h&s

Health & Safety

Construction is an extremely dangerous business.  At GCL, It is only by acknowledging this as a starting point for each working day and planning safe working practises which gives us the best opportunity to ensure our operatives go home safely everyday.

Our dedicated H&S team have achieved accident rates which are well below the industry norm.  We recently hit a major milestone of achieving 5 million RIDDOR accident free hours.  We are extremely proud of this accomplishment.

As one of the key measurements within the business for individuals, Managers and Directors and at a Board level, we passionately believe that there are two key components to a comprehensive policy: firstly, to send each worker home safely at the end of their shift; and secondly to provide a working environment which in no way adversely effects any workers health.

On top of our weekly internal H&S audits, GCL’s policies & procedures within the business are independently audited as part of our ISO 45001 Accreditation.  At GCL we are not content just to satisfy the minimum required, instead we are constantly improving and expanding our systems, so that we can exceed the standards.  As part of our values, we continuously strive to innovate new systems, procedures & develop new equipment. 

Procedures and systems in themselves do not make for a safe working environment, the challenge is to ensure that every individual working for GCL understands the reasoning behind the procedure and approaches their work in a manner which mitigates the relevant risk.  To reinforce this understanding, we ensure everyone working for GCL understands the ‘GCL way’.

GCL has monthly in-house safety awards where individuals on every level who exemplify our commitment to Health & Safety are named and rewarded.  We have achieved Rospa Gold for six consecutive years on top of many other accreditations

“Grounded in Safety”

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