No one wants to see an accident happen on site during a turnaround, and carefully preparing for the worst case scenario is often the best way to prevent it from happening. This means that hiring a safety team to be on hand during any potentially dangerous work is a great investment in the safety of your staff. Not only does this help prevent tragic accidents from occurring, it also gives your employees confidence. Knowing that they are working in an environment where experienced help is a moment away in the event the worst case does indeed occur can provide motivation and may even help them complete the job faster. Your rescue team will be one of the most important parts of your turnaround, making it important to hire the right one. Here are just a few questions to ask when hiring a safety emergency rescue team.
How Many Hours Of Training Do Your Team Members Have?
Ideally, you are looking for a number of hours spent training in a variety of different situations, and in compliance with a number of different safety standards and regulations. Industry experts recommend that each team member have at least forty hours of training, with the team leader having field experience.
Do You Specialize In Any Particular Area Or Industry?
While you want to ensure that your safety team is trained in a variety of different types of rescue and are prepared for a number of different emergency situations, it’s also a good idea to know if they specialize in any one particular area, such as high angle or confined space rescue.
What Is The Extent Of Experience Of Your Safety Team Members?
Each member of the rescue team should have some experience on the field, and when you contract this service out to a reputable agency, you can be sure that there will be varying levels of in-field experience. It’s important to tell the agency you are hiring your team from if the job will require a specific level of skill or if a rescue will be particularly difficult for any given reason. This will ensure that the members sent for your rescue team will have the experience you need to minimize the risk of danger.
For more information on hiring a safety emergency rescue team, contact Code Red Safety at http://www.CodeRedSafety.com.