Health & Safety and Accreditations
At Midbrook Steel Buildings, our paramount focus is on the safety and well-being of our employees, clients and all stakeholders engaged in our projects. We unwaveringly uphold the utmost standards of health and safety across all factors of our operations. Our objective is to establish a secure working environment, proactively avert accidents and foster a pervasive culture of safety consciousness throughout our establishment.
Emphasising quality and safety as our foremost concerns, we are proud to hold the following accreditations, which demonstrate our commitment to maintaining high standards and providing exceptional services to our clients:
Is a leading third-party accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in health and safety management within the construction industry. This accreditation reflects our dedication to creating a safe working environment for our employees and clients alike. It demonstrates our compliance with rigorous health and safety standards, giving you peace of mind when working with us.
CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme)
The CHAS accreditation is a testament to our company’s compliance with health and safety regulations. It certifies that our health and safety practices meet the industry’s highest standards. With CHAS, we demonstrate our commitment to ensuring the well-being of our workforce and those impacted by our projects.
SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services)
As an SMAS accredited company, we have undergone a thorough assessment of our health and safety management systems. This accreditation showcases our dedication to continually improving our safety practices and implementing effective risk management measures. With SMAS, you can trust that our operations are conducted with the utmost consideration for safety.
Marpal – Competent Person Scheme
This accreditation recognises our competence in managing health and safety across our projects. It demonstrates our ability to navigate the complex landscape of health and safety regulations effectively. With the Marpal Competent Person Scheme, you can trust that we have the knowledge and expertise to ensure the safety and well-being of our workforce and everyone affected by our operations. This accreditation is another testament to our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of our work, providing you with the assurance that your project is in capable hands.
Health and Safety Policy
We have implemented a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy that serves as the foundation of our commitment to safety. This policy outlines our responsibilities and sets clear guidelines for all employees, subcontractors and visitors. It is regularly reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with current regulations and industry best practices.
We believe that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Our company culture promotes open communication, active participation and continuous improvement in health and safety matters. We foster a safe and supportive work environment where employees are encouraged to identify potential hazards, report safety concerns and suggest improvements.
Risk Assessment and Hazard Management
Before commencing any project, we conduct thorough risk assessments to identify potential hazards and develop appropriate control measures. We prioritise hazard elimination or reduction through careful planning, engineering controls and administrative measures. We regularly review and update risk assessments to account for changing conditions or new hazards.
Training and Competence
We recognise the importance of providing our employees with the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely. Our workforce undergoes regular training sessions to ensure they are competent in their respective roles and understand the safe work practices and procedures specific to their tasks. We also provide training on emergency preparedness and response to handle unforeseen situations effectively.
We ensure that all team members are well-prepared with essential skills, including full first aid coverage and expertise in operating plant machinery as certified Npors operators. Our dedication to safety is also showcased by our team’s awareness of asbestos-related risks and qualifications. Remarkably, four of our team members hold SMSTS certifications, and all teams maintain a minimum SSSTS qualification.
For our steel erectors and cladders, accreditation by IPAF (International Powered Access Federation) is a testament to their expertise and competence. As safety is a collaborative effort, our groundworkers are equipped with training in manual handling and abrasive wheel operation, ensuring that every member of our team contributes to a safe working environment. At Midbrook Buildings, we take immense pride in fostering a safety-conscious culture, enabling us to deliver top-notch results while prioritizing the well-being of our team and partners.
Safe Work Practices and Procedures
We have established a comprehensive set of safe work practices and procedures that align with legal requirements and industry standards. These guidelines cover various aspects, including working at heights, manual handling, machinery operation, electrical safety and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Adherence to these procedures is strictly enforced at all times.
Monitoring and Continuous Improvement
We continuously monitor our operations to identify opportunities for improvement and ensure compliance with our health and safety standards. This includes regular site inspections, safety audits, incident investigations and near-miss reporting. We encourage all employees to actively participate in our safety improvement initiatives and provide feedback to enhance our practices.
Our Commitment to You
At Midbrook Steel Buildings, we are committed to completing every project with the highest regard for health and safety. We hold ourselves accountable for ensuring that our operations meet or exceed legal requirements, industry standards, and client expectations. We strive for continuous improvement in our health and safety performance to provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.
If you have any questions, concerns or require further information about our health and safety practices or our accreditations, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are dedicated to maintaining a transparent and proactive approach to health and safety and look forward to addressing any enquiries you may have.