Health and Safety is paramount to WES and is always the first item on the monthly management agenda. H&S Reporting is through our SharePoint business management system. This incorporates the H&S incident tracking system. The system is dynamic and allows incident review to be escalated through the management structure. The outcome determines improvement requirements and sets the metrics for KPI’s to measure improvements.
Training is a significant part of ensuring staff competence, staff development and improving H&S awareness. Competency in key tasks is recorded on the staff skills matrix.
All employees are engaged with H&S through the WES Employee Handbook, H&S policy notice, company notice-board and also regular tool-box talk agenda items.
In terms of a safe working environment for manufacture, WES has a modern and brightly lit facility which is tightly controlled via the H&S Policy. The policy is reviewed annually, both internally and externally by our H&S Consultants who will update and revise in accordance with H&S standards/legislation.
Where site work is required, this is handled by the dedicated site installation team under the same H&S controls and initiatives as described and in accordance with strictly applied method statement and risk assessment procedures.
Operator and environmental safety is ensured through many years of experience providing chemical dosing systems and is controlled via a HAZOP process where we pro-actively engage with our clients’ operators and stakeholders.
WES is committed to inspections via bi-weekly facility and safety audits, generating awareness through internal publication and distribution. These inspections cover all aspects of the workshop environment including machinery, tools and the correct use of PPE. An audit sheet is completed at the conclusion of this process and any H&S non-conformances are reported. Further reinforcing this approach, our independent H&S Consultant makes regular site inspections and reports back to the Projects Director.
WES has recently gained CHAS safety certification.