The wellbeing and safety of our employees, clients, suppliers and subcontractors are paramount and directly impact on the commercial viability of our business.
Severfield is accredited to OHSAS 18001:2007 for health & safety, plus ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management.
The Directors, through the implementation of our Safety, Health and Environmental philosophy, encourage each employee and subcontractor to strive constantly to adopt the best safety, health and environmental practices. Our dedicated Health & Safety Director has overall responsibility for health and safety operations, with the aim of minimising the risk of incidents and generally promoting a proactive health and safety culture.
A principal aim of the Board is to ensure, through example and encouragement that we behave ethically and responsibly, particularly in the fields of health and safety and environmental management.
The below values support our health & safety policy and establish the areas that are essential to achieving our main goal – to ensure each and every employee can enjoy a safe working environment, with no exceptions.
Health and safety:
People at all levels have responsibility for their own health and safety and should set an example for others. Our management are accountable for health and safety and will demonstrate leadership through personal example.
- Hazard, risks and control measures
We will identify the hazards and risks associated with our business activities and introduce appropriate control measures to challenge them in the changing environment and aim for continuous improvement.
- Health and wellbeing
We will promote and improve the health and wellbeing of all Severfield employees.
- Competence and behaviour
We will ensure our employees are trained so they are skilled and qualified for their occupation and therefore can contribute to an improved health and safety performance.
- Incident analyses and prevention
We will ensure work-related accidents and near-misses are reported, investigated and analysed to prevent reoccurrence.
The investigations will focus on root cause and recommendations shared across the business.
- Safety in design
Our designers and erection management teams will focus on the design aspect of the structure with the objective to erect the structure safer and more efficiently.
- Monitoring, audit and review
We will conduct regular internal audits on our management systems in order to achieve our objectives and targets to drive the health and safety culture of our business forward.
We are committed to minimising the environmental impact of our business through sustainable practices and continuous improvement of our environmental performance.
The following values support our environment policy and establish the areas that are essential to achieving the inspirations of the policy.
- Management systems
To implement effective management systems and to encourage all our employees to act in an environmentally responsible manner.
- Continuous improvement
To improve our environmental performance of our business through research and development of new technologies, preventing and reducing our emissions and minimising waste.
- Sustainable development
To contribute to sustainable resources by using energy and raw materials more efficiently, thus optimising our natural resources.
- Monitoring and reporting
To monitor and audit our environmental performance, report progress on policy objectives and strive for continuous improvement in our targets to achieve a more environmentally-friendly business.