Most important components of promoting a culture of safety on your job sites
1. Build relationships with a foundation of trust and express gratitude. If your people don’t trust you, they will be less likely to listen to you and respect you. When I do my rounds, I communicate with everyone and treat everyone with the same level of respect that I’d want, which contributes significantly to a safe work environment. I also try to show gratitude to the people on my site and thank them when taking the initiative.
2. Set clear and consistent expectations. A good orientation goes a long way, especially when working with a new team. Setting clear guidelines and ensuring your team understands all of the policies and procedures is critical to setting up a job for success.
3. Establish practical safety procedures and develop a game plan that allows flexibility and creativity in your policies.