Argyll are committed to preventing risk, accidents and ill health on our construction projects. This is recognised as a key management function which is supported by competent advisors who are integral to the business structure.
Our Health and Safety policy is founded on legal and other requirements and includes:
Implementation of organisational structures to manage health and safety which have clearly defined duties and responsibilities for all employees:
- The Managing Director has the responsibility for the general oversight of health and safety within the company
- The Operations Director (responsible for Health & Safety) has the day to day line management responsibility for health and safety within the company. .
- The promotion and implementation of accident and ill health prevention programmes.
- Provision of comprehensive and competent advice on all health and safety matters by an established and co-ordinated advisory service.
- The delivery of training and workshops to share good practice in health and safety with all employees.
The promotion of a positive health and safety culture achieved by effective representation, participatory strategies for all employees and reward for good performance:
- Clear and comprehensible guidance and instructions for all employees and an understanding of health and safety legislation and its implementation.
- Procedures for effective joint consultation on health and safety matters.
- Production and implementation of practical codes of good health and safety practice which are comprehensible and accessible for all employees.
- Motivation by target setting and positive reinforcement
- Systems to ensure a satisfactory level of competence amongst employees appropriate to their level of responsibility including adequate training
- Mechanisms and systems to ensure the progressive improvement of health and safety for all workers employed by Argyll.
- Systems for the identification and removal of risks involving injury, ill health or material damage.
- Proactive and reactive systems for monitoring of activities, achievements and performance.
- Reporting systems for accidents and ill health.
- The regular implementation of safety initiatives.
Effective liaison and collaboration with regulatory authorities, standard setting bodies, professional institutions and trade associations:
- Response to internal and external changes
- Evaluation of national and international standards and guidance to maintain achievements in accident prevention and environmental control.
Ben McMillan | Managing Director