Our Safety Culture

At Tindall, our number one priority is getting our people home safe each and every day, whether they’re on a project site, in an office, or at one of our precast, prestressed concrete manufacturing facilities. From engineers to production team members, everyone at Tindall focuses on cultivating a safety culture that minimizes risks at every stage of the precast construction process.

Total Commitment

To keep our people safe, we maintain the highest possible safety standards in the construction industry. While our safety practices typically exceed requirements, we go the extra mile to incorporate our customers’ site-specific safety guidelines into our operations, and Tindall requires subcontractors to establish and maintain a site-specific safety plan for each precast project.

Our Safety Policy

Tindall adheres to the highest possible standards for safety at each of our precast manufacturing facilities, as well as each jobsite. Our policies focus on our people and customers, the citizens of the communities in which we work, and the sustainability and protection of the environment. We will only produce, sell, transport, or dispose of products in a safe, environmentally responsible manner.

Tindall Stays Up to Date

As an active member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), Tindall constantly strives to implement the latest best practices in precast concrete structural solutions, design, manufacturing, and field service operations.

Less Risk, Fewer Errors

Since precast projects rely on in-plant manufacturing over on-site construction, there are significantly fewer on-site personnel and man-hours on any given project. The result is a reduced risk of potential delays caused by injury, post-event regulatory action, and litigation.

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Setting the Safety Standard

Should an issue arise on a job site, our safety team works closely with the customer’s team to investigate and quickly resolve it. Through a constant emphasis on safety, our management teams are vigilant in training our employees in safe work practices and implementing policies ensuring the same, both on the job site and at our precast manufacturing facilities. We closely monitor the latest news in the precast and construction industries, as well as other information gleaned from incidents within the industry, to ensure we are setting our safety standards as high as practicable.

Safety Advantages of Precast Concrete

In addition to our own set of strict safety standards and expectations, precast concrete construction offers a wide range of inherent safety advantages when compared to other traditional construction methods.

Scheduling + Site Safety Benefits

In addition to an environmentally controlled manufacturing process that ensures all precast elements meet strict quality control standards prior to arriving on site, precast concrete construction accelerates schedules in a few key ways:

  • The precast concrete manufacturing process can begin while foundation work is being completed.
  • Precast concrete components requires fewer lifts, further reducing construction schedules.
  • Precast construction enables early access for other trades. This means that other key construction processes can begin while the structure is still being erected.

From a site safety standpoint, precast concrete construction dramatically improves site conditions by eliminating the need for:

  • Shoring
  • Scaffolding
  • Large installation crews
  • Substantial on-site storage

Additionally, precast concrete construction significantly reduces on-site waste and debris, further minimizing on-site safety hazards.

Safety + Sustainability

Many of the factors that make precast concrete one of the safest also make it one of the most sustainable construction materials on the market. In addition to reducing on-site construction waste, minimizing debris, eliminating redundant structural members, and reducing the number of required erection crew members, precast offers a few key sustainability advantages:

  • Precast concrete is incredibly durable due to its low water-cement ratio.
  • Due to its thermal mass, precast concrete has natural insulative properties. This allows it to absorb, store, and release heat, reducing the need for mechanically assisted heating and cooling.
  • Precast components are produced with regionally supplied materials.
Long-Term Safety Benefits of Precast Structures

The safety benefits of precast concrete construction don’t end when the project is complete. Here are just a few of the long-term safety advantages of precast:

  • Requires little to no maintenance
  • Naturally resists mold and mildew
  • Reduces operating costs
  • Offers inherent resistance to fire, corrosion, blasts, seismic activity, and extreme weather

Additionally, precast concrete construction significantly reduces on-site waste and debris, further minimizing on-site safety hazards.

Talk to Tindall

Every great project begins with a conversation. If you’re facing a design, timeline, or budget challenge, we’re happy to hear about it.

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