1.0 Statement of intent
1.1 It is this company’s intention that its work will be carried out in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions and all reasonably practicable measures taken to avoid risk to its employees or others who may be affected by their activities.
1.2 Management and Supervisory staff have the responsibility for implementing this policy throughout the company and must ensure that health and safety considerations are always given priority in planning and day to day supervision of work.
1.3 All employees and sub-contractors are expected to co-operate with the company in carrying out this policy and must ensure their own work, as far as is reasonably practicable, is carried out without risk to themselves and others.
1.4 The Board of Directors have appointed Mr Richard Alexander as having particular responsibility and to whom reference should be made in the event of any difficulty arising in the implementation of this policy.
1.5 The organisation and arrangements for implementing this policy will also be available at each site and workplace, for reference by any employee as required.
1.6 This statement of Company Policy will be displayed prominently at all sites and workplaces.
Synergy Civil Engineering Ltd is working with Balfour Beatty towards their goal of zero harm. This means:
Zero permanently disabling injuries
Zero accidents and injuries by 2012 with an absolute ceiling on an Accident Frequency Rate (AFR) of 0.1 by end 2012.
Safemark has been developed to help home builders meet their obligation to only appoint competent contractors and to help contractors to prove their competence. Competence is assessed on the following two stages.
- The primary level. This is the ability of an organisation to prove that their arrangements for managing health and safety are sufficient to allow them to carry out work safely and without risk to the health of their workers.
- The second level assesses competence in relation to experience and the needs of the particular job. It looks at an individual’s track record of working on similar types of project to those being tendered for.
The ConstructionSkills Health & Safety test sets the standard for the industry. Taken by over 500,000 people every year, it ensures that everyone working in construction has a minimum level of health and safety awareness.
CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.
Red Cross Training is a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) approved first aid training provider, offering first aid courses for the workplace with over 29 years experience in delivering first aid courses.
IOSH is the world's largest professional health and safety organisation. Our members help make a difference to the lives of millions of workers around the world.
IOSH is a focal point for health and safety professionals.
In line with the MCG we have been successful in achieving the “fully qualified workforce by 2010”. 100% of our workforce now hold a CSCS card and all new operatives who do not already hold a CSCS card are programmed to sit the exam soon after the commencement of their contract.
Synergy are also committed to ensuring that all operatives are trained in task specific categories to meet our customer needs and to ensure the health and welfare of our workforce. All training requirements are reviewed on a regular basis in order to keep up to date with contract requirements and also taking into consideration the ambitions of our operatives. We have a pro-active not a re-active view to health and safety therefore training is high on our list of priorities.
The report below demonstrates how our commitment to health and safety has provided a safe working environment for all our employees.
Health & Safety Advisor
Robert Douglas MCIOB. Grad, IOSH. Ifl, associate
Professional Memberships & Affiliations:
Associate of the institute for Learning
Chartered Institute of Building.
Our Health and Safety Advisor Robert Douglas is responsible for keeping Synergy up to date with change in legislation and good working practices in Health and Safety. Robert chairs regular safety meeting with senior staff and advises on safety training. Robert also carries out weekly site safety audits and in line with our QA system these audits are recorded on the Site Safety Audit forms.
Holds the following certificates:
- Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate issued by CITB
- Supervisory Studies Certificate - SCOTS.
- Certificate of training in Manual Handling – CITB
- Scaffold Awareness/Working at Heights – CITB
- Abrasive wheel – Central Training Services
- The lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998– NHBC
- The Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998– NHBC
- First Aid
- The Role of the Fire Warden
- Traffic Management
- CSCS Site Managers Card
- Kwikstage Inspection Certificate
- IOSH working safely
The management system encompasses all key aspects of business activities to ensure the quality principle is integrated into all relevant tasks. The object of the management system is to ensure customer needs and expectations are consistently achieved in contracts undertaken.
Synergy’s Company Quality Manual is the policy document relative to defining the scope of the management system. It states the overall policies and objectives for quality in all operational areas of the company. In addition, outlining the responsibilities and authority for complying with the requirements of ISO 9001 – Quality Management System requirements.
It is the responsibility of the appointed Director to ensure that this manual is readily available to employees and the policies detailed within properly communicated, understood and implemented.
The implementation of procedures is the means of achieving quality objectives and communicating management system information to relevant personnel. We have established an integrated responsibility and the quality concept shall be encompassed into all activities involved in servicing customer needs and requirements. Where a defined scope of activities has been identified and documentation prepared to outline the operational methods to be adopted, all relevant employees shall be trained to conduct their duties and responsibilities in accordance with such documents.
All employees shall be trained to know, understand and execute their individual responsibilities to a level necessary to ensure the effective operation of the management system. The requirements defined in the management system shall be accomplished by auditing, examining or otherwise verifying relevant activities have been correctly performed. The relevant policies shall be communicated to all employees formally and informally through training and instruction.