2019 1st Quarter Newsletter
Welcome to the New Year!
We created this newsletter to provide you with industry specific information related to the Atlanta area.
Thank you for being a loyal customer. We hope you enjoy hearing from us once a quarter as we hope you find this information to be valuable. Check out the the SHVI portion at the bottom of this newsletter.
Southern Hydro Vac News
Company Safety Procedures You Should Know About!
2 Man Crew Standard
We’re sure you noticed that our trucks come with 2 operators: a crew leader & crew member. This protocol isn’t without reason as safety is our standard. This is critical for efficiency and optimum awareness.
Monthly All Hands Safety Training
Our crews are a blend of experience ranging from our senior crew leaders, all the way to our newest employees seeking an understanding of our safety standards. A monthly safety meeting is coordinated by our General Manager / Safety Coordinator, Alan Kempson. The crews are trained on hazard identification, hazard control, subcontractors and vendors on safe work practices and procedures.
On the Job Safety
Training isn’t limited to the classroom. Our crew leaders keep safety a revolving point of conversation while on the job. The Service Coordinator, Jan Enlow, conducts random job site inspections along with Alan Kempson. These inspections are conducted to determine that all safety procedures are being met properly- catering to the specific job tasks.
Company Required PPE Standard
We required our crews to wear the following gear as a minimum standard: gloves, eye protection, steel toe boots, hearing protection, high visibility safety vest and coveralls/rain suit.
- Don’t panic.
- If needed, call for help / 911.
- Provide the dispatcher with detailed information.
- In case of a trench cave in or confined space accident, do not attempt to rescue unless trained in rescue procedures.
- Provide first aid if qualified to do so.
- Don’t move injured person unless his or her life is in danger from sources other than the injury.
- Secure the site.
- Shut down the equipment, if necessary.
- Account for everybody on the site.
- Notify the Safety Coordinator of emergency within 1 (one) hour.
Heat Stress Prevention Program
This Heat Stress Prevention Program has been developed to provide Southern Hydro Vac workers with the training and equipment necessary to protect them from heat related exposures and illnesses.
Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy
Employees must adhere to all federal, state, or local rules and regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving. Accordingly, employees must not use cell phones if such conduct is prohibited by federal, state, or local laws, regulations or other ordinances.
Our Experience Hurricane Michael pummeled into the Florida Panhandle with a momentous amount of force on October 10, 2018. The Category 4 hurricane made landfall at Mexico Beach with catastrophic 155 mph winds reaching the Category 5 threshold, accompanied by a towering storm surge that peaked between 9-14 ft