Specialist services group is awarded with Investors in People Bronze Standard.
Specialist services group, the DE Group Limited has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.
The DE Group is a leading specialist contracting and construction support services group which operate across a variety of sectors in the UK. The group companies consist of Deconstruct, Derisk, Decontaminate, Deploy (Construction & Rail), Develop. The Group directly employs 120 people across two locations, predominantly servicing London and the South-East.
Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.
Group Chairman, Paul Ford said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for us. We have a strong, committed and professional team who have all helped the business to achieve this.. The award recognises that above all else we value and support our people and are committed to their ongoing professional development and will continue to support them progress their careers as our business grows and develops.”
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said:
“Achieving the Investors in People Bronze standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate the DE Group on their achievement.”
We are proud to announce we are now Achilles UVDB Accredited, scoring 100% within each section.
Asbestos and hazardous material remediation specialists Decontaminate have recently been verified as Achilles UVDB Accredited (Category B2), scoring 100% in each of the three sections: Health & Safety, Environment and Quality.
Achilles UVDB is the community for the UK utilities industry. It enables the utilities sector to use Achilles’ proven supplier pre-qualification system to manage risk within the supply chain and comply with EU regulations. Launched in 1996, Achilles UVDB is the largest Achilles community that is also used by the airports and ports sector. Achilles UVDB is managed by a Steering Group comprising of utility buyers to drive industry best practice.
Marc Smith Group SHEQ Director said:
“This accreditation is testament to the high standards we strive to uphold throughout all facets of our business in terms of corporate governance and legislation requirements. We take all aspects of health and safety seriously and this latest accreditation compliments our reputation in facilitating business continuity for our clients and continual improvement against the latest industry best practice.”
73% of contractors said to be struggling to fill roles where higher qualified staff are required.
The skills crisis in construction is intensifying, according to a survey by the CBI and education specialist Pearson, the Government plans to boost apprenticeships “will not deliver the high-quality, business-relevant training needed”.
CBI Deputy Director-General, Katja Hall, said:
“The Government has set out its stall to create a high-skilled economy, but firms are facing a skills emergency now, threatening to starve economic growth.
“Worryingly, it’s those high-growth, high-value sectors with the most potential which are the ones under most pressure. That includes construction.”
The Government announced plans for a levy on all major employers in the Budget. Construction already has its own training-levy system run via the CITB.
“The new levy announced in the budget may guarantee funding for more apprenticeships, but it’s unlikely to equate to higher quality or deliver the skills that industry needs.
The project focused on the removal of textured decorative coatings from the listed structure whilst ensuring that the substrate plasters and ornate cornice were not damaged. The building was a former hotel that was to be refurbished to a very high standard.
In addition to the removal of the textured decorative coatings, we undertook the decontamination of a chapel within the building. This element of the
project included the removal of listed timber panelling. This element required each panel to be carefully removed, cleaned and numbered for reinstallation after completion of the refurbishment works.
The DE Group announce RoSPA Health & Safety Award wins for all their Group companies.
The Group comprises of 6 operating companies, namely, Deconstruct UK, Derisk UK, Decontaminate UK, Deploy UK (Construction & Rail), Develop UK and are proud to announce RoSPA Award wins across the board.
The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards are internationally recognised and have fast become the most sought after accolade by organisations from every sector.
This key fixture in the health and safety calendar offers organisations a prime opportunity to prove their ongoing commitment to raising health and safety standards and to be a part of the longest running and most highly respected occupational safety awards programme.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 58 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said:
“The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as the DE Group, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”