Health & Safety
The following is a statement of the organisation’s health and safety policy in accordance with Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
It is the policy of N D Oliver & Co Ltd to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of all employees working for the company and other persons who may be affected by our undertakings.
N D Oliver & Co Ltd acknowledges that the key to successful health and safety management requires an effective policy, organisation and arrangements, which reflect the commitment of senior management. To maintain that commitment, we will continually measure, monitor and revise where necessary, an annual plan to ensure that health and safety standards are adequately maintained.
The Managing Director will implement the company’s health and safety policy and recommend any changes to meet new circumstances. N D Oliver & Co Ltd recognises that successful health and safety management contributes to successful business performance and will allocate adequate finances and resources to meet these needs.
The management of N D Oliver & Co Ltd looks upon the promotion of health and safety measures as a mutual objective for themselves and employees. It is therefore, the policy of management to do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent personal injury and damage to property. Also, the organisation aims to protect everyone, including visitors and members of the public, insofar as they come into contact with our activities, from any foreseeable hazard or danger.
All employees have duties under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and are informed of their personal responsibilities to take due care of the health and safety of themselves and to ensure that they do not endanger other persons by their acts or omissions. Employees are also informed that they must co-operate with the organisation in order that it can comply with the legal requirements placed upon it and in the implementation of this policy. N D Oliver & Co Ltd will ensure continued consultation with the workforce to enable all viewpoints and recommendations to be discussed at regular intervals.
The organisation will ensure a systematic approach to identifying hazards, assessing the risks, determining suitable and sufficient control measures and informing employees of the correct procedures needed to maintain a safe working environment.
We will provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe places and systems of work, safe plant and machinery, safe handling of materials and substances, the provision of adequate safety equipment and ensure that appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision is given.
We regard all health and safety legislation as the minimum standard and expect management to achieve their targets without compromising health and safety.
As a registered member of the Citation Health & Safety System we are audited annually by their qualified consultants (IOSH or IIRSM) and are kept up to date with changes in Health & Safety legislation.
By successfully providing the information requested in the UVDB online questionnaire and having been audited both at our offices and on site we have met the pre-qualification needs of over 50 Utilities. This includes a thorough Health & Safety audit.
The CHAS Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme provides criteria that safety professionals can use for the health and safety element of a pre-qualification application. The scheme assesses a company's: health and safety policy statement; organization for health and safety; and specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to the CHAS client users.
CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) was set up to help the construction industry to improve quality and reduce accidents. All our field staff, excepting the newest of starters, carry the appropriate card. All have passed the Health & Safety test.
Constructionline is the UK's register of pre-qualified local and national construction and construction-related contractors and consultants. Owned and endorsed by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (formerly the DTI).