Health, Safety, Sustainability and Wellbeing
Lowery have a long and enviable track record of delivering projects on time, on budget, safely and to customer requirements. Central to our delivery process is our commitment to Health, Safety, Quality and the Environment. Lowery know and understand the benefits our accredited systems offer us as a company. More importantly however, is knowing what these superior systems offer our customers.
Lowery Ltd. operate in full compliance with Health, Safety and Environmental Legislation, and to a quality which continually meets its customers’ expectations. Our customers know this because we expect this of ourselves.
Vehicle Fleet - FORS Gold Certification
Lowery have gained FORS Gold Accreditation covering our vehicle fleet management. The certification shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them. We have also managed to make a significant saving by reducing our fuel usage and improving our MPG.
Employee Assistance Programme
In 2018 Lowery introduced an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) operated by Validium, which is available to everyone who works on behalf of the company including contractors.
Regardless of whether individuals work directly for Lowery or a sub-contractor, the EAP is there to offer free support for any issues or worries workers may have, either in the workplace or in their personal life.
Lowery understand that, in an ideal world, each and every employee would be able to leave their problems at home and focus 100% on their job. The EAP is an invaluable tool for ensuring that good mental health is promoted and facilitated within our workforce, as well as minimising the impact of any external distractions on employees’ abilities to function or focus while at work.
Mates in Mind
Lowery also became members of Mates in Mind in 2018.
Mates in Mind aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK construction industry. Mates in Mind has an ambitious goal – to reach 100,000 workers in its first year and by 2025 to have reached 75% of the construction industry.
It is led by and for the industry in partnership with the Health in Construction Leadership Group and British Safety Council, as well as with other leading organisations and charities such as Mind, Samaritans and Mental Health First Aid England.
Mates in Mind helps to make sense of available options and support to employers. Lowery are holding awareness and training sessions throughout 2019, including mental health ambassador workshops and mental health first aiders as part of this programme.