Landcraft Landscape, Sports and Civil Engineering

Landcraft Projects Limited, South Wales Office: Unit 3, Mill Farm,St Mellons Road, Lisvane Cardiff CF14 0SH Telephone 029 2076 4609 South West Office: Dingley Dell, Rydon Acres,Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6QJ Telephone 01803 782123

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Health and Safety

We have been approved under the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme, commonly known as CHAS, SAFEcontractor and the SMAS Worksafe schemes.

Mr Barry Upton who has overall responsibility for health and safety holds a NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

When a new employee joins the company his/her contract of employment and working conditions are explained along with the company Health & Safety Policy and the employees responsibilities towards the policy. The Foreman/Manager as appropriate then explains the key tasks of the job and an initial health and safety training needs assessment is carried out. Where appropriate the employee is then issued with his/her personal protective equipment and allocated a locker to store the equipment in. If necessary, initial instruction in health and safety is given and any follow up training to be completed within the first month of employment is identified. All of the above is recorded on a New Employee Induction Form which is signed by both the new employee and the Manager/Foreman.

Formal staff appraisals or Job Chats are undertaken with all staff members, and each staff member is provided with a copy of his/her completed appraisal or Job Chat. Any training needs identified are recorded on the overall Company Training Needs Plan. Arrangements are then made for the appropriate training to be provided and the system is independently audited by external consultants during our regular Investor in People (IIP) reviews.

All of our ground maintenance teams hold certificates of competence in the safe use of pesticides, and each team also includes at least one team member who holds a Certificate of Competence in Chain Saw and Related Operations.

Over 90% of our workforce hold Certificates issued under the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) at Operative or Supervisor levels. Many members of our workforce also hold plant operator certificates issued under the Construction Plant Certification Scheme (CPCS) covering items of plant such as excavators, dumpers, rollers, agricultural tractors and telescopic handlers. A number of our foremen also hold Construction Site Supervisor's Safety Certificates (SSSTS) and three members of our management team hold Black Senior Construction Manager CSCS cards.

We employ South Wales Safety Consultancy to provide us with up to date information on current legislation, and to independently review our procedures.

Please click here for a copy of our current Health & Safety Policy Statement.