Health and safety is at the core of everything J P Dunn Construction does as a company. The primary aim of the business is to send everyone home safely.
In 2016 we were delighted to have gone 12 months without a RIDDOR reportable. The aim will be to repeat this achievement in 2017.
The safety ethos flows through from the safe planning of a project until final handover is achieved.
The company has an effective and robust management system that is in line with requirements of ISO 18001:2007 and reflects the difficult and complex operations being carried out on a daily basis.
The key cornerstones to our management of health and safety are -
- Planning ahead and identifying risks before a project begins.
- Daily briefings on site to all operatives focusing on the changing environment
- Employing highly skilled project managers who are completely aligned to the safety culture of the business
- Providing extensive behavioural and job specific training to all employees from the director level down through the company ensuring there is no ‘walk by’ culture and that everyone plays their part.
- The regular monitoring of the health and safety on site using the audit tools contained in our management system. This process ensures corrective actions are promptly taken, and identifies key issues and trends that may contribute to an unsafe environment if not challenged.
The efforts of the company have been recognised through a number of awards. In 2014 J P Dunn Construction was highly commended in the Wates Supply Chain Awards for contribution to Health, Safety and the Environment and at the same time one of our PM’s was nominated as Supervisor of the Year for the safe delivery of 61 Oxford Street. In February of 2015 the company was the recipient of an International Safety Award from the British Safety Council. In July 2015, Kier awarded J P Dunn Construction the Supply Chain Quarterly Safety, Health and Environmental Award. The news feed on this website includes updates where our projects are regularly coming out on top of the monthly Safety, Health and Environmental tables.
The company also seeks to promote a career in the industry for young people, both through graduate training schemes, and via the apprentice route.
The company is very much committed to training via both apprenticeships and graduate training schemes. J P Dunn is proud to have had two winners and two runners-up in four years as Apprentice of the Year awarded by the CONSTRUCT federation. The latest winner was William Childs in 2015 who received his award from England rugby legend, Jeff Probyn. See the article here.
Will’s achievement was followed up in 2016 when Steve Cashin received the CONSTRUCT Unsung Hero Award again emphasising the commitment the company has to mentoring and training.
This is probably best demonstrated by viewing the videos below providing case studies two of our apprentices.
Watch video case studies
for two of our apprentices and their achievements.