Zero Harm status for Solar Windows
The Zero Harm site safety programme
Specialist REHAU fabricator, Solar Windows is the first company to achieve the Zero Harm site safety programme in the supply chain of contractors Mansell.
The Zero Harm site safety programme, which Mansell has adopted from its parent company Balfour Beatty, encourages both employees and all members of the supply chain to 'Make Safety Personal'.
By 2012, it aims to achieve zero fatalities, zero injuries to the public, no long term harm to health and an accident frequency ratio of 0.1.
Solar has completed an 8 step process to achieve the coveted accreditation, including management training, workshops for operatives, online courses and on site observations.
The REHAU fabricator, which was shortlisted for the G11 'Fabricator of the Year' award, manufactures largely for the commercial sector in REHAU's S706 and REHAU GENEO window systems and REHAU Polytec 50S composite curtain walling system.
Solar Windows has demonstrated a long term commitment to health and safety and already holds both SAFEcontractor status and CHAS certification and two of its senior executives have achieved the highest NEBOSH Health and Safety at Work accreditation.
REHAU has introduced a new RIBA-approved CPD covering the specification of doors, windows and curtain walling as part of an energy efficient project. The CPD is entitled Fenestration: Windows, Doors and Curtain Walling and explores the pros and cons of the different material types available in the UK, which materials suit which project type best and design considerations. Building Regulations are also covered in the new CPD, alongside colour and finishing options.
REHAU joined with BRE and Solar Windows to provide an insight into the requirements of Passivhaus principles and the potential benefits in terms of lower energy costs. The successful seminar was attended by representatives from local architects, surveyors, councils and health authorities from across North Wales.
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REHAU designed a bespoke corner section for cable trunking to ensure desks at a London-based consolidated laboratory company achieved a flush fit.
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