Chelgrave recognise that although it does not necessarily have control of the workplaces its employees are assigned to, there is an obligation for employees to be conscious of the environmental impact their work may have and work accordingly. To this end Chelgrave is pursuing ISO 14001 Accreditation so as it can support clients in their own environmental management and in some cases provide guidance and influence to clients in the means of controlling significant impacts on the environment.
Significant impacts are controlled by providing preventative measures, appropriate reporting of breaches or recognition of previously unidentified risks and controlling those risks. Monitoring and review of these processes ensures continual improvement is achieved.
Our Environmental objectives are set and reviewed by management regularly. Improvement activity set against each of these objectives is detailed in the Chelgrave Improvement Plan, a live plan including start and completion dates and responsibility. Success in meeting the Objectives is achieved by prescribing a Target and taking a rolling measure of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s ) which are prescribed against the Objectives.
Chelgrave has a strong focus on preventing Environmental incidents before they occur.
As part of Chelgrave’s preventative regime to protect and maintain Environmental management, all employees are to be inducted before beginning their assignments. Induction records are stored in the Chelgrave Business Management Database.
Chelgrave recognises the importance of providing up to date training in order to ensure the personnel provided to its clients have the relevant experience and competency for the tasks required. Chelgrave staff also have a level of training to ensure all processes for selection, placement and monitoring of assignments meets the needs of the client.
As part of Chelgraves’ preventative regime to maintain Environmental management, monitoring of the work environments our staff and employees enter into is conducted. Both Chelgrave and client work sites are checked before employees are assigned, and at regular intervals throughout the assignments.
Should an incident or near miss occur, an appropriate response shall be provided for the employee or incident.
All incidents are to be reported to the Chelgrave Area Representative and the Client Supervisor. Where the Client requires an Incident Report to be completed, Chelgrave will still require a report to be completed.
Following an incident or near miss being reported Chelgrave will conduct an investigation. Involvement of the affected area, witnesses, client stakeholders and others shall be considered. Specific incident Investigation Techniques are utilised in order to ensure the root cause is investigated.
Corrective action(s) are documented with a person allocated to take responsibility for implementing the corrective action. A date for rectification shall be applied where adherence to the date is necessary. Corrective actions shall be reviewed at regular Management Meetings to ensure adequate resources are available.
Incident records are reported monthly at the Monthly Management Meeting to ensure management are aware of trends emerging and where priorities lie for intervention.
Chelgrave management are committed to reviewing statistics, systems and processes to ensure improvement is achieved and that processes are followed, carried out and effective in achieving the organisation’s objectives. Management review to ensure compliance with Legislative and other Requirements is maintained.
Internal Audits are carried out by the EHS Manager and/or the Quality Manager to a set schedule. An internal Audit Checklist is used by which our processes are audited.