The safety of our workers, customers as well as the public is fundamental to our work and of paramount importance to our operation. Safety is at the forefront of all our systems, procedures and work schedules and our health and safety record ranks with the best in the industry. Here are some examples of our systematic approach to health and safety:
Our HSE approved risk assessments and method statements exceed current legislative requirements and meet with all CDM rulings.
All our operatives receive a wide variety of regular training, including refresher toolbox talks to organised qualification courses run by recognised bodies such as CITB and UKATA.
Our health and safety manual is monitored annually by SGS Yarsley, part of the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are also accredited by Achilles RISQS, the railway certification company and registered with the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)
To supplement our own health and safety advisor we use external assessors to provide feedback on safety standards and performance at our sites.
We welcome scrutiny and have been monitored and audited by SGS Yarsley International, Achilles RISQS and the HSE plus clients such as BAE Systems, FORS for transport operations. We are also monitored by our trade membership bodies such as the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) , the Asbestos Removal Contactors Association (ARCA) and the Drilling and Sawing Association ( DSA).
“We were impressed with the approach used by you operation team to carry out the works both professional and diligently. Econ were very accommodating to meet our needs from the initial presentations prepared on strategy to mitigate risks and throughout execution of the works and keeping us fully informed and giving us the confidence we needed. The approach of Econ Site supervisors and visiting managers through to operatives on site was always of a high standard and good-natured and we are pleased to give credit where it is due. On site initiatives by the team from demonstrations /videos of emergency procedures when working in asbestos enclosures and working with consistent site uniforms contributed to the site achieving a Kier ‘Blue’ for best practice and working above standards. This was an excellent example of collaborative working and a joint approach to promptly overcome some of the challenges with asbestos and how best to deal with this along with working near challenging neighbours’ properties, the school and the church.”