Occupational health, safety, quality and environment policy

The VGC Group provides labour and price work services to the construction, civil engineering, rail and underground industries. This policy statement defines our commitment to all matters involving occupational health, safety, quality and the environment (HSQE).

At VGC we are committed to:

  • Ensuring in so far as is reasonably practicable, the prevention of injury and ill health to all VGC personnel, contractors and other persons who may be affected by our activities
  • Assessing the risks our activities present, and implementing control measures appropriate to those risks
  • Producing policies, procedures and systems as necessary to ensure compliance with current legislation, rail, underground and other industry standards that are applicable to our activities
  • Improving HSQE performance by reducing accidental loss to a minimum, not only in terms of personal injuries and ill health but also in terms of security and damage to property
  • Applying a behaviour based safety approach to our business
  • Measuring our safety culture through the Dimensions of Safety tool
  • Adopting a sustainable social, economic and environmental approach to the way we do business, thus minimising our impact on the environment
  • Providing adequate resources, training and information for the management of HSQE affairs
  • Consulting with personnel, suppliers, clients and other interested parties to establish and maintain the highest quality HSQE standards and delivery in all VGC matters
  • Establish annual health, safety, quality and environmental objectives throughout our businesses, to ensure continued improvement is identified and maintained in accordance with  ISO 9001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015.
  • Having processes in place to measure our overall HSQE performance, behaviour and culture and, where identified, reward outperformance and correct negative practice.
  • Applying the ‘Worksafe’ process so no person working on our behalf is expected to carry out any task which is unsafe.

This policy will be reviewed annually or as a result of changes to legislation, standards, best practice or company requirements. I trust that you will join us in a personal commitment to making VGC Group a safe and effective organisation.

Laurence McKidd, managing director
March 2019

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