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Health and Safety On Site

Uncompromising health and safety standards at every stage of manufacture, delivery and installation

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Exemplary safety record
Portakabin Site Accommodation has an uncompromising approach to safety management and performance. Nothing takes priority over our drive to meet the strictest safety standards in every thing we do. That’s proven by our accident-incident rate, which is 50% lower than the average for the construction industry.

Our manufacturing facility has achieved OHSAS 18001 accreditation for its occupational health and safety management systems, recognising that it works safely and produces buildings that are safe to use for our customers.

Robust safety practices and policies
The health and safety standards we adhere to are set out in a series of comprehensive policies, statements and guidelines. To ensure we uphold the highest possible safety standards at all times, our work is guided by strict method statements and rigid installation procedures, designed to minimise risks at every stage.

Our health and safety specialists can carry out thorough risk assessments of every site prior to delivery if required, to ensure that we mitigate against any site-specific risk factors during delivery and installation. All lifting procedures are carried out in accordance with current legislation and British Standard BS7121. 

All lifts comply with stringent safety regulations and the fleet has a low-level lifting system incorporated as standard enabling buildings to be delivered without the need for operatives to leave the ground meeting Work at Height Regulations 2005.

Site cabins with health and safety built in
All Portakabin Site Accommodation site accommodation is specially designed for safe delivery, installation, maintenance and ongoing use.

The built-in safety features include:

  • Ladder ties to provide safe roof access
  • Low-level lifting systems to enable buildings to be handled and installed without the need to work at height
  • Non-combustible materials used in the building fabrication line with BS476 and tested in accordance with Class O fire spread
  • Security shutters have a built in latch release system to prevent risks associated of persons overstretching to close the security shutters within ground, first and second floor units

  • Forklift sleeves on container units to enable safe lifting
  • Electrical specification designed to meet BS7671 Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 (IEE regulations, 17th edition). All buildings are electrically tested under the MPBA (Modular Products and Building Association) Electrical Pre Delivery Inspection and Test, supported by the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA).

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