At Airedale we take the safety of our people, our project partners and building end-users very seriously. We employ a dedicated health and safely manager to constantly set, monitor and drive our on-site safety.
Airedale has achieved an internationally recognised stamp of approval for occupational health and safety management systems. 18001's rigorous 'plan - do - check' criteria help to ensure that every project we undertake is as safe as possible.
We are committed to the sustainability of our planet and operate an Environmental Management Systems accredited to the ISO 14001 standard. The standard is designed to regulate how businesses assess, control and manage the environmental effects of all their activities.
Our documented practices have now received accreditation to the ISO 9001 standard. This demonstrates to all stakeholders our commitment to improving performance by our willingness and ability to meet the most stringent standards of quality, professional care and continuous improvement.
Just last year Airedale was recognised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA) with their Gold Award.
This year we've done it again, with another Gold Award, for "a very high level of performance... outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss".
Airedale Mechanical & Electrical Ltd have been awarded the coveted BuildingConfidence accreditation. The assessment sets a new standard for supplier excellence across the construction industry and is unlike any other pre-qualification standard within our industry.
The scheme has been set up to address the growing pre-qualification requirements of major contractors with a fair, open and transparent process to evaluate their supply chains, drive up performance and forge longer lasting relationships with key suppliers.
Airedale Mechanical & Electrical is a member of the HSE 'Be part of the solution' scheme to improve health and safety performance. We are also proud to be active supporters of the Working Well Together Campaign.
By conveying best practice in safety to smaller contractors that we work with, we will secure and protect the vulnerable elements of our supply chain, protecting our clients, our employees and our organisation. Good health and safety is good business.
Safety performance doesn't end when a building is completed and delivered to the client; our design team actively looks for ways to include the latest systems into each project, so that our work helps to protect building users for years to come.
It is the policy of Airedale Mechanical and Electrical Ltd to conduct our business activities to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of all our Employees. The principal aim of this it to prevent ill health and promote the well being of all our employees and other persons who may be affected by our business activities, so far as is reasonably practicable. This includes Sub-Contractors we employ, Clients, 3rd Parties that we work with, Visitors to our sites and Members of the public.
Ensuring that appropriate provisions are in place to enable Employees to be safe when carrying out the activities required by their work is an integral part of Airedale Mechanical and Electrical Ltd. We will, as far as reasonably practicable, ensure a safe working environment for all Employees and other persons affected by our activities. It is the responsibility of management to ensure that risk assessments are carried out in line with specific duties or regulations and where activities have the potential to endanger the health of an employee, they will be monitored and if necessary appropriate health surveillance put in place.
This policy will be regularly reviewed and revised to take account of any new hazards, technology or improved methods of control, as well as changes in Legislation or the organisational structure to ensure that it remains relevant and appropriate to the nature, scale and purpose of our business. These revisions will be brought to the attention of all persons affected by the changes, including the users of our services and products.
Airedale Mechanical and Electrical Ltd believe that, given such care, co-operation and commitment by Employees, it is possible to conduct our activities in such a way that injuries, ill health to Employees and loss or damage to plant or machinery can be dramatically reduced.
To achieve this Airedale Mechanical and Electrical Ltd will therefore continue to:
- Prevent accidents and protect health to our Employees, Clients, supply chain, third parties visitors and Members of the public arising from our work and associated activities.
- Set and maintain high standards in Health and Safety, ensuring compliance with legal obligations and Health and Safety Legislation, endeavouring to follow industry best practice and conformity with our Clients' requirements.
- Ensure that all Employees are aware of their responsibilities and of the standards that they should operate to, by providing information, instruction and training appropriate to their roles and responsibilities.
- Create a positive Health and Safety Culture and ensure it is our highest priority by providing adequate resources, levels of training, instruction, welfare provisions and facilities for communications and consultation with our Employees to actively encourage and promote innovation, best practice and involvement within all of our operational processes.
- Constantly monitor and review our Health and Safety performance and standard of Occupational Health in line with our annual improvement objectives and targets that are set, with the aim to continually improve.
The management of Health & Safety in Airedale Mechanical and Electrical Ltd is seen as a Line Management function, in turn, all Employees are expected to comply with the processes and procedures that have been developed and contained within our Safety Management System, and conduct themselves in a manner to promote a safe working environment for themselves and others affected by their activities.
Experience shows that an organisation that is successful in safety also produces a high quality service at minimum cost.
If everyone involved adopts a positive, committed and supportive approach to this Policy, the benefits that can be achieved will be considerably enhanced and extend beyond the scope of Health, Safety and Environmental issues and the effectiveness of our business can be substantially improved.
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