Health and Safety
Vanguard Contracts are a professional and safety conscious company who value the effective management of health, safety and welfare throughout all stages of a project. The clear objective is to minimise harm to persons and property by adopting a proactive approach to effective risk and safety management. All work will be carried out in accordance with best practice, to the relevant statutory provisions with all reasonably practicable measures being taken to avoid risk to employees or others that may be affected.
Health and Safety Policy
Vanguard Contracts will fully comply with the duties placed upon it within the requirements of Statutory Legislation, whilst at all times complying with, as a matter of best practice, the requirements and duties set out within Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance as issued by the Health and Safety Executive.
All employees and sub-contractors are expected to co-operate and assist in the implementation of this policy, whilst ensuring that their own works, so far as is reasonably practicable, are carried out without risk to themselves, others or the environment. This includes co-operating with management on any health, safety or environment related matter.
Vanguard regards the provision of a safe and healthy working environment on construction sites as a principal objective. This objective can only be achieved by the co -operation of the Company, employees, subcontractors, the client and his representatives. Co-operation must be at all levels within these different organisations through the structures established under the Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM).
The Company will collaborate with all parties to provide the organisation, advice and resources to meet this commitment so far as is reasonably practicable. Authority to implement this policy is defined for all those who have a responsibility for health and safety.
Vanguard have a series of management procedures to ensure that health and safety issues retain a high profile during all stages of the Company’s activities. Such procedures are produced to conform with the requirements of CDM
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM)
Vanguard Contracts conform to the legislative guidelines of working in Construction under CDM.
The purpose of the CDM regulations is to focus the attention of the project team on the health and safety aspects of the project, to improve the planning and management of projects, to facilitate the early identification of hazards, and to place responsibilities and efforts where they can most benefit health and safety.
To achieve its objectives the CDM regulations place duties on virtually everyone involved in construction work, particularly on key members of the project team such as the client, designers and contractors. These key members of the project are known under CDM as duty holders