Health, Safety and Environmental

Why is H&S important?

In every job people are exposed to a range of hazards, and it is a legal duty of employers to ensure that the risks are managed to prevent harm occurring. Each year in the UK, over 30 million working days are lost due to work-related illness and injury, costing businesses an estimated £14.9 billion.

By its nature, the construction sector is one of the most hazardous to work in, and accidents often have terrible consequences: the rate of fatal injury in construction is four times higher than in other industries. That is why we take our responsibilities very seriously and have made health and safety a fundamental part of everything we do.

What Johns do

Johns undertake numerous types of work encompassing clients and sites of every size, and our projects can last from a single day to a year or more. As we work in different roles on different jobs, the key to managing safety on site is to work with other duty holders, and ensure communication of information to the right people.

For many years, Johns have operated a Work Safe policy which guarantees to prioritise any employee’s safety concerns and protect their right to stop work. This has played an important part in creating a safe working environment for all and keeping our accident rates low.

We work with many of the largest and most influential construction companies in the UK, and collaborate with them on their own safety campaigns and initiatives. We employ two full-time Health & Safety professionals, our managers are SMSTS-qualified and many site operatives have SSSTS.


Johns have been awarded many industry accreditations which demonstrate our commitment to ensuring the safety of all our workers. These can involve external audits, both on site and in the office, which help us to keep up to date with industry developments and best practice.

Environmental performance is a key factor many of our clients look for when selecting a contractor. Johns aim to make continuous improvement of our environmental impacts by reducing, reusing and recycling.

Where possible, we look to work in partnership with our suppliers to achieve our environmental targets. As part of our relationship with Dulux, PPG & Crown, they collect the empty paint cans for recycling when making deliveries to site.

Read our Health & Safety Policy Statement here:      1B Health Safety Policy Statement Feb 2020