Over the last 45 years at Hightown Group, we’ve been involved in wide range of refurbishments for both large corporations and small business, across a broad selection of industries. Our building and design teams have transformed some pretty rundown places into bright new constructions during that time.
At the heart of all that work, of course, lies a strong health and safety ethic. During the majority of refurbishments, the day to day work of a business or organisation normally still has to go on. Staff need to come and go, customers may want access to buildings and offices, students on a university campus might need to get to lessons.
That means we have to ensure that any environment we’re working on is as safe and secure as possible and that people can move about as they need to within certain restrictions.
Our Health and Safety Policy
We comply with all aspects of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and all relevant legislation related to carrying out building work. That not only means we assess each situation to minimise the risks involved for any refurbishment but that we also ensure our staff and sub-contractors are fully trained and updated with respect to the latest health and safety processes. That also means making sure that any plant machinery or tools used in a refurbishment are properly maintained and fit for purpose.
Before starting any refurbishment we will carry out a comprehensive risk assessment so that we know what safety measures need to be in place. This normally involves collaborating with all stakeholders during the process. For example, we have done a lot of refurbishment work for universities over the years. There are a number of factors to take into account, including when students will be attending lessons nearby and how work areas for our team of builders can be cordoned off and signposted so that everyone is protected.
We are also accredited with the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) which means we have demonstrated compliance with and sound management of current health and safety legislation.
To back up all our building work, we have gained accreditation in a number of different areas including:
- ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
- ISO 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services
What This Means For Your Project
Whether we’re working for a business or on someone’s new home, we believe strongly in being open and transparent about what we are doing. You can be sure that any project will have significant health and safety measures running through it from start to finish. We’re able to do this because we have excellent project management processes in place already. That means we’re able to identify risks and learn from each refurbishment, putting additional safety measures in place as and when they are required.
That goes for simple projects through to the most complex. We come to each project with fresh eyes and ensure that everyone remains safe and secure as we undertake the work. That means you get peace of mind from beginning to end. Contact us today to find out more.