You may have a dangerous job – but you shouldn’t get hurt!
To us, any on-site injury or incident is worthy of the closest attention. The construction industry is a dangerous business, no matter where in the world you may work or how strict the safety regulations are, but we can strive to minimize these dangers to the best of our ability and by making use of internationally accepted safety regulations and procedures.
NOBODY GETS HURT:
Embrace your safety mindset. Nobody gets hurt
SAFETY TRAINING & EQUIPMENT:
No worker sets foot on site without proper safety training & equipment
Preventing accidents before they can happen:
We want to keep our workers and members of the public safe, so every incident is carefully investigated – even when it doesn’t lead to an injury.
How did it happen?
How can this be prevented in the future?
Do we need to invest in new safety equipment?
Should procedures be redesigned to limit risk?
Should we inform / train our employees to cover this eventuality?
We care about the safety of our employees and the general public, and we strive to protect them from injury by performing thorough risk-assessments aimed at preventing accidents before they can happen.
We execute each task in the construction process with an eye to quality. Each of our clients deserves the very best – perfectly executed projects that exceed even the highest expectations. That means that we get things right – and we do it first time around.
A HIGH QUALITY SERVICE:
High standards, resources and expertise.
We have a reputation for proving a high quality service. The company maintains high standards and has the resources and expertise to deal with demanding projects and associated infrastructures.
COMPANY QUALITY PROCEDURES:
VCC provide a full service
Staff are fully experienced in the type of works being executed and working practices being fully documented in long established company quality procedures.
Meet every specification:
From our work methods to the final product of our labours, we will never compromise on absolute quality.
Do better than expected:
Whether in our communication with clients or in addressing any concerns they may have, we strive to build trust through honesty, transparency and respect. We don’t believe that we are only there to perform construction activities – service excellence is important too!
Never fail an inspection:
Quality construction work is work that can be trusted the first time around. If an inspector were to identify an issue, and we needed to rebuild, we would immediately revisit our quality management system in order to determine where we could improve. However, we are proud to report that such cases are extremely rare.
Do better all the time:
Nothing is ever so good that it can’t be even better. We continually evaluate our progress and look for new, innovative and effective ways to improve our quality and performance.
Resource-based Environmental Management Plan (EMP)
Any construction project may have negative implications for the natural environment and for residents in the area where it is being undertaken. For this reason, it is essential that an environmental management plan (EMP) be formulated for every project that we undertake. Since each project and site is unique, every EMP is unique too.
An EMP covers four important steps:
1-Construction site set-up
4-Site-specific aspects (e.g. natural and social environment).
Before we can begin, we have to determine what legislation and standards must be taken into account. These may relate to water use, the disposal of waste water, care for area vegetation, and related health and safety legislations and standards.
MINIMISING THE EFFECTS:
Our aim is to minimise the effects of such activities on the natural environment and neighbouring communities as far as possible.
We also need to determine whether any natural or cultural heritage sites may be affected by construction and think about such issues as access roads, entrances, places where large vehicles can turn, and exits.
We also have to plan waste water drainage, erosion prevention strategies and develop a site plan for the construction camp itself. For example, a project may require a site office, ablution facilities for workers, garbage disposal facilities and provision for collecting recyclable materials, storage areas, parking areas and security measures such as fencing.
This may sound simple, but many factors have to be taken into account. Apart from our impact on local communities, we also have to consider the protection of any bodies of water and even prevailing winds which may carry dust.
We consider all necessary and best-practice safety considerations in siting storage facilities for hazardous materials, as well as undertaking strategies for fire prevention and control and pollution prevention and mitigation.
And of course, we have to ensure that all staff are trained in materials handling safety for any hazardous material employed.
We even have to consider our lighting carefully so that it does not cause a nuisance to our site-neighbours but still provides on-site safety and security and be particularly careful about the storage and dispensing of fuels.
It is also important to make contact with neighbouring communities and other interested and affected parties in advance to discuss and address any issues and questions that they may have. We limit noise, visual, and cultural impacts to the greatest degree possible.