Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Health, Safety and Accident Issues. Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.

Got Busted the other day


Health, Safety and Accident Issues.

Discussion on health & safety issues that effect the lawn care, landscaping, tree care, power washing, snow plowing and other trades. Talks of accidents that have occurred and how they could have been prevented. OSHA rules.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default Got Busted the other day

Well for the last two weeks I have been at my winter job installing Christmas lights.
Well I have done 10 Tim Horton's Roof lights and a couple of houses.
Well on Tuesday I was on the roof of a Tim's and got Busted by the Dept of Labour for being over 3 meters with out proper fall protection on.
This is my forth year doing this type work, at approx 180 installs a season and it finally caught up to me.
It was so stupid too I had my two new trainees roped off and doing the work, I was sitting in the middle of the roof dressing the sets of lights that we needed.
and got up to show one of the new guys something at the edge and they got me. I got a ticket of sorts (Compliance Order) and have to wait up to 45 days for a adjudicator to decide if I get a warning or a $250.00 to 500.00 fine.
The company is going to cover the fine for me this time but we now all have full set of personal equipment and each truck is outfitted with the proper gear as well so no excuses. It nice to have all the gear but now a 2 hour install job has become a 3 -4 hour job which sucks. but the good side is I get paid by the hour and am now safer then in the years past.
Oh well live a learn I guess.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-05-2011, 06:40 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
that sucks I hope they give you a warning. They seem to keep you busy.

I myself was coming down a wet ladder and slipped. I was only about 5ft up at the time. This is the type of situation where safety gear wouldnt help. I just had a couple of bruises but I'm fine.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-05-2011, 06:40 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 74
Posts: 4,475
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

I wonder if it would have gone better, if you dressed like Batman.


"what do you mean a ticket? I'm Batman!"



-

I hope you can get out of it with a warning!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-05-2011, 07:10 PM
jford1995 jford1995 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 80
Rep Power: 8
jford1995 is on a distinguished road
Default

that does suck! i know this is kinda off topic but a few threads up i saw where someone was asking help on how to bid light installation and there were no replys. i am also wanting to get into the christmas decorating side of the business and was wondering what kind of advice yall had for us new guys?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-06-2011, 03:45 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 10
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

I had to deal with the same people you do as we are in the same city, You will more than likely get a warning as it's your first offense, when I was building houses quite a few years ago we were checked every week, make sure anyone on a roof has CSA approved boots along with the safety gear while on the roof, the fines get higher and then they will place a stop work order on your company. Keep in mind also they can check WCB and ask for your certification as everyone over 3 meters has to have received training.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-06-2011, 06:54 AM
Ducke's Avatar
Ducke Ducke is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Duck Pond
Posts: 844
Rep Power: 0
Ducke is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jford1995 View Post
that does suck! i know this is kinda off topic but a few threads up i saw where someone was asking help on how to bid light installation and there were no reply. i am also wanting to get into the Christmas decorating side of the business and was wondering what kind of advice y'all had for us new guys?
Well first piece of advice is "Get your Fall Arrest Training" and the "Proper Fall Arrest Gear".
We are a Franchise outfit We sell the lights install the lights maintain the lights and then take the lights down and store the lights for the summer.
We store the lights in plastic storage bins we stack them 5 high and we are now at the point were a 50 foot container is full so they are going to have to get more space to store lights.
I my self like the commercial work Restaurants and stores even a Shopping Mall.
I find the residential homes a pain way to much ladder work up and down up and down. I like the flat roofs and boom trucks.
Installing is not all that much money were the money is is in the Maintenance.
You charge per visit as well as per bulb, clip, cord etc. Take down is easy storage is a slow a meaningless job that takes hours and is completely mind numbing but if done right now it makes putting up next year so much easier.
The guys I work with are great bunch and the owner is a good guy that isn't afraid to spend money in order to make money. He treats us well and in return we work hard for him. Its fun work but dangerous work, I guess that is why I like it I love the adrenalin rush I get when hanging off a rope at 80 feet in 8 inches of snow and ice.
Or putting lights up in -30 c weather, huddling around the toaster vent on a restaurant roof trying to keep from freezing.
Fun Fun Fun.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-06-2011, 07:53 AM
jford1995 jford1995 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 80
Rep Power: 8
jford1995 is on a distinguished road
Default

wow that does sound like a load of fun! so im guessing its easier doing it thru a franchise rather than starting it up yourself?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-07-2011, 03:34 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,574
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Installing is not all that much money were the money is is in the Maintenance.
You charge per visit as well as per bulb, clip, cord etc.
For the guys looking to figure out how to price such work, can you throw them out a price range they should be looking for when working on a strip mall/stand alone commercial structure like a Tim Hortons?

