Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental issues form the key ethos of the company's operations. We operate dedicated systems on all our projects to ensure these key beliefs are actioned and implemented from the start.
It is to our credit that Howard Civil Engineering has never had an enforcement of any kind with the HSE.
Within Howard Civil Engineering we place a great emphasis on the health, safety and welfare of our direct employees, our subcontractors and others who may be affected by our work activities. To this end, a comprehensive Health and Safety policy has been developed in accordance with OHSAS 18001.
Our QMS is managed by our internal Health and Safety Manager Andrew Rafton and when required, is made available to others working for the Company. The overall QMS has been prepared to illustrate how the Company propose to manage health, safety and welfare and to meet the requirements of current legislation, Codes of Practice and Safety Guidance documents whilst undertaking their work activities. Within these procedures a great deal of emphasis is placed on planning the implementation of safe systems of work and the training of its workforce.
Each employee is individually assessed to establish their specific training requirements, and each employee will have a specific training programme to meet their needs. As a bare minimum all operatives are CSCS registered and all supervisors are 5 day SMSTS qualified.