Looking After Our Workforce

At CRL, the health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our highest priority. We are determined to care for our workforce and keep them safe and well. Whether that is through our industry-leading health and safety practice or by offering a range of support for mental and physical wellbeing.

Protecting the health and safety of our workforce on site and in the office is of paramount importance to us and we take pride in making continuous efforts to improve our health and safety policy and practice.

CRL's 'No Compromise' culture is backed up and recognised as we recently received our 21st RoSPA Gold Award and our 6th Order of Distinction Award for health and safety achievements. These awards are internationally-recognised and acknowledge CRL's continual improvement and commitment to health and safety. 

     

 

 

 

Health & Safety Performance

Underpinning everything that CRL do is a commitment to work to the highest safety standards.

CRL operate a triple accredited SHE management system that is audited by NQA to the following ISO's;

      • 9001 Quality
      • 14001 Environment
      • 45001 Occupational Health & Safety

This system is managed by our highly trained Contracts and Site management teams who are all trained to SMSTS level. Our workforce undergo mandatory safety training, which is supported by e-learning, tool box talks and briefings. They are assisted in both the managing and checking of our operations by our in-house Safety Advisors and external Safety group MSafe.

CRL are also accredited under the following Safety orientated schemes;

 
  • Safe Contractor
  • Achilles UVDB
 
  • RISQS
  • Joscar
 
  • Avetta
  • Constructionline
 
  • CHAS
 

"CRL has a clear aim to promote the positive aspects and ideas associated with health and wellbeing at work. The issue of staff health and wellbeing at work is recognised as part of a broader approach to health promotion that involves all stakeholders associated with our organisation."

Centura Group Health & Wellbeing Policy

 

Occupational Health and Wellness

CRL recognise the importance of the wellness of our employees and as such offer Health Surveillance for all our Site Teams which is undertaken by our Occupational Health Service provider. This includes Routine Planned 'face to face' consultation with Occupational Health specialists & referrals with specialist Doctors.

CRL also carry out the following;

    • Routine planned surveillance based on the assessments of likely exposure,
    • Offer 24/7 help, support and advise to all employees through our provider Health Assured, and
    • Non-routine biological monitoring (e.g. Isocyanates) for one-off, short duration tasks.

Leading and Sharing Health and Safety Knowledge

Our (Group SHEQ Advisor) Senior Safety Advisor Nigel Roper has researched and shared his knowledge to provide real world, task specific on-site measurement of noise, vibration, EMFs, RCS, Isocyanates, Xylene, MMA using grab sampling and dosimetry techniques.

Nigel has also been involved in the Sharing of information on the recent All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry named Silica – the next asbestos?.

Read the Report

Mental Health

It is no secret that construction industry workers are more likely to suffer from poor mental health than in many other sectors. As an employer, we can help to reduce many of the stresses that lead to poor mental health within our workforce.

Our Health and Wellbeing Policy highlights the importance of caring for our colleagues' health and wellbeing and sets out our plans to ensure everyone receives the support they need. Our policy seeks to bring existing staff wellbeing issues to the fore, whilst creating an organisational culture where stigma is eradicated and negative wellbeing issues are identified, minimised and managed before they affect the wellbeing of colleagues.

CRL has a variety of initiatives in place to promote good mental health including;

    • a number of Mental Health First Aiders across the company who are trained to respond to the needs of any colleague experiencing mental health problem,
    • ensuring that all our employees and their families have free access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme. Health Assured is an independent health and wellbeing provider that offers support for a range of health and wellbeing issues, and  
    • signing up and supporting the Building Mental Health Charter.

We support and promote initiatives such as ASK TWICE and TAKE 10 TOGETHER to help our colleagues support each other, as well as The Lighthouse Club, the construction industry wellbeing charity.

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