Health and Safety
Birch Projects believe there is no conflict between our requirement to keep our workforce and members of the public safe and our long term financial success. The health and safety of our employees and everyone else affected by our activities is fundamental to the success of our business.
Nothing that we do is so important that it cannot be done safely. Our policy is to create an environment in which no one is harmed.
The company recognises the importance of maintaining their operations to ensure the safety of the environment. We recognise that effective management of our environment makes good business sense and will be a fundamental and integral part of our business strategy.
To ensure we achieve these standards, procedures will be implemented to include the following:
Being aware of how our activities impact upon the environment and seek to minimise adverse effects by means of the best available techniques, not entailing excessive cost, through a policy of health and safety improvement at the workplace control of pollution and care for the local environment.
Complying with our legal responsibilities and playing our part in influencing future legislation.
We conserve the use of resources, particularly those which are scare or non renewable, including the following:
• To avoid waste and encourage conservation, re-use and recycling, e.g chipping, composting and waste disposal management, etc;
• To preserve, restore and enhance the built and natural heritage;
• To encourage the sustainable use of land based resources and certified timber and wood products, e.g non-sustainable resources – peat, tropical and hardwoods;
• To reduce air, land and water pollution, e.g toxic chemical sprays, motor exhaust etc.
• Being sensitive to the environmental concerns of our neighbours and the communities through which we operate and responding to them.
• Adopting environmental objectives to continually improve our environmental performance and monitor progress in their achievement.
• Requiring our suppliers and contractors to have a proper regard for our Environmental Policy for the goods and services they provide us.
• Communicating and seeking their help to implement it.