At Helix, managing safety is an unwavering core value which is integrated into every task we perform. At the heart of those tasks are our most valuable assets, our employees! The organization regards the safety of our employees as the highest priority any supervisor can have. At Helix, safety is not about catchy slogans or regulatory requirements. It’s about proactively protecting all Helix employees. We’ve worked tirelessly to build a ‘world-class’ safety culture to ensure our employees are protected from all preventable incidents and injuries. Accordingly, Helix has one of the most effective safety programs in the industry.
Workplace safety for our employees is both a feature and a benefit to working at Helix Electric. We have never subscribed to the theory that a construction environment is, by nature, a hazardous environment, and therefore, accidents are bound to occur. Instead, we’ve designed and implemented award-winning safety programs that have resulted in one of the lowest accident rates in the nation.
Helix employees receive an extensive safety orientation before starting work and receive another safety orientation at the jobsite on hazards that are unique to the project. Helix employees also receive safety training twice weekly and are subjected to unannounced safety inspections designed to eliminate unsafe conditions normally found on a jobsite. Incidents, although rare, are thoroughly investigated and policies are implemented to ensure an incident free environment. Furthermore, Helix supervisors receive extensive safety training every month.
Helix has been the recipient of the prestigious Associated Builders and Contractors “Platinum Award” for outstanding achievement in safety management and accident prevention. Helix first received the Platinum Award in 1999 and has received it every year since.
At Helix, safety is good business.