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ENERGY & UTILITIES: SKYFORM sCOTLAND LTD “Really, it’s about having responsibility for your activities and ensuring that no harm is done to the environment, which can then impact future generations.” completed correctly and safely at all times. “On a day to day basis, I am responsible for engaging with clients and ensuring that our employees are at the right place, doing the right job, at the right time. It is critical that they have the correct and best available equipment to do their jobs. Our workforce undertakes a minimum level of training and we continue to challenge the boundaries of what is the “minimum level”. “In the last 18 -24 months, we’ve invested significantly in up-skilling our workforce, training the guys to increase their competence and in the ‘One Stop Shop’ for statutory inspections. We continue to do so with training needs being identified continually as we expand our workforce and portfolio.” HEALTH AND SAFETY As required, Skyform utilise external companies and engage with consultants for aspects of the business that they feel are not within their natural expertise, such as the provision of occupational health advice and pressure systems. Alan commented: “If we’re in a situation where a customer asks ‘Can you support this?’, we take the pressure off by engaging with industry experts and consultants for advice and guidance. To support our health and safety compliance, we never cut corners and foolishly head into a project without sound, professional knowledge in place. “To guarantee that standards are met, we have on site supervisors who ensure the teams are working as they 36 HSE INTERNATIONAL should be, we have our own audit and inspection schedule and we use in-house and third party organisations to feedback on health and safety compliance standards.” ACCREDITATION AND CERTIFICATION ISO 9001: 2008 ISO 14001: 2004 BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 UKAS 17020 Achilles UVDB Achilles Link Up Investors in People BSI Green Deal Installer – PAS2030 Safe Mark Safe Contractor Skyform’s memberships include: SEAMA (Suspended Access Equipment Manufacturers Association), AREG (Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group), LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), CRA (Concrete Repair Association), CPA (Corrosion Protection Alliance), SCA (Sprayed Concrete Association), Construction Line and UKAS. The company has recently received certification for ISO/ IEC 17020:2012, Conformity assessment. This International Standard has been drawn up with the objective of promoting confidence in bodies performing inspection, and certification involves a rigorous internal audit. “We’re also members of RenewableUK who are great for advice and keeping us up to date with changes in