This year, Paladin Security Officers at the Syncrude Division have achieved a tremendous safety milestone. The Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) for the past year is ZERO. This speaks highly of the Safety Culture at Paladin. The achievement is proof that with the proper industry-leading training, which is then supported by employees that care about their safety and co-workers’ safety, accidents are avoidable.
Paladin Security Executive Vice President, Northern Alberta, Greg Swecera commented on the achievement, saying;
Everything we accomplish is a team effort here. With 40 people on site per day, working long hours in extreme weather conditions, there is a great risk. However, our people work together to ensure great, safe service is the standard. It has been amazing and our team has done an outstanding job confirming the Paladin difference. Not many companies in any industry can record those kind of statistics; the right training, safety culture, and quality of our people has enabled us to achieve our goals.”
Safety culture determines how safety practices are performed in a workplace, not how they are expressed in the guidelines and regulations. In many cases, the roots of occupational accidents lie in a poor safety culture. An organization’s Safety Culture is a key issue for the implementation of the Zero Accident Initiative – a philosophy which states that nobody should be injured due to an accident. The philosophy is more a way of thinking rather than a numerical goal, which. It is through this philosophy, that a safety culture can be defined.
Safety and Security Director for the Paladin Security Syncrude division, Fred Maurette, shared his motto; “Nobody gets hurt!” and Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Manager, Dimitri Kapouralis added; “The goal is to ensure all Paladin employees get to go home safe at the end of each shift. STAY SAFE are two simple words to live by. Whenever a family member leaves the house, I instinctively tell them to stay safe. Health and safety does not start, nor end, in the workplace. It is a way of life.”
Paladin continues to become a leader in Occupational Health and Safety in the Security Industry. In an attempt for continuous growth and innovation, Paladin strives to provide the healthiest and safest work environments for all employees and clients, offering Occupational Health and Safety Consulting, as well as Organizational Security and Safety Training.
Paladin’s Syncrude Division leads the way towards a Zero Accident goal and is an example to follow. All Paladin Divisions / Branches are working towards the goal through constant vigilance and efforts. This will continuously set new benchmarks for Occupational Health and Safety and the well-being of the #PaladinFamily. As CEO Ashley Cooper has stated; “Paladin’s success is based on the success of our people.” This recent success would not be attainable without healthy and safe employees.