Health And Safety
The Health and Safety and welfare of our staff, clients and the general public is key to our culture at Howard Bros Joinery. We have effectively and pro-actively managed Health and Safety systems and safe practices at work for all of our activities. These are reviewed on an ongoing basis by our Health and Safety Manager. Our Risk Assessments and Method Statements are produced by those that undertake the installation, so each activity is managed by those that oversee the operation. Our design and project teams perpetually engage with the continually developing CDM regulations and guidance to ensure that health and safety is always a priority. We are proud of our extremely good record with Health and Safety.
Training and Procedures.
We engage in a range of training programmes for our staff, apprentices and improvers which provides the skills and competencies they need to work in the construction industry.
This ensures that we keep up with the latest health and safety requirements in our factory and on all our projects.
We continually train managers on the Project to NVQ level 6, SMSTS and SSSTS levels
All site employees hold the required CSCS card.
Through certified on-line training and tool box talks, all of our staff receive training in core health and safety requirements, including:
Display Screen Equipment
Health & Safety Essentials
Safe use of work equipment
Noise exposure precautions
Dust and vibration
Face fit testing
Each project is different. Our Health & Safety culture starts before we undertake any work with a comprehensive CDM review with our Designers, and we seek to remove/mitigate project risks though intelligent design. We are proactive with this approach and we work with the project team within the ever changing conditions on site. Site specific Method Statements and Risk Assessments for each task on each project are submitted well in advance. As a result, our exceptional health and safety performance has marked us out as industry leaders and we continue to invest into this area to ensure we remain at the top of our field.
Health and Wellbeing.
Over and above industry expectations we implement annual health screening to our staff, performed by specialist nurses who have an in depth understanding of health and lifestyle implications, providing expert delivery. Proactive testing for :
Heart and pulse rate
Blood glucose test
Blood cholesterol test
Body mass index
Near and distance vision test
Cardiac risk score
Medical referral where necessary