Safety is our Top Priority

Bird Electric considers health and safety the most important function of every project. Our safety team consists of a VP of EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety), EHS Manager, Safety Officers, and Safety Administrators, and project-specific safety personnel to oversee all safety-related aspects of the company. Safety does not begin when we mobilize to the project site; it begins upon award of the contract. Bird Electric takes pride in the safe work environment we have created for our employees. All employees, from leadership to field technicians are responsible for maintaining this safe work environment, their own safety, and the safety of everyone else on the project. Bird Electric adheres to the “Stop Work Authority” philosophy, empowering all workers with the responsibility and obligation to stop work when perceiving an unsafe condition or behavior.

Safety Philosophy

Every employee is empowered to prevent accidents and injuries by:

  • Observing established work rules
  • Following directions of supervisors
  • Practicing principles taught in safety training
  • Addressing each employee’s authority and obligation to stop work
  • Reporting near misses and recognizing hazards

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 continued education and certifications to ensure everyone has the required skills for the job. Some of these certification programs include: