Why is health & safety important to your company?

Businesses are constantly under threat of legal action as legislation surrounding health and safety becomes increasingly strict. Legally, it is your responsibility to provide a safe working environment and you, as the customer, who may share accountability for industrial accidents or breaches of health and safety caused by the contractor you employ.

Xmo Strata prides itself on putting health and safety at the top of its agenda. It has the most highly trained sign installation and sign maintenance engineers in the industry, each one holding qualifications including PASMAPASMA - Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association. (For mobile scaffold users), IPAFThe International Powered Access Federation., CSCSCSCS - Constructions Skills Certification Scheme., Forecourt Contractor Safety Passport scheme and safety harness certification. First aid, firefighting, manual handling, safety harness, asbestos awareness training and slingerAppointed person in charge of lifting operations./banksmenAppointed person in charge of lifting operations or vehicle maneuvering. courses, are all provided as part of ongoing training. Xmo Strata offers offers comprehensive method statements before the commencement of any work, and completes detailed risk assessments for each part of a project.

The onus of any work-place mishaps is on you and could lead to prosecution by the HSEThe Health and Safety Executive (HSE) - The body responsible for the encouragement, regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England and Wales and Scotland. (the enforcing authority of the Health and Safety Commission) or civil action against you or your company by an injured party. For this reason it is important to ensure that your sign company adheres to strict health and safety policies, and is able to prove that it does so.

The company has developed a comprehensive safety manual which is available to all staff and crews. Several specialist consultancies have contributed to this document to offer their relevant expertise, allowing Xmo Strata to continually regulate company procedures to protect staff and customers.