SHEQ Management

SHEQ Management

The Managing Director of Herbosch-Kiere, being ultimately responsible for the SHEQ performance of the company, its staff, workforce and operations on site, actively ensures all SHEQ matters are properly discharged by Herbosch-Kiere employees. Through an integrated SHEQ management structure, suitably qualified and experienced employees, rigorous training and continuous improvement, Herbosch-Kiere pursues a zero incident strategy towards safety, environmental and quality issues. There is real resolve and strong commitment from the directors and senior managers to continuously improve the SHEQ performance of the company and to produce industry best results. This will be achieved by the nurturing of a positive culture, avoiding risk exposure through changing work type, methods or techniques, thereby designing out the risks at the planning and design stage and ensuring the implementation and adherence of safe systems of work. To achieve this the company has developed and approved integrated a management system which encompasses VCA**, ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.

 

                

 

Safety and Health

Herbosch-Kiere’s foremost objective is the provision and maintenance of a safe and healthy environment for clients, employees, contractors, visitors and the general public. Achieving this requires the implementation of effective systems for the assessment, control, monitoring and review of all our operations. The Directors will ensure that Herbosch-Kiere continues to meet its legal and moral obligations through communication, consultation and involvement of all employees and other stakeholders who may be affected by our activities. The Herbosch-Kiere Health & Safety Policy defines how we will manage the health, safety and welfare of those affected by our operations. It specifies systems and responsibilities to ensure that the company’s activities are carried out not only within the requirements of the law but also to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities.  The Health and Safety Policy is supported by all our procedures and systems. All employees, both direct and sub-contract, are required to observe the H&S policy. Herbosch-Kiere actively promotes the involvement of stakeholders in providing a safe place of work. The company continually assesses its safety performance and is committed to continuous improvement. We have a commitment to developing and training all our employees to enable them to safely fulfill their roles.

Quality

Herbosch-Kiere aims to ensure that all its products and services exceed the expectations of our clients, by being of superior quality, delivered ahead of time and within budget.

Our systems and processes dictate the way we undertake all aspects of our work. We select, appraise and review our supply chain partners: suppliers, sub-contractors and designers. We assess our suppliers’ product and specifications, their quality systems, including quality benchmarks, testing regimes, resource and available capacity to ensure that they will be able to satisfy the requirements of each particular project. During the supply phase we audited their performance. We collate and analyse performance data and compare against defined and agreed parameters making constructive criticisms to encourage them to continuously improve their performance. We consult with in-house and external experts to assemble our quality plan to ensure that the work we carry out can be planned, administered and delivered to verifiable quality standards. With each step of the process, from tender review to completion certificate, quality assurance is central to the way we do business. Supply chain management plays an important role in this respect. We assess the product specifications of our suppliers so that we may agree standards and establish clearly defined quality benchmarks to which suppliers must adhere.

Environmental

Herbosch-Kiere is acutely aware of the environmental responsibility placed upon them when completing works around the UK coastline. At all project stages; tendering, planning and construction we will use techniques, methods and equipment to minimise the impact on the local and global environment and improve sustainability.

Employing a risk assessment based process to minimise environmental impacts, we initially identify potential hazards and then develop optimal mitigation techniques and systems. We are continually investigating new ways to promote greater sustainability, conserve energy and natural resources, and use more environmentally responsible materials and techniques.