Training and Certification
Frank Gay Commercial prioritizes comprehensive training programs for our employees. Technicians must be properly trained and certified to handle the specific equipment and systems they work with. This includes ensuring they are up to date with the latest safety regulations and procedures. Regular training sessions are conducted to refresh knowledge and introduce new safety practices.
Before starting any project, a thorough risk assessment is conducted. Identify potential hazards, such as electrical, chemical, or mechanical risks, and then we develop mitigation strategies. This assessment should consider factors such as the location, surrounding environment, and existing infrastructure. Regular inspections are carried out to identify and address any emerging safety concerns.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Employees at Frank Gay Commercial wear appropriate personal protective equipment to minimize the risk of injuries. This includes but is not limited to hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, ear protection, and steel-toed boots. We strive to ensure that all employees have access to and are trained in the correct usage of PPE.
Lockout/Tagout Procedures for Electrical Projects
For electrical and mechanical maintenance, lockout/tagout procedures must be followed. This involves isolating and de-energizing equipment before performing any electrical work, and securing it with a lock or tag to prevent accidental re-energization. Lockout/tagout procedures help prevent electrical shocks, burns, and other hazards associated with working on energized equipment.
In jobs that involve working at heights, fall protection measures must be in place. This may include the use of harnesses, guardrails, and lift equipment. Adequate training is provided on the proper use of fall protection equipment and techniques, emphasizing the importance of maintaining secure footing and avoiding unnecessary risks.
Fire Safety Equipment
We supply our technicians with fire extinguishers on every vehicle. Regular inspections and maintenance of these systems are conducted to ensure their proper functioning. Employees are trained in fire safety protocols and evacuation procedures if ever needed.
Electrical Safety Equipment
To protect against electrical hazards, Frank Gay Commercial has equipment such as voltage testers, ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs), and electrical insulation tools. These tools help ensure safe electrical installations, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
Confined Space Equipment
Working in confined spaces, such as crawl spaces or utility vaults, poses unique risks. We use proper ventilation equipment, gas detectors, and have rescue systems in place. Our employees receive specific training on confined space entry and rescue procedures.
Lifting and Rigging Equipment
When dealing with heavy equipment or materials, we provide employees with proper lifting and rigging equipment, such as cranes, hoists, slings, and shackles. Our employees are trained in safe lifting techniques to prevent strains, sprains, and other injuries.
In the commercial plumbing, HVAC/R, and electrical industries, maintaining a strong safety culture is paramount. Frank Gay Commercial enforces comprehensive safety procedures, provides ongoing training, and ensures the availability and proper use of safety equipment. By prioritizing safety, Frank Gay Commercial can protect employees, clients, and our reputation while delivering high-quality services.