NFRC recognises Starfish Construction Group Health and Safety record
Health and Safety is an area that every business should strive for perfection. It's something that at Starfish Construction we set the highest standards for ourselves and our supply chain partners. We have a well-recognised record when it comes to the Health, Safety and wellbeing of employees, site operatives and wider communities that have interaction with our projects.
Our strategy, processes and policies for Health and Safety reflect our wider company attitude to excel at everything we do. This approach and record have been recognised by our industry.
Consecutively for over 4 years, The National Federation of Roofing Contractors awarded Starfish Construction Group the Gold Standard Award for Health & Safety. The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) is the UK’s largest roofing trade association. With a history spanning over 125 years, NFRC has established itself as the voice of the roofing industry, constantly adapting to change and innovation to ensure its members are at the forefront.
"Health and Safety should never simply be an exercise to tick boxes, it should be a desire to educate and make a difference across a whole business. We set standards to guide and protect our workforce, business partners, suppliers and subcontractors, as well as the public." Tommy Cadden, Associate Director HSQE, Starfish Construction Group.
The competition, covering the full spectrum of roofing disciplines, brings together the cream of the industry each year. Through all the awards, a range of criteria is taken into consideration by the judging panel including the degree of difficulty, aesthetics, problem-solving, Health & Safety, workmanship and environmental qualities.
The construction industry is an area that does have elements of 'high risk' attached to operations due to the complexity, materials and equipment being used throughout all areas of infrastructure. Our Health and Safety record across projects is exemplary and something every member of staff takes very seriously and proud to be part of such an impressive record.
Additionally, to our Health and Safety strategy and record, the wellbeing of every Starfish Construction member of staff is important to us. Healthy working conditions, open and transparent communications and a teamwork approach to support each other are all part of our company culture.
It has created a flexible and joined-up approach within our organisation over the years. Everyone is encouraged to support fellow workers and we have gone great lengths in removing the stigma that can sometimes surround mental health in society, in general, and the construction sector in particular.
For us, this great record is not the endpoint. We continue to look at every area possible for us to create a business environment that embraces a workforce looking to develop.