TAG: safety

Safety: Keep preventive maintenance a priority

October 21, 2019By
Tools (Photo: iStock.com/Obradovic)

As the mowing season winds down in a large part of the U.S., there is a tendency to delay or eliminate preventive maintenance (PM). Those all-important and expensive pieces of equipment that have carried us through the season get short changed and don’t get the attention they need when fall rolls around. When preventive maintenance is implemented as part of... read more

Keep preventive maintenance a priority

October 14, 2019By
Tools, shop, maintenance. (Photo: iStock.com/Obradovic)

As the mowing season winds down in a large part of the U.S., there is a tendency to delay or eliminate preventive maintenance (PM). Those all-important and expensive pieces of equipment that have carried us through the season get short changed and don’t get the attention they need when fall rolls around. When preventive maintenance is implemented as part of... read more

Adapt safety to growth

October 14, 2019By

Company growth and expansion means systems and processes need to accommodate growth. The safety training at Signature Coast Holdings (SCH) is getting a refresh. The company formed from a merger about two years ago with Signature Landscapes, based in Reno, Nev., and Coast Landscape Management, based in Napa, Calif. With nearly 600 employees under the SCH companies, safety is a... read more

Doing things right: Where safety starts

October 14, 2019By

Holding team members accountable for their actions can enforce safety protocols. Sometimes, accountability means punishment for not following the rules. But there’s another way to implement safety standards. Brandon Rushing, president and founder of B. Rushing Lawn & Landscaping, rewards his employees for maintaining safety standards and incentivizes safety among his crew leaders with recognition. “We provide a safety awards... read more

Train for safety

October 14, 2019By

Creating a culture of safety starts with communication and training. Todd Meyer, vice president of operations at Clarence Davids & Co., headquartered in Matteson, Ill., says there are many facets to safety. “Our focus is always on the safety of our employees, our clients and the general public,” he says. “That’s first and foremost.” With about 200 employees, Meyer says... read more

Safety: The most valuable time investment

October 14, 2019By
The dedicated safety team at Park West ensures crews get home safely every day. (Photo: Park West)

Park West Cos. — a West Coast landscape contracting firm headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. — values safety so much that it has a dedicated safety department for its more than 1,600 employees. The safety culture spans across divisions throughout California, as well as Las Vegas. The man in charge of it all is Juan Gonzales, the company’s director... read more