Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to lighting overhaul of yard

Updated Jan 1, 2016


Zero-dark thirty is a time of day all too familiar to construction workers. And at Schlouch Inc., when the day begins in total darkness the equipment yard is an area where dozens of vehicles and people may be rushing around to get the day started.

When a truck driver casually mentioned to Kevin Reimert, fleet coordinator for Schlouch, “Somebody’s going to get run over in this yard,” Reimert didn’t waste time rectifying the situation.

He made it mandatory that everybody wear reflective safety gear in the yard, instituted a 5-mph speed limit and commissioned a lighting plan that eliminated any dark spots in the area.

It’s always good advice to be open to good advice.