At Tates Rents, the safety of our employees, customers and community is our number one priority. One way we emphasize this commitment is hosting our annual Tates Rents Safety Week. We just wrapped up our fourth annual, filled with education, team building exercises, safety giveaways, and more.
Safety Week 2020 was led by Dereck Diercks, Tates Rents’ HR and Safety Coordinator. Dereck’s years of experience working in the industry and our stores makes him the perfect fit to plan this engaging and educational week. This year, our focus as a company was to plan activities based on what industry and company data indicate are the highest risk activities.
Our stores participated in daily safety topics lead by their manager and a safety class lead by Dereck where teams enjoyed a catered meal and a new safety week themed t shirt. Stores who completed all trainings and submitted a group photo qualified for the grand prize raffle. The winning store received $100 amazon gift cards for each employee at the store. Customers got in on the action by picking up free ear protection and entering in our giveaway for a Stihl trimmer.
At Tates Rents, the safety of our employees and customers is at the forefront every day and education is key. We dedicate time and resources to train our new employees as they are learning the ropes and we continue their education throughout their tenure. We also take the time to educate our customers on operation and safety protocol before their rental.
As we reflect on another successful safety week, we emphasize that safety is no accident! It takes a team and we’re proud of ours for working safe every day.