Area Wide Protective was founded with a promise to protect your people, your business, and your time.

 

Safety Certified

As part of the company’s commitment to safety, AWP protects clients with significant liability coverage on every project. AWP also provides safety training and equipment that meets or exceeds all requirements and regulations set by government and industry authorities. Every member of the AWP field team is American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) certified and is required to pass courses in First Aid & CPR, state-specific DOT training, and Smith Driving System as part of the on-boarding process.

AWP fosters a safety culture company-wide. AWP added more than 50 Project Managers to its organization in 2016. These Project Managers provide additional oversight to work zone setups ensuring safety, compliance, and providing coaching to crews and customers. Monthly mandatory employee safety meetings are also held to discuss safety trends and practices at each local level.

 

SAfety Culture

Every AWP facility has a group of employees who volunteer as a Safety Committee to hold monthly safety meetings, and take an active role in improving the safety of their team. These committees also hold quarterly conference calls with the President & CEO, Executive VP & Chief Legal Officer, SVP of Safety & Security, Directors of Safety, and Director of Compliance to report and address safety concerns and initiatives. Every AWP crew has their work inspected by a Safety Supervisor at least twice per month. These work zone inspections are unannounced to ensure every crew and every work zone is 100% safe and compliant. All AWP crews are responsible for completing Pre-trip and Post-Trip vehicle inspections, Pre-Job Safety Briefings before beginning work, and Post-Job Safety Briefings for every job, every day. AWP also implemented a Stretch and Flex program in 2016 to help improve the health, range of motion, and overall safety of our team members.

 

 

Safety Model

AWP Safety Supervisors and Trainers use tablets to conduct work zone inspections, vehicle inspections, incident investigations, and to complete other safety-related reports. The technology allows AWP’s Safety Department to instantly collect digital safety records completed by our field operations, including our daily DVIR’s, which improves efficiency in responses to safety concerns. We utilize this technology for more detailed inspections, immediate reporting, and more complete traffic safety data.The AWP team supports a collective goal by agreeing to think, practice and support job safety every day in everything that we do. Our safety model is, “Every team member will look out for the wellbeing of each other.” Through our Safety Bonus Program, AWP teams are rewarded at both individual and facility levels for accident and injury-free operations throughout the year. AWP leadership develops and maintains an aggressive safety program, and our team assumes personal responsibility for creating a safe workplace, and providing safe, compliant, professional traffic services.

 

As a company, and as a team, AWP is dedicated to safety in everything we do.

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