We take safety very seriously. The Board of Cappagh Browne Utilities is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for our employees, site visitors and the public.

We provide safe plant and equipment and ensure that our people are properly trained, instructed and supported to ensure that they are competent to undertake the tasks assigned to them.

All our practices and procedures comply with Health & Safety Executive guidelines and we regularly implement new, innovative safety procedures and use up-to-date safety equipment to minimise the potential dangers inherent in construction work.

Regular inspections are carried out by our SHEQ team headed up by our NEBOSH qualified Head of SHEQ who is supported by a number of full time H&S Advisors and a full time SHEQ Administrator.

Our directors attend the Directors Role for H&S course and all our managers, not just those involved directly in operations, undertake IoSH Managing Safely training or SMSTS.

Formal health and safety meetings are held quarterly with the Manging Director to provide real focus on health, safety and welfare issues, in addition to discussing health and safety at monthly board meetings and fortnightly management meetings.

Directors and senior managers are required to undertake formal audits at least four times per annum and in addition at least three times a year we organise a ‘Safety Blitz’ where a number of the directors and senior managers go out in to the field unannounced, with the contract operations management team, and conduct a number of safety visits. These are not formally audited and the focus is more on engagement than ‘checking’ but feedback is captured and collated, with trends identified and improvement plans established.

We monitor our health and safety performance through a number of key performance indicators and seek to continuously improve with the ultimate aim of having zero incidents.

We operate an OHSAS18001 based safety management system which we audit ourselves as well as being audited by external bodies.