In accordance with its duty under Section 2(3) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and in fulfilling its obligations to employees, Sub-Contractors, Clients and members of the public who may be affected by its activities, the Company has developed the following policy statement, culture and standards in respect to health, safety and welfare of its employees, stakeholders and the environment.
The Company believes that:
It is the Company’s objective to achieve a work environment which is free of work related accidents, ill health and damage to the environment.
As part of our HSE Licensing arrangements we are required to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012) and associated guidance documents including HSG247 Asbestos: The Licensed Contractors Guide.
A&D Environmental have a 3 year licensed issued by the Health & Safety Executive
HSE License to undertake work with Asbestos – License No. 08150579
NRW Upper Tier Waste Carrier – License No. CBDU9859
Health & Safety:
The Company recognizes and accepts that in working in a highly legislated and potentially hazardous work sector, Health and Safety management must form the backbone of our culture, policies and work arrangements and is embedded into every aspect of our daily processes. To support and reflect the standards which we need to attain and continually seek to develop and improve, the Company is accredited to the following Trade Association bodies:-
ACAD – Asbestos Control and Abatement Division: Membership No. A000487
TICA – Thermal Insulation Contractors Association: Membership No. T000591
And the following Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP)
SafeContractor – Registration No. OJ8544
Constructionline – Registration No. 110865
Achilles UVDB – Registration No. 058394
Asbestos removal is highly legislated and demands that employees receive regular asbestos related training to ensure on-going competence and compliance with safety and environmental controls when employed on asbestos works.
In addition, to safely cover other work related activities and to develop and improve the general awareness of our employees, we attend and are certified on the following range of courses and accreditations:-
IOSH Working Safely/Managing Safely
Confined Space Working
CSCS – Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards
IPAF – International Powered Access Federation
PASMA – Prefabricated Access Suppliers & Manufacturers Association
Emergency First Aid at Work
Safety Pass Alliance (S.P.A.) Food & Drink Sector
In addition we encourage and support attendance by our Contracts Managers in Leadership and Management training and certification, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute.
In order to maintain our 3-year HSE Asbestos license and to sustain our position as a favoured contractor to our Clients and secure repeat business, we continually strive to improve the way in which we work to be efficient, responsive and capable to provide a quality service from enquiry through to completion of works.
Our in-house quality management system is regularly reviewed to ensure that we have adequate procedures in place to fulfil all of our contractual obligations. With clear lines of communication, regular and recorded management review meetings, internal and external audits performed on live works and inspection and checking of records we are able to monitor, measure and analyse our performance and identify then implement corrective or preventative actions as necessary.
Our equipment is inspected, tested and certified at regular and prescribed intervals to ensure that it is maintained in a fit, safe condition and ready to perform its duty as necessary. New items of equipment and consumable items are purchased from approved suppliers, many of which are within the local area.
Environment & Sustainability:
The Company is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and will continually strive to reduce carbon emissions by maintaining a modern, well maintained fleet of vehicles, planning routes and organising work to be effective.
Through our thermal insulation and sheet metal services we identify and encourage clients to invest in their boiler plant, pipelines and vessels to be as thermally efficient as possible saving money, reducing waste and emmissions..
Corporate Social Responsibility
The Company recognises its responsibility as a local employer working for domestic, public and private sector clients throughout the region that wherever possible we support and invest in the local community.
Project: Hospital Ward
Scope of Work: Asbestos Removal as part of refurbishment scheme.
The Small Works Manager representing the Client provided the following testimonial:-
“I write with regard to the works recently completed by A&D Environmental Services at the Hospital.
Your project manager and his team worked in challenging circumstances and ever evolving live wards to deliver an excellent standard of work. I was thoroughly impressed by your professionalism, attitude and ability to adapt. The continued support helped achieve an excellent result for our client, who is delighted with the standard of work and the cooperation and consideration demonstrated throughout the project.
I would be grateful if you could extend this appreciation to your team for me.
I look forward to working with A&D Environmental Services on future projects and wish your company continued success.”
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