Health & Safety
We are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe working environment
At SLR we continually focus on enhancing our approach and commitment to health and safety in a number of areas, including demonstrating viable safety leadership, emphasising health and well-being, engaging employees in proactive safety reporting, and promoting awareness campaigns.
Determined by our people and values, our health & safety culture is built around core principles:
Genuine care and concern for our employees - Led by senior management and reflected by the actions of colleagues, all employees should recognise there is a real concern for their individual safety, health and overall wellbeing.
Pragmatic Solutions - Solutions are based on shared common values and common sense, rather than compliance and too much safety theory.
Open Communication - Effective health and safety performance depends on efficient, blameless, and open communication, so staff can easily engage with and share safety lessons and ideas.
Integrated within the business – A sustainable company needs strong health and safety performance alongside good financial performance. Success comes when health and safety is integrated with day to day strategic processes, so it can be considered alongside all business objectives.
Shared Responsibility – Everybody has an important role to play in looking out for each other, as well as for themselves.
What our employees think:
Nicola Faulks Associate Ecologist, Newcastle, UK
“Our teams in the UK and France led the environmental assessment for a proposed hydroelectric scheme in a remote, mountainous region of the Republic of Georgia. Given the project’s geographic range and challenging conditions, we needed to conduct surveys by helicopter. Securing a competent and experienced operator was therefore a pre-requisite for ensuring a safe project. Fortunately we were able to draw on the advice and knowledge of colleagues in our Alaska office, who already had experience and safety procedures for planning and using helicopters in remote areas.”
Leanne Broadbent, Senior Commercial Advisor, Oil & Gas Advisory, Guildford, UK
“‘Jump into June’ was a great staff engagement event that focussed on the benefits of exercise and healthy eating. What I liked about it was the real enthusiasm it generated; people were energised to get involved, get active and make positive changes to their lifestyle.”
Neil Kumar Technical Discipline Manager, Hazardous Materials, Sydney, Australia
“We worked on the first phase of an extensive, state-wide asbestos inspection programme. We knew our safety performance would be critical to the success of the programme and our involvement in future phases. The client praised our proactive approach and the information, alerts and training we shared with them and the wider team. Our successful award of further phases of the project was strengthened by this proactive and collaborative approach.”