Incident Free – Target Zero.

Safety is always top priority. We strive to promote safe attitudes.

Bird Electric considers health and safety one of the most important functions of every project. Our safety team consists of a VP of EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety), EHS Manager, seven (7) Safety Officers, and two (2) safety admin personnel to oversee all safety-related aspects of the company, including additional project specific safety personnel. Bird Electric is committed to maintaining our zero incident policy. Safety does not begin when we mobilize to the project site; it begins upon award of the contract. Bird Electrics’ efforts have resulted in creating a safe work environment for its employees. All Bird Electric employees from the Leadership to the field technician are responsible for everyone’s safety as well as their own, including the environment.  To highlight our commitment to this, Bird Electric adheres to “Stop Work Authority”, where all workers have the responsibility and obligation to stop work when a perceived unsafe condition or behavior may result in an unwanted event, from the Groundman to General Foreman.

Safety Philosophy:

Every employee is empowered to prevent accidents and injuries by:

  • Observing established work rules
  • Following the directions of supervisors
  • Practicing the principles taught in safety training
  • Addressing “Stop Work Authority”
  • Reporting Near Misses and Hazard Recognition

Safety Training and Certification Programs

We offer Specific OSHA training related to the oilfield, utility and mine operations including, but not limited to:

  • Fall protection and fall arrest and inspection
  • LOCKOUT/TAGOUT-authorized/affected
  • Crane and rigging
  • H2S awareness
  • First aid / CPR / AED / BBP
  • Walking-working surfaces
  • Electrical safety
  • Qualified electrical worker (QEW) program
  • PEC / Safeland
  • V&V (Verify and Validate) training

Beyond training we support employee certifications, to ensure our employees have the required skills for the job. Some of these certification programs include:

  • DOL recognized Journeyman Lineman Apprenticeship Program
  • DOT certification
  • Equipment operator certification
  • NCCCO crane operating certification
  • NFPA 70E
  • MSHA Part 46