Health & Safety
The Company is committed to ensuring the provision and maintenance of a healthy and safe working environment for all our employees and any other person who may be affected by our work activities. We adhere to the following Health and Safety Executive (HSE) laws and regulations:
Construction Design Management (CDM) – the purpose is to assist all parties in ensuring that their construction project is safe to build, use, maintain and delivers good value.
Approved Code(s) of Practice (ACoP) – the purpose is to provide practical advice regarding compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
SMR hold an APS Corporate Membership in the field of construction project health and safety. In addition, SMR are CHAS accredited via the CHAS Health & Safety Pre-Qualification Scheme, for both the Designer and Principal Designer roles.
The Company is committed to maintaining an ethos which promotes acting in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
We recognise we have the opportunity to design for the longest possible building lifespan, and to use the least environmentally damaging resources. We will wherever possible conserve existing buildings, use renewable resources and promote re-use of materials with consequent energy and material savings.
Where appropriate, we utilise specialist software produced by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to assess environmental performance of the buildings we design and as required by our clients we strive to achieve the highest BREEAM (Environment Assessment Method) and / or Code for Sustainable Homes rating(s).
Our business directly impacts upon the environment, therefore we aim to operate to seek to reduce the unnecessary usage of water, energy and materials to sustain resources.
SMR is committed to providing the highest standards of architecture with quality and service at the heart of our business.
Our projects are completed to the highest possible standard through diligent adherence to a framework within which all projects are undertaken. The framework is built around:
- realistic, prudent and economic feasibility
- commitment to value engineering and seeking advanced solutions
- conveying accurate information throughout the project
- entirely fulfilling the needs of the end user
SMR are an ISO 9001 accredited practice.
SMR takes Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and its an important focus for our whole team. We are aware of our standing within the community in which we operate and are committed to behaving in an ethical and socially responsible manner.