There is a genuine commitment to raise the safety, health and environmental awareness of all undertaking work on behalf of the group. This commitment is fully endorsed at board level, and by the most senior managers within the group, who have supported a continued and sustained program of education and training. The Group are committed to the Incident and Injury Free initiative and believe that by engaging with and supporting all working on behalf of the Group that an Incident and Injury Free workplace is achievable.
Group Safety, Health and Environment Manager
Steven McKenna, GRADIOSH
Tel: 0141 647 9638
Mob: 07811 826 056
Steven McKenna, Group Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, has day to
day responsibility for all Health and Safety matters across the Veitchi
Group companies. Steven is an essential member of the team, ensuring we
maintain an “out of the office” approach to Health and Safety. As well as
holding responsibility for our company Health and Safety policies and
procedures, Steven is in-house CDM Coordinator for Veitchi Homes. Steven
takes a pragmatic, diligent and passionate approach to health and safety in
Group SHE Officer
Donna Theron, GRADIOSH
Tel: 0141 647 9638
Mob: 07590 417 285
Donna Theron, Group SHE Officer, has day to day responsibility for advising
the Veitchi Group companies on health & safety matters. Donna provides
support to the Group Health, Safety & Environmental Manager for all HSE
The Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser has produced a manual for all branches within the group to utilise. This manual is web based; password protected and is updated by the Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser.
The Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser also compiles an annual Safety Health and Environment Report, which is issued to all Directors. Accident reports are collated by the Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser and statistics issued to all Directors within this report.
The Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser revised the accident investigation proforma to reflect the investigation criteria contained within the Health and Safety Executive Guidance document HSG 245 Investigating Accidents and Incidents.
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The Group are members of the Scottish Construction Safety Group, the Safety, Health and Environment Forum (Scotland), Scottish Specialist Contractors Training Committee and a number of trade body organisations. The Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser sits on the Committee of the Safety, Health and Environment Forum (Scotland).
The Group, through, the Group and Assistant Group Safety Health and Environment Advisers are members of following
This accreditation was initially gained in September 2007, and is renewable annually subject to a satisfactory 2-day audit. Achilles Building Confidence is designed to assess the construction industry supply chain in safety, health, environmental, sustainability, occupational health and financial areas. The Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser was instrumental in gaining the initial accreditation.www.achilles.com
CHAS accreditation was gained by the group in April 2009, again the Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser was instrumental in gaining the accreditation. CHAS assesses the applicant’s organisational health and safety arrangements including, health and safety policy, risk assessment, first-aid arrangements, occupational health arrangements, consultation processes, resources allocated to health and safety, training etc. This accreditation is renewable bi-annually be means of comprehensive questionnaire.www.chas.gov.uk
Safecontractor accreditation was gained in September 2009, again the Group Safety Health and Environment Adviser was instrumental in gaining accreditation. Safecontractor is similar in process to CHAS with accreditation renewable on an annual basis by means of a comprehensive questionnaire.www.safecontractor.com
Construction line is a public Private Partnership between the Department of Trade and Industry and Capita. It is the UK’s largest register for pre-qualified contractors and consultants.
Construction Line pre-qualify all suppliers to government standards giving our customers confidence that they are dealing with a bona fide organisation.
All of the Veitchi group companies are members of Construction Line and our details can be accessed from the construction line web site as follows:www.constructionline.co.uk
Veitchi Industrial Flooring Ltd and Veitchi (England) Ltd are members of FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association.
FeRFA are the only organisation dedicated solely to Resin Flooring and represent the leading manufacturers, contractors and associated companies involved in resin flooring systems.
As part of their commitment to excellence FeRFA promote “Qualifying the Workforce” through the provision of training and NVQ schemes, through which the operatives of Veitchi have gained accreditation.
Members subscribe to FeRFA Codes of Practice requiring high standards of operation, management, technical service, health & safety and business integrity.
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