Timberline Landscaping operates on the philosophy that “all of us have a key role in ensuring a safe working environment for our employees, customers, suppliers, and the general public.”
Having a Safety and Quality Assurance Manager, Erick Stover, on staff sets Timberline apart to ensure all employees follow all state and federal regulations. “We are proactive versus reactive by trying to prevent accidents before they happen with continuing education and training,” states Erick. He has extensive knowledge and experience in all things safety.
At Timberline, the core areas of safety belong to management, supervisors, and all employees. We achieve safe operations through committee meetings, orientations, and training. These safety initiatives allow us to provide professional and productive work that results in a long-lasting landscape that is done right.
We are a long-term established contractor that is insured and licensed.
Our Current Safety Initiatives:
1. Standards of Work Training which includes:
- Most of the service types we perform
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) required to perform all tasks
- An annual training event
- New employee training
This allows us to keep all employees on the same page when it comes to safety and working as a team.
2. Training and maintaining Department of Transportation Regulations
Safety on the road is something that Timberline constantly strives for. Through this training, we keep our employees and others on the road safe.
3. Daily Morning Stretch and Flex
Our daily stretch and flex promotes individual safety and prevents injury.
4. Daily Morning Team Huddles
During our daily morning team huddles, employees who are on site review the project and plan including a safety review of the site for possible hazards.
5. Personal Protective Equipment is Required on every Timberline construction job:
- Hard hat
- Safety vest
- Eye and hearing protection
6. Annual Equipment Training
7. First Aid/CPR Training
8. Excavation Safety Training
9. Job Site Audits
Memberships and Certifications
Timberline is a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Through the NALP, Timberline participates in the STARS (Safety Training Achieves Remarkable Success) program which is a safety initiative designed for companies to “set precedent for safety throughout the industry” and help green industry service providers “lower their total costs of risks by reducing hazards and injuries.”
We also have more Landscape Industry Certified team members on staff than any provider in the country and more than 900 years of combined industry experience. Learn why safety should be a top concern when hiring a landscape contractor.