Norside are approved members of the Construction Industry Training board
Construction line is a UK register of business in the construction industry that meet an approved level of qualification and criteria for work within the public and private sectors. Norside is proud to say that we excel their requirements and are registered with them.
Norside is registered with Triton chemical manufacturers as an approved installer of damp proofing and timber treatments
Norside are registered with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency which reassures our clients that all work undertaken by us will not have any impact on the environment.
Norside are continually investing in training our employees with new skills and qualifications. We also employ several apprentices who are gaining new skills and knowledge from our experienced workers.
Similarly we ensure that their safety is paramount in any project that we undertake by insisting that they carry out regular health & safety, COSSH, first aid, plant, handling & lifting and tool training courses which not only help them to protect themselves from injury but ensure that they carry out procedures which minimise the risk to the health & safety of the general public and to the environment.
We are also registered with CITB Construction Skills, the government initiative for training workforces and helping build the industry’s long term future.
Health & Safety
- The company’s statement of policy is presented under the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and other relevant legislation.
- The company will maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, suitable safe and healthy working conditions to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, visitors or members of the public.
- Adequate controls, in the form of safe working practices, will be provided to reduce the risks arising from all company work activities.
- The company will co-operate with other employers, clients, sub-contractors and enforcing authorities on all matters in respect of health and safety.
- Employees will be provided with suitable and sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to undertake their duties and responsibilities in a safe and competent manner.
- Employees will be consulted on all matters relating to their health and safety.
- The company will provide and maintain safe items of plant and equipment.
- The company will provide suitable systems of work for the safe handling and use of substances utilized during work activities.
- The company will, so far as is reasonably practicable, seek to prevent accidents and incidents of work related ill health.
- The director of the company is responsible for providing suitable and sufficient resources, including technical and financial, to achieve the aims and objectives of the policy.
- This policy will be reviewed and revised annually or more frequently, where required, to achieve continuous improvement in respect of Health and Safety.
- The company will seek advice from a specialist consultant as, and when, required.
- The company will endeavor to recycle all waste materials created from work activities. Waste materials will be placed in suitable receptacles or skips and will be transferred to a licensed waste disposer for recycling.
- The materials used by the company often depend on the client’s or designer’s specifications. The company will liaise with the client or designer and, where relevant, suggest the use of alternative, environmentally friendly, or recycled materials.
- The company will provide training to all employees on environmental issues relating to the work activities conducted and the materials used.
- The company is aware of the impact work activities have on the environment and will therefore seek to minimise the effect, wherever possible.
- The effect on the environment will be considered at the design and planning stage, where appropriate, prior to work commencing.
- Where acceptable to the client, recycled materials will be specified and used during the work activities.
- Energy and fuel use will be monitored and, wherever possible, reduced in line with the company’s policy to minimise emissions and reduce energy consumption. Vehicle and plant engines will not be left running when not in use and lights will be switched off when not required.
- Control measures will be implemented to prevent or contain leaks and spillages both at the company’s premises and on site, which will include spill kits, sand, etc.