Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management

CGL’s attitude towards its responsibilities is led from the top but we all share a determination to provide a safe working environment and leave a legacy of a better environment for future generations.

We take our social responsibility seriously in line with the values that are adopted across the company.

Health and safety management

Health, safety and wellbeing (HS&W) are priorities in all our work and Safety at our Core is the strapline adopted by the company towards our site works. We actively embrace our moral and legal responsibilities to protect our clients, employees and other people/parties who may be affected by our work. Key to this is our commitment to appropriate and specialist staff awareness and training.

We are delighted to receive accreditation which validates our commitment to safe working practices and health and safety issues in the construction industry.

Ian Marychurch

Managing Director

Our approach to managing health and safety within ground engineering, both during design and site works, is robust and based on comprehensive risk assessments following our detailed specialist understanding of the specific processes involved, whilst still seeking ways to make continuous improvements.  We understand the risks and dangers that are inherent in construction and how they may be avoided by careful planning. Our procedures are in line with the requirements of CDM 2015 and follow this ethos even when CDM is not strictly applicable.

Clear communication with all staff on health and safety issues is part of the CGL culture. As part of this we have mechanisms in place that allow us to learn and act on feedback from people throughout the company on health and safety issues including near misses, hazard spots and incidents. The award of OHSAS 18001 is the formal recognition of this approach by CGL

CGL is currently upgrading health and safety systems to meet the expected requirements of ISO 45001, published in March 2018. To this end we have recently undergone a third party audit of our occupational health and safety systems by QMS and we are proud to have achieved certification to OHSAS 18001:2007.

Our Health and Safety Policy Statement, signed by our Managing Director, establishes our attitude to health and safety, providing a formal statement of our approach to this aspect of the business.

As a further demonstration of capability, CGL is accredited to the Safety Schemes in Procurement system (SSIP) by both SAFEcontractor, and CQMS.

Environmental management

Environmental & Sustainability Policy

We have built our reputation by providing technically sound, pragmatic and value engineered ground solutions for our clients whilst recognising and adapting to their specific needs and requirements. A significant part of our work relates to mitigation of contamination risks and delivering environmentally sustainable remediation solutions that protect and enhance the environment.  At CGL, we are committed to educating and supporting our staff and supply chain to achieve environmental improvements where possible and passing the associated benefits to our clients.  

We have an Environmental Management System accredited to ISO 14001:2015 and we have committed to WRAP waste reduction programmes such as Halving Waste to Landfill’ as part of our commitment to the environment.  We currently record our carbon footprint to enable us to make future  improvements/offsets.  Our policy is to promote environmental improvement and our legacy will be to contribute to a better future environment by mitigating the damage done by past and current generations.

Quality management

Quality Management Policy

Our ISO 9001:2015 accreditation has helped us to improve and monitor our business performance. Our commitment to technical and non-technical staff training makes it possible for us to achieve our consistently high quality standards.

CGL’s in-house project evaluation and performance (PEP) system provides a comprehensive structure to monitor projects from proposal stage through to completion.  At CGL we have built our reputation on the quality and clarity of our geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering advice and services.  Our client satisfaction surveys show how our clients like to work with us, the quality of our services and the benefits we can provide, such as  reduction in costs, timescales or risks on construction projects.

CGL is currently investing in Practice Management Software to further integrate and embed the quality systems and drive continual improvement in company performance.