VolkerFitzpatrick recognises the importance of managing occupational health, safety and welfare throughout all of our operations and activities. The board of the company is committed to maintaining these high standards.
Our Health and Safety Policy is a declaration of commitment to establish and maintain safe systems of work and a safe and healthy working environment. Our Health and Safety System is third party accredited to the International Standards of OHSAS 18001:2007, and is constantly reviewed and monitored to effect improvements.
Our high standards are maintained by continually monitoring compliance and benchmarking performance through an established audit and inspection regime, undertaken by both external parties and our own team of safety, health and environmental professionals. All findings are reviewed at the highest level and where necessary changes are made to our policies or procedures.
As part of VolkerFitzpatrick's unrelenting commitment to continuously improve the health, safety and well-being of our people, subcontractors and supply chain partners we implement a holistic behavioural safety change programme - Incident and Injury Free. Over 5,000 personnel have received on-going training and briefings in Incident and Injury Free to date!
In 2012 our campaign gained further momentum with the internal recruitment of 47 voluntary Coaches trained to deliver our latest programme of 30 minute modules each month. These modules focus on topics from well-being and safety, to the environment and quality. Two key behavioural messages being promoted throughout these modules are to Plan "4" Zero and Remember your ‘PALS'.
We are committed to providing the best possible conditions where works are carried out safely with high levels of welfare and care for all workers on site. We expect and encourage co-operation from our entire workforce in creating a better, safer and more responsible culture on site. We aim to change the way people regard health and safety in work and in everyday life - making Incident and Injury Free integral to the way we operate is a long term commitment.