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Health & Safety

Managing the health and safety of our employees, our customers, our subcontractors and those impacted by our works is a priority for Bagnalls.

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Managing the health and safety of our employees, our customers, our subcontractors and those impacted by our works is a paramount consideration prior to the commencement of any project.

A great deal of work goes on “behind the scenes” to ensure that when a team of Bagnalls painters turn up on site they are aware of their role and responsibility in the delivery of the safe system of work implemented for that job.

Induction

Safety starts on day one at Bagnalls with a thorough company induction relaying key information about the company’s policies and procedures, customer care in both occupied and unoccupied premises, working at height, safe use and wearing of PPE, and supporting the company’s safety culture by raising awareness of site hazards to prevent near misses or accidents from occurring.

Training

We have a strong commitment to health and safety training, ensuring that our operatives have the required competencies to deliver services to customers safely and professionally. Health and safety training is given to our employees throughout their careers, by means of CITB approved external training courses, in-house training, safety stand-down days and tool box talks. We can reassure customers of the skills and capabilities of everyone employed by Bagnalls using the Reset card verification scheme.

Project Management

We control the health and safety risks arising from our work activities by ensuring all employees are competent to do what is asked of them and to give them adequate training; providing information, instruction and supervision for employees; ensuring the safe handling and use of paint, materials and equipment; closely supervising site progress; preventing accidents and cases of work related ill health through proactive site management and reporting of hazards and undertaking regular unannounced site visits by Management and independent safety consultants.

Occupational Health

Bagnalls’ commitment to protecting the health and well-being of its employees and others has resulted in numerous Gold RoSPA awards being achieved over the years. These awards recognise the ongoing work we undertake to improve our performance beyond the minimum legal requirements for good health and safety management. This has been further enhanced with the number of trained Mental Health First Aiders the company has trained and the support provided by the company’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Workforce Engagement

To further develop and embed the company’s safety culture we encourage feedback and engagement from our colleagues at all levels from newly appointed apprentices through to long-serving Directors. We regularly consult with our employees on matters affecting health and safety to drive improvements and change.

Collaborative Working and Continuous Improvement

We work closely with our customers and site teams to evaluate what changes could be made to further enhance the safe systems of work employed. We continually review how we do things and take on board suggestions to make improvements and comply with any changes in applicable legislation.

Accreditations

The company has an integrated SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality) Management system, which is audited to ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. In addition, we have numerous health and safety accreditations achieved through external audit, to meet the exacting standards of CHAS, Constructionline, Safecontractor, RISQS and Achilles UVDB. We are also long-standing and active members of many professional trade associations to ensure that we remain abreast of any changes in legislation and innovations in health and safety which we can adopt to continuously improve.

Legal Compliance

The company’s policies and procedures, accreditations and training along with a supportive culture ensure that Bagnalls meets the legal requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act (HASWA) 1974 and other applicable legislation as well as the operational requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015, as a Principal Contractor and Contractor.

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Our Accreditations

From safe systems of work to our environmental policies, our accreditations assure customers of our accountability and dependability in our work.

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Health and Safety ISO 45001
Quality ISO 9001
Environmental ISO 14001
EcoVadis Gold
Supply Chain Sustainability School (Gold)
SSIP – Safety Schemes in Procurement
Achilles Utility Vendor Database (UVDB)
Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
Dulux Connect
Cyber Essentials
RSSB RISQS
Women in Construction
Living Wage Employer
Family Business United
The 5% Club – Platinum Membership
RoSPA Gold