Safety - Always On Our Radar
At Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC, safety and accident prevention is our top priority in every aspect of the work we do. Safety is so much so at the forefront of our focus that it is one of our company's core values and a significant part of our company’s culture.
Across all levels of our organization, GPRS is fully committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees, customers, and surrounding communities. Safety is not just a goal, it’s an expectation set from the beginning. OSHA-certified safety training and a thorough education on our company’s safety policies, practices, and procedures is an integral part of our new hire orientation program. Through extensive hands-on training, we provide our employees with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to safely perform each task.
We Promote Continuous Safety Education
We are firm believers in continuous safety education for all our employees. Our ongoing commitment to the health and safety includes the following safety practices:
OSHA 10-Hour Outreach - completed by every project manager
OSHA 30 – completed by many of our area managers
HAZWOPER 40 Hour - completed by many of our project managers nationwide
Hazard recognition and safety training - provided monthly for all employees
Near miss/incident reporting and investigations – safety stand downs
Site specific safety planning
Pre-task planning and job hazard review for every project
New hire safety orientation and training
Safety manual consistently reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with the most rigorous construction standards
GPRS’s focus on safety has earned us an impressive record. Our 2018-2019 Experience Modification Rate of 0.47 is substantially better than the industry standard of 1.0.
Our clients see first-hand our dedication and commitment to safety. It’s a major reason why GPRS is the company of choice for many companies seeking concrete scanning and utility locating services.
MORE THAN 70,000 JOBS COMPLETED IN 2019 WITH 99%+ ACCURACY RATE!
Advantage of GPRS: Jobsite Communication
Jobsite Communications: Pre-Planning Work Scope Review | Post Scanning Markout Review | Project Report When Required
GPRS believes that our people are the key difference in producing our success. We invest significant energy into training, coaching, and developing our Team Members. This investment into each Team Member can be quantified by our reputation of excellence and the company of clients that we keep - working for an estimated 65% of the ENR top contractors listing.
Each field Team Member is led through a 2-month training/mentorship process, inclusive of a two-week classroom intensive training. The training is not limited to just the technologies we use, but it is expanded to the level of professionalism that we require onsite. Our investment in our personnel focuses on the following:
Consultative approach, proven results, rapid response, and our nationwide network - this is what sets GPRS apart in the industry and the value we provide to our customers.
Our Project Managers are competent in the application and operation of the various equipment we utilize. This is reinforced throughout our organization by our Team Member training and coaching programs.
GPRS Project Managers are always looking to improve their abilities with the various equipment we use. They're tasked with answering critical questions posed by our customers as to what lies below the surface, and they recognize there's always more to learn.
Days Since Lost Time Accident
SIM - Subsurface Investigation Methodology:
SIM is the standard operating procedure that GPRS follows. It is comprised of two specifications created specifically for subsurface investigations. One is for underground utility locating and one is for concrete scanning.
SIM, Subsurface Investigation Methodology is a guide to using the locating technologies of an electromagnetic receiver and ground penetrating radar combined with a proven training approach to achieve a very low investigation error rate. SIM does not involve the practice of geophysics, geology, land surveying or engineering.
SIM contains three primary elements, the human asset, technology asset, and methods applied in the field. The best site results are accomplished when the experienced, trained field technician can utilize multiple technologies in a comparative analysis of results from each technology. Thus, a highly skilled technician can locate the same target using multiple technologies resulting in confirmation of findings and results.