The majority of Arwood Waste Demolition projects are industrial in nature. Industries served include:
- Refining (petroleum, chemical)
- Mining and metals
- Power and energy
Over the decades we have tuned our skills to meet the needs of our industrial customers. These customer requirements are:
- A non-negotiable commitment to safety with a zero incident goal on every project.
- Working within an operating facility and around customer personnel and production systems.
- Management and handling of the full array of waste projects.
- The need to coordinate work schedules to coordination and sequence with their production, safety and environmental goals.
- Provide realistic scheduling milestones and meeting deadlines.
WHAT MAKES US SAFE?
Our company’s safety success is the result of:
- Every project is unique: Each project’s risks are considered individually.
- Accumulated experience: Decades of safe operation is passed onto field personnel through ongoing in-the-field training
- Industry Leading Training Programs: To respond to the various industries (e.g., mining, petrochemical, manufacturing, nuclear, etc.) in which we work, we have become compliant with a variety of safety reporting agencies including IS Net World, PICS, Browz, and e-railsafe.
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs): To make all this information usable to the personnel in the field, AW Demolition has distilled down the information gathered over decades of operation. This information is retained in the Corporate Health and Safety Program, the Corporate SOP document, and, more importantly, within each and every Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan. A real effort is made to make these documents as simple and available as possible to all workers. Hundreds of pages of protocols will not keep field crews safe. Clear, direct information, good training, and effective supervision accomplishes that.
- Supervisor Training: All supervisors with Arwood Waste & Demolition receive added training (e.g., OSHA 10- and 30-hour training, 40-hour HAZWOPER training) and customized ongoing company training as managed by our professional safety staff.
- Highly specialized equipment: Wherever possible, equipment is used to keep personnel away from hazards. Arwood Waste’s technical team works with equipment manufacturers to produce custom-built equipment that allows safer operation. Examples include improved roll-over and falling-object guarding packages, improved visibility cabs, enclosed cabs on skid-steers, and long reach cutting torches.
- Shared Culture of Safety: At the end of each year, all AW Waste Demolition projects are shut down and all employees convene at our corporate office for required training. We share in the previous year’s lessons learned, listen to their ideas, and outline new safety procedures for the upcoming year.
- Caliber of Employee: We strive to have the highest standard of employee. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our key people and on attracting the best talent in the industry.
Arwood Waste encourages safe work practices through teamwork, communication, and cooperation. Each quarter, every employee is graded on a point reward system by his respective Supervisor and our company Safety Manager, based on these categories:
- Motivation to produce quality work and attitude while at work
- Observation and reporting near misses, site hazards, and correcting them
- Daily participation and input in safety meetings, safety training, etc.
- Wearing proper PPE at all times
- Knowledge and compliance with the Site Safety Plans, JHA’s and safety rules
The intent is to encourage safety behavior and reward employees who may find a hazard, create a solution, and help resolve it.