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Safety first & foremost

Safety, health and the environment are all important elements of what we do. 


We are always striving to reduce risks and protect our people, as well as the communities and environments in which we work.

Working in our industry carries a high level of risk so safety is always a top priority for us, and we have successfully built a culture where safety really does come first.

Being safe and keeping our people safe and well is what our Safety First & Foremost principle is all about.

We are committed to making sure that our business, stakeholders and supply chain is engaged and focused on safety at all times by recognising positive behaviours, learning from and acting on emerging trends and addressing poor performance.

Our business and workplace initiatives

We continue to develop our culture as leaders in the industry, through our Safety First & Foremost principal, which is underpinned by our GLOBE strategy and Don’t Walk By initiative.

Globe


Governance:
We manage safety, health and the environment through the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ model

Leadership:
Ensuring leadership at every level is visible and felt

Ownership:
Everyone understanding their responsibilities and being accountable for their actions

Behaviour:
Introducing new processes to positively affect culture change

Environment:
Ensuring healthier and safer workplaces

Governance:
We manage safety, health and the environment through the ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ model

Leadership:
Ensuring leadership at every level is visible and felt

Ownership:
Everyone understanding their responsibilities and being accountable for their actions

Behaviour:
Introducing new processes to positively affect culture change

Environment:
Ensuring healthier and safer workplaces


Don’t Walk By is something we ask all our people to do. 

We encourage everyone to look out for one another and have the confidence to speak out and report safe or unsafe acts and conditions, whilst also reporting acts of best practice, no matter how small or insignificant they think they may be. 

We want everyone to work together and be actively involved with making sure any incidents are effectively resolved and best practice is acknowledged and implemented across the business.

We're putting the health into health and safety

We're doing this by creating an ethos that protects our people, supply chain partners and customers from workplace health risks, empowering them and enabling them to make informed lifestyle choices. 

We are always aspiring to develop new, safer and healthier ways of working.

We care about the environment

We recognise that our business activities can have an effect on the environments we work in and we strive to minimise our impact by making sure relevant control measures are in place.

All our projects carry out dedicated environmental risk assessments and develop community impact plans to ensure we are good neighbours wherever we work.

Our designs offer low energy solutions to our customers and through the use of offsite manufacture, we have greatly reduced the amount of site generated waste .

We don’t just talk the talk, we have solar panels installed at a number of our office locations to reduce our reliance on grid electricity and one of our offices is heated by a dedicated biomass installation.

We have reduced the carbon footprint of our car fleet which has lowered our overall fossil fuel consumption and we actively encourage the use of skype for business, which has drastically reduced our transport miles.

Our Achievements

We have external accreditations in place to make sure we undertake our work to the highest standards and our people are equipped to deliver excellence:


ISO 14001:2015 for our environmental management systems

OHSAS 18001:2007 for our occupational health and safety management

Our ongoing commitment to continuously improving our performance has also been recognised and celebrated through many industry awards, including RoSPA Gold Awards and President’s Awards, among others.





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