Often a faulty or damaged boiler isn’t dangerous but will significantly reduce in terms of performance and efficiency, making bills more expensive and your home harder to heat. However there are occasions when old, poorly maintained or damaged boilers can release toxic Carbon Monoxide gas commonly known as the ‘silent killer’.
Health & Safety
Swale Heating’s essential purpose is to keep our customers safe and warm. We are committed to ensuring the safety of all our employees, the residents whose properties we work in and all those who come into contact with our business. We believe that there is always a way to work safely and we have worked hard to develop a culture of openness and awareness so that every member of staff is encouraged to take the safety of themselves and those around them seriously at all times.
We all have a part to play in keeping our workplaces safe. One of the most effective ways we can do this is by being aware of the risks around us and acting to address these. We actively encourage all our employees to regularly assess their working environments and report any identified risks - as they arise.
Recognising good Health and Safety performance is critical to the success of our business, and we believe every employee is responsible for getting it right. Capturing the near misses and hazard observations that can easily remain un-noticed and un-reported is vitally important for us in understanding safe working practices. We respond quickly to identified trends and near-misses to prevent more significant incidents or injuries.
We also ensure that every individual working in our business is properly trained for the work they do and through regular on-going training and continual professional development we ensure that their skills are kept right up to date.
We are OHSAS 18001 accredited and are independently audited for our compliance with this rigorous international standard: maintaining this challenging assessment demonstrates our commitment to providing a safe working environment and safe systems of work for all our employees, supported by our Health and Safety Management system.
Our full Health & Safety Policy is available on request. Please contact us to request a copy.