The health, safety and welfare of our colleagues and anybody we come into contact with, is the highest priority in our business. We are committed to continually improving our health and safety standards and performance. We are certified to ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety and have achieved RoSPA Gold Award for three years running.
The minimum standards that are adopted are those required by law, although we will always seek to exceed these wherever possible.
We operate a “Right First Time Approach” to ensure that all people acting on behalf of the company recognise their own responsibility in maintaining the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Our aim is always to provide a working environment that is free of accidents, ill health and damage to property and equipment.
We train all of our colleagues to be the eyes and ears of our operations and highlight any potential risks as they arise. We have an open door policy and will always encourage all staff and visitors to our facilities to alert us to any health and safety improvements that we could make.
Our latest health and safety initiatives include:
Refuse not Refuge
Every winter we run our award winning Refuse not Refuge campaign which aims to discourage people from sheltering in waste containers overnight. Read more.
Across B&M Waste our employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing. Our latest HGV vehicles have alcohol testing equipment which require drivers to provide a specimen of breath prior to driving. Read more.
DVSA Earned Recognition
We are the first waste management company in the North West to achieve the DVSA Earned Recognition accreditation to prove an organisation meets driver and vehicle standards. Read more.
At B&M, we want to create an atmosphere that encourages people to work to the best of their ability. Our family ethos is apparent throughout our organisation, from our induction with a director to our charity workand company-wide social events.
All of our offices receive a weekly delivery of fruit for all of our teams to enjoy and at our head office, we put on a weekly yoga class for anybody that wants to join. But our wellbeing efforts go beyond physical actions. We work with our teams to offer services that make a real difference to them personally as well as professionally. This includes offering mindfulness and resilience sessions as well as mentoring training to ensure colleagues can support each other.
We know that there can be a tendency for people work through their lunches so we insist colleagues take a proper lunch break and have developed walking routes for each of our offices to encourage people to get out and about.
Our leadership team are committed to the health and development of all employees. As well as offering regular internal and external training, we also provide annual health checks, flu jabs, supply eye test vouchers and have an internal mental health first aider in addition to our regular first aiders.