It is the goal of Birnam Excavating Ltd. to ensure that everyone returns home safely to their families each evening. This commitment extends to all employees as well as the subcontractors and the public who live and work near our jobsites. 

Birnam makes every effort to ensure that we provide a safe and healthy working environment. We are proud to have our own Birnam Health and Safety Committee (BHSC) that oversees implementation and awareness related to safety procedures, injury prevention methods and worker wellbeing.

The members of the BHSC take a proactive approach and continuously work to come up with new and interesting ways to make safety a part of our everyday life. For example, the BHSC presents regular safety talks to Birnam staff with topics ranging from general reminders such as staying hydrated and taking proper breaks to more technical situations like trench safety tips and personal protective equipment regulations.

Birnam provides an extensive training program for their staff, which includes, but is not limited to:

• Supervisor and Worker Health and Safety Awareness
• Supervisory and Safety Representative Training
• WHMIS
• First Aid and CPR
• Traffic Control
• Confined Space Entry

• Chain Saw Safety
• Trench Safety
• Fire Extinguisher Training
• Fall Protection
• Damage Prevention Seminars
• Regular Site Safety Inspections

In addition, Birnam provides training opportunities by professional educators in Gold Seal Management and other industry related courses. Our affiliated associations provide these courses: 

 

Birnam Excavating Ltd’s Health and Safety Policy is available upon request.