Our duty of care for the health and safety of our staff, clients, customers, members of the public and suppliers is of paramount importance to our organization.
To this end we engage a dedicated team of health and safety professional to audit, review and ensure our organization’s compliance with our policies, safety management systems, processes, training programs and current legislation.
Our organization’s health and safety policies, safety management systems, processes and training programs are externally audited and certified on an annual basis through both CHAS and Exor.
Formal three monthly health and safety meetings are attended by directors, managers, and staff to discuss our organization’s safety management systems, processes and training programs in an environment empowering all parties to contribute on an equal basis.
Our organization has achieved Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Gold Status in acknowledgement of the number of our staff who are registered under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. Staff are required to undertake health, safety and environmental testing towards their registration.
Our organization’s experienced and qualified management team prepare construction phase plans, risk assessments and method statements (RAMS) for all projects as required.
All staff engaged on-site are required to attend, ‘pre start health and safety inductions’, regular, ‘don’t walk by initiatives’ and on completion of projects ‘lessons learnt / wash up talks’. These, other programmed safety management systems and processes are conducted by site supervisors, recorded on PDA’s’ and uploaded to a data base for audit and training purposes.
Typically our clients and customers can expect our on-site staff to have undertaken CITB Construction Skills; health, safety and environment testing, UKATA - Asbestos Awareness training and accredited manual handling, working at height and gas awareness training. Staff operating mobile elevated working platforms (MEWPS) hold certification from IPAF PAL and staff erecting and dismantling mobile tower scaffold are certified by PASMA.
Projects are overseen (on-site) by Site Managers/Site Supervisors certified by CITB Construction Skills via the Site Safety Training Scheme for the Construction and Civil Engineering Industries. We also allocate to any one project a St John Ambulance certified First Aider, St John Ambulance certified Fire Marshall and an accredited Competent Person for the inspection of scaffold.
Smith & O’Sullivan Ltd Property Services are registered and accredited by the following organizations and associations as listed below: