Health and Safety

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Pointer have developed a range of varied and effective measures to assist in continual improvement in health and safety. We have procedures and an integrated auditing programme in place to the arrangements of OHSAS18001 and the NSI Codes of Practice with internal and external auditors.


OHSAS18001 sets out the requirements for an Occupational Health & Safety Management system that enables organisations to control physical and work related risk, protect employees' health and improve business performance.

It requires the creation of a relevant Management System and has been developed to promote best practice in this field. Obtaining OHSAS18001 demonstrates that we have:

- procedures for risk assessment, risk control and hazard identification
- structured health and safety training and required competences
- emergency procedures and response mechanisms
- formal communication channels for disseminating health and safety information
- performance measures and improvement plans

In addition, we have established a robust structure with procedures which determine the significant aspects and impacts and their subsequent control measures.

Other Assessors

Finally, we have been assessed against criteria set by external bodies such as UVDB Verify, Safecontractor and CHAS (The Contractor's Health and Safety Scheme) and continuously measure highly in repeated audits.

*  Pointer's Health and Safety system has been independently assessed and audited to the highest standards by UVDB Verify. Verify logo
*  Pointer's Health and Safety system has been approved by Constructionline. Our membership number is 57021 Constructionline logo
*  Pointer's Health and Safety system has been assessed and qualified by SAFEcontractor. Safecontractor Logo
*  Pointer's Health and Safety system has been approved by CHAS (Contractor's Health and Safety Scheme). CHAS logo


Health and Safety in Practice

As prime contractor, system design, project managers and maintainers for a number of previous major works, we have utilised the Prince2 project management methodology. We have qualified Prince2 practitioners and other members of the project and account management team experienced in working within a Prince2 environment.  This has significantly reduced the Risk to these projects.

Pointer as prime contractor, will utilise a Construction, Design and Management (CDM) plan in line with the CDM Regulations 1994 to ensure that as well as Project Risk, Health and Safety Risk is managed correctly.

Pointer recognise that the regulations do not stand-alone.  They have been written to reflect the current philosophy on health and safety and must be read and given effect along with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, in general, and all other associated legislation that were issued in 1992 and since then.

  1. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  2. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  3. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  4. The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  5. The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.
  6. The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996