Also, what should they be shooting with a fee range for when coming up with fees to maintain such a display?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I got busted!!! CHEESE2009 General Talk 11 09-09-2009 10:01 AM
Mower Busted CHEESE2009 Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. 9 08-14-2009 07:51 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 11:35 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
96 11,618
SCAG Tiger Cat DECK...
rower30
08-24-2013 10:07 AM
Yesterday 07:13 PM
by rower30
18 5,029
Your 2015 summer review.
Steve
09-01-2015 11:01 AM
09-03-2015 09:04 PM
by Chilehead
5 203
Sample commercial bid
burtle
09-02-2015 06:02 PM
09-03-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 110
best way to.....
Wolf4dk
09-02-2015 11:35 AM
09-03-2015 06:45 AM
by Chilehead
4 107
John Deere 667a
acrajchel
08-30-2015 10:00 AM
09-02-2015 07:45 PM
by Just for Cuts
5 145
Dane Scag
Steve
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
08-28-2015 12:29 PM
by Steve
0 111
24 and 50 acre cemetery...
grassmasterswilson
08-18-2015 10:09 AM
08-26-2015 02:42 PM
by Steve
13 683
Rookie business question...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-05-2015 05:20 PM
08-26-2015 02:33 PM
by Steve
3 474
How to clean an old...
rmccutchan
08-16-2015 05:23 PM
08-26-2015 02:31 PM
by Steve
9 484
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
08-26-2015 12:25 PM
by kslawn
19 3,870
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-25-2015 11:31 AM
by acrajchel
9 2,531
Big mowing job
Bradcook21
07-30-2015 03:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:23 AM
by acrajchel
17 1,106
ZTR Review
Shark1611
05-31-2012 10:42 PM
08-25-2015 11:16 AM
by acrajchel
8 3,808
Hi Everyone
mmays29
08-25-2015 08:16 AM
08-25-2015 11:15 AM
by Steve
3 153
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
08-25-2015 11:08 AM
by acrajchel
11 1,313
Old Business New Owner
Toyman
06-17-2014 08:57 PM
08-25-2015 11:00 AM
by acrajchel
16 1,686
Hi everyone! We're new...
alltrades
08-22-2015 12:46 PM
08-24-2015 10:41 AM
by Steve
2 206
CAn I get some help with...
rootytalbot
08-11-2015 06:14 PM
08-24-2015 10:36 AM
by Steve
12 635
Hi
Wemowjunction
08-16-2015 08:45 PM
08-20-2015 01:46 PM
by Steve
11 471
Drive cable bad?
SGL1
08-10-2015 11:16 PM
08-20-2015 01:41 PM
by Steve
5 429
Hey there everyone
Cole8999
08-16-2015 04:42 PM
08-18-2015 04:35 PM
by Steve
3 298
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
08-18-2015 11:47 AM
by rmccutchan
7 1,081
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
08-18-2015 07:59 AM
by rootytalbot
7 543
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
08-17-2015 04:34 PM
by Steve
1,229 406,751
Whats wrong with this...
GreenWorx
07-28-2015 07:56 PM
08-16-2015 11:42 PM
by rmccutchan
3 659
What's your next...
Steve
05-15-2015 11:54 AM
08-16-2015 11:09 PM
by SC93
16 1,296
New Biz
kufnerins
08-14-2015 05:52 PM
08-14-2015 08:56 PM
by Steve
1 253
Chemical and Fertilizer...
rmccutchan
08-09-2015 10:36 PM
08-13-2015 11:11 PM
by rmccutchan
6 470
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
08-13-2015 02:10 PM
by rootytalbot
12 2,147
Hello all thinking about...
bernie
08-11-2015 04:28 PM
08-13-2015 10:33 AM
by Steve
8 417
Logo Help Font Color
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:26 PM
08-12-2015 03:50 PM
by Steve
4 405
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
07-07-2015 06:15 AM
08-12-2015 12:30 AM
by Jeff1
20 1,909
My new mower
Chilehead
08-08-2015 09:09 PM
08-11-2015 08:36 PM
by Chilehead
9 602
Thought this was a good...
Just for Cuts
08-06-2015 03:38 PM
08-11-2015 10:54 AM
by Steve
8 574
Plowing pricing
jcurr33
08-08-2015 04:58 PM
08-11-2015 10:51 AM
by Steve
6 611
Should I upgrade my back...
googus
08-07-2015 10:50 AM
08-11-2015 10:44 AM
by googus
7 494
Keeping it clean....
Wolf4dk
08-09-2015 11:31 PM
08-11-2015 06:34 AM
by Chilehead
7 422
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
08-10-2015 09:41 PM
by stallman419
12 2,824
Newbie Saying Hi.
LZLC
08-08-2015 09:22 PM
08-10-2015 11:20 AM
by Steve
1 305
How much do I charge to...
Chris Herrera
08-06-2015 09:30 PM
08-09-2015 11:31 AM
by biglee
2 525
scag SWZT review!
mattthelawnguy
07-23-2015 02:28 PM
08-07-2015 03:26 PM
by Steve
17 1,231
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising aerocore applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa bush contract help curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook flyers free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hiring how to hydro increase customers jobs landscape landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave mulch new business ordinance per hour charge per hour service plowing pricing profit on employee roundup scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell shreaded solo solo backpack sprayer sq ft square foot swzt tree tree pics up sell employee walk behind web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy