Centra Windows is BC’s safest window manufacturer and installation company. As one of our FERST values, it is always on the mind of every Employee Owner. We are very proud of our reputation in this regard and the high standard we have set in the industry. We make every effort to ensure the safety of all members of the Centra Family, and that extends to our customers.
Our goal is simple: Do whatever it takes to keep our customers and Employee Owners safe. We follow WorkSafe BC’s best practices and thanks to our dedication, we have been repeatedly highlighted for our high safety standards. “Centra Windows has cultivated customers and retained workers thanks to its no-compromise approach to asbestos abatement and safety precautions.” -WorkSafeBC Safety Spotlight “Centra is BC’s only window company that is COR certified by WorkSafeBC. We maintain this certification regardless of COVID-19 and it requires us to take extra safety precautions every day.” -Interview with CTV Vancouver Centra is focused on following WCB Safety Rules and Regulations to keep all employees safe on the job. Our Safety Program and Injury Management Programs are evaluated yearly by internal or external safety audits. We invest thousands of dollars every year on better CSA-approved equipment, upgraded machinery, and safety training for our team. We have great programs in place to reward those who go the extra mile to keep themselves and those around them safe. Two of our Employee Owners have level 2 first aid training, and over 50 have level 1 training. Centra’s safety officer has 35 years of experience in construction, glazing, and restorations. They are an internal safety auditor with the BCCSA COR program and offer our Employee Owners WHMIS, fit tests, fall protection, forklift, man lift, and scissor lift training. They pay monthly visits to each of our branches and all CHI truck installs, and visit all CCL sites twice per month.
We have made a significant step for the future of Safety by developing a Centra Certified Safety Training Program in house so that all employee owners will have access to top notch safety education and hands on training related to their roles. We already have 45 employees with moderate risk asbestos training as well as 45 with lead paint awareness and removal training, 62 employees with fall protection training, two fall protection equipment inspectors, and a fleet manager who oversees the safety of more than 89 vehicles. Hearing tests are performed annually to help protect our employees in conjunction with WorkSafe BC.
What is WorkSafeBC’s Certificate of Recognition (COR)?
The Certificate of Recognition is awarded to employers who go above and beyond the legal requirements of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation by taking a best-practices approach to implementing health, safety, and return-to-work (RTW) management systems. The program equally promotes the concept of managing health and safety with other components necessary for a successful business.
Covid-19 and your protection
Centra continues to monitor the situation closely. We have adopted multiple safe working procedures in accordance with COVID-19 regulations and guidelines set out by the BC government, WorkSafeBC, and the BCCSA. We are taking action to protect the health of our customers, including limiting physical contact and practicing social distancing, mask-wearing, and frequent hand washing and sanitizing. We are also accommodating any requests to reschedule in-person appointments for the comfort of our customers and team members.
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