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Our Commitment to Health, Safety & Environment

01/05/2015
Health, Safety & EnvironmentHere at Fircroft, our number one priority is the safety of our contractor workforce whilst on assignment with clients. We actively promote a positive culture of safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace, and we place the Fircroft Contractor HSE Policies at the core of any assignment. To support our commitment to workplace safety, our dedicated HSE personnel maintain a staff organisational chart and defined job duties for all members of staff.

HSE in the recruitment process

Prior to the recruitment process, clients provide Fircroft with their specific HSE certification requirements. Through doing so, we are then able to ensure any candidates who apply for the role are suitable firstly by the HSE certifications specified on their CVs. When the client identifies essential HSE certification and experience including appropriate and current safety training skills and certification, Fircroft ensures all job advertisement templates include these essential requirements.

Our professional recruitment teams then assess potential candidates' HSE understanding and awareness in their overall assessment. Shortlisted candidates must then provide valid competency evidence to support their application for the role in question. All CV submissions to the client are therefore supported by validated essential HSE certification. Without the necessary documents, we will not put forward any candidate details, due to the health and safety of our contractors being at the forefront of our priorities in the recruitment process.

HSE in the onboarding process

Despite the onboarding process often being complex, our Contractor HSE Policy contains important information which has been developed to help our contractors safely through their assignment. The policy itself, although detailed, is easy to follow in order for all personnel to be sure they are compliant with every aspect before beginning their assignment. To be systematic throughout the whole process, our HSE team confirm with all contractors that they have read, understood and fully complied with all onboarding information specific to their role. Furthermore, we ask all contractors to add any assignment specific emergency numbers to their mobile directory and, if necessary, test to confirm communication.

At Fircroft, we maintain a comprehensive suite of contractor HSE policies. The suite comprises detailed, tailored and specific individual policies, in order to benefit both the client and the contractor. As mentioned previously, the health and safety of our contractors is at the forefront of all that we do; as a result, we are responsible for sustaining all necessary HSE documents and information.

Our Contractor HSE Policy provides:

  • HSE information for contractors
  • Information to help prevent accidents and incidents
  • Contractor information for the site safety induction
  • Support for our clients’ environmental commitments

HSE and the assignment

Through our assignment review process, we check that the contractor is fully aware of any site and job specific HSE requirements; this can include numerous factors. For example, we provide contractors with information on the necessary disease prevention measures prior to travel if their assignment is overseas. We also stress that a site induction on the first day of your assignment is essential. Furthermore, all equipment onsite must be maintained in a safe and appropriate condition. Throughout all these processes, if a contractor has any concerns or questions at any time, they are able to contact their Fircroft representative for assistance. HSE is vitally important during all assignments, and we are happy to help our contract personnel if they have a concern at any time.

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