We can sum up our Code of Practice in four words.
Care. Consideration. Courtesy. Community.
There are many different kinds of care – the care of the craftsman on site; the care taken by the designers; the care of the employer for his employees; the willingness to provide training and apprenticeships for people to widen their skill base; the willingness to listen to our employees.
No one undertakes building work without the right safeguards. To enable our employees to work safely, swiftly and well, our team are provided with personal protective clothing and properly rated tools. We also ensure safe working practices and carry out risk assessments, which ensure that we comply with the latest CDM regulations.
We think about the needs of others in the performance of our work: the end users’ ease and comfort, the well-being of our colleagues, the design of each element of the project and its effect on the neighbours and local environment. We judge our employees not just on their skills but on their courtesy and the respect they show each other and the community.
This starts on site. We also understand that a development sits at the heart of any community and impacts upon it. Operations are tailored accordingly. We interact with our neighbours and get involved at a local level.
Marldon is proud and inspired to be Associate Members of The Considerate Constructors Scheme which has raised standards and practice throughout the industry , ‘Improving The Image of Construction’.
Health and Safety
Our four concepts- Care Consideration Courtesy Community – and our commitment to The Considerate Constructors Scheme underpin Marldon’s approach to Health and Safety. We employ an external consultant, Mark Brooks of Stace Health & Safety to examine and assess every aspect of what we do. With his help we have drawn up a comprehensive Health and Safety Policy which covers all the work we do, from the global issues which run through every one of our departments, to the consideration of the individual risks inherent in the work done by each person at Marldon, from the members of the office staff, to the tradesmen and women on site, to the people in our maintenance teams; our subcontractors, all our Hotel and cleaning staff, our joiners working with heavy machinery, even our drivers. Each element of dangerous or risky work is assessed for risk and a method statement is written to lay out how those risks can be identified and overcome. Our policy even goes so far as to consider the varied types of interaction our different disciplines can have with members of the public, visitors to site, guests at the Hotel or staying in our serviced apartments, long term residential tenants or office workers in one of our commercial lettings. We are ably assisted and audited in this by our insurers, Berkeley Burke, who ensure that we maintain the highest standards under the terms of our cover.
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