Health and Safety

In terms of work implementation, we are qualified to the highest standards in our field, e.g. ISO and SSIP scheme approved SAFEContractor.

We have been accredited by SAFEcontractor for our commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. SAFEcontractor is a leading accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management. The company’s accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across our activities. Under the scheme, we underwent a vetting process which examined health and safety procedures and our track record for safe practice. SAFEcontractor accreditation enhances our ability and is viewed very positively by colleagues, partners and clients.

ESP’s primary priority is the safety of personnel and public throughout any site works.  This philosophy is supported and documented within our ISO:18001 accreditation for health and safety. Comprehensive PPE is provided to all technical staff and records are kept of issue and maintenance. ESP determines whether employees need any specific health and safety training will depend on the work activities they complete. For example, all field operatives have a CSCS card, CAT and asbestos training as a minimum.

ESP safety and health monitoring is standard practice which includes leading by example and being proactive in observing performance standards.  Our objectives are always to encourage work practices and methods that protect everyone.  In undertaking our plan/perform/check/act routines, we ensure that all identified risks are properly controlled to create a situation where everyone works safely to agreed methods of work, the quality of work is acceptable and productive, and the works progress to plan.

Giles Sommerwill and Matthew Eynon have both attained the NEBOSH General Certificate Qualification. Senior staff members Jeremy Hucker, Hywel Davies and Danilo Bettosi have attained the IOSH Managing Safely qualification. Awareness, knowledge and competency within the CDM framework/regulations is an essential and assessed part of these qualifications. As an AGS member firm we also have access to advice and interpretations directly applicable to ground engineering activities.