Safety & Training
Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville provides a robust employee safety and training program whereby each member of our team learns how to represent the ideals in our slogan: The Commercial Fence Professionals™. This featured phrase is printed on our company t-shirts, training documents, time sheets, advertisements and the custom logo fence screen at our office. The phrase fits perfectly in sync with the ideals our staff learns from our training classes and the aim of our company as a B2B contractor. Through our various training sessions, we learn as a group to be a professional in everything we do. Our work and safety standards are high, so that nobody is confused as to the "Rio Grande Way" at our company. Expectations are clear by having this motto in front of us every workday.
Our Program Includes
Weekly Professional Safety Meetings
As part of keeping our employees safe and educated on the latest safety trends, we host a weekly safety meeting with 100% team participation. This standard allows us to succeed in our stated safety goals by having constant communication with each other. Perfect safety years are a rare occasion but are starting to become the standard at Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville. Employees lead most classes with discussion topics generated from feedback in the field. We enjoy the opportunity to host representatives from Tennessee 811 for our annual one-call training to promote safe digging. Our company's preferred tool vendor, Hilti, has a great Nashville office that volunteers to lead multiple classes each year on the latest safety practices and tool advancements. Local contractor groups, ABC & AGC, have safety series DVDs that help supplement our teachings. Our safety meetings are designed to spark conversation. At the end of each class, we ask for feedback on the topic, or on anything else our staff may want to bring up as a safety concern. Our employees stay engaged in our company's safety process by learning together and asking great questions each week. We have benefited from hearing great safety ideas in these meetings that have turned into successful updates to our program.