A third employee at Bracknell Roofing has achieved the health, safety and environmental practice and management accreditation NEBOSH, marking a step change in the company’s commitment throughout its business.
The company has a dedicated in-house health and safety department based at its Burton-upon-Trent headquarters, with two employees who have already achieved the accreditation. Now Keith Moore from its Lancashire branch is the first person to achieve it for one of the company’s eight regional offices.
And the company has revealed that it has another two employees from other regional offices in the process of National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) training as part of ambitious plans to have NEBOSH embedded and ‘on the ground’ across its business.
The company’s Divisional Director Simon Smith said that a dedicated function with NEBOSH accreditation as a cornerstone at the head office is good enough for most companies, but Bracknell Roofing sees the value in going above and beyond what is required
“SHEQ Manager Scott Keegan – who is based at our Burton head office – oversees NEBOSH best practice across the business, but we see the value of having an extra layer of NEBOSH-trained people on the ground in all of our branches around the country,” he said.
“This is crucial to ensuring that the highest standards of health, safety and environmental practice are implemented for the benefit of our employees, our contractors and the other tradespeople working on any contractor’s site.
“NEBOSH is a real step up from accreditations such as IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). We are really seeing the benefits of it within our business, and it’s the right thing to do.”
Speaking about achieving two accreditations (General and Construction), Keith Moore – who is the Branch Manager at our Lancashire branch – said that the depth of the NEBOSH training has brought about a shift in the way he thinks about health and safety.
“The course was tough – largely because of the sheer depth to which the tutors and instructors went to in absolutely every aspect of health and safety in the workplace,” he said. “The legal ramifications were a real eye-opener, and the course challenged me to see the working environment and working practices in a whole new light.”
Simon Smith added: “Having this extra tier of NEBOSH knowledge and experience within our business can only benefit us moving forward. Bracknell Roofing has grown to become one of the UK’s largest roof, slate and tiling contractors, and we continue to push back the boundaries and set even higher standards of excellence in every part of our business.”