Being a Landscape Contractor is one of the most rewarding professions, but it comes with its own unique challenges. Business owners are tasked with a multitude of responsibilities from project management to safety & compliance, insurance, audits, meeting with prospects and customers, ordering material, and more.
Your Dashboard provides a view of the training assignments and course completions, it’s a cloud-based system with user-friendly navigation, that stores user information and Training records.
By implementing an online learning management system, construction companies can address new employee training quickly and efficiently. Existing employees can have access to learning new skills. And all employees can access safety training easily and can review as needed. Finally, a system that makes it easy for management to see who took which training when and how well they did.
- Courses available in multiple language options
- Unlimited group training for your workers
- Assign individual training for up to 5 users
- You can purchase additional training seats
- Premier Membership includes 5CE Credits*
Mobile friendly courses you can track assignments and completions. Courses can also be auto assigned, making it easy to get most, or even all, of your team’s training ready to go for the entire year.
*Approved for Oregon CCB Continuing Education Credits
Easily fill out a report to note the incident details and attach photos or videos to create a complete record
- Conduct a root case analysis to determine the causal factors of an incident using a fishbone diagram, the 5 Whys, or both
- Assign Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPAs)
Having a complete report on record not only ensures each incident is resolved properly but it also helps you to see where additional training or other safety precautions may be needed.
What is a JHA?
A job hazard analysis, also called a job hazard assessment or job safety analysis, is a technique which allows employers to identify and address hazards in the workplace and implement strategies to effectively eliminate or manage the risks they pose.
A job hazard analysis (JHA) is one way to identify and work to correct potential dangers in your specific workplace. Conducting a JHA will help you understand the hazardous jobs in your workplace, what those hazards entail, and corrective and preventive measures you can take to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of incidents.
- An easy step-by-step process walks you through the full JHA
- Hundreds of hazards and controls come pre-loaded in your dashboard
- Add custom controls to address your specific processes
JHAs are great first steps to building, or updating, any safety program. Conducting multiple JHAs will be quick and easy, which will not only save you time, but it could end up protecting both your workers and your company by avoiding future potentially devastating accidents.
A job hazard analysis (JHA)
Why is a JHA important?
Once you know what the hazards are, you can reduce or eliminate them before anyone gets hurt. The JHA can also be used to investigate accidents and to train workers how to do their jobs safely.
It will take a little time to do your JHAs, but it’s time well spent.
- Crafted to address the hazards and controls of your specific worksite and job tasks
- Utilize pre-populated hazard and control descriptions for consistent messaging
- Walk through the full JHA Briefing and track employee attendance on any device
Because the descriptions are populated ahead of time, there is no need for a safety professional to be on-site to conduct every JHA Briefing. This straightforward, easy-to-use feature could change the way your team approaches daily safety at any job site.
Worker safety should always be the number one priority of every construction company. Toolbox talks are focused on a particular safety issue and are meant to raise awareness for workers to keep safety top of mind. They’re the easiest way to ensure that your employees are taught to recognize and avoid unsafe conditions in their work environment.
- Choose from more than 1,000 courses, with over 75% being under 20 minutes long
- Each session includes quiz questions that help demonstrate employee knowledge
Toolbox talk sessions contain crucial information provided in an engaging, memorable way. Each session can be displayed on any device, whether in an office or on a remote jobsite, maximizing your training potential.
What is the difference between OSHA Form 300, 300A & 301?
The OSHA Form 300 is the part of a federal requirement mainly concerning employee safety in the workplace. OSHA Form 300A is the second page of the OSHA Form 300. The first page which is Form 300 contains a log for work-related injuries and illnesses designed by OSHA. Form 301 is for the employers which is used to describe the workplace injury or illness. Form 301 also record each injury or illness that is described on OSHA Form 300 or its equivalent.
- Easily complete the OSHA Form 301, the OSHA 300 Log and the OSHA 300A
- Much of the information is auto-populated from your company information and your incident reports
- Quickly identify which information needs to be reported to OSHA and which needs to be retained for your own records
Note that, unlike the forms noted above, severe injuries and fatalities must be reported directly to OSHA (severe injuries within 24 hours and fatalities within 8 hours). All employers under OSHA jurisdiction must report these types of incidents; there are no exemptions here.
What is the difference between safety inspection and audit?
“Safety inspections” look for risky behaviors and hazards that might lead to accidents.
“Safety audits” look at programs and processes to ensure they meet a company’s safety goals
A big part of safety management is accident prevention and conducting thorough safety audits and inspections is a smart way to prepare against occupational hazards. Our platform makes it easy to build, complete and save audit and inspection checklists for as many facets of your company as needed.
- Create customizable templates addressing the specific equipment and situations associated with your worksite and job tasks
- Assign action items directly from the audit or inspection form if anything is not up to your organization’s standard
- All forms offer the ability to upload photos, process and procedure documents, or other relevant attachments
Workplace inspections are not required by any regulatory body, but as an employer, you should be doing all you can to create a safe working environment for all employees. Inspecting equipment or reviewing procedures will help you identify potential issues — ideally before an incident occurs.
If you’re looking to take your business to the next level by increasing your business skills and you’re ready to learn how to be prepared for bigger and better projects, we invite you to join our contractor community today.