Job Safety

Safe Civil Construction.

Gemco Construction is committed to a safe and healthy work environment. We take every reasonable precaution to eliminate any foreseeable hazards that may cause accidents, injuries or occupational illness.

Gemco is often identified as the prime contractor on a project, responsible for health and safety practices on the job site.
We have attained a Certificate of Recognition (COR) by the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA). The COR is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes companies like Gemco who develop and implement health, safety and injury management systems that meet an industry standard.

Gemco implements a comprehensive health program that meets or exceeds the requirements set forth by the Workers’ Compensation Act or the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation of WorkSafeBC.

It is our policy to provide quality workmanship to our clients while taking all of the necessary steps to prevent injury to our employees, employees of other companies on the job site, the customer, and the public, as well as to prevent damage to all property within the area of the job site.

Our health and safety program is designed in the best interests of all personnel, subcontractors, visitors and customers. We believe accident prevention and efficient production go hand-in-hand and, accordingly, insist on participation in the program requirements from all personnel.

Safety Training

Gemco takes every reasonable measure to ensure that all employees receive adequate safety training. All workers are trained in, and provided with, written rules and supplementary instructions. We provide and ensure that all employees participate in the following safety training:

  • Safety orientation for all new hires
  • Job-specific training as required
  • Eight-hour annual safety training for committee members, if required
  • First-aid training to the specific level as dictated by crew size