The Code of Excellence is a program designed to bring out the best in our construction members and demonstrate to our customers that IBEW members:
- Perform the highest quality and quantity of work
- Utilize their skills and abilities to the maximum
- Exercise safe and productive work practices
The Code of Excellence is not only about an IBEW job built right the first time, on schedule, and on budget; it is also about pride in IBEW membership and craftsmanship and leaving a lasting impression of quality workmanship with the customer; thus, prompting a client to again employ the IBEW on future projects. The Code of Excellence program is also a means to build and project positive attitudes about who we are and the work we do; on and off the job.
Local Union training with respect to the Code of Excellence program may be facilitated by an International Representative but, regardless of delivery method or by whom, the Code of Excellence program training is to convey a strong message that IBEW construction members will:
- Come to work on time, fit for duty and ready to work.
- Obey recognized customer and employer work rules.
- Demonstrate zero tolerance for alcohol and substance abuse.
- Exercise proper safety, health and sanitation practices.
- Own up to '8 for 8' and be on the job unless otherwise allowed or authorized to leave.
- Follow safe, reasonable and legitimate management directives.
- Encourage respect for the customer's right and property, as well as for others on the job.
- Exercise the skills and abilities of the trade.
- Care for tools and equipment provided by the employer.
- Eliminate waste and other forms of property destruction, including graffiti.
- Limit lunch and break times to allocated periods; adhere to established start and quit times.
- Leave inappropriate behavior to those of lesser knowledge.
- Employ the proper tool for the job and maintain personal tool responsibilities.
- Do Not solicit funds or sell merchandise without the Business Manager's approval.
- Curtail idle time or pursuit of personal business during work hours, including cell phone use.
- Expel job disruptions and refuse to engage in slowdowns or activities designed to extend the job or create overtime or any other conduct that would cast the IBEW in a bad light.