Record Health and Safety performance in August!

04 September 2020

Our Health and Safety team are thrilled to report that throughout August 2020, Howard Civil Engineering achieved our best ever health and safety report across all of our live sites!

Taking into consideration site documentation, on-site inspections and environmental standards throughout the month, all of our sites went above and beyond to achieve an overall landmark score of 96.51%! All sites obtained at least 95% and our Penny Pot Lane site for Persimmon Homes in Harrogate took the top spot with the highest score of 97.7% across the region.

Our last reportable incident on-site was in November 2018, meaning Howard Civil Engineering now have a total of over 710,000 hours without a reportable incident. We are also pleased to confirm a spectacular 0.15% AFR rate throughout the month of August. 

This landmark occasion is a result of investment in new staff, new innovative equipment (Howard Civil Engineering are the first company in Europe to have purchased a Komatsu PC850 with fitted GPS technology), and extensive consultations with site managers on how we can improve health and safety company-wide, particularly in light of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SHEQ manager Andrew Rafton commented: ‘Although it is fantastic that each site achieved an individual health and safety score of 95% and above, it is worth emphasising that our new record of 96.51% is the result of a united collaborative effort by all of our site managers, supervisors, operatives, and everyone in between.

‘The hard work demonstrated by all our site teams to maintain excellent levels of compliance with health and safety guidelines does not go unnoticed and it is great to see this reflected scores achieved in August.’

In order to ensure health and safety remains a priority on-site, all of our live sites are assessed monthly and rated individually on their performance with a target of 90%. 

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