Health and Safety

Health & Safety

We at JSM are continually improving year on year and are fully committed to maintaining and complying to the standards of our health, safety, quality and environment management system (IMS) along with our clients and legislative requirement’s.

This has been recognised in a number of ways. We are registered to the following standards ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001, Achilles Linkup, Achilles Verified, CHAS, Safecontractor, NERS (Lloyds Register). We have won the British Safety Council’s International Safety Award three years on the run (2011, 2012, 2013), with the last two being at “Merit” level. We have also won the TfL (Transport for London) Gold Award, City of London Constructor’s Gold Awards for 2010, 2011 and 2013 (there were no awards for 2012 due to the Olympics) We are members of the British Safety Council and ISOSH.

The health, safety, environment and quality management of a project is overseen by the SHEQ department who audit, monitor, review and address any health, safety, environmental and quality matters relating to the project during its lifetime.

All sub contractors will be subject to JSMs vetting procedures and will not be allowed on site without being compliant and having submitted the relevant supporting documentation to the SHEQ department for approval.

There are monthly project meetings together with toolbox talks which bring together any issues which have been raised on a project, and which will also allow for follow ups on any outstanding non-conformances. The sites are audited on a monthly basis and the results are fed back into the projects monthly meetings.

All of the JSM management team have either been trained to either the recognised safety standard of either IOSH Managing Safely 5 day Safety Management Course or SMSTS (Site Managers Safety Training Scheme) supervisors are trained to the SSMTS (Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme) and each team leader’s is NRSWA (New Road Street Works Act) trained. All disciplines are also trained to standards demanded by our clients.

JSM is committed to working with and embracing the safety, health, quality and environmental requirements and standards of our clients at all times and we continuously strive to ensure that all objectives are met. This is being achieved consistently on our project sites as a result of the close working relationship with our operational staff.

The SHEQ department is not here to take away the management responsibility for health and safety. However, it is there to bolster and support the management team to ensure they can carry out duties in line with legislative requirements.
At JSM we are fully aware of our legal obligations along with obligations to our clients.
We do not rely on industry or legislation to make a difference or encourage improvement in order for us to be compliant. At JSM we like to think that we are continuously improving and implementing behavioural based practices, processes and procedures that set us above the rest.

JSM has a dedicated SHEQ Management Team, who are focused and who adopt a positive and a pro-active approach to working toward a complete Incident Free Environment (IFE) for all employees and partners.

To achieve our objective of Zero Accidents we believe in taking a more “pro-active” approach rather than one of “re-active”. We achieve this by effectively monitoring performance through regular site safety tours, which are undertaken by the Directors down and we have implemented an ongoing Safety Behavioural programme that ALL employees and contractors attend. This goes hand-in-hand with other initiatives which are currently being implemented which include:-

  • Zero Tolerance approach to breeches of health and safety
  • Continuous Training programme for all levels of employees
  • “Near Miss” reporting initiative, whereby a £1 for ever near miss reported is given to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
  • A specific health and safety close down day. Whereby all sites are closed for the day so that everyone including sub-contractors and clients can attend the JSM’s health and safety seminar day.