To comply with the ever changing legislative requirements of our industry, we have developed a top down approach to the management of health and safety, whereby the Company Health and Safety Director ensures that each individual Contract Manager responsible for a project is equipped to manage projects safely.

Not withstanding the size of the project, whether it is covered by The Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2015, or work of a more simple nature for a short duration, part of the Contract Manager’s role will be to write a Health and Safety Plan.

This will take the form of a Method Statement/Hazard Identification leading to the formulation of a Safe System of Work. Unlike many other organisations, we do not ‘grade’ risk into “low” or “high” categories, but attempt to reduce or eliminate all hazards whatever the degree of risk.

We train all Contract Managers to Nebosh Construction Certificate standard together with some Site Foreman having undertaken the 5 day CITB Site Managers course.

All site personnel are holders of the ECITB Passport to Safety, and the company is now over 90 % compliant with the industry target of a fully qualified workforce through the CSCS card scheme.

Each year we employ one or two apprentices, usually joiners or bricklayers, who we aim to develop into the Foreman of tomorrow. Continued academic progression of apprentices is encouraged to HND and degree level.

Those site staff who have not gained a NVQ level 2 through a recognised apprentice scheme, are working towards this award through a process of on site assessment.

We have a fully developed training plan for the Company, with most site staff trained to CPCS standard for dumpers and roller operation, and Slinger/Signaller. We continue to update training as required in Confined Spaces, Excavation Assessment, Asbestos Awareness and the Use and Erection of Mobile Scaffold Towers.

All sites and projects that are over two weeks in duration are inspected twice monthly by our consultants, The Building Safety Group Limited. This ensures that all sites are inspected by an objective third party, and instances of non-compliance to set standards provide useful data for benchmarking our yearly performance.

We have been assessed for three years running as a CHAS compliant contractor, and we continue to be responsive to industry, regulation and client led standards in health and safety management.

ACCREDITATIONS

National Federation of Builders
National Federation of Builders

The National Federation of Builders provides members with collective clout and credibility backed by more than 150 years of experience and activity. Built on solid foundations, the NFB provides business and policy support to builders, contractors and house builders across England and Wales.

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Constructionline
Constructionline

The UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants. In terms of efficiency, time and cost saving and best practice, Constructionline is proven to deliver for public and private sector organisations alike.

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Chas
Chas

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK.

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Safecontractor
Safecontractor

With more than 270 major clients and over 24000 contractor members, Safecontractor is the UK’s fastest growing health and safety assessment scheme.

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Concrete Society
Concrete Society

The Concrete Society is a member based body which, for more than 30 years, has been publishing technical reports and advice notes to serve the needs of clients, architects, engineers, specifiers, suppliers, contractors and users of concrete.

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Avetta
Avetta

Avetta connects the world’s leading organisations with qualified suppliers, contractors, and vendors.

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