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Health and Safety

No compromises…ever

We take our responsibility towards Health & safety very seriously. All of our activities are rigorously planned and monitored both internally as part of our health and safety policy, and also audited and supported by our team of external consultants. All construction works are undertaken in accordance with the relevant CDM regulations and we are recognised members of the CHAS scheme.

It is our policy, to do all that is reasonably practicable to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for all employees, and those who may be affected by our undertaking, such as other contractors, visitors and the general public. In so doing, we comply with all applicable relevant legislation, approved codes of practice, moral and company driven obligations.

We consider matters of health and safety to be of equal importance to those of economy and productivity, and as such are adequately resourced in terms of finance, staffing, competency, time and consideration commensurate with that of all other business opportunities.

It is our aim to ensure excellence in standards of Health and Safety and this is reflected in the procurement of articles, substances and equipment. This excellence is also be demonstrated in the services provided by the company. All equipment put to use by the company is maintained, fit for purpose and used in the manner for which was intended.

We recognise that injuries and ill health suffered through work can be prevented through effective proactive management control and actions;

• The provision of safe systems of work
• The use of safe, well maintained plant
• Providing arrangements for the safe storage, handling and transportation of articles and substances
• Ensuring the competence of employees through information, instruction, training and supervision
• Providing a safe working environment and sufficient welfare provision

We consult directly with employees on health, safety and welfare matters on a collective or individual basis, providing access to senior management. In addition we give regular safety tours and toolbox talks (Short Duration Training).

We achieve this by compliance with the company’s general Health and Safety Management System, legal requirements, provision of sound advice, strong supervision, training programmes, adequate joint consultation and access to health, safety and environmental support, as appropriate. The policy requires and expects all levels of management and supervision to actively initiate and pursue ways and means of making the working environment as safe as possible with due regard to any provision made as being reasonable and practicable.

All employees are aware of the hazards presented to them through their normal duties by the communication of relevant risk assessments, all other applicable safety information and the measures implemented to mitigate risk presented by those hazards. Employees are given information pertaining to the control measures put in place and in the maintenance of those installed measures. This includes the provision of any Personal Protective Equipment, the information and instruction on its use, and care in storage and maintenance.

 

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