Why Edmonds? We are diligent about Safety.
Due diligence is integral to all of our services, including accurate record-keeping, site hazard assessment which are then reviewed and signed off by all staff on site, safe work practices, continuous inspection, as well as experienced, properly equipped, and insured personnel. Due diligence helps to protect you from personal risk, risk to others, and the risks of being sued. The recent cautionary advertisements about the high risks involved in hiring the ‘wrong contractor’ to carry out home renovations, equally applies in our industry.
Our Safety and Risk Management Team involves every employee because we all believe that safety is everyone's responsibility. A Significant, ongoing investment in Safety ensures that we are safety certified with Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association and our workers are fully supplied with personal protective equipment and uniforms. All workers require WHIMIS training (which is done in house) and receive a safety orientation when they are hired. We have developed a training manual to ensure that all new employees receive clear, consistent, documented training on our equipment and follow up with the appropriate seasonal gear refresher. All employees must adhere to our non tolerance of drugs and alcohol policy and testing regime.
Our Health and Safety Manager, Kathryn Tyrrell, with her qualifications and experience as a Registered Nurse, and her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree has been invaluable in helping to implement and manage safety at Edmonds. She also fulfilled the requirements for her Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation in 2008.
Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) S*T*A*R*S
Safety Training Achieves Remarkable Success.
Overall Safety Achievement awards:
2005 Silver; 2006 Gold; 2007 Silver; 2008 Silver; 2009 silver. No vehicle accidents 2006; Safety Recognition - No Days Away from Work 2005, 2008, 2009. One of few Canadian Companies to be recognized by this organization. www.landcarenetwork.org
SIMA - Snow and Ice Management Association
Safety Awards for a commitment to safety:
The PINNACLE Award for unparalleled commitment to Safety 2010. Awarded to us by Martin Facilities who manage the safety program for the Esso Refinery in Dartmouth and is the highest achievement which can be awarded.
In 2009 we were one of five top finalists in three categories entered in the WCB Mainstay Awards.
On September 25, 2010 we received two WCB Mainstay awards - Employer Safety Champion (Halifax) and Safety Transformation.
I want to pass along the positive comments that we have been receiving here at the Dominion Building regarding the cleanliness of our sidewalks since the storm. Your hard work and effort has not gone unnoticed.
Jerry Fraser, Maintenance Team Leader
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
We have been receiving very positive feedback from everyone who is outside on the grounds during our Convocation days. Again many thanks to you and your team for so successfully taking on the challenge of having the campus ready for convocation in the last few weeks.
Tom Strapps, Maintenance & Operations
Saint Mary's University
We had a vision of a stone terrace that reminded us of our favorite café in Barcelona, Spain. Edmonds Landscape professionally guided us with their knowledge and expertise. They listened to our ideas and when asked provided us with excellent advice to get the most out of our space and showed great attention to our level of satisfaction. The outcome was better than we had envisioned.
Edmonds has had the landscape maintenance contract for the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal since 1999. Our landscape contract covers fourteen diverse properties, some with high public visibility such as the Swiss Air Memorial sites, Government House, Province House and the Museum of Natural History. I have an excellent working relationship with the company. Edmonds responds immediately to special requests; work crews are well trained and work is of a very high quality in their attention to detail.
Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal
Supervisor Building Operations
Any of the jobs that I have had done - be they pavers, tree trimming or garden beds, or fence construction - were all done well and I was satisfied…The quality of the workmanship and materials supplied remain long after the cost has been forgotten.
We have contracted with Edmonds for snow removal services for over two dozen properties over the past twenty years. We appreciate that they have sufficient resources in terms of their equipment and that it is consistently in good working order, as well as sufficient labour forces. They also have access to extended resources in the event that extra assistance is required, so that we are not constantly in a position of waiting to be serviced.
East Port Properties Limited
Judy Wall, Property Manager
The time came for us to give up snow clearance on our double driveway and walks so we decided to contact Edmonds. The service has been outstanding. Our drive and walks have been shoveled and cleared before 6:00 am. In the event that we are 'plowed in' later on, a quick call brings almost immediate results. It has been a great relief to have such good service.
Edmonds has been contracted for seasonal maintenance at many properties that I have managed throughout my 17 year property management career. Edmonds has proven they are capable of looking after all aspects of landscape maintenance and snow removal. Risk management is a large part of my responsibility. Edmonds safety program in my opinion not only leads the industry but also serves as a model for any business.
Ashford Properties Inc.
Harold Daley, General Manager
Edmonds has provided Landscape Maintenance services to Saint Mary’s University for the past many years. The service is provided on a timely basis to meet the needs of our students and is very thorough. They have taken on a true ownership role in terms of the appearance of the Saint Mary’s University grounds.