Any business or contractor knows that a strong commitment to upholding health and safety is not just a legal requirement, but a mark of a reliable, trustworthy company.
At Trent’s Drains, we’ve always held health and safety in high regard, ensuring our policies and practices are fully up to date. We care about our teams, our engineers, our office staff, our suppliers and of course, our customers. At the heart of everything we do is a dedication to creating a safe atmosphere for everyone involved in our work.
Find out more about our health and safety commitment below.
Trent’s Drains is accredited by several leading SSIP schemes, showcasing our impressive health and safety practices and adherence.
What is a SSIP Scheme?
SSIP standard for Safety Schemes in Procurement and refers to mutual recognition schemes applying to occupational health and safety management and standards, across a range of industries. Businesses and contractors can apply for accreditation to demonstrate to others the validity and … of their health and safety practices. All applications are assessed against ‘core criteria’ set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), ensuring they comply with legislation.
Trent’s Drains is a member of two widely recognised, leading SSIPs – the SafeContractor Scheme and SMAS Worksafe.
SafeContractor accreditation shows that our health and safety paperwork and policies are fully compliant with government health and safety legislation. With access to support from technical experts, this well known scheme demonstrates our commitment to maintaining strong health and safety standards within the drainage industry.
SMAS Worksafe accreditation involves a rigorous health and safety assessment to ensure our systems are compliant with health and safety regulations and that we meet all core criteria. Holding this accreditation is a great testament to our dedication to protecting all those involved in our business, as well as our clients.
Additional H&S Measures
Since the outbreak of coronavirus in the UK, we have put in place vital additional health and safety measures to protect and ensure the safety of our staff, suppliers and customers. We have been deemed an essential service, permitting us to continue operating across Bristol, albeit under strict guidelines.
The management at Trent’s Drains has worked hard to ensure our teams comply with these additional measures, safeguarding our employees, while still maintaining service levels to our customers.
Some of our new health & safety measures include:
Where possible, our teams are working remotely, off-site. Our Business Continuity Plan was developed prior to coronavirus, allowing for remote working. Any of our employees that are needed on site have been briefed on and are rigidly applying social distancing protocol and practising strict hygiene standards.
For those who are working on-site, we have implemented stricter schedules and … to ensure the minimum time is spent on site. We are operating on rotating schedules to cut down the number of team members working in a single location at any one time and keeping teams the same to lessen the chance of contamination. We have also provided PPE for our site technicians.
Our teams have been trained and are prepared to respond to any situation where an infection may have been identified, with thorough disinfection protocols. We will never expose our engineers to risk of contracting the virus. Our call centre agents ask careful screening questions before we will dispatch an engineer to a job. And all our engineers have been trained to assess risk on-site and will not proceed with a job if anyone at the site is self isolating with symptoms. The health of our teams is paramount.
We work with several excellent suppliers throughout the region, and have developed specific policies to continue working, while ensuring both their teams and our staff are following correct mitigation practices. This includes an increased focus on scheduling and in office practices, as well as maintaining a detailed database which allows us to quickly locate information outlining our suppliers’ safety protocols.
To find out more about our health and safety response to the current situation, read our COVID-19 response statement here.