The transportation industry can be quite dangerous, with people surrounded by large equipment and heavy freight. At a moments notice, a careless driver can be easily injured from a number of different things in their environment. From injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents to pain incurred by improperly lifting heavy objects, someone can be seriously hurt. Safety is always a large concern for any transportation and logistics company; Bandstra Transportation takes this challenge head on, and has put safety at the forefront of everything that we do.
Bandstra Transportation has a safety committee composed of management, union, and non-union employees with representation from all our terminals, ensuring that all every employee has fair representation. These individuals work hard to discuss and implement new safety measures and procedures at all our locations. The committee holds regular safety meetings and seminars at all our terminals, making sure that every employee has all the resources required to be safe at work or on the job site.
The philosophy of Bandstra Transportation is a commitment to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of its employees. The well-being of an both the customer and the crew comes before any job or contract. All the safety policies and procedures are implemented to direct employees on how to safely conduct their work and further address the varying work safety challenges that may arise.
Our program has been such a success that we now enjoy some of the safest working conditions in the industry. Currently we meet all Heath and Safety Standard requirements; however, our crew is not satisfied with just meeting these requirements. Bandstra Transportation is continually working towards attaining even higher levels of Health and Safety recognition.
Bandstra Transportation has received governmental recognition its exceptional commitment to safety. We have become one of the first members of the BC Provincial Government's Premium Carrier Program; a program to recognize the "best of the best" in the industry, who demonstrate exemplary safety practices. Check out the Premium Carrier Program page to read more about this program.