The Fleet Procurement team, which includes mobile techs, mechanics, delivery drivers, warehouse employees, forklift operators and more surpassed an astonishing feat of 3-years incident-free work. The achievement was accomplished with over 70 employees from coast-to-coast and a mileage log that reached over one million miles, last year alone.
“Three years of incident-free performance doesn’t just happen, said PMO and Supply Chain Director Matt Kirchman. “It takes focus by every person on the team. It takes employees looking out for one another. It takes people that really care about working safely and carefully and I think that is reflected in the goal and the accomplishment.”
The milestone is even more rewarding knowing that the work in both departments is extremely dangerous.
The Fleet Services team is responsible for maintaining, repairing and tracking over 3,000 pieces of equipment. Mechanics regularly deal with heavy lifting and hand tools, along with flammable liquids and climbing onto oversized equipment, such as bucket trucks and diggers. Mobile techs have the additional risk of carrying out the same tasks by themselves in the field.
“It doesn’t matter how good of a job you are doing if it is not done safely,” said Fleet Services Director Chris Triplett. “Our team takes the personal initiative to know what is the safest way that a task can be accomplished. It doesn’t matter if it takes more time or costs a few extra dollars because safety is the most important aspect.”
The procurement team is responsible for managing inventory of tools and supplies. Drivers spend long days and extended miles to deliver equipment and continually switch out vehicle types. Warehouse personal are consistently maneuvering at great heights, operating fork lifts and transporting inventory, which open themselves up to soft-tissue, line of fire or fall injuries.
Congratulations to Fleet Services and Procurement Supply Chain for outperforming everyday and being the measure of excellence in our industry.
For more information on our safety program, please contact Occupational Health & Safety Director Tyler Herdendorf.