Health & Safety


Health and Safety Policy and Environmental Policy

The Group's Safety Health and Environment department reviews, revises and re-issues the health and safety policy and the environmental policy on an annual basis. The policy statements are signed by the Group Managing Director. A Safety Health and Environment Action Plan is produced on a quarterly basis, detailing the relevant safety, health or environmental issues to be addressed during that period. This plan is also issued to all Directors.
The Group's Safety Health and Environment manager has produced a manual for all branches within the group to utilise. This manual is web based, password protected and is updated by the Group's Safety Health and Environment department.
The Group's Safety Health and Environment department also compiles an annual Safety Health and Environment Report, which is issued to all Directors. Accident reports are collated by the Group Safety Health and Environment Manager and statistics issued to all Directors within this report.
The Group's Safety Health and Environment manager revised the accident investigation proforma to reflect the investigation criteria contained within the Health and Safety Executive Guidance document HSG 245 Investigating Accidents and Incidents.

Safety, Health and Environment Training

The Group’s commitment to Health Safety and Environment is no better demonstrated than by our investment in training. The Group estimates an annual expenditure of £250,000 on HS&E and a large part of that is on training our staff.
Training undertaken

All current Directors have attained the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Site Safety Training for Senior Managers qualification. There is an ongoing commitment to ensure all at this level attain this qualification.

All current Contracts Managers Site Managers / Branch Managers have attained the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Site Safety Training for Senior Managers qualification. There is an ongoing commitment to ensure all at this level attain this qualification.

All current Site Supervisors / Foremen have attained, as a minimum, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Site Safety Plus Supervisors Training Scheme qualification. There is an ongoing commitment to ensure all at this level attain this qualification.

The Group and Assistant Group Safety Health and Environment Managers both gained the Incident and Injury Free Orientation (IIF) Leader Development Programme Certificate, organised and run by Lend Lease, and are therefore accredited to run Incident and Injury Free programmes. These programmes have been rolled out to all staff including sub contractors

It is group policy that all working on behalf of the group, including labour only and specialist sub-contractors are in possession of a current, valid and occupation specific CSCS or other accepted record scheme card. CSCS was set up to help the construction industry to improve quality and reduce accidents. CSCS cards are increasingly demanded as proof of occupational competence by contractors, public and private clients and others. www.cscs.uk.com

This requirement follows the UK Contractors Group initiative regarding a “competent workforce”. The Group Safety Health and Environment manager drove the initial impetus to work towards compliance, initially in 2003. The Group Safety Health and Environment Manager monitors compliance with group policy during annual branch safety, health and environment assessments. www.ukcg.org.uk

The Group and Assistant Group Safety Health and Environment Managers carry out a number of training courses for operatives within the group, including sub-contractors e.g. manual handling training, abrasive wheel training, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Awareness Training, asbestos awareness training.

The Group Safety Health and Environment Manager is a Prefabricated Access and Suppliers (PASMA) accredited trainer and runs courses in-house for operatives and sub-contractors. www.pasma.co.uk

The Group Safety Health and Environment Manager assists group branches arrange specific health and safety training topics e.g. first-aid training, Independent Powered Access Federation (IPAF) operator training, fork-lift trick training etc.

The Group Safety Health and Environment Manager collates training records for the group and distributes by means of the Safety Health and Environment Manual. Tool-box talks are held with operatives on a regular basis; attendance is recorded and collated within the training records
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