Health & Safety Management
Merritts recognise and embrace its responsibility to provide a work environment which is safe for all employees, contractors, customers and members of the public. This objective is achieved through the development and communication of safe working practices and the provision of safe plant and equipment.
Ensuring the highest levels of health and safety standards are met
We demonstrate our commitment to health and safety prior to the commencement of works by providing you with a suite of documents to evidence our credentials.
This gives you confidence that your project will be carried out safely and in accordance with the required legislation. These include; method statements, risk assessments, lift plans, personnel training records and plant and equipment inspection certificates.
Please rest assured that Merritts are following all Government guidelines to ensure we can work safely during this second phase of lockdown. The safety of our staff and customers is of paramount importance and we are continuing to implement a number of measures in order to continue to safely carry out work throughout these difficult times.
These measures include:
- All operatives to travel in separate vehicles where possible (if this is not possible, operatives will wear face masks when in the same vehicle)
- Following the 2m social distancing guideline
- Wearing of face masks where required
- Washing hands/using hand sanitizer on a regular basis
- Gloves to be worn at all times
- Food to be eaten alone
For as long as it is safe to do so, we will continue to help our clients carry out heavy machine moving projects as we believe this will help manufacturers to resume production as quickly and efficiently as possible as soon as these restrictions are lifted.
If it is not possible to provide the safest working environment for all persons concerned, we will not carry out the work.
Our health and safety team are fully qualified to complete the following:
- Risk Assessments
- Method Statements
- Lift Plans
- Personnel Training
- CDM Management
- Site Inductions
- Project Planning
- Incident/Near Miss Reporting
- Toolbox Talks
- H&S Audits
- Fire Risk Assessments
- Plant and Tackle Inspection
- Health and Safety Management
Fully trained personnel and certified plant and equipment
Merritts operatives consist of SSSTS trained foremen, riggers, drivers, crane operators and electrical & mechanical engineering specialists. All operatives undertake an on-going training and development program.
All of our equipment is tested at regular intervals and fully certificated. All PPE, lifting equipment, tackle, trailers and vehicles are routinely inspected and maintained, and meet the required industry safety standards which include PUWER (Provision and Uses of Work Equipment Regulations) and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations).
Health and safety regulations that influence a heavy machinery moving project
Health & Safety Guide to Moving Heavy Machinery
Former HSE Inspector Joins Merritts
Environment & Responsibility
Merritts is dedicated to making a positive impact where possible in reducing our carbon footprint: Our company is a major supplier to the UK waste and recycling industry and we are independently audited on an annual basis to ensure that our procedures and practices meet the sufficient guidelines.
Striving for a cleaner future
We regularly conduct appraisals on our working methods as well as on-going work practice and efficiency reviews for all departments within the business.
As keen advocates in the addressing of environmental issues and responsibilities, some of our environmental measures include the utilisation of low emission vehicles, carbon efficient fuels and the recycling of large scale packaging materials.