Martin Engineering has been awarded the RAVS Plus® recognition by ISNetworld (ISN), one of the largest global safety compliance groups. By receiving the commendation, Martin Engineering has solidified its reputation as a pioneer in modern industrial safety, not just with its products, but also its training seminars, reference books and service procedures. The result is a culture of safety that the organization can practice and teach to customers, fostering a work environment with fewer risks and injuries.
Foundations for Conveyor Safety is a 500+ page reference volume dedicated to worker safety
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The RAVS Plus recognition demonstrates to Martin Engineering customers that the organization has undergone a higher level of scrutiny. This internationally recognized designation illustrates to clients and employees that safety is an ingrained part of the company’s culture. As onsite contractors providing consultation, installing equipment or making service calls, customers have the peace of mind that Martin technicians are fully trained and knowledgeable in the best practices to avoid accidents.
Martin technicians are fully trained in the best practices to avoid accidents
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With the dedication of a safety-focused internal team comprised of Verbeke, Sue Griffith and Niki Andris, the intensive ISN audit that was conducted as part of the recommendation resulted in zero deficiencies and only a short list of opportunities for improvement. This is also due in no small part to the training and knowledge of the field technicians chosen to take part in the audit.
Distinctive orange safety grates from Martin Engineering are prominent throughout many safety-minded organizations
While the surveys were being conducted, several months of research was being prepared for the organization’s audit interview. Conducted via teleconference, Verbeke and Griffith sat for two hours with an ISN auditor. The audit consisted of a deep dive into safety policies, procedures, compliance, and training at the corporate level.
“Sue and I complemented each other well, with our different knowledge bases,” Verbeke said of the audit. “The questions ranged from overall safety knowledge on OSHA regulations to specific topics of what we do in the field. She provided information on our practices, protocols and equipment used in the field. I provided the safety and regulatory knowledge, training protocols and corporate administrative processes.”
Martin Engineering is now able to proudly display the ISN RAVS Plus logo
“The most positive outcome of the ISN recognition is the sense of gratification that we, as an organization, were willing to put ourselves up to scrutiny and demonstrated that safety is our culture, it’s not just talk,” Verbeke concluded. “It’s a deep belief system that we practice every day.”