We take safety very seriously here at HB&C and last Friday Mike, our H&S Manager, gave a valuable Health and Safety toolbox talk to the operatives on our Bradford City Hall site.
The talk began by covering the issuing of the HB&C Health and Safety Policy to each employee. Previously, the policy would be displayed in the site office/welfare facilities for operatives and staff to view but we believe that by giving every employee their own copy we can strengthen the awareness and importance of our H&S procedures and standards.
Mike explained what the Policy was for, how it is structured and reinforced the crucial point that everyone in HB&C, from the operatives to the Directors, has a responsibility when it comes to Health and Safety. The policy is there to be used as a reference to what our standards should be, so we believe providing everyone with a copy is very worthwhile.
Sam Weller, Operations Manager of Heritage Building & Conservation York, then gave the team an overview about the business as a whole, including what is happening at the moment, what fantastic projects we have won, our future workload and targets for the next six months, and our commitment to safety, quality and delivery.
The talk ended with an opportunity for the site team to ask any questions, be it open or confidential, and to express any ideas they may have, whether Health and Safety related or otherwise, to Mike and Sam. We strongly believe that an open and communicative stance is essential in a company such as ours and we strive to provide continual development to all staff.
We hope the team found the toolbox talk useful and we very much look forward to future toolbox talks by Mike and the Contracts/Site Managers.