When it comes to Health & Safety…we’re second to none!

Monday, 10th April 2017 4:19 pm

We recently had our SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services) Worksafe Certificate renewed. This means that once again we have met the SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) core criteria, recognised by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) and other SSIP accreditation schemes. Meeting the SSIP Core Criteria demonstrates that we are serious about Health & Safety and have (and use) an effective Health & Safety Management System to ensure that any work we are engaged in is, so far as reasonably practical, carried out without risk to health and safety.

We are proud to announce that we achieved ‘Principal Designer’ status. This means that we have successfully demonstrated that we plan, manage and monitor the pre-construction phase and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase to ensure that, so far as reasonably practicable, all our projects are carried out without risks to health or safety.

In Playdale’s case, the Principal Designer refers to us as an organisation. We can now be appointed by our clients to take control of project pre-construction phases that involve more than one contractor as we have the relevant skills, knowledge, experience AND the organisational capability. ‘Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate’.

This status is uncommon amongst the leading UK outdoor playground equipment manufacturers. We are fortunate that our Health and Safety Manager and our Contracts Supervisor have the necessary qualifications required to demonstrate the knowledge of the relevant H&S legislation. We were delighted to be told that we had achieved it!

Health and Safety first – always!