Charles Edward considers the health and wellbeing of our employees, stakeholders and supply chain a top priority.
We are passionate about adopting a best practice approach when controlling the key health hazards arising from construction activities. Our supply chain are audited prior to mobilisation against our minimum standards. These standards require a demonstration of assessment and control measures of occupational health issues prevalent in the construction industry – those arising from but not limited to exposure to noise, vibration, dust and other respiratory sensitizers, work with chemicals and other substances hazardous to health, manual handling and repetitive tasks and other ergonomic issues.
“We recognise the synergy between health and work and address this holistically by focusing on protecting people from workplace health risks, managing the health of workers and promoting healthy lifestyle choices.”
Such is our commitment to improving the health of the construction industry that we as a business engage in initiatives to promote health, wellbeing and general awareness and we have historically cascaded to our projects in the form of the following:
- Drugs and alcohol awareness sessions
- Mental health awareness and an open door policy
- Dust, Noise and Vibration toolbox talks
- Movember – supporting Men’s health issues
- Sporting events such as London to Paris Bike Ride
- Banish the broom
- Free fruit Friday
We are always seeking new and exciting ways to improve on the above and equally embrace initiatives from our larger Main Contracting friends.