Health, Safety, Quality and The Environment
Underpinning our success is our health, safety, environmental and quality framework that, alongside the personal input of our directors, ensures our safety performance is second to none. Our directly employed workforce undergoes inductions and ongoing training and assessment, with a focus on instilling a safety and quality driven culture.
Our accomplishments include winning a British Safety Council International Safety Award and a Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents Silver Achievement Award for our scaffolding and access services.
Health and safety is a core value driven by our top management. To ensure that we stay current with the latest safety best practice, and to demonstrate our commitment to continuously improving our safety and quality culture. We are members ok leading U.K. and international health and safety management accreditation organisations.
With scaffolding, access and temporary roofing, project safety and quality risks come with the territory. That’s why we have developed a health, safety, environmental and quality framework that is accredited to the international quality standard ISO 9001, occupational health and safety standard ISO 18001 2007 and environmental standard ISO 14001 2004.
ASL Access Scaffold Ltd consider health and safety to be of paramount importance that supersedes all other factors. We have a zero tolerance to accidents and this is confirmed and supported by our 100% accident free record.
We invest heavily in our workforce and promote ‘continuous improvement’ as a culture not a task. This vision along with the application of our core values (Safety, Quality and Reliability) has led to the award of the prestigious investors in People Award in October 2013.
These include the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS), the Safety Management Advisory Services (SMAS) Worksafe Scheme, the IS Networld database, the British Safety Council (BSC) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA). Our priority is to provide a safe working environment for both our employees and your site operatives, who are looking to us to provide them with safe and secure access solutions during projects.
Everyone in our directly employed workforce is required to meet exacting health, safety, quality and environmental standards, and we provide education and training to support our employees. These range from formal and structured workplace training to toolbox talks and mentoring by site supervisors and managers. We supplement in-house and workplace training with external best-of-breed trainers to ensure that our knowledge stays up to-date.
- To maintain a zero accident frequency rate (AFR).
- To proactively monitor our safe working practices and review any near miss reports.
- To maintain SMAS Work Safe Contractor Status (CHAS) and (OHSAS 18001)- external audit bodies.
- To benchmark our performance by achievement of ROSPA and British Safety Council International Achievement Awards.
- Do all jobs right, first time, all the time.
- Maintain ISO 9001 accreditation.
- Maintain investors in People accreditation.
- Maintain ISO 14001- we strive to reduce waste and recycle wastes as much as possible and develop an environmentally friendly culture.
- We value our customers and strive to provide a good standard of work and service, which they recognise as good value for money.
- To train our staff to have necessary skills and competence to be able to provide our customers with this honest level of quality and service.
- Communicate effectively; we engage, consult and involve people in decision making.
- To maintain a steady growth within the civil, nuclear and waste to energy sector.
- To be one of the leading contractors in the petro chem/ power industry through.
- Being recognised as offering a first class service, individually suited to meet their requirements.
- Offering a competitive, innovative, proactive and professional approach.
- Dealing with ‘solutions’ not ‘problems.
- To accept change and listen to all new ideas.
- To promote ‘continuous improvement’ as a culture not a task.