Health & Safety
Consultation and Communication
HTC Plant maintains that communication and consultation with its employees is the keystone to a safe environment. To achieve this HTC Plant has monthly Health and Safety Committee Meetings attended by representatives from all areas of the business.
HTC Plant is committed to the principles of an I.I.F. (Incident and Injury Free) culture. All Staff and Operatives have attended a 4 hour incident and injury free orientation training session. This has been maintained throughout the business via the work of the Safety Committee and the adoption of the following principles:
HTC Plant takes pride in using its achievements in best practice to assist in steering the safety of the Tower crane industry. To this end the company is an active member of the CPA Tower Crane Interest Group, who using their joint expertise, provide assistance and advice to tower crane hire companies, erection teams, operators and clients throughout the nation and worldwide.
HTC Plant itself maintains membership of the CPA, British Safety Council and Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
HTC Plant is a CITB Registered training centre (see also training) and delivers tailored training packages to all areas of the industry. As well as training facilities in Sheffield we also have a facility in Preston Brook, Cheshire. Here we do CPCS Tower Crane operators, Slinger Signallers and Appointed Persons training which will allow the company to further control the quality of training delivered to potential candidates wishing to enter the company or industry. This will ensure we are safe and the people we work with are safe.
HTC Plant is a BS ISO 9001 registered company and maintain registration annually via an external accredited auditing body. Internal auditing is carried out by HTC to maintain the highest standards of quality in between external audits.
HTC Plant welcome external audits either Health and Safety or Quality by clients to satisfy that the company is the nation’s leading tower crane hire and sales provider.
HTC Plant aim to actively reduce our impact on the Environment this is achieved by maintaining a stringent Environmental policy. Control of waste sent to landfill is controlled by utilizing segregation of all materials and use of a dedicated licensed waste management company.
The main impact of the company is the utilization of transport. This is reviewed constantly by the Company Transport Manager who strives to consolidate vehicle loading to reduce the amount of vehicles used in any particular project reducing the company carbon footprint.
Whilst on site company operatives will follow the environmental plan of the Client.
On a smaller scale but equally important where we can we car share to and from our dept in Sheffield.
Service and Maintenance
HTC Plant’s policy ensures that all tower cranes receive the attention of a full planned preventative maintenance schedule prior to dispatch to site. This attention gives peace of mind to our customer that the crane is safe and that all mechanical and electrical parts are checked. Once erected all crane receive an independent thorough examination by an external accredited company prior to the crane being released for use by the client. HTC Plant maintain that this is the only way in which the safety and integrity of the crane is proven.
Once erected HTC Plant carry out a thorough service inspection of the crane at specific intervals. Due to this extensive package HTC Plant can guarantee 99% utilization to the client guaranteeing Safety and reliability of our hired fleet.
The service we offer meets the criteria of the new ‘Maintenance and Thorough Examination of Tower Cranes’ Best Practice guide of which we had a large input into the content of this document. Whilst many will need to adopt the principles and procedures contained within this document it is in most areas a reflection of what we have done for several years.