Creating a safe and healthy working environment is fundamental to our business.
We promote a safety culture across all our activities. We set annual targets for reductions in accident injury rates, time lost associated with injury and work-related illness and for senior management inspections on site, as well as health & safety audit scores.
On our sites, managers have the responsibility for delivering health & safety. They are fully trained and use systems that help deal with the range of risks encountered by our employees and supply chain. They are also supported by a team of full-time health and safety professionals including specialists in occupational health.
We run programmes on health and safety competence for our employees, using our in-house specialists as well as external providers. Everyone at Paragon is encouraged to take proactive action to address unsafe conditions or work practices.
Across the whole of Interserve, senior directors are appointed with responsibility for health and safety in each division and these 'safety champions' review performance and guide the strategy through continual improvement.
Interserve has also signed up to the HSE Strategy Pledge and adopts a formal and disciplined approach to health and safety management.