We are committed to developing a proactive safety culture across the full range of our activities and aim to ensure that none of our employees, contractors, or the people who interface with our operations, become injured or made unwell by the way we carry out our work.
We work to achieve our targets for reductions in accident injury rates, time lost associated with injury and work-related illness and for senior management inspections on site and carry out health surveillance for our employees with highest risk to their health from their work.
A health and safety policy document is signed by all executive board members. Steven Dance, Executive Director, is our designated health and safety champion.
Senior directors are appointed with responsibility for health and safety in each division and these 'safety champions' review performance and guide the strategy onwards through continual improvement.
Interserve has signed up to the HSE Strategy Pledge and we continue to adopt a formal and disciplined approach to health and safety management.
Formal safety management systems continue to be implemented across our operations. These systems are specific to each business and operation and provide appropriate guidance to deal with the range of risks encountered by our employees.
Proactive management of health and safety is delivered with programmes of health and safety competence and awareness training delivered by our in-house teams and external providers as appropriate.
Managers have the responsibility for delivering health and safety on site. They are trained appropriately and are supported by a team of over 30 full-time health and safety professionals including specialists in occupational health.
Every employee has a responsibility for their own safety and that of their colleagues. Employees receive relevant health and safety training and are encouraged to take proactive action and address unsafe conditions or work practices. Our Aim to be Accident Free campaign, is one of our behavioural change programmes aimed at changing attitudes towards safety
To find out how we are performing on key health and safety metrics, please view our latest Annual Report.