CHICAGO--()--L&W Supply, the nation's largest gypsum wallboard and building materials distributor, today announced the release of a concise checklist that reminds GCs and other contractors of the essential steps needed to be taken to ensure a safe jobsite delivery.
“We have a saying at L&W Supply, ‘There’s no job that is so important or so urgent that we can’t take the time to do it safely,'”
“We have a saying at L&W Supply, ‘There’s no job that is so important or so urgent that we can’t take the time to do it safely,'” says Kevin Rennie, L&W Supply’s safety manager. “We are sharing this checklist in order to bring safety to the forefront and help decrease incidents and injuries that occur all too often in the construction industry.”
Safety steps on L&W Supply’s jobsite delivery checklist include:
- Pre-delivery jobsite inspections to look for hazards and determine the safest operating position
- Zero tolerance policy for operating cranes within 20' of overhead lines
- Back-up cameras on delivery equipment
- Mandatory use of a spotter when backing up
- Hard hats and steel toe shoes (even on residential)
- Restrict access to areas where crane is operating with use of danger tape
“At the end of the day, safety is about people,” continued Rennie. “If we care about our people, we will give them the right tools and equipment to be safe. For customers and the general public on the road, we are ensuring our activities don’t cause someone else to be harmed.”
The full safety checklist can be viewed and downloaded for free at www.lwsupply.com/safety.
L&W Supply is a charter member of the National Safety Council and founding member of Specialty Building Materials Safety Coalition.
About L&W Supply
L&W Supply is the largest specialty dealer in North America for drywall, ceilings, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and residential specialty contractors. L&W Supply currently operates nearly 140+ locations across 37 states in the United States. L&W Supply operates under the names Building Specialties, L&W Supply, CK Supply, CALPLY and others. For additional information on L&W Supply, visit www.lwsupply.com or connect with us on www.facebook.com/LWSupply, http://www.linkedin.com/company/L&W-Supply, https://twitter.com/LWSupply or http://www.youtube.com/LWSupply.