Safety

Safety is the cornerstone of our corporate philosophy and operating procedures. We believe that no job is so important that it cannot be completed in the safest manner possible. Our full time safety director and safety van are in the field every day, promoting our program and assisting our employees and customers in their safety needs. Our site safety van is equipped with all the equipment and resources needed to keep our jobsites in compliance with our safety program. We provide a 100% drug free workforce and are a Georgia Certified Drug Free Employer.

Our management team has years of experience and training in safety best practices. Our President, Carol Heaton, started her career over 35 years ago with the company as the full time safety director, and her commitment to the team safety approach is still foremost today in the guiding principles of our corporate culture. Our full time Safety Director, Josh Snead, is a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) with over 14 years of construction industry experience and is a member of several safety organizations, including the Georgia AGC Safety and Health Committee. Our equipment superintendent, Jeff Haire, is a NCCCO certified operator as well as a certified practical examiner. In addition he holds certification in crane inspection for our fleet of cranes and equipment, as well as numerous credentials for instruction in crane safety.

Our employees receive extensive, ongoing training. We provide a 100% drug free workplace and are a certified Georgia Drug Free Employer. All of our crane operators are CCO certified, many with multiple competency ratings. In addition, we provide our employees with training in OSHA regulations, forklift certification, MSHA certification, Signalperson certification, DOT compliance, and drug free workplace requirements.

Heaton Erecting, Inc has been recognized by NCCCO for their time, effort, and resources expended in obtaining certification for their crane operators and related personnel. Crane operators, signalpersons, and riggers receive recognition for their knowledge and skill related to crane operations when they are issued a CCO certification card. The Committed to Crane Safety Program is an employer recognition program developed by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) to recognize companies that have demonstrated their commitment to safety by hiring CCO-certified personnel. Heaton Erecting is a proud supporter of the program and the recipient of the national recognition status.

Our preventive maintenance program ensures that our equipment is operated in the safest manner possible. We have two certified crane inspectors on staff to ensure that we are compliant with all regulatory requirements and our equipment is in safe and efficient working condition.

An important component of our safety program is our relationship with our insurers and risk management team. We provide the best insurance coverage available in our industry and work very closely with our customers to ensure that all risks are identified and appropriately insured. We take our overall risk management program very seriously and train our employees to do the same.

Safety Collage