When it comes to vegetation management, like a chainsaw or trimmer, a finely tuned vehicle is another tool in your toolbox—and your success is literally riding on it. As always, continuous improvement is key.
Our year-end statistics around vehicle safety, including our out-of-service (OOS) violation data, is something to be extremely proud of especially as we’ve been growing the company.
However, we must also recognize that more work is yet to be done today, tomorrow, and every day to ensure we’re 100% safe with every asset we place on the road.
As leaders and craftworkers for the Lewis family of companies, please take the time to ask yourselves daily:
- Am I doing everything I can to provide safe tools for my team? And ensure they’re operating them safely?
- Can we operate safely and injury-free 100% of the time? If so, when? And how? What needs to change?
- Am I fully engaged in our daily pre-checks? Is every vehicle safe? If not, why not?
- Have any of our vehicles missed their annual inspections? If so, why? And how soon can we rectify this situation?
Every single day is an opportunity to improve our safety record. I challenge us all to get into a continuous improvement frame of mind at all times. Let’s make 2018 our safest year on record.