H10. Construction and Civil Engineering Industries
1 November, 2013
Submitted: 17 December, 2013
Costain is fully committed to ensuring that ill health is neither caused nor exacerbated by our works and to maintaining a proactive approach to employee wellbeing by actively promoting good health in the workplace.
We have drawn up a Health Strategy for 2014-2016 which sets out our vision for the future. It includes an action plan which details how we will deliver the commitments contained within this pledge.
1. Reporting of health and wellbeing will be included within our annual Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Report. In addition we will review and analyse health metrics during our Annual SHE Management Review meeting.
2. Our occupational health services are outsourced to a third party provider who achieved SEQOHS accreditation during 2013
3. Our strategy includes the following key elements:
• Our ongoing approach to the prevention of occupational ill health as a result of exposure to workplace health hazards through the implementation of suitable interventions.
• The development and implementation of initiatives and campaigns aimed at raising awareness of wellbeing issues
• The setting of annual health targets with allocated responsibilities. Progress against achievement of these targets will be monitored and reviewed by the company’s Executive Board.
• During 2014 we will focus on the management of dust on our sites in line with the HSE’s current focus. This will include a company-wide campaign to raise awareness of respiratory issues and ensure that our systems are fully embedded across our business.
4. During 2014 we will continue to consult and work with our supply chain with a view to drawing up an Occupational Health standard which sets out the minimum standards we will expect both our existing and future tier 1 supply chain partners to achieve with regard to to the health and wellbeing of their workers. This will include the need to sign up to at least one pledge within the Public Health Responsibility Deal.