Bray & Slaughter achieve new international health and safety standard

We are pleased to announce that on 10 April 2019, Advanced Certification concluded their audit of Bray and Slaughters Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and have awarded us the ISO 45001:2018 accreditation. This award follows another RoSPA Gold award received in 2018 in recognition of our commitment to Health & Safety.

ISO 45001:2018 is the latest international health and safety standard, established in 2018 to replace OHSAS 18001:2015. It provides a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions.

The new standard also broadly addresses the needs and expectations of various stakeholders, and guides companies in getting their employees to participate extensively in health and safety.
Whilst some of the requirements within OHSAS 18001 have been retained in the new standard, ISO 45001:2018 uses a high level structure featuring terms, definitions, headings and text common to all management system standards allowing easier integration when implementing multiple management systems. This enables us to align ISO 45001:2015 with our other accreditations, ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management.

Other changes include an emphasis on leadership risk based thinking as well as participation and consultation of decision-makers and workers to ensure the management system covers what is needed and is communicated effectively to all involved.

Matthew Cooper | Health & Safety Director commented:
“The occupational safety and wellbeing of our people and everyone that we collaborate with in the course of our business is our utmost priority. Bray & Slaughter are focused on continual improvement to ensure we maintain our position as a safe contractor. Our robust systems, policies and procedures are instrumental in the receipt of this award. Securing the ISO 45001:2018 certification is an important milestone in our journey and one that we are extremely proud of”.

Works have commenced on Bernard Ireland House for the Royal United Hospital, Bath.

We have recently commenced works at the Royal United Hospital on the extensive refurbishment and extension of Bernard Ireland House.

When completed the works will provide new therapy and group rooms, supported bedrooms and offices. Our ability to plan and co-ordinate activities while adjacent buildings remain operational will be tested. There are a number of site constraints, logistical challenges and temporary works packages to overcome during this £2.8m fast track project, which will complete in Autumn 2019.

Project Completion at Polden Cafe

This complex and time critical fit-out for the University of Bath has been handed over.

The project included the integration of bespoke furniture, complex attenuation work, the installation of specialist catering equipment and the erection of wall graphics. Works also included the design development and careful logistical planning and co-ordination to ensure we were able to work alongside other contractors on the same site. The project was handed over to our Client and is now in use by the University.

Contract Award at Polden Corner for the University of Bath

This complex and time critical fit out scheme will see us reprising our relationships with the University of Bath, JLL and Stride Treglown as we collaborate to create high quality learning, office and cafe space within the Polden Corner development. The project involves the integration of bespoke furniture, complex attenuation and exacting building services engineering into a precise aesthetic for completion in January 2019.

Works include design development, careful logistics planning and the co-ordination of construction works within a ‘live’ environment. Bray & Slaughter Ltd, Managing Director, Grant Jefferies commented: “We are delighted to have been trusted with the delivery of this prestigious and high quality scheme and we look forward to working closely with the design team to create a facility which exceeds the expectations of our Client”.

Work gets underway for Cardiff University at the Queens Building

We have added to our growing portfolio of projects at Cardiff University, with the recent award of a new Gravitational Wave Lab and enhanced main entrance. These two projects within the gothic revival Queens Building involve a phased approach, with careful removals and opening up, close control of laboratory fittings and specialist equipment installs.

The facility will open in late September 2018, Contracts Manager Andrew Evans commented: “We have shown a willingness in our planning and working methods to accommodate the needs of other building users, safely while works progress. We look forward to working with all stakeholders and delivering another successful project for our client”.