Ashlea Limited has spent a great deal of time, effort and resources into developing a positive pro-active safety culture throughout the company. This is demonstrated by the commitment shown by the Directors, Senior Management and all employees to comply with the ever changing and demanding safety legislation within the construction industry. We have a safety policy that reflects the industry that we work in and our specific trade. It encompasses The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and the subsequent six regulations that are collectively known as “The Six Pack”.
In accordance with our safety policy statement, safety training is our main priority. All new employees undertake an induction training session on or before their first day of work, giving them information, instruction, training and education. The training continues on a regular basis and our employees undertake a training route to achieve CSCS card status.
We continually consult with all our employees on safety issues, and all our departmental meetings have safety issues on the agenda.
Objective & Targets
At the beginning of each year the Contracts Director and Health and Safety Manager meet to set achievable safety objectives and targets for the year. These objectives and targets are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure improved safety within the company.
The Safety Council meets quarterly at our Head Office in Carnforth. Delegates come from all divisions throughout the country. It has proved to be an ideal forum for employees to meet and improve safety within the organisation.
Positive Safety Culture
Everyone who works for Ashlea is encouraged to develop a positive safety culture, this is demonstrated by the commitment to reduce accidents and provide a safe working environment.
Plant and Equipment
We employ an agricultural engineer, who maintains and services all our plant and equipment ensuring it is safe to operate.
Each team on every site has a supervisor, who implements safety procedures in accordance with the safety policy. They ensure welfare and first aid facilities are on the site. The Supervisor is also the trained first aider for the site.
The policies are reviewed annually during March to reflect any new legislation that relate to our operation.
Safe Systems of Work
We provide site specific method statements, which detail exactly how to carry out work safely, and risk assessments to protect employees, contractors and the public from harm. We also provide Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) assessments for all our operational activities.