately trained on their task to provide professional, safe services. Respecting the jobsite by keeping it clean not only leads to more efficient work, but is also a crucial step in keeping the workforce safe.
TTR Substations employees safely deliver quality projects. Keeping a clean work environment throughout the construction of the project is key to their performance.
“Our power line and pipeline work can get messy. That’s why we make it a routine part of our procedures to prepare the jobsite prior to the start of each shift. It is our responsibility to make sure our project sites are in a condition conducive to safe and efficient work,” said PLH Group Vice President of Safety, Health and Environmental Elsie Bentley.
These conditions include ensuring that:
- Walkways are clear of obstructions
- Tools and equipment are appropriately cleaned, stored, and secured
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) is routinely inspected and in good condition
- Spills or leaks are reported and adequately cleaned
- Combustible materials are properly stored away from potential ignition sources
- Excessive dust and dirt are removed to support traction
“We discuss cleaning the jobsite during our toolbox talks and pre-job briefs. We strongly believe that even the smallest housekeeping acts contribute to a safer jobsite,” said Elsie.
PLH Group crews do not only look out for one another, but they also respect the energy-focused projects their work supports. Routine housekeeping is part of supporting the safety efforts that lead to successful project delivery.