Health and Safety

The John F Hunt Group has a target of zero injuries and is committed to ensuring safe working practices are adopted at all times in our offices, depots and site locations.

The key is continuous identification and management of risk, as well as developing and implementing a variety of safety incentive schemes aimed at improving behavioural safety.

We have demonstrated our commitment to Health and Safety through the implementation of ISO 45001 Health and Safety Management Systems, as part of the Integrated Management System.

Through the effective employment of this standard we can as far as reasonably practicable, ensure our operational locations are safe places to work. To guarantee continuous improvement, our Directors carry out regular safety tours and engage with the workforce, including our subcontractors, to encourage the adoption of a positive health and safety culture.

Ensuring a Healthy Working Environment…

We are committed to safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of our employees, sub-contractors, clients and anyone who comes into contact with any of our business activities. We recognise that our employees are our most valuable resource and promote an active Health and Safety culture to protect them, by making the work environment as safe as it can possibly be.

Our Occupational Health Management program provides medical checks, fitness to work assessments, lifestyle examinations and the highest levels of drugs and alcohol testing.

We constantly review our Health and Safety aims, objectives and risk management and have always had a zero tolerance approach to unsafe working practices.

Training is key to achieving these goals throughout the Group and we insist that all operational employees hold the correct certification relevant to their occupation.

Along with the use of materials we have strict policies regarding the operation of tools, plant, equipment and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The implementation of safety initiatives across the Group rewards employees who spot a potential danger or a safety risk, through schemes such as the ‘Hazard Spotter Initiative’.