As a grab hire company and aggregate supplier, much of the work that we undertake involves a certain degree of risk. Whether using a grab lorry to perform muck away and site clearance or to unload a topsoil delivery, we operate specialist machinery to move heavy loads. It is therefore crucial to follow certain safety procedures put in place to reduce the risk of property damage and personal injury.
At TJD Grab Services, nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and welfare of our personnel and our customers in Haywards Heath and the local area. That is why we strive to maintain a safe work environment, whether onsite at our base of operations, out on the road or at our clients’ properties.
Our team of aggregate suppliers and grab lorry operatives undergo regular in-house training. We offer this in accordance with The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
In addition, we ensure that every staff member strictly adheres to the following regulations:
1. Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
From helmets and safety goggles to ear defenders and gloves, we always provide our grab hire technicians with the proper safety gear. This enables them to carry out such tasks as muck away and topsoil delivery around Haywards Heath, without risk of harm.
2. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
All our grab lorry operatives carry CSCS cards, as well as hold crane certificates and HGV driving licences. This means that every member of our team knows how to use our specialist equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
We also carry out regular safety checks on our trucks. This guarantees they are in the very best possible working condition, at all times.
3. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
In our capacity as aggregate suppliers, we regularly carry out topsoil delivery throughout the Haywards Heath area. We also use our grab lorries to perform muck away and site clearances. Both types of grab hire services involve the lifting and moving of heavy materials. If handled incorrectly, these could easily lead to property damage and personal injury.
We understand our legal responsibility to ensure your safety, which is why we take great care and attention with every project.
4. The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
In addition to only hiring qualified operatives, we also offer ongoing in-house training for our entire workforce. This ensures that, whether they are brand-new to the company or have been with us for years, every grab lorry operative on our books remains up to date with the latest technologies, equipment and techniques.
We also perform site visits, surveys and risk assessments at the beginning of each job around Haywards Heath, for your safety and peace of mind.
5. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Some jobs, such as topsoil delivery and muck away clearances, mean we often encounter hazardous soils, fumes, waste materials and dust. Substances like these can potentially cause health issues for our aggregate suppliers and grab hire technicians. That is why TJD Grab Services takes whatever steps necessary to prevent or reduce exposure to such substances.
In addition to following the above regulations, we also hold a Waste Carrier Licence from the Environment Agency. This enables us to legally collect, recycle and dispose of waste materials, safely and responsibly.