At FGS Plant, Health and Safety isn’t just a tick box exercise.
We are committed to continuously reviewing and refining our safe working procedures to ensure our employees, customers, suppliers and general public are safe within our working environment and we apply rigorous safety standards to all of our company operations.
All our operators hold CPCS cards and our employees in our depot undergo regular training so they are able to follow safe working practices and have a full understanding of risk assessments. Our employees are also trained in reporting incidents so they can be investigated to prevent recurrence.
Pre Delivery Inspections
All our machines undergo PDI’s and are thoroughly tested to HSE standards for safety and correct operation before delivery.
Safe Delivery & Collection
All our lorries are fitted with side and reverse cameras and turning and reversing warning controls. All our drivers are trained in the operation of each machine in our fleet and have completed NPORS loader securer courses, so our customers can be confident that we follow safe loading and unloading procedures.
Work-related stress, depression and anxiety have overtaken musculoskeletal disorders as the most reported workplace health issue in the construction industry. FGS Plant recognise the importance of good mental health within the workplace and have implemented a trained Mental Health First Aider to support our employees.
Lifting Certificates (Report of Thorough Examination of Lifting Equipment) are provided upon delivery of each machine which requires testing under LOLER. Our customers can be rest assured that all machines have been examined and tested for safe operation.
Plant safety has developed and improved over the years with a number of features now being available to reduce and prevent accidents. We can provide a variety of these safety features across our fleet including:
- Boom and Dipper check valves
- Fall protection systems
- White noise alarms and Reversing alarms
- Forward and reverse cameras
- Green Seat belt indication beacon
- Seat belt immobilisation of hydraulic system
- 4 Digit immobiliser and tracker
- Double locking fully automatic quick hitch
- Quick Hitch release alarm
- All round vision camera systems
- Height restrictors
- Slew restrictors
- Visual and audible Safe Load indicators
- Zero Tail Swing Excavators up to 22T
- Rubber Tracked Excavators up to 22T
- Roll-over protection systems ( ROPS bars)
- Demolition Cages
Constructionline is the largest pre-qualification database in the UK and the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service for the construction industry. They look at a range of aspects of our businesses operational processes, i.e. health & safety and at compliance issues, which apply to the work we undertake.
Holding this accreditation is evidence of FGS Plant aligning with government and industry standards and it means our customers can be confident that we work to these standards.
FGS Plant have achieved gold membership which means we have been verified for additional areas covering Environmental Management, Quality Management, Equality and Diversity, ensuring legislative compliance.
The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) is a pre-approval scheme, which allows us to demonstrate to potential clients that we meet the required health and safety standards and as well as our continued commitment to improving health and safety.
CHAS are looking for evidence and information to show FGS Plant are aware of, and acts upon our obligations according to the Health and Safety at work act 1974 and being accredited means that we have achieved nationally recognised benchmarks of acceptable health and safety standards.
We are audited every 12 months when we renew our membership which includes having our risk assessments and safe working procedures assessed to ensure that we are continually meeting these standards.
SafeContractor is a third party Health and safety accreditation scheme that allows businesses to show that their health and safety documentation is up to date and meets recognised industry standards. From construction plant hire and groundworks to office cleaning and food manufacturing, all types of contractors are invited to join the scheme.
As part of the Safe Contractor scheme, companies undergo thorough checks which examine the health and safety procedures they have in place, as well as their history of safe practice. The companies identified as complying with the high standard are featured on a database, which is only accessible to registered users who wish to vet potential contractors before they start a project.
ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It can be used by any organization that wants to improve resource efficiency, reduce waste, and reduce costs and can provide assurance to clients that environmental impact is being measured and improved.