SAFETY

WESTGATE IS FULLY COMMITTED TO THE SAFETY OF OUR WORKERS AND OUR CLIENTS.

 

All of our employees are trained with “Safety First” in mind. We make sure that every worker is fully equipped and knowledgeable in order to avoid any accidents before they occur; and if they do occur, the next steps to prevent injury or loss of life. Westgate makes sure to stay on top of all new safety protocols and equipment.

KEY FACTORS OF WHY WESTGATE IS NUMBER ONE IN SAFETY

 

Accidents can be prevented, which is why we dedicate so much time and resources to our safety standards. Through the years we have initiated and grown several programs, practices and procedures that help us ensure top quality performance in safety, construction and health. Some of these factors help set us apart include:

 

  • A full-time safety technician.

  • Our safety incentive program

  • Management and field technician synergy

  • Safety Culture Opportunities

  • Recognizing and identifying scope change

  • Safety audits

  • In-depth safety training

 

 

AWARDS

Westgate’s ongoing dedication to being number one in safety is shown through numerous awards since its incorporation including:

  • 2008, 2011 and 2012 STEP Platinum Awards

  • 2013 and 2014 STEP Diamond Award

  • National Excellence in Construction Awards including the 2012 and 2013 Merit Awards

  • GBRIA (Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance) Contractor Safety Awards

  • GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Award of Merit

  • ABC Accredited Quality Contractor Award.

Awards such as these allow Westgate the opportunity to showcase its safety program and its continual strive for excellence in the safety field.

SAFETY AFFILIATES

To ensure top quality safety performance, Westgate is not only held to its own high standards, we are joined with ISNetworld, Browz, PEC and NCMS. These organizations review the company’s safety and health standards and confirm our excellence in both performance and procedure.

 

Westgate is also a charter member of the Maintenance Contractors Association. Comprised of contract companies, the association improves the health and safety of all contractors at the Dow Chemical LAO site.

GBRIA

Westgate participates in the GBRIA audit program, which takes place every three years, allowing a representative from GBRIA to review the Westgate safety program. Through this audit process, positive and negative feedback allows Westgate to further update its safety program according to industrial standards.