Health & Safety

Taziker are committed to continually improving the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone associated with our projects.

Our SAFE-T Golden Rules are the visible representation of our behavioural safety culture. We can only achieve our strategic goals with the full support of our workforce; therefore, keeping all our people safe and healthy is at the forefront of everything we do. We ask that our people follow the following Golden Rules when working for Taziker: 

  • Be fit for work
  • Use work equipment safely
  • Use fall protection when working at height
  • Follow the plans and permits in place
  • Wear the correct PPE for the task
  • Report unsafe events and conditions

Our practices and procedures are developed and certificated to the ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management system. We keep processes simple and accessible, with an emphasis on accountability. 

This provides us with the framework to build innovative working practices and implement a culture of commitment to safety through:

  • Collaboration – internally and externally to share best practice and lessons learnt
  • Management – competent and approachable managers who listen to people at all levels of the organisation
  • Behaviours – teaching our people how their behaviours influence their safety and encourage a positive and supportive approach
  • Technology – we are not afraid to try out new technology. From apps to innovative new tools and equipment; we invest in improving
  • Continual Improvement – we don’t just identify issues and forget about them once they’ve been addressed; we constantly monitor and refine our solutions

Some of the proactive actions we take to continually improve health, safety and wellbeing performance throughout our business units involve:

  • Mental Health Support – We understand health and safety doesn’t begin and end on-site and are active members of Mates In Mind with Mental Health First Aiders on all major projects. We also promote our confidential external assistance helpline should any employee need to talk to somebody or get advice
  • Safety Campaigns – Where they are delivered in a fun, informative and targeted way; safety campaigns, including posters, can be effective in conveying important information to our staff
  • Appropriate Training – We commit to ensuring that our staff receive all the training they need to do their jobs, as well as any training they feel they need to progress or just to carry out their role more effectively
  • Open Forum Shutdown Days – We have a workforce of experienced personnel who know how to do their jobs inside out. We make time available to listen to them and take their concerns and suggestions on board
  • Presentations & Workshops – Whether there is important information that we need to convey to our teams or we want to collect and utilise their knowledge; we invest in delivering these types of events
  • Reporting – We have worked hard to change the culture in our organisation so that our staff feel able to report close calls and feedback issues they have on site. By ensuring we know about close calls, we can investigate the cause and identify trends
  • Auditing & Safety Tours – Our Health and Safety Team don’t just attend site to ensure the paperwork is correct. They tour our sites to talk to all levels of staff on site and see problems with their own eyes
  • Refusal to Work System – By utilising a ‘Worksafe’ system, we encourage our staff to have the strength to say no if they believe their safety may be compromised in any way
Health and Safety Training 

Health and safety training is central to the ongoing success of Taziker.  We have a dedicated Training and Wellbeing team that manages training, apprenticeships, competence assessments and medicals. We employ a team of internal technical trainers who are CITB and CISRS qualified to provide the following courses:

  • ICATS and Train the Painter
  • CISRS COTS Course
  • CISRS Scaffolder Part 1 and 2
  • CISRS Advanced Scaffolder & Inspection courses
  • Temporary Works Supervisor and Coordinator
  • Harness Inspection
  • Manual handling
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Vehicle Marshall
  • Fire Marshall

All new staff initially undertake basic internal health and safety training relevant to their role upon induction. Site based operatives must then attain external CSCS accreditation before being allowed to work on any sites. In addition to this they may then undertake further training depending on the requirements of his/her role, for example First Aid or Confined Space accreditation.  
Each site has its own specific induction which operatives must undertake as well as daily safety briefings and ad-hoc toolbox talks. Operatives must complete an annual internal health and safety refresher training as well as external refresher training, the regularity of which depends on the requirements of the operative’s role (e.g. annual asbestos awareness training). Staff may also be subject to re-training on site sooner than the outlined timescales if this is deemed necessary owing to:  

  • New or updated legislation, standards or procedures  
  • Equipment, materials or technology advances  
  • Revised operations and maintenance procedures  
  • Organisational changes  
  • Methodology developments  
  • Output from audit, investigations or HSQE monitoring  

We provide training to either nationally recognised qualifications, or internally developed programmes. We ensure all team members are competent and trained to use all plant, tools, machines and attachments safely to exceed industry standards.

Taziker utilise Power BI dashboards to track any qualifications which are due to expire as well as being able to manage mandatory and interim assessments, medical examinations, medical restrictions, drugs & alcohol testing and professional development.