We have a formal health and safety management system that has achieved certification to the standards required by BS ISO 45001:2018. Such certification is considered by the Health & Safety Executive, via their publication “Managing health and safety in construction” (L153), to demonstrate that a contractor has the health and safety skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capability as required by The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. View our certificate of registration. View our Occupational Health and Safety Policy.
In order to keep up to date with proposed changes in health and safety legislation, we are members of The Construction Health and Safety Group - one of the foremost exchange forums in the construction industry. Through its monthly meetings, it offers regular opportunities to receive updates on new regulations, codes of practice, innovations etc. and to hear and question Health and Safety Executive Inspectors.
To continually expand our health and safety performance even further, we have invested in and developed a bespoke behavioural safety programme ‘Home Safe’ with the help of a specialist consultant. Formal management systems go a long way to protecting people at work, but beyond that, we encourage an attitude to teamwork and fellow workers that positively affect how we behave, think and act to really make a difference.
This is reflected in the presentation of our sites and workplaces which are important to how our business is perceived internally as well as externally.
The programme is based on the company’s family values and culture that have always placed safety and wellbeing at the heart of the business.
We are also committed to the protection of our environment and we endeavour to ensure that our work activities have a minimal impact on the environment by, controlling nuisance from noise, dust and traffic movements, protecting watercourses and the ground from contamination, preserving our cultural heritage, flora and fauna and reducing and correctly disposing of waste. View our Environmental Policy.
We have a formal Environmental Management System which has achieved certification to the standards required by BS EN ISO 14001:2015. View our Certificate of Registration. Keith Shackleton, our in-house Health, Safety and Environment Manager, is a chartered member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and holds a Diploma in Environment and Development Studies.
Promoting health, safety and environmental awareness and understanding amongst all members of staff, through effective training plans, and the use of integrated management policy and procedures is the key to achieving high levels of performance in these important areas of the business.