We believe that quality and safety go hand-in-hand. A quality control plan is useless if it does not produce safe results. Conversely, a safety program is ineffective without the continual improvement processes afforded by a proven quality program.
The foundation of our quality and safety philosophy is our cultural commitment to people and the world in which we live. We believe that, all things being equal, caring people will produce better, safer results.
As with other notable firms, we maintain enterprise, operational and site-specific plans for quality and safety. We provide training to all employees based on the requirements of their job description, industry standards, client requirements and the law. However, there are several things that set us apart from other firms in the areas of quality and safety:
As part of our Full Spectrum Approach, we partner with key stakeholders early on to establish scope parameters, including objectives and priorities for quality and safety.
Our Corporate Health & Safety Program is monitored by a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Our Enterprise Quality Program is managed by a registered professional engineer with more than 20 years experience in managing quality programs.
Our activity hazard analyses process takes place as part of our constructability review.
We retain third party consultants to participate in our safety committee, as well as to perform random and routine audits of our project sites.
Our project and site managers have all received the Army Corps of Engineers “Construction Quality Control for Contractors” certification.
We hold weekly and monthly safety and quality assurance meetings with all project sites to create a collaborative environment among field and management personnel.
We hold weekly tailgate safety meetings and daily safety inspections at all project sites.
Our field managers, supervisors and employees are given numerous incentives to produce a better, safer end product.
We share client and industry recognition for quality and safety with all stakeholders (employees, subcontractors, consultants and clients).
When it comes to quality and safety, our efforts to hire and train the right people, monitor their progress and reward exceptional behavior have been successful. The following items are indicators of our success:
We consistently receive high marks on our customer evaluations for our commitment to quality and safety.
We continually receive client and industry awards and recognition for quality and safety.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest consistently ranks BRADY as one of the top high-volume consultants in producing high quality environmental reports.
We maintain a consistently low Experience Modifications Rating (EMR) for workers compensation insurance.
Our customers continue to provide us with repeat business and refer us to other clients.