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Health & Safety and Environmental Management

 

Health & Safety

At Structec, the Health and Safety is at the forefront of our concerns when managing our Building and Maintenance operations. We employ many strategies in order to ensure that individuals and property are not affected negatively by our practices. Our Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) Registration and membership of Constructionline verify this commitment to H&S, and we employ highly qualified Professional Safety Advisors, Rawlings Safety & Training Consultancy Services.

Our Safety Advisors ensure that our Health and Safety documentation is accurate and up-to-date with an annual audit of our Health and Safety Policy and documentation. They also ensure that any changes are conveyed to staff in monthly Toolbox Talks, and oversee that our employees are adequately qualified and trained in the following prior to commencing work:

  • • General Health and Safety duties and legislation;
  • • Workplace Risk Assessments and Method Statements;
  • • Manual and safe handling knowledge and techniques;
  • • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH);
  • • Asbestos related awareness and hazards;
  • • Use of cutting and grinding tools and equipment;
  • • Fire Safety Awareness Training.

This helps to ensure that our workforce is suitably prepared for a construction environment and that the risks and dangers are minimised. Furthermore, we risk assess all of our work schemes for this same purpose, and have an accident-reporting and management system in place for when incidents do occur.






Environment

We recognise our responsibility to supply our services in a way which is environmentally sustainable and make efforts to reduce the environmental impacts of our activities wherever possible. We take our Environmental Policy extremely seriously, and we employ a Quality and Performance Manager to continuously review this policy and our operations to find ways to become more environmentally friendly. Our ISO14001:2015 Environmental Management Strategy assists us in leaving a lasting legacy of environmental sustainability in the local communities where we operate.

Structec’s conservational efforts include:

  • • Segregating, reducing and re-using waste wherever possible, and increasing our recycling rate each year. We have averaged a recycling rate of over 90% during the last 5 years, which reduces the volume of landfill space taken up, and diminishes our carbon footprint as less waste requires transportation to landfills.
  • • Operating from modern, purpose-built and thermally efficient offices, diminishing our electricity usage and consequently our carbon footprint.
  • • Using builder’s merchants with a certified reputation of providing timber from well-managed and controlled forests, which encourages reduced deforestation.
  • • Using locally sourced materials, which alongside Social Value benefits reduces Carbon Dioxide emissions from unnecessary transportation.
  • • Investment in the modernisation of our fleet, which includes more fuel efficient and lower emission vehicles, to meet Euro6 standards.
  • • Investment in the Quartix Vehicle Tracker system which monitors driver performance, and the relaying of this information during monthly Toolbox Talks to encourage employees to drive in a more fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
  • • Investment in the JobLogic Mobile Working system, which allows for the digital transmission of information from operatives’ smartphones directly to the office, reducing fuel usage on unnecessary trips and paper wastage.



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STRUCTEC (NW) LIMITED
Windsor House, North Mersey Business Centre,
Woodward Road, Knowsley Industrial Park North,
Merseyside, L33 7UY

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