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