When it comes to Safety at Groome Industrial: Prevention is the Cornerstone
At the core of our culture is the strong belief that incident prevention is the cornerstone of a safe work environment. The health and welfare of our employees and all stakeholders who touch our work are of the utmost importance to the company.
We believe in a ‘360°’ approach to safety such that employees at all levels of the company are responsible for contributing to the overall safety culture. Our employees participate in our world-class safety training program on a recurring basis.
We recently developed a new way to explain to our stakeholders, both those who are inside and outside the company, how safety is practiced at Groome Industrial. A focus on safety is a part of everything we do.
We expect each employee to stop the job when he or she perceives something to be unsafe. The newest or most inexperienced employee has the same right and responsibility to exercise Stop Work Authority (SWA) as the most senior, experienced executive of the company.
Each Groome employee is empowered to “take five” minutes as often as necessary to refocus attention on awareness of hazards around us and observe the work area to assess – and reassess – for hazards and confirm that effective risk control measures are fully implemented.
Once we see something at risk, we take immediate action by engaging the relevant stakeholders who can address it. Groome employees understand that a safe workplace starts with our own actions.
Through documentation, we share our observations and corrective actions to enable the company to track, trend, and share best practices and lessons learned to prevent incidents, injuries, and illnesses. This most importantly ensures everyone gets home safely.
We resume work cautiously and are always mindful of the potential for changing circumstances that would warrant our repeating this process as often as necessary.
Safety is a core value at Groome and will remain uncompromised by scheduling constraints, weather, deadlines, or profit margin.