Maintaining a safe street sweeping company is a dynamic, progressive, and continuous process. Set-it and forget-it tactics fail to account for prevalent and beneficial advances in technology, potential for improvements in internal operations, and new industry standards and regulations. Reilly Sweeping takes great pride in maintaining safe operations in every facet of the business. From purchasing reliable, state-of-the-art equipment to hiring quality employees to safety education, we take precautions to ensure we are keeping not only our drivers and employees safe, but also all motorists and bystanders present when we are sweeping the streets.
Reilly Sweeping makes significant investments in state-of-the-art equipment to not only increase efficiency and reduce downtime, but also to make jobs safer. Each day, we inspect and perform maintenance to every one of our vehicles. This reduces the risk of equipment malfunctioning, which could endanger drivers and bystanders. We also keep our vehicles clean and well lit to maximize daytime and nighttime visibility. All of our vehicles have been equipped with GPS tracking capabilities, which can assist in the case of an emergency such as accidents and breakdowns.
In addition to investments in equipment, Reilly Sweeping also invests in people to improve safety practices. We hire reliable employees and hold them accountable for maintaining safe operations. When we have jobs on high-clearance sites, we perform security and background checks on the employees who will be present. We also perform random, year-round drug tests to ensure drivers are not impaired. Since operating heavy machinery such as power street sweepers is a demanding task, we require all of our drivers to obtain a medical certificate from the Department of Transportation verifying they meet the medical requirements to drive a commercial motor vehicle.
We believe that safety education for our drivers is imperative to executing best practices. Each month, we hold mandatory meetings to train and educate our employees on ways to execute incident-free jobs. During these meetings we also discuss past successes, ways to improve company processes, and strategies for future jobs.
To further the education of our management and employees, we also attend key industry conferences. For example, we strive to attend the National Pavement Expo each year, which offers seminars on safety practices for businesses in the pavement maintenance industry. These seminars highlight new industry trends, technologies, and best practices to provide safe service.
As a functioning member of the communities in which we operate, we feel a responsibility to be proactive and take every measurement possible to reduce risks, eliminate accidents, and protect everyone involved. If you have any questions about our safety practices, or if you would like to learn more about our services, please contact a Reilly Sweeping location near you.