Safety is a core value of our company, it is ingrained in our employees
where safe performance guides everything we do.
A serious workplace injury or death changes lives forever, affecting families, friends, communities and coworkers. Kasteel’s most valuable asset is our people. The most important reason for working safely is not work at all, but rather getting home safely to our loved ones at the end of the work day.
Safety Program Certification
Kasteel Construction and Coatings Inc. has been an active member of the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program since 2013 through the Northern Safety Association (NSA). Our health and safety management system is regularly reviewed under external audit, with the success of our systems demonstrated by our strong safety record.
Kasteel is passionate about safety and the well being of our clients, our employees, their families and our communities. Maintaining a safe environment is an underlying goal of our organization so we can continuously complete projects on time and in the safest, most responsible manner. Through strict safety enforcement and performance on all job sites, commitment to our internal compliance can only be 100%.
The Certificate of Recognition (COR) is an occupational health and safety program accreditation for industry employers aimed at reducing the human and financial costs associated with workplace accidents and injuries. COR is rapidly becoming the key criteria in the legislated requirement to evaluate, select and monitor contractors. It is used as a pre-qualification requirement for contractors working in and out of province and territory. COR is the highest distinction available to contractors, verifying a fully implemented and effective health and safety program that meets the national standards.
Safety Goals and Objectives
Employees are actively engaged in health and safety training programs year-round and we continually promote the latest construction safety rules and regulations. We believe that all safety-related incidents are foreseeable, predictable and preventable. Kasteel follows a strict safety program on site to reduce risk and maximize performance. All employees are required to complete orientations to become accustomed with the site safety culture, specific hazards and detailed safety plans.
Kasteel strives to provide our clients with safe, professional construction services and products.
How Kasteel promotes site safety:
Systems – Kasteel has a comprehensive health and safety management system including policies, procedures and safety guidelines for work performance that complies with Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and the Northern Safety Association (NSA).
Personnel – Kasteel’s dedicated Safety Officer, Jeremy Ouillette, is actively involved in the development and implementation of site safety plans and practices, completion of job site audits, hosting of weekly safety meetings and the tracking of performance to address areas for continuous improvement.
Workplace Safety – Completed Employee Training:
Asbestos Worker Awareness
Asbestos Abatement Worker
Mold Awareness Plus Remediation
Supervisor Safety Training
Leadership for Safety Excellence
Principles of Health & Safety Management
Behaviour Based Safety
Aerial Work Platform – Genie
Elevated Work Platform
Scaffold Competency and Inspection – Tube & Coupler Endorsement
Traffic Control Person
Standard First Aid with CPR “C” & AED
Transportation of Dangerous Goods