At PRG, safety is of utmost importance to our entire team. We believe that our people are our most valuable asset, and their safety is our greatest responsibility. We affirm the well-being of our people is fundamental to our success and sustainability, therefore safety is woven into every inch of our process, from pre-construction to turnover.
PRG is committed to ensuring that every employee and trade partner has a safe and healthy working environment, we believe no accident is acceptable. We take great pride in building homes to the highest standards with an unmatched commitment to quality and we take even greater pride in doing it safely.
Our company believes everyone is responsible for safety. We maintain a top-down, bottom-up approach to safety that gives every employee stop-work authority. This continually strengthens our safety culture by empowering employees and promoting safe decisions and actions. We strive to provide the safest job sites possible with extensive safety planning, routine safety training, continual safety assessments, daily job hazard analyses, site specific safety plans, and a dedicated professional safety team.
As a company, we deploy the most modern technology in all facets of our process.This is especially true within our safety program. Our safety team has designed and implemented a digital job hazard assessment process known as the Take 5. The Take 5 application allows all employees to perform a JHA at any point throughout their day from their cell phone or tablet. Since the implementation of this app, along with our dedication to the other areas of our safety program, we have lowered our incident rate by 75%.
The safety team has also designed and operates digital applications for reporting near misses, incidents, and accidents. Additionally, we have been able to lower costs associated to equipment damage by implementing a digital pre-trip inspection form.
PRG supplies our employees with substantial opportunities for training. From the day a new employee joins our family, through their duration with the company, they are exposed to a highly positive safety culture and given every opportunity to be successful. We provide continual training in every aspect of construction safety through weekly, quarterly, and annual safety trainings. We continually review and access our training program and adapt training to the specific needs of every employee and every project.
Our award winning safety program continues to evolve as we strive for improvement each and every day. We continue to foster a strong safety culture and a genuine concern for the wellbeing of all those on our sites, employees and trade partners alike. PRG will continue to inspire safety in Montana's residential construction industry.