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AWP VP of Integration & Transformation Advises on Better Jobsite Safety Strategies

In the News, March 5, 2024

AWP Safety’s Vice President of Integration & Transformation, Seth Walpole, was featured in the ConstrocutionPros.com article “How to Develop Better Jobsite Safety Strategies.”  In the article, ConstructionPros explains important steps to improve jobsite safety, including building better plans upfront, and collaborating with the right partners when needed. Walpole advises on how proper outside support from a trusted partner can help ensure safety for everyone involved. 

Often customers do not have the resources for a dedicated in-house person, or team, to handle all of their site safety management. By partnering with a traffic safety expert, like AWP Safety, customers are able to benefit from the:

  • Creation of new safety policies and standards
  • Daily management of multiple jobsites
  • Correct and efficient execution of permitting requirements
  • Implementation and utilization of new safety technologies

 

Through our partnerships, AWP Safety supports crews in ensuring the safety of every team member, everyday.  We also are able to help improve jobsite safety through innovative solutions, that improve safety and efficiency.

“We want to bring innovative tools to contractors through our fleet monitoring and analytics, where a driver’s habits aren’t just recorded, but predictive software can offer guidance on ways to prevent unsafe situations, “ said Seth.

Additionally, AWP Safety has automated flaggers and signaling trailers that can safely direct the flow of traffic, and connect with GPS systems to notify drivers using the system that they will encounter construction on the road. The integration of cutting-edge technologies like these are a great next step for contractors who would welcome high tech tools to eliminate further risks.

Permitting can also be a large burden. “Part of what we do is take that off the plate for clients,” said Walpole. “If a contractor brings us in during the planning phase of the process, and we can see where all the needs are going to be, taking care of the permitting is always important. We can bring that to the table by doing that for them.”

Seth also speaks to the the importance of planning ahead. Whether you are pulling together safety plans internally, or if you are intending to leverage an outside expert like AWP Safety, the earlier you start planning, the better.

“We’ve definitely had clients call the night before,” said Walpole, discussing how contractors can shoot themselves in the foot. “They’ll want to know if we can have flaggers, automated lights, or whatever they need, and we want to be able to get that to them. However, it’s much more difficult to pull that off on short notice, and you don’t want to leave safety to chance.”

 

To read the full article and learn more about building better jobsite safety strategies, visit ConstroctionPros.com.

 

 

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