It is true to say all companies are obligated to take Health and Safety seriously but at Envirocare it is more than just a legal obligation. MD, Dave Yates promotes a very positive Health and Safety culture taking the lead in planning, reviewing and implementing Health and Safety policies and procedures. “A positive Health and Safety culture is vital” confirms Dave. “Keeping the workforce well informed, well equipped, safe, providing opportunities for consultation and arranging up to date training is all part of good Health and Safety practice. We have recently reviewed our staff training programme and as a result increased opportunities for training, refreshers and continuous professional development. We have taken advantage of government funding streams to access training relevant to our industry and the staff teams have responded well to forth coming internal and external courses. Only yesterday three members of staff were successfully assessed at NVQ level 2 to operate large plant and machinery.”
Testimony to Envirocare’s positive approach to Health and Safety was evident when the company was successfully assessed against the OHSAS 18001 standard in November 2010.