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Radius Group

Safety Hub

Our Vision and Values

Radius Group is committed to improving Safety, Health, Environment, Quality and Compliance (SHEQC) in every aspect of our business and work. We are industry leaders in safety and well-being and as a result, we offer a safe lifting service that surpasses all others. Safer with Radius is a culture endorsed by our workforce and is fully supported by everybody within our group.

We endeavour to protect our workforce and anyone affected by our works at all times and we constantly reinforce our culture of Safer with Radius.

Safety is at the forefront of every task we undertake. Radius Group’s health and safety record is exceptional; however, we accept that there may be incidents, which we learn from, to do better and be better. At Radius we want our customers to have full trust in the delivery of each and every job and know that we always go above and beyond to ensure the safety of our crew and the wider lifting teams and other contractors onsite.

Radius Safety Guide

  • Safe workplaces and environments.
  • Safe systems of work.
  • Skilled staff to enable work to be carried out safely.
  • Raise awareness throughout the business.
  • Practicable steps to prevent environmental impact or personal injury.
  • Ensure the health and safety of our employees, contractors, neighbours and other persons who may be affected by our activities, where practicable.
  • Continually train staff with current legislations in line with our industry.
  • Supply our staff with the highest quality (PPE) to carry out their roles.

Tower Crane Service & Inspections

We understand that ensuring the safety of our crews is paramount, and a significant aspect of this is maintaining our tower cranes in optimal condition. Our maintenance schedule involves servicing our tower cranes every 6-8 weeks, surpassing the industry standard of every 12 weeks. Increasing site efficiency and productivity is music to the ears of any Commercial Director. With an exemplary track record in tower crane ‘Up-Time’ we can assure you that by hiring our high-quality cranes and diligent crew, we will increase and maximise your production time.

Safety Monitoring

We guarantee that no tower cranes, vehicles, or equipment will be operated unless they meet stringent safety and roadworthiness standards. Our commitment is evidenced by our achievement of FORS Silver for our commercial vehicle fleet, a testament to our dedication to excellence. Rigorous site inspections are conducted routinely by both external assessors and our internal team across all aspects of our operations. Continual enhancement of our business practices is central to our ethos, as we strive to uphold and enhance our ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 management systems.

Training

Despite our achievements, we are not complacent, and we always strive to improve. To this end, we are constantly training our workforce. All of our site supervisors are SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) qualified. We also make sure that our site management teams undertake the SMSTS (Site Management Supervisor Safety Training Scheme) training. These courses are not mandatory, however we insist our teams are as fully equipped as possible to undertake their roles. Many of our site supervisors and contract managers have also undertaken IOSH Managing Safety training.

Mental Health

We know that looking after our staff’s well-being when at work is very important. Whether they are on-site, in head office, or working remotely, we make sure that there is somebody available to talk to, should they become overwhelmed. We have three certified mental health first aiders, and we work hard to remove the stigma around talking about our feelings. We encourage our staff to talk sooner rather than later as it may prevent them from becoming more unwell, we also have an Employee Advice Programme available to our colleagues and their loved ones.

Safer with Radius

Continual learning is critical to allowing our crews to make their own safe choices and challenge the environment in which they work. For example, we provide training at our tower crane manufacturer’s depot, making sure our workforce have the most up to date knowledge of the equipment they are handling. Going above and beyond what is legally required.

Intervention Rescue

Radius are committed to creating safe working environments and are continually improving our Company’s performance with regard to SHEQC.A unique service we offer is Rescue Training and we recently hosted a 2-day course in collaboration with Intervention Rescue Group.

Tower crane rescue training is an essential part of our SHEQC ethos and it is of paramount importance that our crew know what to do in the event of an operator becoming injured or ill at height, whilst working on a tower crane. Rescue plans are pre-planned measures put in place to recover someone who is suspended from a safety harness following a fall from height/injured/ill and can’t make their way safely to ground. Our staff are fully trained so that in the event of a rescue they know what they need to do and how to use their equipment.

7 Tips of Prevention

  1. Ensure a safe and healthy system – be well-organised, look at the foreseeable events.
  2. Ensure safety and health in machines, equipment and workplaces.
  3. Take leadership – demonstrate commitment.
  4. Identify hazards – control risks.
  5. Define targets – develop programmes.
  6. Improve qualifications – develop competence.
  7. Invest in people – motivate by participation.