Health & Safety
At Guardian, we are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all colleagues, suppliers, clients and visitors. This is achieved by ensuring that all employees are provided with the information, training and supervision they need to perform their job in a safe manner.
HEALTH AND SAFETY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE GUARDIAN BUSINESS
Guardian takes Health & Safety very seriously and all its operations are delivered within the framework of an OSHA.
Guardian adopts an approach that seeks to continuously improve its health and safety culture and provision. It places a great emphasis on education, trying to eradicate the culture of health and safety simply as a ‘process’ which must be adhered to, and to embed a culture of understanding. This involves employees understanding the consequences of their actions, or of inaction, and demonstrating the effects this can have on their own wellbeing, or that of other stakeholders. As a rapidly growing company Guardian is continually assimilating new staff into the company culture, and impressing upon them the importance of safe working practices.
SUCCESSFUL HEALTH AND SAFETY INITIATIVES
Guardian has several ongoing health and safety initiatives, which include creating a Quality, Health & Safety and Environment (QHSE) supplement to a revised employee handbook, health and safety training, a consultation process, an awareness campaign and a new accident and incident reporting channel.
ALWAYS BE CAREFUL (ABC) CAMPAIGN
Guardian is launching a poster and email health and safety awareness campaign which will communicate through a concerted campaign of training, backed up with email flyers and posters.
HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING
A program of additional health and safety training aimed at site managers, supervisors and area managers (and above) is currently being rolled out across the business. The intention is that all site managers and team supervisors will undertake an OSHA 10 hour & 30 hour health and safety awareness course.
HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY
The company’s written health and safety policy is reviewed and updated annually, in accordance with OSHA, the world’s foremost standards authority. Resources and training are provided to support compliance to legal and other requirements relating to the health and safety management system. Implementation of procedures and policies is the responsibility of Human Resources supported by the QHSE team who have subject matter expertise in each of the sectors Guardian works in.