At RLH Developments we have a particular focus on health and safety compliance and in providing ongoing training and retraining to all of our surveyors and Operatives to ensure that we maintain best-practice health and safety standards at all times.
Health and Safety is managed by Kerri O’Reilly, Business Development Manager and Co-Director. Kerri has attained IOSH Managing Safely and has diplomas in Business Management with Accounting and Book Keeping with Accounting.
Health and safety is extremely important to us and our excellence in this area has been recognised in our achievement of the Constructionline Gold Award, the extended verification for environmental management, equalities, diversity and quality management to ensure legislative compliance. We are annually audited by CHAS, Safe Contractor, Builders Profile and SMAS and our health and safety standards are audited annually by the specialists Stallard Kane Associates, with whom we have achieved 90-100% in successive audits for our systems and standards.
Our health and safety standards are also audited by the Property Care Association, which awarded us Contractor of the Year in 2012 in recognition of our excellence in this area.
The quality management systems and processes we have set in place ensure that all of our Operatives are aware of, and trained in, all relevant processes and that we are always aware of licence and certification renewals and have the training support in place to ensure that all Operatives are compliant. All of our policies, procedures, RAMS and COSHH are reviewed on an annual basis to include the latest HSE and requirements and are kept by operatives and surveyors in vehicle files for reference.
Our clients are updated regularly on our training and development provision and are able to request client-specific additional training, which is then built into our regular training program. We frequently receive feedback from our clients confirming that our training provision is exceptional, particularly for a company our size.
Health & Safety training
All of our training is provided to staff and sub-contractors alike, to ensure we are always confident in the standard of work we provide to clients. Our training matrix covers current qualifications, refresher training and future training and qualification provision for all staff and sub-contractors.
All of our operatives are holders of the CSCS Card in addition to regular training as follows:
- Annual UKATA Asbestos Awareness training
- Manual Handling
- Working at Height
- PPE - use and maintenance of all personal protective equipment
- Face Fitting - all Operatives are have been face fitted for correct fitting of dust masks and filters, and provided with a personally fitted masks
- We have two in-house qualified Face Fitters
- PASMA scaffolding training
- Onsite inductions for RLH new staff plus client inductions
- Monthly Tool Box talks at which we provide any new or updated health and safety or technical guidance and check all PPE, ladder, first aid and van equipment.
- PAT Testing of all tools in