Shields make sure Health & Safety is a core business function integrated into business management  – with a robust system of competent advice, safety is designed into recruitment, manufacturing, supply chains, project management, site installation and commissioning. 

Our management system reflects best practise through involving our workforce in the creation of both policy and procedures. Worker level involvement in risk assessments and method statements, captures the real challenges and solutions including monitoring systems. Our training provision is second to none and we’re proud of the results throughout our portfolio.

We continually invest in staff training, examples being:

  • Manual Handling
  • Work at Height
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Food Safety Passport
  • Appointed Person
  • Slinging and Rigging
  • Elevated Work Platform
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • CDM Regulations
  • First Aid
  • Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • CSCS
  • NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety

Shields are experienced in managing the Principle Contractor Role and advising the client on managing their duties under the current CDM Regulations.  Shields are experienced at managing the health, safety and welfare on site and controlling other contractors ensuring safety is a top priority.

Prior to works commencing, Shields ensure necessary planning and organisation of the project has been carried out. Site Surveys, risk assessments and method statements are carried out and communicated to our staff.  Staff competency, training and supervision is considered to ensure our clients get the right team for their specific project.  Shields are fully aware of the disruption site works can cause the client and as such liaise with the client to plan our works, ensuring works are carried out in a safe and timely manner, resulting in projects completed on time, in budget and with minimum down time.

Management hold recognised Health & Safety qualifications such as the NEBOSH Certificate. With supervision holding a minimum of Site Supervisor qualifications by the CITB and some holding Site Management safety certification, all in all demonstrating that safety is embedded in culture.