At Shaca Group, the health and safety of our employees, clients, and contractors, as well as the people and property affected by our operations, is paramount. We believe that all accidents are preventable, we have a zero tolerance for unsafe behaviours, and everyone looks out for themselves and others.
Our commitment to continually improving our health and safety is reflected in our robust systems for recruitment, training and compliance and the awards we have received to date.
It is also reflected in the accreditations we hold:
- Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
- Acclaim Health & Safety Accreditation
- ConstructionOnline (Gold member) certificate of membership.
There are various methods we use to ensure H&S compliance at Head Office and on site. In this blog we give a few examples.
Our directors provide leadership in health and safety matters by engaging and training the workforce in the achievement of safe and healthy working conditions and promoting best practice as far as is practicable. The directors are committed to providing adequate resources to train, monitor and assess the company’s health and safety performance and deliver the objectives set for continuous improvement.
Recruiting the right kind of employee is critical. At Shaca Group our strict recruitment process means that we will only employ top quality, talented and competent people. All our employees are regularly sent for H&S training to ensure increased capacity and compliance with best practices.
In addition, we regularly provide on-site toolbox talks so that are our workers are kept abreast of the latest site safety systems.
Regular H&S site audits are carried out by the Shaca Group Health & Safety Manager and the Shaca Site Manager to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations. We also have Shaca Group’s Joint Managing Director conduct monthly site visits and site audits, ensuring that everyone has a role to play in health & safety, from the top down.
Current H&S procedures
The following procedures are critical to site safety and here are some of the ones which we follow implicitly:
- Construction Dust Management procedures.
- Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH) procedures.
- Safe work at Height procedures.
- Emergency procedures.
- Accident reporting procedures.
- Safe use of electrical power tools procedures.
- Hand arm vibration management procedures.
- Safe use of mobile access equipment procedures.
- Procedures for working safely in a building with asbestos materials.
Shaca Group Awards
Willmott Dixon – Works Partner of the Year 2019
We regularly collaborate with Willmott Dixon on large-scale construction and structural works projects and were delighted to receive this award for our outstanding performance in 2019.
Willmott Dixon work with a set of principles – ALL SAFE. These principles support a positive and pro-active health and safety culture. They are:
ALL SAFE at work
ALL SAFE on the move
ALL SAFE in the community
To be recognised by Willmott Dixon for our outstanding performance as a Works Partner is a true honour and one which demonstrates our commitment to health and safety excellence.
Shaca Group Site Manager Safety Award of the Month
Each month, we recognise the hard work, dedication, and commitment of our Site Managers by awarding the ‘Shaca Group Site Manager Safety Award of the Month’. The July award was given to Jason Baker – well done Jason!
Want to Know More?
If you would like further information on our health & safety policy or procedures, please email Oghenerume Agbaire, Shaca Group Health & Safety Manager at Rume@Shaca.co.uk.