The Importance of Safety Certifications When Selecting a Mechanical Contractor

Safety certifications should always be on the forefront of considerations when hiring an industrial or mechanical contractor. There are many safety risks involved with these projects, and severe consequences if safety protocols aren’t followed. 

An injury to an employee or damage to your property is the last thing you want to happen on your watch. That’s why it’s crucial to select a contractor who invests in the most prestigious safety certifications in the industry.

Potential Safety Risks With Industrial Projects

Unfortunately, there are a number of critical safety accidents that can happen on any job. Projects in industries such as chemical, oil and gas, mining and refining, power and energy and more can be especially high risk with an increased chance of jobsite accidents. For example, it’s easy for workers to get a finger caught or take a bad fall. The last thing you want on a project is someone hurt or a fatal injury. 

Work sites are not only dangerous for people. Your property is also at risk. Expensive objects could be damaged during installation or renovation, and your investment could be lost. When you are responsible for a project, you need to ensure your assets are protected.

Another potential hazard is to your project’s timeline. Too many contractors don’t invest enough in employee training on safety practices. This leads to poor practices on the job. If facility safety personnel spot workers violating rules, even if no accidents occur, it can bring your project to a halt. You can lose time and money, and may miss your deadline.

Safety Questions to Ask When Selecting a Mechanical Contractor

Before you hire an industrial and mechanical contractor, ask questions to ensure they have proper safety certifications and protocols. Here are the specific questions you should remember:

  • Do you have a plan in place to maintain safe job sites?
  • What is your employee training protocol? How long are they trained before being assigned to a project? What certifications do they hold?
  • What recognitions of your dedication and commitment to safety do you have from OHSA, your insurance carrier or other local associations and peer groups?
  • What safety certifications do you currently carry? The most important ones for industrial and mechanical contractors include ISNetworld, Avetta, Browz, and NCCCO.

Safety certifications span across multiple services within mechanical contracting. Look for specific certifications for cranes and rigging, welding and fabrication, or maintenance and repairs. Certifications for any project provide peace of mind that the job will be done right the first time.

Do You Need a Certified Mechanical Contractor?

At Coker, we understand the risks involved with working in your industry, and the potential consequences if safety protocols aren’t followed. That’s why we invest in the most prestigious safety certifications in the industry, such as ISNetworld, Avetta, Browz, NCCCO, and more. We are committed to making your project as simple and seamless as possible. With our safety certifications and depth of experience, you’ll never have to worry about safety or performance issues. 

Without the right safety protocols and certifications, your project’s budget and timeline could be compromised. We understand the importance of getting your project done on time. That’s why we provide a higher quality service at a better value.

It’s rare to find a partner with the proper safety certifications and industry experience to properly complete your project. At Coker, we bring personalized, creative solutions to each project. That way, you can feel confident your project will be completed safely, on time and on budget. Call us to talk about your next project.