Lyons & Annoot operate a comprehensive Safety Management System which meets the requirements of BS8800:2004 in addition to employing a full time in house NEBOSH qualified occupational health and safety officer.
Safety is considered at all stages of the construction process including pre-construction and design where CDM requirements are considered and as much risk as possible is designed out.
Safety training is high on the agenda, all operatives are CSCS card holders and many receive further safety training for specific tasks. All management are SSSTS or SMSTS certificated while many have received formal first aid training. A formal qualifications and training matrix is reviewed periodically against the Lyons & Annoot training and competency procedure.
Each project has a specific site safety management plan which details the project risks and provides the relevant risk assessments and method statements. Safety and Environmental tool box talks are carried out weekly, while every day commences with a safe start daily briefing.
The Health and Safety Officer carries out frequent site safety inspections and safety audits, producing reports with required actions.
Any accidents, whether minor or reportable are recorded and reviewed, so that an analysis may be carried out to identify any trends that can be detected, and improvements made where required.
We have introduced ICE decals which contain critical first point information such as allergies, medical conditions and contact details for next of kin on a pull-out tab for operatives’ hard hats. Translation flags have also been introduced on the helmets of bi-lingual speakers who are able to communicate in that language should the need arise. Health surveillance and monitoring has been updated to include mental health and other occupational hazards.
All RAMS are continuously reviewed throughout the duration of the project. Management systems and procedures are reviewed annually as a minimum by the safety leadership team and any lessons learned throughout the year are taken forward. Safety and training requirements are also reviewed at this time to ensure that these always remain relevant while keeping in consideration any new technologies or advances that may exist to take advantage of the latest developments.
“Rooted in tradition – Distinguished by quality”
A safety system that constantly evolves, working continuously to reduce the incidence of repeat occurrences.