Putting Health and Safety first

InstaGroup makes Health and Safety a priority on every project. We invest huge amounts in Health and Safety training every year, as shown by the safety accreditations listed below. Please contact us to find out more.

Embedding safety into your project

We effectively take on responsibility for our element of the construction, covering the moral and legal liability of our team members when they are working on-site.

Our entire workforce is trained to operate safely, and training doesn’t stop after qualification: it’s ongoing. All of our workers must attend updated technical and safety courses for at least two weeks a year, every year, on top of any separate job-specific courses we require.

We directly employ all of our managers and supervisors, adding a layer of assurance and accountability to every project.

What does this mean for you as a contractor?

  • De-risks the contract
  • Limits your liabilities
  • Mental and physical wellbeing of workers on-site

Driving excellence in Health and Safety

We go above and beyond every professional regulation and legal requirement for each job. Whether our workers are installing flooring, working at height, fitting underfloor heating, operating machinery or making a hot drink.

For example, every InstaGroup team will always include trained First Aiders and trained Fire Marshalls. Not because it’s a legal requirement, but because it’s the way we want to operate. Likewise, we’ve ensured 45 of our workers are BPEC trained to fit underfloor heating, even though this is not currently required. For us, it’s always a matter of safety first.

The wellbeing of our workers is paramount. We’re aware of the high rates of stress and suicide in our industry, and have instigated our own Mental Health First Aid programme to offer crucial support when it’s needed. We train workers as Mental Health First Aiders, and we can offer counselling.

Health and Safety led from the top

John Reed, senior board director at InstaGroup leads Health and Safety from the top down.

He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety & Health, a Chartered Member of the Institute of Building Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. He is trained to Level 7 Construction Senior Management NVQ – the highest standard achievable.

John cares passionately about safety and mental wellbeing at work, and his ‘hands-on’ approach has driven the importance of safety firmly into our business.

John undergoes all safety training himself so he can fully understand every process, every technical operation, every product and every piece of machinery. He knows everything our teams know, so he can check our workers are always operating safely and correctly on-site.

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Built-in reassurance for contractors

We are dedicated to workplace safety and competence at all levels, from operative to manager. InstaGroup team members are also qualified to train others, including PAT training.

Above all, we have a pro-active and practical approach to Health and Safety on-site. You can be certain we will use our standards of excellence to ensure your project is planned and carried out smoothly and efficiently, as well as safely.

Our safety accreditations

IOSH – Institute of Safety & Health
1 Chartered Member, 2 Grad Members

CIOB – Chartered Institute of Building
2 Chartered Members

FCABE – Chartered Association of Building Engineers
1 Fellow

IIF Trainers
Incident Injury Free, trained by Lendlease

MHFA
10 trained Mental Health First Aiders

Passive Fire Protection
All managers, supervisors and operatives are trained

IFC Third Party Accredited PFP Installers
Accredited to sign off our own fire protection works. The only flooring company to have this.

IOSH Certificated
4 Safety at Work trained (5-day course)

SSSTS
Safety Training Scheme – supervisors and site supervisors

SMSTS
Safety Training Scheme – managers and site managers

Manual Handling Trained and Certificated
All managers, supervisors and operatives are trained

First Aiders
All managers and supervisors are trained

Fire Marshals
All managers and supervisors are trained

IPAF
4 managers and operatives trained in using scissor lifts and cherry pickers (working from height)

PASMA
5 managers and operatives qualified in building aluminium towers ( working from height)

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Works Supervisors
Gold Card – CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme

All supervisors are qualified

NVQ Level 6 Occupational Health and Safety
Black Card – CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme

3 senior managers are qualified

NVQ Level 6 Occupational Works Management
Black Card – CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme

All managers are qualified

NVQ Level 7 Construction Senior Management
Black Card – CSCS Construction Skills Certification Scheme
3 senior managers are qualified

SEATS
Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme

4 managers and supervisors are qualified

Banksman Trained
50% of supervisors and managers are trained

BPEC
All managers, supervisors and operatives are independently trained in fitting underfloor heating

Find out more about our health & safety credentials