Horizon Glass places an extremely high emphasis and value on its Safety Program. A copy of our detailed written Safety Policies and Procedures is available upon request. We conduct Shop and Field ‘Tool Box’ training and awareness sessions weekly, and “total group” training and safety award meetings are held quarterly. Our current EMR (Experience Modification Rate) is .83 and continues moving in “the right” direction.
In lieu of just one Safety Coordinator, Horizon Glass manages its Safety Program via an internal Safety Subcommittee.
Most of the Safety Committee members and Horizon Glass Shop/Field Personnel have received training and continuing education inclusive of OSHA 30-Hour, OSHA 16-Hour, PPE, Fall Protection, Forklift and Driver Training, CPR, and First Aid.
Horizon Glass also regards its Work Quality as a closely-held safeguard in guaranteeing that all of its work is completed properly, and in accordance with the framing and glass system performance specifications. We are committed to identifying and correcting any inferior system performance at the early stages of our work, then monitoring such matters for the duration of the project to ensure a proper and excellent installation. Following is a brief list of the steps which are undertaken – and taken seriously – by Horizon Glass for each project:
- Early coordination with general contractor and trades performing adjacent work to identify potential problematic areas with specific emphasis on air and/or water infiltration
- Identification and implementation of ‘special details’ (isometric, 3-D) in our shop drawings to help ensure trade coordination and prevent breeches of the building envelope early-on in the design stages
- Erection and testing of offsite and/or onsite mock ups to ensure proper performance and aesthetics prior to actual construction
- Fabrication and installation of aluminum curtainwall, storefront, and glazing systems in strict accordance with all published manufacturer’s installation instructions
- Field water-testing our work-in-place at select milestone completion intervals, (typically 10%, 50%, and 75%) using the applicable testing ASTM criteria and properly-calibrated nozzle.
- Implementation of a ‘Zero-Punch list’ operating philosophy
At the request of the Owner’s Representative, Architect, General Contractor, or Property & Facilities Manager, Horizon Glass is pleased to draft and provide a site-specific Safety and/or Quality Assurance Program for any individual project.