Safety First



The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a statutory duty on employers in so far as reasonably practicable the health and safety of their employees whilst at work. This duty also extends to others who may be affected by that work.


Employees also have a statutory duty to take care of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. To enable these duties to be carried out, it is our intent to ensure that responsibilities for health and safety matters are effectively assigned, accepted and fulfilled at all levels within our organisation.

So far as reasonably practicable, we will ensure that:

  • Adequate resources are provided to ensure that proper provision can be made for health and safety.
  • Risk assessments are carried out and periodically reviewed.
  • Systems of work are provided and maintained that are safe and without risks to health.
  • Arrangements for use, handling, storage, and transport of articles and substances for use at work are safe and without risks to health.
  • All employees are provided with such information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to secure their safety and health at work and the safety of others who may be affected by their actions.
  • Health surveillance will be provided for employees, where appropriate.

  • The provision and maintenance of all plant, machinery and equipment is safe and without risk to health.
  • The working environment of all employees is safe and without risks to health and that adequate provision is made with regard to the facilities and arrangements for their welfare at work.
  • The place at work is safe and that there is safe access to and from the workplace.
  • Monitoring activities are undertaken to maintain agreed standards.

It is the duty of all employees at work:

  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts of omissions at work, and co-operate with us in fulfilling our statutory duties.
  • Not to interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of health and safety.


  • Health and Safety Policy will be reviewed at least annually, amended and updated as and when necessary.
  • Communication of any such changes will be made to employees.
  • There are established and maintained effective procedures for consultation and communication between all levels of management and employees on all matters relating to health safety and welfare.

For a copy of our full Health & Safety Policy please contact us.

IPAF Certified

International Powered Access Federation

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) promotes the safe and effective use of powered access worldwide. Set up in 1983, IPAF is a not-for-profit members’ organisation that represents the interests of manufacturers, distributors, users, rental and training companies. It serves as a forum for all active in the world of powered access. IPAF has played a key role in promoting many of the design, safety and testing procedures that are now established in the powered access industry.

Asbestos Awareness Certificate

Asbestos Awareness

The current Regulations place a legal duty on employers to provide information, instruction and training to any of their employees who are likely to be exposed to asbestos as part of their work.

Although we do not remove asbestos, we understand the need to be aware of the different situations where we are likely to encounter the various  building materials used  in the past that contain asbestos and how to deal with them.

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First Aid at Work

A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training appropriate to the circumstances. They must hold a valid certificate of competence in either:

  • First aid at work
  • Emergency first aid at work
  • Any other level of training or qualification that is appropriate to the circumstances

Certificates for the purposes of first aid at work last for three years. Before their certificates expire, first-aiders will need to undertake a requalification course as appropriate, to obtain another three-year certificate.

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