Health & safety | Our commitment

At Brand, Safety comes first, always. Our absolute commitment to a safe work environment is at the heart of our operating system and our comprehensive and in-depth safety policies, systems and programs are designed to engage the entire workforce in the delivery of safe work on all our projects.

 

Five Pillars of Safety

Building a truly effective safety program is like building a sturdy home and begins with a stable foundation. At Brand, we believe in five pillars of safety, our EHS Management Process & Systems, which are the solid base for our outstanding safety performance and culture and aid in helping us create strategic and effective safety initiatives company-wide.

Employee Intervention System

Brand's incentive-based, voluntary Employee Intervention System (EIS) is our field employee behavioral-based safety program, utilizing the "Kaizen" method of continuous improvement.

Supervisor Observation System

The Supervisor Observation System (SOS) fosters an atmosphere of proactive ownership and accountability at the supervisor level through peer-to-peer observation and review, while affecting positive leadership development.

Management Safety Reviews

Management Safety Reviews (MSRs) are an integral part of Brand's safety system and are required by all management. MSRs employ the "Go See" method of management and are field observation based, allowing for much more than superficial understanding of the safety processes in the field.

Audit System

Brand's Gold Link Audit System is an in-depth and multi-level internal evaluation of a site's safety management system and processes through inspection, interview and documentation review.

Brand Learning Network

The Brand Learning Network (BLN) is our state-of- the-art web-based Learning Management System for compliance, regulatory, craft and career path training, making all training and education easily accessible to all Brand employees.

Our Safety Values

At Brand, we all work hard to ensure our employees come home in the same or better shape every day and that no one gets hurt, ever. With this value as the focus of our industry-leading safety culture, coupled with our award-winning safety record, we have come to know that Brand is more than a company with a great safety program, Brand is a safe company.

The industry’s most comprehensive safety programme

We run a comprehensive programme of safety training.  It is ongoing at all levels - from site toolbox talks and safety workshops to safety management.

Our safety communication plans include a comprehensive safety manual for managers and supervisors backed up with product user guides and safety notes, technical data sheets, a regular in-house safety magazine, web-based safety updates and a range of award winning films including “The cost of accidents” and “In the real world” which have been widely used throughout the construction industry.

Our core principles of health & safety

  • All injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable
  • All construction and operating exposures can be reasonably safeguarded
  • Safety is a line management responsibility
  • Working safely is an essential element of employee performance
  • Line management has a responsibility to train all employees to work safely
  • Safety adds value to Harsco customers, stockholders and employees

Help us help you

If you would like help with any aspect of safety management on your site, or you would like further safety information about any of our products, please contact your local branch, or complete the enquiry form on this website.