How We Work

David Morton (Larbert) Ltd have developed company policies to confirm our commitment to Health & Safety and protecting the environment and ensuring that procedures are in place to involve all our employees in the implementation of these standards of excellence within the company.

Health & Safety Policy

It is David Morton’s policy to ensure that all our demolition works are carried out with safety paramount. We recognise the potential dangers in demolition and have developed procedures to mitigate these. Our Health & Safety Policy was drawn up with that goal in mind. It incorporates both our Health & Safety statement and the procedures we adopt to achieve that goal. The success of this approach is confirmed by our accident free sites with our accident free hours now totalling over 100,000.

Environmental Policy

Our Environmental Policy lays down our intention to protect the environment for both our own enjoyment and that of future generations. All our projects are carried out in a manner to minimise the impact on the environment. This included:-

  • Minimising impact on surrounding habitat for both flora and fauna.
  • Minimising emissions from our sites for Noise, Dust & Smoke.
  • Recovering and recycling waste from our sites. Our aim being to achieve at least a 95% recovery/recycling rate from all our sites.

Legislation

It is David Morton’s intention to comply with, and in many cases exceed, the requirement of legislation relating to the works we carry out.

All works will further be in compliance with the following:

Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
The Hazardous Waste (England & Wales) Regulations 2005
The Special Waste (Scotland) Regulations 1997 as Amended 2004
BS6187: 2011 Code of Practice for Demolition
Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
The Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006 as amended by The Fire Safety (Scotland) Amended Regulations 2010

Changes, or proposed changes, in legislation are monitored to ensure we are always up to date with our procedures affected by any changes. We also participate in HSE consultations on proposed changes to ensure the voice of the demolition industry is kept to the fore.