Our approach to Health, Safety, Environment & Quality is clear. To engage in all aspects of our business activities considerately, ethically, responsibly and safely without risk or harm to our employees, clients, members of the general public, supply chain partners or the environment.
Health and safety is communicated via regular bulletins, newsletters, updates, training sessions and our unique ‘Care Card’ system of reporting, this is supported via a dedicated team that regularly evaluate, test, inspect, audit and support the business and our colleagues, empowering them to make the right decisions on safety at all times. We remain committed to continuing to promote health and safety throughout our business and will work tirelessly to ensure that we continue to be regarded as one of the leaders in our industry when it comes to safe and efficient lifting. Every operator, driver and engineer is trained to a minimum of CPCS or industry standard and undergoes a regular industry Health & Safety testing as well as medical testing through our Qualified Occupational Health partners.
Our approach to environmental responsibility is simple and straightforward. We aim to operate sustainable and workable practices throughout our day-to-day business with express consideration for the environment and to our customers, suppliers, employees and the communities within which we operate. The hire and support vehicle fleet is renewed on a regular basis, this program is designed to keep it as fuel efficient as possible, it enables us to offer maximum fuel efficiency and minimise our carbon emissions. Our transport fleet is monitored by a modern tracking system continually to ensure the most efficient routes are taken to minimise fuel consumption. Additionally we carry out the majority of repair/warranty work in our purpose built workshops or on site to reduce the emissions from transporting machinery unnecessarily to remote dealerships for repair. We seek to minimise adverse impacts through good management, aiming for continuous improvement in our Sustainability and delivering on our duty of care towards future generations.
Dewsbury & Proud are fully committed to the requirements of our Quality Management System. We strive to provide our customers with the services which meets and where possible exceeds their expectations. Our Management drive forward and accept the responsibility for establishing, implementing, and maintaining the quality management system that commits to satisfy the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, and any other Client specific quality requirements.
ISO 9001 helps us ensure that we meet the needs of our customers, by having a framework in place that ensures we consistently provide quality in the provision of equipment and services while continually driving for improvement.
Dewsbury and Proud Ltd are members of the Construction Plant-Hire Association (C.P.A.), Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Road Haulage Association (RHA). Being a member of these industry bodies enables us to keep abreast of current and future legislation, best practice initiatives on safety, training and security across our industry and beyond. The memberships also allows us to use the Construction Plant-Hire Association’s model conditions of hire which are the standard hire conditions used throughout the U.K.. These Conditions make it clear what each parties roles and responsibilities are within the hire contact. We have several members of staff who regularly attend and have input on these committees.
We are audited and accredited by several well-known schemes including Achilles UVDB, SafeContractor, SMAS, and Avetta. This means we meet and exceed the requirements of many of the UK’s largest supply chain organisations, this also enables us to prove our quality, environmental and health & safety standards efficiently to prospective customers
Dewsbury & Proud Limited is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that each employee feels respected and is valued based upon their skills, performance and commitment.
It is the continuing policy of Dewsbury & Proud to provide equal opportunity employment to all employees without regard to the actual or perceived protected characteristics referenced below. Dewsbury & Proud Limited is committed to treating all employees fairly and as such no employee will be treated less favourably due to their association with someone who has a protected characteristic.
We promote activities that positively improve wellbeing and inclusiveness for all within our community and environment.
By supporting local charities, sports clubs, and support groups, we give back to a community that has given Dewsbury & proud so much since 1977. In turn these groups improve and create services and opportunities for local people when they need it most.
We champion the crane industry as a force for good and encourage everyone from all walks of life to see the opportunities and benefits available within the crane industry.