Environmental Social and Governance

The impact of Watkins operations on our employees and the wider community is a key priority and working safely is at the forefront of all our business decisions. With dedicated staff, inspections and an extensive training programmes, risks to our business and clients are positively reduced.

WASP: Watkins Audit And Safety Program

Every Watkins site is audited by independent HSEQ Consultants on a monthly basis as a minimum, and more frequently where required.  Inspections cover all aspects of Watkins works including documentation, site conditions, environment, equipment, quality management and behavioural safety. Reports are produced on iPads and available with photos electronically.

All WASP metrics and information for our Customer Care department is collated to produce monthly HSEQ reports. These reports are used to benchmark Watkins performance both against internal targets and against industry standards.

Health and Safety

All works are planned to incorporate the latest technologies and techniques to reduce the risk of harm. Safety Plans, Method Statements and Risk Assessments are developed and reviewed for all works.

All site staff carry relevant CSCS cards and are trained in manual handling, noise and vibration, PUWER, working at height and face fit testing.

Quality

Our Quality Management System ensures that all work sare independently checked and tested prior to handover. Our induction and personnel checks ensure each operative is qualified prior to works.

Test and inspection sheets are completed for each level of the installation (i.e. first fix, second fix). All systems are commissioned by highly qualified engineers. Any defects are tracked and improvements suggested.

Environment

Watkins monitors and aims to reduce our impact on the environment. Monitoring includes waste, CO2, energy and water usage. We have reduced our energy use recently with solar panels to all offices and switching vehicles to more efficient models.

Accreditations

Working for some of the UK largest construction clients it is imperative that Watkins is able to show is commitment to service and quality.
As part of this process Watkins is accredited for a wide variety of services and products. We hold Gas Safe, ConstructionLine and NIC EIC accreditation. We are members of the Building and Engineering Services Association, Construction Health and Safety Group and Construction Safety SE. We can also install renewable technologies under the Micro-generation Certification Scheme allowing our clients access to government grants.