Even though we’ve only been in business since 2015, our staff has over 150 years of experience in the power and fiber optic line industries. With this experience comes a solid safety foundation. Our personal safety records are second to none. In addition to the training provided by the IBEW, Backbone also requires and conducts regular safety and technical sessions for it’s employees. Depending on the scope, these occur daily, weekly, monthly, or annually and range from first aid and CPR to advanced discussions and presentations pertaining to new equipment and/or work practices. Backbone and NAUS also requires our staff to participate in refresh sessions as needed, enabling them to stay sharp, focused, educated, and informed. Jerry Heimkreiter, our GM, is a previous HPI facilitator for a major power company and has proven his experience and attention to safety by enjoying a successful career in the T&D trade for close to thirty years. Kim Helton, our Safety Coordinator, is our champion for safety and maintains thorough records of our exemplary safety practices and history. All of our employees know that safety is number one before anything else. With all of our employees and all the years worked between us, we never get too comfortable or complacent when it comes to our commitment to keeping ourselves safe every second of every day.