Safety is our number one priority
At EPC-UK, we consider health and safety as central to everything we do and the pivotal element of our organisation’s culture.
It’s a statement many companies make, however at EPC-UK, it’s a declaration agreed with by 94% of our valued employees, as demonstrated in the results of our 2018 safety culture report.
We are globally renowned for our successful work within the explosives, chemical, civil, quarry, mining and demolition sectors; industries recognised for requiring a meticulous operational approach. Priding ourselves on our ability to play a leading part in helping to ensure safe working environments, safety is incorporated into everything we do and is a fundamental cultural value that is reinforced constantly and consistently.
For us, the option of ignoring safety at any time does not exist.
Our company is registered with LRQA and assessed against the Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard OHSAS 18001. Internal audits are continually carried out across all our activities to ensure that operations remain safe.
Operating two upper tier COMAH sites and several lower tier sites, we consider it our responsibility to create and operate within safe manufacturing and storage environments. From design, through to commissioning, operating, decommissioning and decontamination, all the way to dismantling and the disposal of assets, we perform conscientiously, excel at identifying hazards and manage risks and implement appropriate control measures.
We consider people, plant and process throughout the operational cycle, and ensure safe working environments are reliably established and monitored. Always with an eye to the future, we make sure that developments are continuously made to improve safety performance. To not progress, for us is to effectively go backwards.
Operating on our customers’ sites is a privilege, but also a responsibility we take very seriously. We respect and understand quarries’ statuses as hazardous sites, so take a safety led approach to providing services that deliver the highest levels of competence in drilling, vehicle operation and explosive application.
We strive to add to our customers’ value chains and bring with us as we work, the competencies of skilled personnel, each trained to ensure that site activities will not cause harm to any individual.
Safety is our number one priority and we are well aware of our responsibility in assuring that zero harm is our ultimate target. I am proud of the leading role we play in the key industry sectors and ensure real collaboration to ensuring that our aims are achieved.
Ben Williams Managing Director