Because our attention to detail shows we care.
Building upon its good history of health and safety performance Mildren Construction continue to strive for improvements across all areas of operation. The Mildren Construction board of directors are committed to ensuring continuous improvement through smarter working, improved communication and a focus on developing competencies at all levels.
The way we work at Mildren Construction is to ensure everyone involved in the work has a say in the decision making. Cultural improvements through inclusion and sharing of information are helping to deliver improved performance across Health, Safety, Environment and Quality.
The successful management of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at Mildren Construction is underlined by our accredited management systems which are ‘triple badged’ to OHSAS 18001 for Health and Safety, ISO 14001 for Environmental management and ISO 9001 for Quality Management.
All of our management and operative staff are empowered with the knowledge, experience and confidence to make informed safety decisions, ensuring works only proceed when a safe system of work is in place and achievable. With our dedicated internal HSEQ team focused on continuing professional development we ensure industry best practice and new ideas are put into effect, working closely with the site teams to improve and develop our safety culture at all levels. It is the aim of all in the company to ensure we undertake work in safe environments and that everyone gets home safe at the end of every day.
The HSEQ department is led by Richard Hardy the HSEQ Manager. Richard leads the team of 3 full time HSEQ professionals
Richard Hardy, HSEQ Manager
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, DipNEBOSH, GradIOSH, PTTLS
Carol Robinson, HSEQ Advisor
BA OHS Management, DipEnvDev, IEMA Cert, GradIOSH
“Our methods of work are not static, we seek continued improvement by challenging existing ways of working, developing new ideas to explore the potential advancement in the way we work. As a company it is important we continue to learn, always taking continued little steps in the direction of improvement.”
Richard Hardy, HSEQ Manager
The Mildren Construction environmental management system is audited as compliant with the ISO 14001 standards. Our aim is to maintain an environmental performance we can be proud of, leaving our sites with environmental improvements wherever possible. For each project, Mildren Construction develop a site specific environmental management plan, ensuring project specific requirements are identified and successfully managed. The HSEQ and site teams work closely with clients, subcontractors, operatives and suppliers to deliver this high level of environmental performance across all of our construction activities and waste management.
At Mildren, we recognise the social and commercial benefits associated with progressive environmental sustainability management. We use circular economy principles, i.e. reuse rather than buying new, whenever we can; we do this not only because this is better for the environment but also because it is beneficial commercially. In this way, we can encourage sustainable construction whether we are responsible for the design of a project or not. This ethos also helps us to promote and encourage a similar outlook in the appropriate parts of our supply chain. We use BREEAM and Site Sustainability to support our efforts but once the ethos is embedded, its consequences can be found throughout the company, a few examples are, using local labour and hybrid plant, incorporating solar panels wherever possible and adopting lean design principles.
This is best measured by our levels of repeat business. We have some frameworks that we have been party to for over 15 years, through three renewal processes. Over 75% of our turnover is with repeat clients and we often find that new clients come to us having received a recommendation from one of our previous clients.