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Health and Safety Policy

The ECOSA health and safety policy applies to all personnel, including all sub-contractors, associates and visitors.

Our statement of general policy is:

  • To provide adequate control of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
  • To consult with our employees on matters affecting their health and safety;
  • To provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
  • To ensure safe handling and use of substances;
  • To provide information, instruction and supervision for employees;
  • To ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks and to provide adequate training;
  • To prevent accidents and cases of work-related ill health;
  • To maintain safe and healthy working conditions; and
  • To review and revise the Health and Safety policy at regular intervals.

ECOSA is a fully registered member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum, through ‘Safety Management Advisory Services' (SMAS) accreditation. SSIP registration demonstrates that ECOSA have an appropriate level of competence in their Health and Safety management systems. ECOSA employ an external health and safety consultant to provide advice and regular health and safety training, including working at height, working near water and asbestos awareness. Personal Track Safety (PTS) accreditation means we are also available for track-side works. In addition, all key ECOSA ecologists are Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) operative certified, and all staff are committed to the ECOSA Health and Safety policy.

ECOSA is committed to developing a competent workforce able to meet the requirements of our customers, our employees and the construction industry.

Environmental Policy

ECOSA is committed to operating in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner.

ECOSA leads by example in its own activities through the commitment to its Environmental Policy and aims to minimise the impacts of its activities. It is determined to pass on the local environment to future generations in a better condition than it is today.

ISO 9001 and ECOSA's Quality Assurance Policy

ECOSA is registered and certified to ISO 9001, the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses, through a certification body accredited by the sole national accreditation body recognised by government, The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

ECOSA adopt an internal review process whereby all reports and documents are subject to review by a principal/senior ecologist to ensure technical accuracy prior to submission to the client.All ECOSA project managers have an excellent working knowledge and experience of planning system requirements in respect of biodiversity, and are affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and the Society for the Environment. All survey work and reporting is carried out to recognised industry standards which adhere to current guidance issued by statutory regulators such as Natural England. Bat surveys and inspections are carried out in accordance with Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) guidelines.

ECOSA ecologists have a range of specialist skills and are experienced in all key ecological field survey techniques. Our ecologists hold a full range of Natural England protected species licences, including hazel dormouse, bats (all species) and great crested newt. Our staff undergo regular in-house and outsourced training to ensure that their professional skills remain up-to-date. All employees are committed to the quality assurance policy and strive to work to the highest industry standards and guidance laid down by legislators.

ECOSA's quality assurance policy is to achieve sustained, profitable growth by providing services which consistently satisfy the needs and expectations of its clients.

The objectives of the Quality Assurance System are:

  • To work to regulatory and professional bodies' ecological survey and mitigation guidelines;
  • To maintain and continue to develop an effective Quality Assurance System which complies with International Standard ISO9001 (Quality Systems);
  • To achieve and maintain a level of quality which enhances the Company's reputation with clients;
  • To ensure compliance with relevant statutory and safety requirements; and
  • To endeavor, at all times, to maximise client satisfaction with the services provided by ECOSA.

Privacy and Cookie Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, current UK Data Protection legislation and Internet best practice.

The full Privacy and Cookie Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions and will help you to understand how your personal information collected during your use of this website will be treated by us, as well as how we use cookies.