Health and Safety

We operate a zero-tolerance policy for 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 prevent delays or shutdowns and the 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 in the many institutions to whom we are accountable. They are the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), the British Safety Council (BSC), the Contractors’ Health & Safety Group (CHSG), and the 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.

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 accident books at all our site offices, where all accidents and near-misses are reported and recorded for investigation. They 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 agreement between the site personnel, site equipment, and third-party insurers.

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 industries. It has assessed the competence of electricians for nearly sixty years, and we are proud to be among its 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.

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Health and safety are embedded in our working practices

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 & supervisor:
  • Assesses and monitors the standard and performance of all our installations and work practices.
  • Relays any performance, health, safety or equipment issues to the main contractor.
  • Ensures safe working practices and method statements are being complied with on-site.