Health & Safety

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety is a key aspect of our industry that is why Gridpower places great importance on risk assessments and method statements to make certain that the hazards on site are managed appropriately.

All staff on site are fully inducted and they are trained to be able to identify a hazard and be able to take the next step to mitigate or minimize the risk. Staff on site are required to wear the correct PPE, this is to guarantee their safety and the safety of others. Gridpower also carry out Safety ambush hours – this involves setting up an emergency scenario to see how the team react to it. This provides Gridpower with a more effective emergency procedure as it highlights any key areas which could be improved on. Aswell as completing these for Safety we also do them for the environment.

logo-afaq-128pxGridpower promote ‘near miss’ reporting of incidents that could have led to an accident by our employees and subcontractor partners, the reason for this is reporting such events has shown to lead to a decrease in the number of accidents. Safety audits are also carried out on site by our project managers regularly. Toolbox talks are attended by all employees on site, these occur regularly and provide employees with important information which will help them refresh the knowledge they already retain.

OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation

Our company has been awarded the internationally recognized OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for occupational health and safety management systems. OHSAS 18001:2007 allows us to identify and control operational health and safety risks. The safety management system means we can reduce the risk of accidents and improve overall performance. Every six months we are audited, this is to make sure we are still complying with the latest standards.

View our Health & Safety Policy here

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Offices

Gridpower,
1 Merchant Court, Monkton Business Park, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, NE31 2 EX
Tel: 0191 495 5226 Fax: 0191 495 5201