D.W.Hicks Building Co. Ltd. is a distinguished, family-run construction and building services firm based in Leicestershire.

Established in 1979 we have worked on some incredible projects all over the UK and Europe to which we endeavour to deliver high levels of excellence throughout the entire-life cycle of building projects, from inception to design, construction and maintenance.

Our prestigious standing within the East Midlands and further afield to include nationwide locations is down to the high levels of commitment, trustworthiness and innovation within all that we undertake. Our professional approach consistently yields exceptional results and second-to-none work quality. This is achieved whilst maintaining our traditional reputation for delivering excellent value. A successful formula that has been celebrated by our most prestigious clients.

Meet the team:

Company Directors

  • Derrick Hicks: Company Managing Director
  • Martyn Hicks: Contracts Director
  • Samuel Hicks: Operations Director
  • Ian Hollis: Finance Director

Company Managers

  • Darren Callis: Health and Safety Manager
  • Robin Saunders: Senior Project Manager
  • James Wigley: Project Manager
  • James Baker: Finishing Manager
  • Charley Hicks: Site Manager
  • Carl Gibson: Site Manager
  • Lee North: Site Manager
  • Robert Freakley: Site Manager

D.W. Hicks Building Co Ltd General Statement of Intent

This Health and Safety Statement, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, outlines the policy of D.W. Hicks Building Co Ltd in relation to the Management of Health and Safety at Work.

The management of Health and Safety will be integral to and equal with any other business function. This value is shared throughout the Company. This enables the Company to meet its objective of managing and conducting its work activities in such as way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, Health and Welfare at work of its employees and others who may be affected by its business activities.

This will be achieved by the following:

  • By determining and implementing appropriate preventive and protective measures.
  • The provision and maintenance of safe plant and equipment, articles and substances.
  • The provision of safe systems of work.
  • The provision of appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision.
  • The provision and maintenance of a safe place of work, including safe access and egress and welfare facilities.
  • The provision and maintenance of emergency plans and procedures.
  • Monitoring and measuring all aspects of Health and Safety.
  • Obtaining, where necessary, the services of a competent person to provide advice on Health and Safety.

The detailed arrangements for achieving these objectives are set out in the body of the main Health and Safety policy. All employees will be made aware of this statement and have access to the full Health and Safety policy when requested.

The Company is committed to upholding and continuously improving the standards outlined in this statement, and to meeting or exceeding legislative requirements and associated codes of practice. Sufficient authority and resources, both financial and otherwise, will be made available to enable employees to carry out their responsibilities in a reasonable and efficient manner.

The Health and Safety policy will be reviewed in the light of experience and on a regular basis. That is, at least every year, or more frequently should there be a significant incident or any major changes to legislation, operations or personnel.

The Managing Director has overall responsibility for Health, Safety and Welfare. Day to day management of Health, Safety and Welfare is the responsibility of the company Health and Safety manager, company directors and site management.

Employees share a responsibility to co-operate with management, and in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, to ensure their own safety and the safety of those affected by their activities. This includes not intentionally or recklessly interfering with or misusing anything provided for their Health or Safety.

 

D.W. Hicks Building Co Ltd Health and Safety Statement

The Company is committed to continual improvement in Safety performance and ensuring that the delivery of the Health and Safety management system is adequately resourced to enable the full implementation of this policy.

This commitment includes the provision of sufficient resources, management and employee time, as well as training and Health and Safety advisory support.

It is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Manager to drive and monitor the implementation of this policy, the company’s overall Health and Safety performance and also to provide strategic guidance to all of the operational divisions and support functions, reporting to the board accordingly.

This Health and Safety policy statement and the responsibilities and arrangements that support it will be reviewed at least annually or more frequently where there have been significant changes to the company or the nature of the company’s activities.

As a company we will:

  • Undertake risk assessments, implement the identified control measures and ensure that safe systems of work are applied in relation to our activities including emergency evacuation procedures
  • Provide first aid equipment and trained personnel to provide treatment in the case of accident or ill-Health  to employees or visitors to our premises
  • Provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment including safe access arrangements and suitable welfare facilities as well as safe egress especially in the event of an emergency
  • Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to enable employees to perform their work safely
  • Promote a positive health and safety culture within the organisation, in particular consulting with employees on health and safety matters
  • Commit to prevention of injury and ill health and continual improvement in Occupational Health and Safety management and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Ensure safety and the absence of risks to health  in connection with the storage, handling, use and transport of articles and substances including those that may be hazardous to health  or that are flammable
  • Ensure that all vehicles and work equipment are suitable for purpose and properly maintained
  • Make available all necessary safety devices and protective equipment and supervise their use including the free supply of personal protective equipment needed to employees
  • Take steps to assess the competence of any contractor we engage and to ensure that information is exchanged on matters relevant to Health and Safety
  • Be prepared for emergencies such as fire and medical emergencies and investigate all incidents including injury or ill health  by an investigation checklist or investigation report
  • Set and monitor Health and Safety objectives

 

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