LDF take a serious approach towards the Health & Safety of their employees and those who may be affected by their works. We have our own Health & Safety Department with dedicated staff to ensure the operations of the company are carried out in the safest manner possible, drawing on extensive industry experience and up-to-date training with expert advice on current and upcoming legislation.
Our hands on approach to Health & Safety matters are what help us achieve our high standard of work, with minimal complications arising from any accidents and injuries which may occur. All our employees, including Managers, Safety Officers and Technicians, possess a working knowledge of the correct safety procedures required to carry out drainage works. This combined with our regular Technician and Site Auditing ensures all works are carried out in the safest environment possible. Our commitment to Health & Safety is recognised in our accreditation base by being Safe Contractor Approved, CHAS Certified and a member of the British Safety Council.
LDF recognise the importance all personnel play in maintaining a safe working environment and provide all our employees with the full training they require to ensure works are not only completed to the highest standards our customers expect, but to also complete works in the safest way possible. We currently participate in the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), which provides our Technicians with the knowledge to reduce accidents and improve on-site efficiency. This is now a mandatory requirement for LDFs employees. In addition, we also provide training for Confined Space, Asbestos Awareness, High Pressure Water Jetting and all other associated areas applicable for the services we provide.
We deliver tailor made Risk Assessments and Method Statements in preparation for an unusual task to ensure a safe process of works for ground staff. This ensures all our employees and customers understand exactly what hazards are related to planned works and what procedures/equipment will need to be deployed in order to manage such risk. All our operatives are trained not only to follow these instructions, but also spot and correct any potential hazards that may arise whilst on site using dynamic risk assessments.
At LDF, we know it it is important to keep up to speed with all new Health & Safety regulations and updates made. That’s why, as of late the Company now fully complies with the recently introduced Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015. With the guidance of our own in-house Health & Safety Department, LDF must ensure risks for pre-planned works are eliminated as reasonably practicable at the design and planning stage. In addition, the Company must assist clients in preparation for work with pre-construction information, ensure clear and concise co-operation is implemented between management, road staff and clients, as well as guarantee works are risk managed from planning to completion. Working from a comprehensive Health & Safety Plan in operation since January 2015, LDF have been consciously working on the above areas to increase awareness amongst their employees and clients alike. Importantly, safeguarding the works carried out by LDF in variable environments is of utmost importance to the Company who will continue to monitor all upcoming Health & Safety developments now, and in the future.