The construction industry is a high risk working environment, with a high potential for serious accidents and injuries. Workers are exposed to many potential hazards, with some of the most common being:
- Falling from height
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Exposure to dangerous substances
- Loss of hearing
- Struck by moving object
Many construction site accidents can result in serious injury or even be fatal. According to research by HSE Gov, the rate of fatal injury in construction is four times higher than the rate across other industries, with 30 fatalities recorded last year in total.
With figures this high, it’s clear the construction industry is falling behind in healthy and safety regulations.
At Abbey Pynford, we are striving to become the most respected Design and Build Foundation Engineering Contractor in the UK by continually improving our health and safety compliance.
In fact, our integrated management system has earned us certifications for OHSAS18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO9001 (Quality Management Systems). Our employees are always in the safest environment possible.
It is our moral responsibility to protect the lives of our employees, both on and off-site; meaning we are devoted to:
- Encouraging employees and sub-contractors to work collaboratively on establishing and maintaining safe working conditions.
- Complying with health & safety regulations, codes of practice and British Standards.
- Ensuring managers provide on-going training and expert advice on health & safety in the working environment.
In April this year, we were also awarded a prestigious Gold Award in the RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards – an internationally-renowned ceremony that is focused on acknowledging achievements in health and safety management, both in leadership and the workforce.
This recognises our continuous dedication to guaranteeing our workforce remain unharmed throughout the working day, allowing them to return home safely.
Adrian O’Grady, our Managing Director said on the award: “We are delighted to be recognised for this award as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment and attention to Health, Safety and Welfare, which is integral to all we do. The diverse range of systems we offer have been developed with safety in mind; from safe systems of work for underpinning excavations to alleviating trenches on sites with our Housedeck system”.
We will be presented the award during a ceremony at ExCeL, London on Tuesday 19th June 2018.
If you would like to work with a company who puts the safety and satisfaction of its employees and customers first, please contact us to find out more.