Health & Safety

Pantera’s commitment to Health and Safety starts at Board level.  Our Health and Safety Director is Robert Farquhar, shareholder, Main Board Director and Co-founder of Pantera. The Board of Directors recognise that managing health and safety is vital for the strength of the business.  Communication is key to creating the correct conditions for the culture to grow and enable everyone to work safely.  As this is at the forefront of our business, all meetings at every level of the company start with health and safety.

Pantera always strives for improvement, evaluating our processes and systems; we will not accept that there is not a better way of doing things.  We aim to be leaders of our industry with a fresh forward thinking approach, researching best practice and seeking out innovations which will help us achieve our goals.

Action plans are produced annually setting smart objectives for Health, Safety and Environmental performance.  These are regularly audited, reviewed and evaluated to ensure they are achieved and are still relevant to our requirements.

Pantera believes a trained operative is best placed to make the correct decisions in undertaking work safely.  Training is provided for all aspects of the company’s operations, at every level.  The company manages and maintains an all-inclusive training matrix to ensure all training is up to date and identifying any shortfalls.  On site, daily activity briefings are held each morning and weekly tool box talks are undertaken.

Our health and safety monitoring is both proactive and reactive.  All accidents, minor or otherwise are investigated and data recorded.  Safety alerts and toolbox talks are issued based on any outcomes, and recorded statistics are used to set priorities for the following year.

Site inspections are regularly undertaken by our safety officer with reports issued and action points raised; these are followed up and closed out by senior management.  Our site supervisors also undertake weekly site inspections and all of our sites are monitored and scored on health, safety and performance by senior management.  These scores are discussed monthly at the management meeting with supervisors and a league table produced.  Awards are held at the end of the year rewarding top performing supervisors.

Pantera operates a near miss reporting system; we see this proactive monitoring system as a major tool to engage the workforce, raising awareness in the working environment, where dangerous situations are identified and others unsafe actions are challenged to further improve safety in the workplace.

We want our workforce to choose to work safely not because they have to but because they want to, and achieve our ultimate goal to return them to their homes safely every day.

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Environment

Pantera Carpentry is ISO 14001:2004 accredited and we recognise the social and economic importance of protecting the environment. The Environmental Review outlines our plans and responsibilities for identifying and addressing environmental issues relating to our operations.

The Environmental Review is audited and updated regularly showing our commitment in leading by example in promoting a sensitive, considered attitude to the environment.

Pantera like to work closely with our clients supporting their own initiatives and objectives both on and off site and taking on board processes that enhance us in the industry.

Being part of Considerate Constructors Scheme has enabled us to look closely at our effect and attitude towards the environment and the people we work around and we have been commended by them for our efforts.

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'Pantera are ISO 14001 accredited and therefore senior management have all had environmental awareness training. All fuel and energy use is being recorded by the company and all materials are sourced responsibly with FSC or PEFC chain of custody documentation in place.'
Site Visit Report
February 2017
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