We operate a zero tolerance of health and safety issues. EMS (UK) Limited proactively identifies and fixes potential problems before they affect the safety of your site personnel, equipment or operations. That way we help you make your sites a safer place for your workers, as well as preventing delay or shutdowns and resulting financial implications for your project.
“The prevention of all accidents involving personal injury or property damage is part of the culture and operation of EMS (UK) Limited.”
Kevin Cook, Managing Director, EMS UK Limited
Health and safety accreditation really matters to us
We’ve always taken health and safety seriously, as underpinned by our active membership of the many institutions to whom we are accountable. They are the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), The British Safety Council (BSC), Contractors Health & Safety Group (CHSG), London Health & Safety Group (LHSG). Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS), Achilles Building Confidence (ABC), Safety Management Advisory Service (SMAS), Worksafe Contractor, and Constructionline have also accredited us.
Continued improvement within our health and safety team
We are regular winners of the Contractors Safety Awards on the many sites where we provide construction-phase services and installations. Prior to May 2005, we met the Construction Skills Certification Scheme gold standard when over 75% of our staff had completed the scheme’s health and safety courses, making them competent to carry out inspections and installations on site. Since then 100% of our staff have achieved the gold standard certificate of commitment, a figure we proudly maintain today.
Health and safety is embedded in our working practices
At every level, our site managers have embedded health and safety into our culture and working practices. This is what it means when we put this into action:
Our health and safety manager:
- Runs on-site seminars to provide main contractors and their subcontractors with electrical safety knowledge.
- Performs monthly site inspections throughout your contract to assess our performance.
Our contract manager:
- Assesses and monitors the standard and performance of all our installations and work practices.
- Relays any performance, health and safety or equipment issues to the main contractor.
Our contract supervisor:
- Ensures safe working practices and method statements are being complied with on site.
Monitoring health and safety performance via a simple checklist system
Each item of plant and equipment we install has its own individual record and inspection sheet, supplied by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC). These sheets form part of our annual audit trail.
The NICEIC is a leading UK body that oversees and trains contractors in the electrical, heating and plumbing industry. It has assessed the competence of electricians for nearly sixty years and we are proud to be among their 26,000 registered contractors.
We periodically inspect and test the condition of all our installations during site activity. This is in addition to the informal day-to-day observation of the whole installation.
Transparency in all we do
Our health and safety policy describes the responsibilities and duties of our employees trained in construction health and safety. We maintain accidents books at all our site offices, where all accidents and near misses are reported and recorded for investigation and are available for inspection upon request. We recorded no accidents in the one year period to August 2015. While our health and safety documents may form part of your project’s health and safety portfolio, our health and safety policies are independent of any existing between the site personnel, site equipment and third party insurers.