Pacific Building are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of their of staff, customers and everyone involved in their supply chain.
For this reason, we hold to the highest standards of protection and welfare delivered through ongoing training and industry-recognised management systems.
Working in safety-sensitive and secure environments such as airports, it is critical that we not only have the protocols in place but that these are applied robustly across the sites where we operate.
Similarly, working with international brands such as McDonald’s, best practice in safety is essential.
We have been accredited to the ISO 45001 (and its predecessor ISO 18001) since Pacific’s establishment in 2005.
This has been maintained through regular audits by third-party bodies and also recognised through industry accreditations including Safecontractor and RISQS (Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme).
Our commitment to health and safety has also been recognised by ROSPA with our third consecutive Gold award last year.
The COVID pandemic presented a particular challenge to the construction industry as a whole and Pacific developed specific protocols across our offices, workshop and sites to minimise the risk of transmission.
This ranged from physical control measures, including new screens and partitions in our offices, to remote induction processes and distancing on-site. These measures are in addition to temperature checks and sanitisation stations across our operating locations.
Pacific are also conscious of our staff’s occupational health, offering regular health checks and conducting regular mental health surveys. Feedback from both influences company policy on working methods and general processes.
Health and safety only works if the whole team are committed. Through regular training, toolbox talks and inductions, we are able to communicate our processes and standards to both our direct team and supply chain staff.
All site management staff have attended the IOSH five-day course or equivalent and all site operatives hold Construction Skills Certification Scheme cards. In addition, our Health & Safety Team issue regular bulletins concerning particular industry topics – for example, working at height and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health best practice.
As an employee-owned company, the Pacific commitment to health and safety reflects the views of our team and supply chain. We will continue to develop our approach to ensure best practice now and in the future.