HEALTH & SAFETY
At Metro Deconstruction Services we recognise our statutory duty and responsibility to comply with all Health and Safety legislation and continually aim to achieve the highest standards in all matters relating to the health, safety and welfare of all employees and anybody else who may be affected by our operations.
We also recognise that Health and Safety should be considered equally with quality and performance when work is being considered or undertaken.
Metro Deconstruction Services recognises the importance of safe working practices and carries out all demolition works to BS6187:2011 and all our work complies with applicable legislation, Applicable Codes of Practice, British Standards, the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) Guidance Notes and the following
Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Our policy is to provide a safe and healthy environment at work for
employees, subcontractors, and members of the public. Our commitment to safety shows itself further in the careful planning we perform before any project: this involves selecting the correct process and the correct machinery for each task, depending on the unique conditions found on site.
We are dedicated to providing the highest possible standards of quality across all areas of operations and continually review our policies and procedures. Regular discussions and meetings reveal any areas of improvement within Metro including any new or revised legal requirements. Should improvements be identified or new procedures emerge, these integrated into our system and policies to ensure continual business development throughout.
Metro are proud of it's good reputation for responsible practices and dedicated Client care, which are a result of the company's ethical culture, skilled, committed and competent staff, and quality control over its' services and products.
Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
Metro Deconstruction Services employ a full time internal Health, Safety & Environmental (H,S&E) Manager and an external Health & Safety Advisors (Smart Safety Services) to ensure competent knowledge and advice is available for all of our projects. Our internal H,S&E Manager is NEBOSH qualified as well as a member of both the Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH) and the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM). He works closely with the Managing Director and Management Team within Metro to ensure current legislation is being adhered to, introduce improvements to Health & Safety systems across the company, identify trends and develop systems which empower the company. Responsible for all Health, Safety & Environmental aspects of our activities which includes, identifying hazards and assessing risks, deciding how they can be eliminated or controlled and performance monitoring both active and reactive.
Metro acknowledges that a regular process of training and retraining in accordance with their work needs is imperative to be continually kept up to date. We are aware that Construction Safety Certification Skills (CSCS) and Major Construction Group (MCG) approval is required for all operatives working on a construction or demolition site, whereby Metro ensures that all of our operatives hold relevant CSCS or CCDO certification.
Our H,S&E Manager also ensures that introduction of additional training and certification is available to all levels of personnel to ensure suitable skills and experience is available within Metro.