As Fleming Construction has grown over the past thirty years so to has their awareness
of the requirements of the Safety Health and Welfare at work legislation,
The company initially managed safety using the assistance of a specialist safety consultant, however as the company has grown so to have the need to manage safety from within.
In 2002 the company appointed a full time health and safety manager, who in four years has built up a fully functioning safety department within the company. The company safety performance over the past number of years is second to none and can hold its own on a statistical front with the best in the country.
We welcome visits from the Health & Safety Authority and have formed a good working relationship with the authority over the past years. There are nine full time safety advisors within the Fleming group safety department providing specialist advice and assistance to our on site management. The Fleming group is unique in that the Safety dept and Advisors are fully integrated into the site management teams where safety is managed as part of the overall running of the site rather than being enforced by the department.
To consolidate the efforts being made the company applied for the Safe –T- Cert which is an IOSH and CIF recognized certification of having and operating a safety management system. The certificate was granted following in dept auditing process in 2003. The recertification process was carried out in December 2004.see attached certificate.
We retain the services of an independent external auditing consultant to carry out regular on the spot audits, this allows for an unbiased snap shot of how each site is performing at a given time. The results of these audits are scored and the information is fed back to our managing director and contracts directors.