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Edward Dewhurst Limited places health and safety management as a key priority within the company. The company’s health and safety management system follows the Health and Safety Executive’s HSG65 model, which has been developed over many years to meet the organisation’s needs.

Every employee of Edward Dewhurst Limited is committed to carrying out their work with the highest standards of safety in mind. This is guided by the company’s Health and Safety Policy Statement which sets out, in detail, the company’s organisation and arrangements for safety. The company safety policy is supplemented by written method statements and risk assessments which are prepared on a project by project basis. Every member of staff is aware of the documentation prepared in the interests of health and safety. The safety culture at Edward Dewhurst Limited is strong.

Training and development is at the heart of the company’s health and safety success. Every member of staff receives on-going health and safety training commensurate with their position within the organisation. Direct staff are registered with the Electrical Contractors Scheme (ECS) whilst management and supervisors have received training which satisfies the requirements of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 and the general provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act, 1974.

Leadership in health and safety comes from senior management. The directors take collective responsibility for the actions of the company and its staff. Competent advice on matters of health and safety is taken from Premises Management Services (North West) Ltd, a dedicated health and safety consultancy specialising in construction and related safety.

Edward Dewhurst Limited is accredited under the Contractors’ Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) and is registered with Constructionline. This ensures an independent review of the company’s health and safety management system is undertaken at least annually, and demonstrates the company’s commitment to on-going health and safety improvement. Edward Dewhurst Limited can demonstrate an ability to act as principal contractor and contractor in health and safety matters as well as an excellent track record of achievement with low incidence of accident or injury.