We understand that safety is a deeply personal issue — one that reaches beyond our jobsites to impact families and individuals in ways both great and small. We want to ensure that everyone is safe 100% of the time, on 100% of our projects, and we will do everything in our power to achieve this. At Balfour Beatty, Zero Harm is a way of life.
The goals of Zero Harm are:
- Zero deaths
- Zero injuries to the public
- Zero ruined lives among all our people
On each of our jobsites, we promote safety by:
- Educating workers on safety requirements
- Providing equipment training for our subcontractor partners
- Utilizing backup sensors on equipment and clash detection on our cranes
- Posting appropriate signage throughout the jobsite to alert workers to potential safety hazards
- Requiring workers to follow our strict safety and loss prevention program
- Empowering all of our employees and those working on our jobsites to speak up and take action to correct unsafe situations
We’re so passionate about the well-being of those who come in contact with our work that our safety principles go above and beyond OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards. If you’re interested in learning more about our Zero Harm philosophy, check out our Safety Orientation Video, which every team member who works on one of our jobs is required to watch, understand and follow:
Nuestro Orientación vídeo de seguridad en español
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding safety on our project sites, please get in touch through our Zero Harm hotline: 855-857-2679.
See Something, Say Something
See Something, Say Something is a safety campaign that supports Zero Harm by reinforcing one of our most critical and simple safety principles: if you see any unsafe conditions or behaviors you must challenge and/or report the situation. This is a right and a responsibility for anyone who visits or works in a Balfour Beatty workplace. Our teams work hand-in-hand with our industry partners to create a culture where everyone is empowered to speak up on behalf of the health and safety of anyone who comes in contact with our work.
Zero Harm in Action
We mean it when we say we take safety personally. Check out some real-life examples of how we live Zero Harm:
A Life Changing Moment Becomes a Life Saving Mission for our Safety Leader
ENR: Blind spot sensors make jobsites safer
ENR: AEC Hackathons Spawn New Innovation (including a possible virtual reality safety “game”)
ENR: Dynamic models for safer sites
Be Our Guest. Essential safety guidelines for visitors to our project sites:
For guests who are visiting our jobsites, be sure you receive a clear safety orientation from a member of our team and the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear. In the meantime, here are some essential safety guidelines we’d like you to follow so you can plan ahead for your visit:
- Stay with your designated guide at all times.
- Wear hard soled shoes or boots (no open toe shoes, sandals or high-heeled shoes).
- Keep your hard hat on at all times and wear any additional personal protective equipment that was provided to you.
- Keep a safe distance from the perimeter of the building or work area. Do not lean or rest against any handrail or guardrail systems.
- Watch where you walk! Be cautious of slick or wet surfaces and tripping hazards.
- Do not cross any barricades, yellow caution tape, or red danger tape.
- Be aware of overhead hazards, such as crane loads, scaffold systems, or people on ladders.
- Be aware of moving equipment, such as trucks, forklifts, and backhoes. Equipment operators may have difficulty seeing you.
- Do not try to climb ladders or scaffold systems without permission. Maintain a three–point contact while climbing ladders–one person at a time, please!
- Keep your eyes open! Pay attention to your surroundings and watch your step.
While these rules may seem strict, we ask you to follow them because, at the end of your visit, the only mark we want you to leave with is a better undertanding of who we are and the exciting work that we do.
If you have any questions or suggestions for us regarding safety on our project sites, please get in touch through our Zero Harm hotline: 855-857-2679.