Health and Safety within the Fire Alarm industry is self-regulated, as it is with most industries in the UK. Legally we have a duty of care to keep our employees and people around them safe while working, how do we achieve this as a company?
Fire Systems has worked on many large projects over the years. To enable us to tender and work on such projects, we as a company must take our legal responsibility towards Health and Safety seriously.
But as a company, how do we show our clients our commitment to the importance of Health and Safety? One way is to invest time and money gaining accreditation to recognised Health and Safety schemes such as Safe Contractor, Construction Line and CHAS.
To gain accreditation to these schemes you must pass their Health and Safety assessment. This will involve reviewing our Health and Safety policy, procedures, records and processes.
Buyers such as Local Authorities, Housing Associations, London Underground, Rail, NHS Trusts, Food and Industrial Plants, etc. Will request at least one of the schemes mentioned before allowing our personnel to work on their premises.
However, this is not the only reason we pursue these accreditations; we feel we have a duty to our employees and their families, that they work as safely as possible, protecting themselves and the people around them.
In working environments such as seen in the video, you will observe our engineer is in full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), this is standard wear on many constructions site projects.
We also have professional Health & Safety training instructors attend our office annually, especially in areas such as Asbestos.