Our health and safety culture is embedded in everything we do and actively promoted at every opportunity. Whether on site or in the office, our objective is to safeguard employees, subcontractors, clients and the public. We’re proud of creating an enjoyable workplace and delivering work to the highest standards to our clients, who similarly embrace safety as a priority.
Safe people, safe site, safe home
Our approach to health and safety is brought to life through our ‘Safe People, Safe Site, Safe Home’ initiative.
Our people are the backbone of Hydrock’s success. For us, it’s imperative to look after people both professionally and physically, as individuals and as teams. We want safety to be second nature to our people. We ensure that each and every person is properly briefed, supervised appropriately and completely understands how to carry out their tasks safely, correctly and efficiently.
Ensuring any site we are responsible for operates at the highest levels of safety performance brings a responsibility to ensure safety is at the core of our operations. We focus on five key areas: safe access and egress; safe place to work; safe systems of work; safe plant and equipment; and safe handling and storage.
Our Safety Management System is UKAS accredited to the OHSAS 18001 standard and underpins our works on site. The system is continually improved and updated as we improve our capabilities and set our standards ever higher. Measured against the construction industry as a whole, our accident incident rate is industry leading. As of December 2019, as a Group business, we had achieved 5.3 million man hours worked without an accident as defined by the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR). This achievement was preceded by an accident free period of 1.8m hours as defined by RIDDOR.
The delivery of Hydrock’s health and safety standards is audited by Achilles and we repeatedly achieve a score of 98% and above. Currently, Hydrock has an overall score of 99% as of the most recent audit.
Being safe at Hydrock has one simple aim: to ensure that our people, and those who are affected by our activities, benefit from an incident-free environment and can return home safely each day.
As an endorsement of our commitment to health and safety, our ‘Safe Site, Safe People, Safe Home’ initiative has previously been shortlisted for the Ground Engineering Awards (Health & Safety) in 2014 and 2015, and the Construction News Specialist Awards (Health & Safety) in 2015.
Multiple Gold RoSPA awards
In 2019 we were recognised for a sixth consecutive year with Gold awards confirming our unrelenting commitment to health and safety throughout the business.
Hydrock’s geo-technical and geo-environmental business was recognised with a Gold award for the fourth year running in 2019, and our overall consultancy business achieved its third. Our long-running major project at Helpston was also recognised with a Gold award for 2019.
Below we provide you with links to view our policies and certificates.
Pictured right: Hydrock's Health & Safety Manager Dr Robert Narbett receiving Hydrock Consultants' RoSPA Gold Award 2019