Safety and Quality Control
Safety at Native Sons
Native Sons holds itself to the highest standards of safety. We take our safety policy and procedures seriously and recognize doing so is not merely good business, but also good citizenship and a humanitarian and moral obligation.
Native Sons Corporate Safety Policy
In all of its operations, Native Sons Ltd is guided by an established safety policy. This policy is based on a sincere desire to eliminate personal injuries, occupational illnesses and damage to equipment and property, as well as to protect the general public whenever the public comes in contact with or is affected by the company’s work.
Management, supervisors and foremen are charged with the responsibility of preventing the occurrence of incidents or conditions that could lead to occupational injuries or illness. While the ultimate success of any safety and health program depends upon the full cooperation of each individual employee, it is supervisory personnel’s responsibility to provide a safe environment in which to work. It is also their responsibility to see that safety and health rules and procedures are adequate and in force, and to see that effective training and education programs are employed to the best advantage.
Never should safety be sacrificed for production. It must be considered an integral part of quality assurance and control, cost reduction and job efficiency. A proper safety attitude will be considered to be a condition of employment. Each supervisor will be held accountable for the safety performance demonstrated by the employees under his supervision.
Native Sons Ltd. realizes that there are many hazards in the construction industry. Through sound and reasonable safety regulations and practices however, we feel occupational injuries can be reduced and, in some cases, eliminated. The humanitarian and moral obligation of working safely is vital for all employees and their families. Therefore, our goal is the total elimination of accidents and injuries from our operations. A good safety record reflects the quality of management, supervision and work force. It also serves to promote and business thereby contributes to the continued growth and success of the company. Poor accident experience increases costs and results in a loss of profits in jobs.
Our policy is to accomplish work in the safest possible manner consistent with good work practices. Mangement at every level is charged with the task of transmitting this policy into action.
Native Sons Safety Program
Native Sons has a fully developed safety program that addresses worksite evaluation and care, training, hazardous material control, safety rules, record keeping, weekly tool box talks, accident prevention and reporting.
All Native Sons projects are Drug and Alcohol Free workplaces.
The company safety manual addresses such issues as safety rules for lifting, ladders, gas cylinders, trenching, aerial lifts, personal protective equipment, fall protection, assured grounding, lock-out/tag-out, energized equipment work, hazard communications, confined spaces, and motor vehicles.
The management of Native Sons is strongly committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees and administers a company-wide safety program that educates and trains all workers in safe building practices.
Quality Control At Native Sons
Native Sons Ltd. maintains a Quality Control (QC) Program to ensure consistent results on all projects. The six main elements are:
Organization, Planning, Documentation, Control, Verification, Checkout
Additional aspects of quality control may be incorporated to suit project specific requirements. Our quality control plan details the procedures and reports required to assure compliance with contract requirements. To the extent possible and unless directed differently by contract or local codes, the company follows the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard 70, National Electrical Code (NEC).
Fire Alarm System installations follow the provisions of NFPA 72 unless directed differently by contract or local codes. Any modification to an existing system may or may not allow the system to fully meet the requirements of this standard.
Installations for telecommunications cabling, pathways and spaces to conform to the joint Electrical Communications Association/Telecommunications Industry Association (EIA/TIA) standards EIA/TIA 568 and 569.
Native Sons has a training and instruction plan, to provide for the orderly transition of the systems and equipment installed from the construction team to the owner’s maintenance team.
Extended maintenance is guided by the National Electrical Testing Association (NETA) guidelines as well as NFPA standard 70B.