“We have a running joke at home. When we play board games, I always ask: What is the objective of the game? And we answer in unison: to win! This anecdote illustrates one of our goals, to help our clients win. Win on time, win on money, win in trust and in peace of mind.” – Stéphane Dion, general manager, Elite Management SST.
Health & safety is a catalyst for productivity and profitability. It also allows us to attract and mobilize the best resources and enhance the corporate image. We have developed solutions that allow our clients and their subcontractors to ‘win’ in terms of OHS.
Solutions Born from Workplace Needs
With nearly 20 years of experience in OHS, Elite president, Lyna Plante, founded Elite Management SST in response to client requests: “Our clients were saying that OHS was important because of the business requirements of saving time and having contracts with greater profitability. In addition, they must have a better grasp of important requirements, optimize risk control and document their exchanges with numerous subcontractors. We were put to the challenge to develop a more simple, flexible and accessible solution than those already in existence. This challenge resonated with our team’s dream: making work sites safer and creating movement in that direction across Quebec.”
Partners Who Have Launched the Movement with Us
In order to develop simple solutions to meet the needs of general contractors and their subcontractors, a partnership was put in place with EBC. After initial pilot projects, EBC will soon be using the Elite approach and application across all its projects.
“Elite helps us not only prove due diligence, but above all allows us to position ourselves to win important contracts that lead out subcontractors to evaluate themselves and improve performance, just like us.” – Mario Trachy, HR vice president, safety and environment, EBC Inc.
Aware of the issues facing its members, the Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ) is also an Elite partner. They encourage their general contractor members to join also.
“The Elite approach allows general contractors to fulfil their role of project manager with their subcontractors and improve occupational health & safety (OHS), while reducing the risk of accidents on work sites.” – Éric Côté, executive vice president, CEGQ
Beneficial Solutions Adapted to the Work Environment
Elite was designed to fit with the realities facing contractors. It is simple, flexible and accessible. Elite offers five key management benefits:
• Require OHS control elements from subcontractors
• Supervise subcontractors in a uniform manner
• Register project information centrally
• Evaluate subcontractor OHS practises
• Evolve in OHS management (contractors and subcontractors)
Elite evaluates OHS files and practices for each subcontractor according to bronze, silver, gold or platinum levels, as the client so choses. The approach is adapted to professional realities and client requirements. The concept is to incite all players to improve and progress.
The web application allows everyone to save time because general contractors and subcontractors can share various documents such as: prevention programs, work plans, proof of training, etc.