It could be a bit tricky to find the right excavation contractor. One main suggestion that I’d express is to be absolutely certain that the contractor that you hire is fully licensed and insured to perform the work that you’d like done. Excavation work entails a higher risk of work therefore you’d require someone with a high skill level of expertise operating excavators. If you don’t have someone who is experienced in performing said work the potential for unforeseen accidents increases significantly and with an experienced excavator it’s still considered high risk. There are a lot of things that can go wrong while excavating. The operator has to know how to work around utilities, know what to do in different types of soil consistency they are excavating in, and most importantly the excavator has to be fluent with safety. Luckily we fit this criteria in every way and we even go beyond current requirements.
When excavating safety truly is everything therefore we have a full-scale Safety Plan in place. Our entire staff is OSHA certified, and on each job we have a Safety Supervisor. The Safety Supervisor ensures all methods that are being performed are within our safety guidelines, which supercede even the one’s set forth by OSHA. At the start of each new job there is a detailed safety meeting that goes over all job site safety, hazards and concerns of the Safety Supervisor and the employees. They assess the best practices to proceed following the safety guidelines set in our Safety Plan. Furthermore each morning we have a swift job site safety meeting to get all employees briefed on all safety measures, precautions and concerns that may have arisen during the course of the job. At each safety meeting, we take attendance and have each of our employees sign off that they fully comprehend and understand what needs to be done to ensure a safe and successful outcome while addressing any concerns they may have as well. There are certain methods that would need to be employed under certain circumstances.