Andrew bolsters H&S resource
Andrew Flaherty has joined the Brakel Airvent family as our new Health and Safety Manager.
Avid rugby fan Andrew is a fully qualified, with a CertHE in Environment, NeBOSH General Certificate, NeBOSH Construction Certificate and NVQ Level 5 Diploma in Health and Safety (and is currently working toward a DipHE in Environmental Studies). His previous work has included running businesses and managing finances before moving into site management, contract variation negotiations and CDM services on multi-million pound projects. He comments: “risk assessments and method statements are so much more than box-ticking exercises. If used correctly, they’re a tool to tell any operative what their task is and how to carry it out safely while mitigating risks. They’re an opportunity to ensure that anyone involved in – or around – a task is kept free from harm.
“I truly believe in the importance of proper health and safety and will be on hand to check everything from PPE to DSE assessments.”
Brakel Airvent’s managing director, Tony Barry, added: “We always keep our focus on the needs of customers, so that means ensuring that our works are carried out with minimal risk to our staff, other contractors, building users and the public at large, as well as making sure that the life safety systems on which we work are fully operational and ready to save lives.”