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Our July Safety Campaign

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Safety is always our first priority.  Individually and collectively we are all responsible

Harm Free in the Workplace

Which is why, every month, we focus on a main safety concern topic to raise awareness within the company and help to increase safety standards across the brand.  In July, we are focussing on on-site safety.

Recognising the potential hazards our team encounters daily, we are focusing on critical areas such as manual handling, asbestos exposure, and working at height. This initiative is designed to ensure that our workforce is equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to maintain a safe working environment.

Identifying and Mitigating Risks

A cornerstone of our safety campaign is the rigorous conduct of risk assessments. These assessments are pivotal in identifying potential hazards and implementing measures to mitigate them. By systematically evaluating each job site, we can pinpoint specific dangers associated with manual handling, asbestos, and working at height, and develop tailored strategies to address them.

Manual Handling

Manual handling tasks, often involving lifting, carrying, and moving heavy objects, are common in the work our electricians, plumbers, gas engineers, fire & security team, comms riggers and control installers carry out. To reduce the risk of injury, we emphasise proper lifting techniques and the use of mechanical aids where possible. Our training programs include practical demonstrations and hands-on practice to ensure that all employees are proficient in safe manual handling practices.

Asbestos Awareness

Given the serious health risks posed by asbestos exposure, asbestos awareness gets highlighted on a regular basis, both as a standalone topic and as part of things like day to day on-site safety.  We have implemented strict protocols for any work that might disturb asbestos-containing materials and our team members are trained to recognise asbestos hazards and follow proper procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and containment measures, to minimise the risks of exposure. Regular toolbox talks by our health and safety team also help to reinforce these protocols, ensuring that safety is always front and centre in peoples minds.

Working at Height

Working at height presents significant risks, and we are committed to reducing these through comprehensive safety measures. We provide specialised training programs that cover the use of fall protection equipment, safe ladder usage, and scaffold safety. Additionally, our risk assessments ensure that appropriate fall prevention systems are in place before any work at height begins.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement

At HF, safety is an ongoing priority. Our monthly safety topics are part of a broader commitment to continuous improvement in workplace safety. We conduct regular toolbox talks, providing an open forum for discussing safety concerns and sharing best practices. Our training programs are continually updated to incorporate the latest safety standards and innovations.

Moreover, we ensure that all team members have access to the necessary PPE and that it is used correctly. From hard hats and safety glasses to harnesses and respirators, the right equipment is essential for protecting our workers from harm.

Empowering Our Team

By highlighting on-site safety and addressing the specific risks associated with manual handling, asbestos, and working at height, we empower our team to take an active role in their own safety. We believe that a well-informed and well-equipped workforce is the best defence against workplace injuries and illnesses.

We are proud of our proactive approach to safety and our commitment to fostering a culture where every team member feels responsible for maintaining a safe working environment. Together, we can achieve our goal of zero incidents and ensure that everyone goes home safe at the end of each day.

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