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PAR West creates a workplace where everyone — from management to field crews — is responsible for safety. We achieve this through the proactive development of means and methods to address recognized hazards.

PAR West creates a workplace where everyone — from management to field crews — is responsible for safety. We achieve this through the proactive development of means and methods to address recognized hazards.

PAR West’s approach to construction includes implementing plans and processes to eliminate, control, and protect employees from recognized hazards.


We provide employees with the time, equipment, and training necessary to perform their duties in a safe manner. Supervisors and employees alike view safety and health performance as the key elements to a task being completed on time and within budget.


We think about safety differently.

We are in the people business, and we know that people are fallible. We always choose prevention, but we realize that mistakes will happen. The question becomes do we have the capacity to absorb failure without causing harm? To be ready, we will plan and execute work assuming that failure could happen at any moment. We will learn from each job, each mistake and success — to continue getting better in every aspect. Safety is not the complete absence of injuries — it is the presence of capacity. Safety is not just a policy — safety is the core of who we are and always at the forefront of our focus.


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Safety Programs

Fall Protection Program

Awareness and guidance in order to prevent injuries as a result from falls

Job Hazard Analysis Program

Addresses the the work steps, hazards associated with the work step, and ways to eliminate or control the hazards

Grounding and Bonding Program

Procedures that protect workers from hazardous differences in electrical potential

The goal of our Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program is to increase the rate of survival for people who have sudden cardiac arrests.

The AED program is designed to provide equipment and training to enhance life safety response measures. AEDs make it possible for trained and untrained responders to administer defibrillation prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

We deploy an AED on every job site across North America. We go above the industry standards and hold ourselves to the Quanta standard. Our AED program has so far saved 26 lives (including several civilians) and continues to be a life-saving success for our workforce and communities across North America and beyond.

AED units deployed: 9,256
Lives saved: 26




PAR West’s workforce comprises of the most experienced, best-trained personnel in the electrical utility industry. We know employees are our most valuable asset and we believe providing effective training ensures they have the tools they need to succeed.



Energized Services Training

Quanta Energized Services trains and certifies Quanta personnel for energized work including:

  • Barehand Lineman Certification
  • LineMaster™ Operator Certification
  • Energized Reconductor
  • High Induction Stringing
  • Hot Stick proficiency
  • Rubber Glove Techniques
  • Insulator Wet and Dry Washing

Quanta Energized Services trains and certifies our own employees through a rigorous proprietary training program that is recognized throughout the industry as the best in class. Employees seeking Barehand certification complete 120 hours of classroom and field training and are recertified on an annual basis in order to keep this certification.



Leadership Development

Stepping up to Supervision

This course explains the basic ideas, techniques and skills a newly promoted foreman/supervisor will need to master. It identifies the tasks that lie ahead and presents strategies to help anticipate each new challenge and deal with them safely and efficiently. Our foremen and supervisors are our first line of management and crucial for ensuring safety of all employees.

The Process

Step 1: The senior manager has a one-on-one discussion with the newly promoted foreman/supervisor. The discussion centers around the roles and responsibilities of that position, what to expect in the position, and where to obtain assistance and guidance.

Step 2: The newly promoted foreman/supervisor attends the first available Stepping Up to Supervision training session. This course is approximately six hours and begins the leadership development process.

Step 3: The foreman/supervisor may then attend the Supervisory Leadership Skills Outreach Training class (OSHA 20-hours) and/or the Pipeline Leadership Training class.

Supervisor Training Requirements

  • ET&D OSHA 10-hours – Every electric power field employee must have this training.
  • ET&D OSHA 20-hours – Every promoted supervisor gets this training within six months of being promoted or hired.
  • Stepping Up to Supervision
  • Pipeline Leadership Training