LEMCON BELIEVES THAT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR EMPLOYEES MUST BE AT THE HEART OF EVERY DECISION FOR US TO BE A WORLD-CLASS WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICE PROVIDER
Health and safety refer to a proactive approach taken by organizations to ensure optimal safety conditions for their employees and everyone involved. Maintenance of safe operating procedures at all times is of both monetary and human value, with the human value being far greater to the employer, the employee, and the community. The following principles support this philosophy:
- All accidents are preventable. Establishing safe working procedures and complying with these procedures can eliminate the potential for accidents.
- Every employee at every level must always first consider safeguarding their health and preventing bodily injury.
- Documented safety plans that describe safe working practices and procedures are the key elements of our effective workplace safety program. It is the responsibility of every employee, at every level to know, understand, and follow all parts of the safety plan.
- Safety extends past the work site and all employees should always be aware of potential hazards. We expect all employees to be as conscious of their wellbeing off the job as they are on the job.
Lemcon’s highest priority is maintaining an accident-free work environment. Our commitment to our employees, and to their communities, is that we will continually partner with our team to do all we can to ensure their safety.
Lemcon’s commitment includes offering certified, high quality, in-house training for many key industry requirements. The primary goal of such policies is to prevent any kind of incident or injury that may occur due to negligence, unsafe conditions, or lack of training.
Here are a few key elements of our policy:
- Clear Communication: Everyone in Lemcon is required to be aware of the policies and understand the implications. The policies are communicated effectively and regularly to all employees.
- Safety Training: We provide regular and adequate safety training to all employees, ensuring they understand the risks associated with their jobs and the measures to mitigate them.
- Risk Assessment: Regular audits and inspections are carried out to identify any potential hazards. These hazards are promptly addressed to prevent accidents.
- Strict Enforcement: Zero tolerance means no breaches are acceptable. Any violation of safety policies and procedures are dealt with firmly, including disciplinary action if necessary.
- Incentives for Safety: We, at times, offer rewards or incentives to teams or individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to health and safety, further encouraging adherence to safety rules.
- Encourage Reporting: We encourage employees to report any safety issues or near-miss incidents. This helps Lemcon to identify and rectify issues proactively.
- Regular Review: Our policy is not static. It is regularly reviewed and improved based on feedback, incident reports, and changes in the workplace or industry.
his approach aims to create a culture of safety, where every individual feels responsible for not just their safety, but the safety of their co-workers as well. By making it clear that accidents and safety violations will not be tolerated, we help prevent incidents and protect their employees.
Lemcon 100% Adheres to All OHS requirements for a Tower Climbing Company
The following Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements are the most universally accepted guidelines in the United States, which serve as a benchmark for best practices even outside of the US.
Some of the key OHS requirements for a tower climbing company according to OSHA standards, that Lemcon adheres to, are as follows:
- Training: Employees should receive proper training on how to safely climb and descend towers, operate the equipment, and understand potential hazards. This includes rescue training in case of emergencies.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Workers must be provided with and correctly use suitable PPE. This may include helmets, safety glasses, gloves, and particularly important for tower climbers, fall protection equipment.
- Fall Protection: OSHA requires fall protection to be used when workers are at heights above six feet. Fall protection can include guardrails, safety nets, or fall arrest systems, such as harnesses and lanyards.
- Emergency Planning: Companies must have an emergency action plan in place, which includes procedures for dealing with various emergency situations, such as falls, fires, or equipment failure.
- Inspections: Regular inspections should be conducted to ensure equipment is in good working order and safe to use. This includes regular maintenance and replacement of defective equipment.
- Health Monitoring: Ongoing health monitoring of workers may be necessary to ensure they are physically capable of the strenuous activity involved in tower climbing and not suffering from conditions like vertigo that could make climbing dangerous.
- Communication: Clear communication protocols should be in place. Workers at height should be able to communicate with ground personnel at all times.
- Compliance with RF Exposure Standards: Given the likelihood of being exposed to Radio Frequency (RF) radiation, companies must comply with the RF exposure standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or the equivalent body in other countries.
Lemcon also honors Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) objectives that are specific, measurable goals designed to improve safety in the workplace. They're a critical part of any OHS management system and are in alignment with the company's overall safety policy.