Safety is no Accident
If you have been following our blogs or our Instagram account then you know how much emphasis the T&P team puts on safety. That is why we were so excited to receive an award from the Trucking Safety Council of BC recognizing our efforts. While we didn’t do it for the rewards or recognition, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s always nice when someone recognizes and appreciates your work.
However, though we may have only just received this award, our efforts towards improving safety and supporting WCB safety standards started a long time ago.
Every industry has specific safety regulations they need to meet, and trucking is no exception. Since T&P trucking started up their first truck back in 1080, we have worked hard to stay up to date with all safety regulations. Even today when there are new changes to the safety standard we update and train our drivers and employees as needed.
Because of having safety so ingrained in our work, it didn’t take long to recognize the benefits of maintaining safe working practices and we felt the desire to go above and beyond the required safety rules. This feeling resulted in encouraging all of our employees to embrace a ‘safety mindset’ in all aspects of the workplace, not just in our truck yard where the dangers are obvious.
We also wanted to show others what we were doing so we started sharing tips, reminders and safety ideas on our Instagram. Facebook, and LinkedIn pages. In this way we could share our own safety efforts and encourage other companies to improve their safety standards as well.
It wasn’t long before WCB noticed that we put a high value and importance on safety. They asked us if we would donate the use of our time, drivers, and yard to help them film safety videos about jobsite safety. We jumped at the opportunity and just a few months later the videos were ready.
These videos turned out awesome and you can check them out below:
It was never our goal to improve safety just so we could be recognized, but when we were able to apply for the COR (Certificate of Recognition) program we thought it would be a great idea.
The whole T&P team was excited when we finished the course and received our recognition from Safety Driven BC:
The Safety Driven organisation has been making great strides towards encouraging all companies to increase their safety efforts. They even held an event recently that showcased some of the local businesses’ efforts towards safety and awarded some companies with a certification plaque.
The T&P team were further excited to learn that T&P Trucking had been nominated for not one but two awards! We of course were happy to attend the event and had a great time meeting other like-minded companies who care for safety as much as we do.
Here are some pictures from the event:
That last picture is our Manager Sam trying vigorously to remove fingerprints off the reward, so we of course had to touch it again when he was done, haha.
We really appreciate these awards and plan to continue working safely in all aspects of our industry. We also want to encourage and challenge other local companies to step up their safety game and hopefully we can see them at next years awards!
If you would like to learn more about the Benefits of COR and learn how to enroll, click here or on the image below.