With a strong focus on training and development, the OCLA Safety team partnered with our Craft Services department to host our third annual Safety Training and Family Day. The event was held at Riverside’s Citrus Historical Park on October 12.
We successfully trained 360 Swinerton Craft employees with over 15 classes spread throughout the park. Our safety team was proud to partner with independent certified trainers and multiple vendors to make this day our biggest success yet! Trainings included a wide variety of safety courses, including: Fall Protection, Traffic Control, Respiratory Fit Test, Silica Competent Person, Perry Scaffold User, and First Aid/CPR. When all was said and done, there was a whopping 1,453 total trainings and 80 total hours trained.
Swinerton values safety, with our “YFNY: Your Family Needs You” motto emblazoned on each hard hat inspiring the partnership between Safety and Craft Services in putting on this event. Trainees were encouraged to bring their families to enjoy live entertainment, bounce houses, carnival games, a photo booth, and more. We are happy to report that over 200 family members attended this year’s event.
To continue the expression of our gratitude for our Craft, we raffled off prizes as well, including flat screen TVs, tools, and four-packs of Disneyland tickets. Several delicious food trucks were brought in to keep everyone well fed—with most ingenious being Habit Burger, in honor of our safety motto.
The event was an incredible success! Trainees left knowing their jobsites will be a safer place, and their families left knowing they are the number one priority.
Division Safety Manager Jon Gregg said: “I am very grateful for the support of our operations leadership, who support the vision of a ‘talent first’ focus on building up our craft employees. This co-sponsored event with Craft Services truly exemplifies our One Team concept, which was prominent throughout the entire event. I want to thank Hayley Serrano and our event planning team at Plan-It LA for really making the attendees and their families feel welcome. I’d also like to thank our safety professionals for taking the passion for what they do in the field into the classroom.”