At the end of August, Lewis Tree Service Division 21 performed a demonstration of some of our operations at Paul Smith’s College School of Logging in the northern region of New York’s Adirondack State Park. Paul Smith’s College is the only four-year institution of higher education in the park and its 14,000-acre campus is one of the largest in...
Beth Lay and I would like to thank Mark Rowe and the team members from Division 21 for allowing us to participate in this week's tree felling skill drill in Caledonia, NY. Just when I thought I would never actually use the Pythagorean Theory in my job . . .
Following is an abbreviated version of the tactical tailgate the safety team sent out...
This week, D15 held a two-day, total safety culture meeting in the field. Employees broke into small groups, went to different stations and got hands-on training on a variety of topics: pre-job hazard surveys (PJHS), spotter operations, restoration process, drop zone cone procedures, jobsite set-up and equipment inspection. The utility...
Have you ever been on a job site where no incidents were occurring, but unsafe practices were present? Take a moment to think about that and let it sink in. Accidents may represent a lack of safety, but a lack of accidents does NOT represent safety.
Over the past six months, we’ve been rolling out our customer promise:
At Lewis, Job Done Right™ is our promise to listen, provide solutions, meet our commitments and deliver a safe, professional, hassle-free experience.
We’ve been trained for decades to do a thorough pre-task brief focused on identifying and managing every risk. While this is a good practice, there’s one, major problem: vegetation management is complex and highly variable. We’re lacking the certainty that can be found in routine environments.
We often talk about and acknowledge that craftworkers, company-wide, make thousands of decisions each day, which lead to successful outcomes. It would be impossible to capture every one of these decisions; but, today's blog post is the first of two recent examples.