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 and lost time injury rates, work-related illness, increased senior management inspections on site, and industry leading health surveillance for our employees with the highest risk to their health from their work.
Interserve has a formal and disciplined approach to health and safety management, supported by the Health and Safety policy statement, signed by the CEO and communicated throughout all Divisions and Functions. Ian Hayes, Divisional Managing 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.
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 full-time health and safety professionals including specialists in occupational health and well-being.
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 I-Care HSE Cultural change programme is aimed at delivering a sustained and positive change towards safety across all employee levels throughout the Group.
To find out how we are performing on key health and safety metrics, please view our latest Annual Report.