Health and Safety

Health and Safety


We will conduct our business activities to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all our employees. It is our policy, as formulated by our Directors & Senior Management, to do all that is necessary to observe and comply with all the requirements of the Health and Safety legislation in any country  in which we carry out  projects. We will provide working conditions that are the safest and healthiest possible in all circumstances and it is confident that it has the full support of all employees and sub-contracting organizations in achieving these aims.

The broad policy aims of our Company are:

  • To provide and maintain a working environment which is safe without risk to health and adequate as regards welfare facilities and arrangements.
  • To maintain and service Safety Committees, with both management and employee representation, to secure joint consultation regarding the proper operation and effectiveness of Company policy on such Health and Safety orders and regulations that are in force in the location of any project.
  • To provide such information, instruction, safety plans, risk assessment and associated methods of control, training and supervision as is necessary for the implementation of Company policy so as to ensure the Health and Safety of its employees whilst at work.
  • To conduct the affairs of the Company in such a manner to ensure third parties are not exposed to risks to health or safety arising from its employees at work.
  • To maintain a consultative liaison with any Health and Safety Inspectorate in the location of any project
  • To provide and maintain such plant, tools and equipment that is necessary to ensure that work can be carried out safely and without risk to health. Particular attention will be paid to the use, handling, storage and transportation of articles and substances for use at work.
  • To provide systems of work in all places and on all sites being worked on by employees which are safe and to ensure that proper means of access and exit exist and are maintained at all times.
  • To maintain a procedure for monitoring, investigating and reporting accidents and hazardous or dangerous occurrences, particularly those which may involve personal injury, and making such records and information available to all management levels and Safety Committees with the view to identifying and safeguarding against new or previously unidentified hazards.

The Site Health & Safety Rules that all Employees are bound by are:

  • To observe and comply with any specific rules that pertain to the site.
  • Smoking, drugs, alcohol, horseplay are restricted on all construction sites at all times.
  • Not to have in possession, or be under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs or substances.
  • It is imperative to be alert on site at all time.
  • Protect head at all times - wear a hard hat.
  • Sparks and particles can damage eyes. If working in an area where this is apparent always wear safety goggles.
  • Always wear protective gloves.
  • Always wear protective footwear. Footwear must have steel toe caps and steel midsole.
  • If working where dust is apparent - wear a dust mask.
  • If in an area, where there are loud noises - wear ear protection.
  • Ear protection must be worn;
    •      If surrounded by intrusive noise for most of the working day
    •      If you have to raise your voice to be heard by someone just 2 metres away for at least part of the day
    •      If using noisy powered tools or machinery for more than 30 minutes a day
    •      If your work causes impact noise such as hammering, drop forging, pneumatic impact tools etc
    •      If you are working with explosives sources such as cartridge-operated tools or detonators
  • Wet concrete and cement causes burns - wear knee and hand protection.
  • Electricians install electrical equipment - Do Not tamper with it.
  • Excavations need support - Do Not tamper with the support or remove it
  • For many jobs, specific training is required - Do Not attempt these tasks before being fully trained.
  • Be fully aware of Emergency Assembly meeting points on the construction site.
  • If a fire is discovered - sound the alarm, notify a supervisor and go calmly to the nearest assembly point. Do not go back to work until authorised to do so.