Work Safety

We are committed to our employee's health and safety by providing training on best practices and procedures.

In today’s industry the demands for improvements to safety in the work place is at it’s highest. This is why we developed specific procedures for recruiting the right people for the right job.

Best Personnel has implemented forms and procedures such as: new and young workers orientation, personal protective equipment inspections, working at heights, fit testing, weekly toolbox talks, hazard assessments and accident investigations, just to name a few.

We have a strong team of Safety Officer’s that have helped Best Personnel with safety training and maintaining our expectations for safety in the workplace. We are known for having a good reputation with WCB and have proven to be one of British Columbia’s BEST agencies for implementing and promoting safety in the workplace.

Best Personnel has been awarded “COR Certification.” We also received “Certificate of Appreciation” for providing career opportunities to Participants of the Construction Orientation and Retention in Employment (COR) program.

Best Personnel takes all steps possible to ensure employees are working in safe and secure work environments, but employees are also responsible for their own health and safety.

What are Safe Work Practices & Procedures?

Safe Work Practices & Procedures are used to cover a variety of safety training subjects and to remind employees the importance of what you should or should not do in order to do a job or task safely. Safe work practices and procedures are a great topic for toolbox talks, as they serve as good reminders of the “right” way to do things.

Please ensure to review your safe work practices and procedures regularly, to maintain a high standard of safety and reduced risk. If a task or equipment changes, the safe work procedure(s) that relate to this will change and be updated.

Safety Training

We are proud to support workers by providing them subsidized training. This includes tickets, trades certifications and more.

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Safe Work Practices & Procedures

Please explore through our resources below to find safe work practices and procedures that most interest you:
Backing up mobile equipment Blood borne Circular, radial, and table saws Cleaning solvents and flammables Cold stress Compressed Air or Pneumatic Tools Defective Tools Drills Dust in Construction Electrical Safety Fall Arrest Fall Protection Fall Protection Fire Extinguisher Use Flammable and Combustible Floor Protection For Traffic Control Personnel Forklifts GFCI Grinding – Portable Stationary Guardrails Heat Stress Housekeeping Ladders – Extension Ladders Ladders – Job-Built Wodden Ladders Ladders – Step Ladders Lead Exposure Lifting Devices – Hand Trucks, Dollies, Carts Lockouts Tagging Manual Lifting Material Handling and Storage Mobile Equipment Mould Remediation Process Noise in Construction Powder Actuated Tools Propane Handling Rebar and Other Protruding Protection Respiratory Protection for the Construction Industry Silica Exposure Snow and Ice Removal Program Stripping Column and Wall Forms Stripping Column and Wall Forms Temporary Heat Temporary Lighting Tiger Torches Timesheet Travel Restraint Ventilation Working Alone Working in Poor Weather Conditions

Worksite Safety for Jobs Around Vancouver, BC

Best Personnel in New Westminster loves nothing more than pairing eager applicants with employers needing new staff around Greater Vancouver.

To provide a good outcome for both parties, we do our best to ensure that all employees comply with the hiring company’s safety policies.

We also want to have confidence that employers provide safe conditions for our people.

No job is worth it if you’re put in unnecessarily dangerous situations. And no employee is worth keeping if they are knowingly jeopardizing the safety of others.

As the go-between between employees and employers, Best Personnel serves as a watchdog for all.

When it comes to worksite safety in the Lower Mainland, if something isn’t right, we want to know about it!

Occupational Health and Safety Compliance

Employers in British Columbia are legally obligated to meet the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation guidelines, as overseen by the provincial agency WorkSafeBC.

Maintaining proper worksite safety procedures is a big job. Everyone has a role in maintaining safety, including a company’s employees and those working on site.

No matter your position, you are guaranteed three rights under BC’s Occupational Health and Safety legislation:

  • You have the right to know of any potential worksite hazards
  • You have the right to participate in any workplace health and safety activities
  • You have the right to refuse unsafe work conditions 

Everyone Has a Role in Worksite Safety

Workplace safety should never be taken lightly. In 2021, WorkSafeBC received 141,320 injury reports from workers in various sectors.

Safety policies and best work practices may differ between workplaces, but you need to be mindful that those regulations exist to keep you safe. When a company hires you, you are obligated to follow the rules.

You owe it to your new employer. But you also owe it to yourself.

Your Responsibilities in the Workplace

Wherever you end up, it is your responsibility as an employee to be aware of your environment. Whether it’s a construction site in Surrey or an upscale office in Burnaby, you must watch out for dangers. 

Always report any potential hazards concerning property or staff, even if you’re a new person. Explain your concerns immediately to a supervisor.

If you have knowledge of a dangerous situation and you’ve already informed your employer, but nothing has been done, let Best Personnel know. We will gladly follow up on your behalf.

Follow Your Employers Rules

It may sound obvious, but if you are given a safety vest or told to wear protective clothing, do as you’re told! If the job calls for steel-toe boots, don’t pretend comfortable hiking shoes will protect you from an injury.

Be Honest with Yourself and Your Employer

Make sure to report any work-related injury that occurs on the job. It’s natural to feel embarrassed if it could have been your fault. Although everyone wants to make a good impression on their employer, it’s more important for the greater good if you report any injuries right away. Be honest. 

If you need to see a doctor, inform your health provider that the injury is work-related.

Avoid Injuries by Staying Focused

Any job you receive deserves your best efforts. Best Personnel helps many people land construction jobs around Vancouver. Construction poses more challenging conditions. It should go without saying that being under the influence of any drugs or alcohol on the job is a big ‘no-no.’

When it comes to workplace injury prevention, be sure you arrive at work feeling well-rested. Daytime sleepiness accounts for a great number of workplace injuries each year.

Best Personnel Ensures Proper Safety Training

Best Personnel evaluates all applicants’ suitability to maximize safety. As an employer, you want quality workers, not a safety liability.

If you lack the training and skills to stay safe on the job site, we won’t place you in that role.

We empower employees across Vancouver with the safety training they need to stay safe.

Ultimately, worksite safety rests on your shoulders.

If you have any questions or concerns about workplace safety in your new role, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Best Personnel in New Westminster.