Health, Safety & Environment
Health & Safety
Our organisation is committed to ensuring the highest standards of health and safety are always maintained and that only the right people, with the right attitudes, the right equipment and using the right working practices are used not deliver works. Our health and safety management system adopts the ‘plan, do, check, act’ cycle of continual improvement outlined in the HSE’s HSG65 guidelines.
We recognise that there is a strong link between a positive safety culture and good safety performance, and that a supportive working environment where staff think and feel that health and safety is important translates into safer working practices. Everyone in the organisation, from top management down, is trained to think about the health and safety implications of the decisions they make.
Kenson Civils & Highways Policy on Environmental issues states that in achieving excellence in maintenance and management we aim to minimise its environmental impact as far as practicable. We will comply fully with environmental legislation and officially approved codes of practice and will make continued efforts to minimise waste and pollution and to operate effective waste management procedures.
- Reduce the amount of waste produced
- Re-use the material where possible
- Recycle the material where possible
- Recovery of any component parts or materials
- Disposal as the last resort
Sustainability & Climate Change
The importance and focus on sustainability is increasing in the efficient, effective and responsible operation of our business. This is especially true for the construction industry too. Construction can make a huge contribution to everyone's quality of life. The focus is on enabling the positive impacts of construction work to be achieved in a more sustainable manner.
There are major sources of pollution in the construction process: waste materials; noise, vehicle emissions, contaminant release into atmosphere, ground & water. Energy produced from non-renewable sources & consumed in building services accounts for approximately 50% of UK CO2 emissions, contributing to climate change, consuming non-renewable resources and adding to pollution. This needs to change if we are to achieve the Government's target of a 60% reduction in (the 1990 level of) emissions by 2050.