Health and Safety
Health and Safety
At JB Riney nothing is more important than the safety of our people, our clients, and the general public.
Our local knowledge of the contract locations we operate in means we understand our local road networks. Using this knowledge we develop our programme of works to ensure the safety of pedestrians, road users and workers.
Our health and safety systems adhere with HSG65 and are implemented via our OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited management system. Our staff are fully trained under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
We’re committed to improving safety across our whole supply chain and are continuously working towards building a zero-harm culture. Key to achieving this is the development of Safe Systems of Work that are easy to understand and specifically tailored for the task in hand. These include comprehensive risk analysis, allocating key responsibilities and ensuring everyone involved understands the objectives and site rules from the outset.
Supporting improved road safety
As a London based business employing local people we are acutely aware of the dangers large vehicles pose to cyclists, pedestrians and other road users. That’s why we are actively engaged in a number road safety schemes designed to drive greater road safety across London and the wider UK.
Transport for London – Work Related Road Risk
Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) is aligned with the London Mayor’s Vision Zero approach to road danger reduction. No death or serious injury on our roads is acceptable, or inevitable.
At JB Riney we are proud to support this TfL initiative. Throughout our operations we are continually looking at ways of improving our fleet and measures implemented to date include the retro-fit of safety equipment such as side guards, proximity sensors, extended mirrors and cameras. We have also focused efforts into the achievement of FORS GOLD accreditation status.
We are pleased to be playing our part as a contractor in delivering the huge programme of infrastructure improvements aimed towards improving conditions for cyclists and encouraging more people to cycle in London. In addition, we have participated in a number of initiatives to highlight the challenges faced by more vulnerable road users including ‘Exchanging Places’ events. We are also involved in the Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety programme (CLOCS) in their “Improving Vehicle Safety” workstream.
We have been working with Mercedes- Benz and Thompson Group tipper truck body builders to design and develop an urban friendly high visibility safety vehicle which is fit for purpose and provides the driver with improved visibility of other road users (particularly cyclists and pedestrians) and of all other hazards which are ‘normal’ occurrences on busy, congested London streets.
- New cab design
- A lower positioned driver seat
- Wrap-around windows
- Full height glass doors on the nearside to give a much better view for the driver.
These improvements are all designed to counter visibility issues particularly those relating to accidents and fatalities caused by left-turning HGV vehicles.
Safety Truck on display at the City of London’s Cart Marking Ceremony. Safety improvements include: full height glass doors on nearside to improve driver visibility.
Health and wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our employees is a key operational focus at JB Riney and we are always looking
at ways to ensure the best possible working environment and practices. Simple things like lifting kits on site to mitigate the risk of back injuries can make all the difference .
Looking to industry bodies such as HTMA we support efforts to improve best practice. Not only the health and wellbeing of our workforce but also that of local residents and businesses affected by our operations.