Statement from Gary Urlacher, Director, Allstar Show Industries Inc and Allstar Group of Companies
The long-term business success of Allstar depends on our ability to continually improve the quality of our services and products while protecting people and the environment. Emphasis must be placed on ensuring human health, operational safety, environmental protection, quality enhancement, and community goodwill. This commitment is in the best interests of our customers, our employees and contractors, and the communities in which we live and work.
Allstar requires the active commitment to, and accountability for, QHSE from all employees and contractors. Line management has a leadership role in the communication and implementation of, and ensuring compliance with, QHSE policies and standards. We are committed to:
Protect, and strive for improvement of, the health, safety and security of our people at all times;
Eliminate Quality non-conformances and HSE accidents;
Meet specified customer requirements and ensure continuous customer satisfaction;
Set Quality & HSE performance objectives, measure results, assess and continually improve processes, services and product quality, through the use of an effective management system;
Plan for, respond to and recover from any emergency, crisis and business disruption;
Minimize our impact on the environment through pollution prevention, reduction of natural resource consumption and emissions, and the reduction and recycling of waste;
Apply our technical skills to all HSE aspects in the design and engineering of our services and products;
Reward outstanding QHSE performance
This Policy shall be regularly reviewed to ensure ongoing suitability. The commitments listed are in addition to our basic obligation to comply with Allstar Standards, as well as all applicable laws and regulations where we operate. This is critical to our business success because it allows us to systematically minimize all losses and adds value for all our stakeholders.
Gary Urlacher - Director Allstar Show Industries Inc.
Success in safety, driven by universal participation helps to build a continuously improving safety culture. Central to this is Allstar’s Performance-Based Safety programs, which include:
Behaviour-Based Performance This is designed to elevate overall safety standards and improve the safety culture through employee engagement, safety conversations, and standard operating methods;
Hazard Identification Individual employees identify possible hazards and alert management, creating a cycle of continuously improving worksite safety. The safety culture includes everyone actively seeking and engaging in corrective action that avoids or eliminates hazards. The overall process includes pre-job hazard assessment, which identifies hazards and establishes controls for all workplace tasks prior to starting work, and Job Hazard Analysis, a technique of systematically analyzing tasks for safety, and health risks, putting controls in place to mitigate the risk and re-evaluating the task for effectiveness of control; and
"Time-Out" Authority This gives every employee the responsibility and authority to stop work when an unsafe act or condition could result in an undesirable event, in a “stop, notify, correct, and resume” approach.
Paired with these programs is continuous internal communication that is structured and oriented to avoiding hazards and improving safety performance. This includes:
Relevant and wide-ranging daily safety topics, often drawn from actual events;
Pictorially-driven best and poor practices linked to real-world situations;
Topical safety posters;
Monthly statistical reporting to senior management;
Monthly general safety meetings at, sharing information from other locations and departments; and
Structured safety committee meetings, involving management and employee representatives, with follow-up and corrective actions assigned.
Critical tools to protect our people and the Company and help drive continuous improvements in safety performance are operational inspections and systematic, analytical reporting of incidents.
Allstar performs continuous inspections to detect substandard conditions, including anything with the potential to cause harm to a person, property or the environment. Inspections help to direct action to ensure everyone’s safety, including visitors and subcontractors, as well as Allstar employees.
Employees are required to conduct daily inspections of their work area and/or small tools before commencing work, to document hazards in the Allstar Hazard Assessment Form, and report to the relevant manager or supervisor. Allstar’s data collection and statistical analysis on types of incidents, root causes, frequencies, severities and consequences drive corrective actions that produce the greatest reduction in loss frequency. Incidents are rigorously investigated, with the results reported to management. The process includes a mechanism to take corrective action.
Allstar’s Safety Management Team meets monthly to review all recordable injuries, leading and lagging indicators and discuss continual improvement of the HSE program.