PTC has always had an excellent health and safety record, with incident rates way below the national average for this industry, and we will continue to invest a great deal of time and effort in ensuring that our sites are safe places to work.
Our Health & Safety policy is the keystone to influencing site activities, management decisions, our selection of materials, resources and the operation of safe systems of work. Effective company communication and the importance placed on competence and attendance of relevant training enable all employees to contribute to the overall effort and result.
The use of our Health & Safety Policy & Procedures Manual ensures exceptional performance in health & safety, fulfilling both the spirit and the letter of the law. The implementation of our competency matrix and annual training plan has helped us achieve a skilled, safety conscious workforce capable of contributing to the overall goal of reduction in lost time injuries.
We are accredited within the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS) and are members of RoSPA and the British Safety Council, having won safety awards every year that we have entered since 1997. Our most recent award is a Certificate of Compliance under the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
Behavioral Health & Safety Scheme
- Nothing is more important than Health & Safety
- Nothing we do is worth being hurt for
- We will never witness an unsafe act without doing something about it
PTC are fully committed to nothing being more important than the health, safety and well-being of our employees, stakeholders, public and anyone else interacting with one of our operations or projects.
Safety is regarded as a Company value not just a priority, as priorities often change depending on the economic climate. Adopting safety as a value means it is far more likely to be consistent, and through culture change becomes ingrained into a company’s DNA.
Our Safety Culture – Our Collected Values, Beliefs, Attitude and Behaviour
Having maintained a sound safety performance over the past few years was not considered a true indication of our future performance, so to ensure PTC stay at the forefront of safe operations, best practices ensuring Safety DNA is embedded in all of us, matched with a passionate desire from our Leadership that everyone working for, or with us, has the right to come to work then go home safe and unharmed to their families every day!
This year we have invested resources to support and commence a journey to focus truly on improving our behavioural safety culture. To achieve this, we will be utilising and adopting industry best practices, best in class training and coaching techniques, innovational culture changes with a fully consulted and engaged workforce, whilst maintaining a mentality of continuous improvement, never being satisfied with “that will do” always looking to do better, working as one collective team to become our brother’s keeper.
The programme was designed, set up and implemented in March this year with full engagement of the workforce and leadership team, including other interested stakeholders wishing to join our programme to start us all on a journey to achieve an Interdependent Safety Culture (A Brother’s Keeper Mentality)
The course is called Safety Champions, which aims to instill our health and safety ethos into the DNA of all of our people regardless of job role or position. This will empower everybody to challenge unsafe practices, stop work if there is any doubt with emphasis on positive interventions and create a safer working environment for everyone.
To help us achieve the desired Interdependent Safety Culture, we are learning from nature, Meerkats to be precise, through the support of Latitude films. We study and learn how Meerkats display the best of all safety cultures, across all industries, by rights the furry little defenceless creatures should not be able to survive at all, let alone thrive in such a hostile environment! However, they do, and we can learn much from how they achieve an interdependent safety culture and apply that to our own. This is further supported by engagement and coaching workshops, exercises, behavioural audits, internal communications, promotions and engagement of other stakeholders to participate in cross pollination audits, give us a fresh eye approach to how we are progressing our journey to a Interdependent Safety Culture.
Health & Safety Accreditation & Membership
At PTC we have been accredited with CHAS certification for compliance with health and safety legislation and sound management of health and safety legislation.
As a member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), we are committed to promoting safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
We have been a member of the British Safety Council since 1997 and have won awards every year since we registered. We are committed to continually improving our health and safety with tools and support from this advocate of health and safety excellence.
Many of our projects at PTC are registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. We are committed to complying with the scheme and have been awarded with performance beyond compliance certification from the scheme for our recent projects at Gunwharf Quays and Townhill Park.