Health and Safety is so embedded into the culture of Hazlemere Commercial’s philosophy, that the company employs a full time Health and Safety Manager, Reg Elliott, whose input in Spring 2019 enabled Hazlemere to be accredited by the GGF as having achieved Bronze Level Two of the GGF Glass Charter Merit Scheme. This spurred Hazlemere on to achieve even higher Health & Safety standards, and in July 2019 they achieved Constructionline Gold status for Health & Safety.

In January 2020 the GGF’s Director of Health & Safety Phil Pinnington re-assessed Hazlemere and found that thanks to Reg Elliott’s efforts, Hazlemere had improved enough to enable them to be upgraded to Bronze Level Three of the GGF Glass Charter Merit Scheme, with Silver being the next step up. Below is a photo of Phil Pinnington (left) presenting Hazlemere Commercial Director Mark Austin with their Bronze 3 Certificate at the Arden Hotel in Solihull on Thursday 6th February 2020.

As standard Hazlemere Commercial always carry out and produce for each commercial project a RAMS (Risk and Method Statement) which includes a Health and Safety assessment. All relevant staff on its workforce are CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) accredited or have equivalent qualifications. This includes all Hazlemere Commercial’s surveyors, installers, project managers, site foreman and site supervisors etc. Each of Hazlemere’s Commercial site supervisors are also SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) accredited by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).

This means that Hazlemere Commercial has four decades of experience in manufacturing and installing in all sorts of commercial premises, and especially educational premises, where Health and Safety is paramount, so are used to carefully scheduling and co-operating with each client, staff and head teachers. Furthermore all relevant Hazlemere Commercial staff and all sub-contractors are DBS checked (formally CRB) as a matter of course before attending any educational premises during term time.

Hazlemere Commercial are Chas, Exor and Constructionline Gold accredited, as well as ISO 9001:2015 for Quality Management and ISO 14001:2015 for Waste Management. Hazlemere Commercial have been successful on getting onto the LHC A4, A5 and A6 Frameworks, so are used to being rigorously checked out.

Hazlemere have been members of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) since April 2015, and one of Hazlemere Commercial’s Directors, Mark Austin is the Chairman of the GGF Board of Directors and is currently GGF President. Hazlemere Commercial is the largest division of Hazlemere Window Company Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Hazlemere Commercial is therefore proud to be accredited to the extent it currently is by the Glass and Glazing Federation and will continue working towards their Silver and Gold standards, as it has constantly invested over its lifetime focusing on the quality of delivery, procedures, products, staff and it’s supply chain. So as you can see, Hazlemere is not resting on its laurels, as it knows the importance to it’s valued clients of keeping up standards, adhering to lead times, staying within budget, liaison throughout the procurement and installation process, and ongoing customer service.