Health, Safety and Environment in Roofing Awards 2022

    The 2022 National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Health, Safety and Environment Awards judging is now complete, and we’re delighted to announce that we have struck gold – again!

    This is the seventh consecutive year that we have won the Gold Award from the NFRC’s annual health and safety awards which reaffirms our ongoing commitment to delivering first-class health and safety policies throughout the Retain Limited group of companies.

    The NFRC received a total of 116 entries for this year’s awards. Participating companies achieved either a gold or silver award, which indicates the quality of the submissions they received.

    NFRC members receiving awards are recognised as leaders in health, safety and environment management, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring the highest possible health and safety standards for their workers.

    In addition, the NFRC state that some of their members went above and beyond with a detailed explanation of not only how they manage health and safety risks but also how they engage their workers in that process to drive culture change in the management of workplace risks.

    We are also delighted to confirm that Retain Roofing was highlighted as one of the companies that went above and beyond the high standard that already exists throughout the submissions.

    Jamie Gibbs, Founder and Director of Retain Limited, commented: “To win the Gold Award again is a massive testament to the team, both on and off the building site, and fully demonstrates the importance of health and safety in the make-up of our companies.

    “Despite our year-on-year success in these awards that the NFRC brilliantly puts together, we are not guaranteed any kind of accolade.

    “I would therefore like to thank our Health and Safety Coordinator and the on-site teams who have worked hard and shown fantastic dedication to achieve this award.”

    To learn more about our award-winning health and safety policies and three-in-one contractor services of industrial and commercial roofing, scaffolding, and commercial solar PV, please get in touch with us at 0800 027 2244 or email us here.

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    Award-winning three-in-one contractors serving the nation


    Gold Winner 2021: NFRC Health & Safety in Roofing Awards

    We have struck gold for the 6th year in a row in the NFRC Health and Safety in Roofing Awards

    The NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors) is one of the largest, well-respected and reputable roofing trade association in the UK. They promote quality contractors and products and ensure that its members are leading by example within the roofing industry.

    As a member of the NFRC, it is our responsibility to ensure that we adhere to the high standards set out by ourselves, NFRC and the Government. This includes quality of work, materials we use, health and safety and the training of our employees. It is the backbone of our business and is part of our core principles.

    There are numerous laws and legislations that are relevant to health and safety within the construction industry that we adhere closely to:

    Health and Safety at Work Act (1974)

    Work at Height Regulations (2005)

    Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999)

    Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (2015)

    Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (1998)

    Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998)

    The NFRC have said, “We received a total of 116 entries, with participating companies either achieving a gold or silver award, which is a testament to the quality of the submissions. In addition to this, some members went above and beyond with a detailed explanation of not only how they manage health and safety risks, but also how they engage their workers in that process to drive culture change in the management of workplace risks. The judges felt it only right to give these companies a special mention in the Member Bulletin.”

    Congratulations to the Retain Limited Roofing team for continuing to work hard to achieve this award and going above and beyond expectations! 

    To learn more about our professional and personal approach to all things health and safety or to enquire about anything else, please contact the Retain Limited team on 0800 027 2244 or fill in our online contact form to request a call back.

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    Earn Money with your Industrial Roof

    The government has this week announced a ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030. This revised date has brought forward the government’s original target by 10 years and is a key part of their wider plan to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050

    The RAC has responded to this development and said that the UK’s charging network would have to grow “exponentially” to cope with the demand when sales of electric vehicles (EV) soar as the date of the restrictions is near.

    So, what’s this got to do with industrial and commercial roofing we hear you say? Well, the places where EV owners will be working such as offices, warehouses and factories are going to need somewhere to charge their car whilst at work. The infrastructure to cope with this extra demand will need to significantly increase and this is where we can help.

    We’ve recently strengthened our presence in the commercial solar industry as a trusted installer of quality solar PV systems. In collaboration with our partners, we are able to provide a solution that meets the exact requirements of your property.

    Not only does solar PV help to reduce the overall energy consumption of the workplace, it will also maximise the return on investment (ROI) and instantly increases the value of your commercial property. It really is a win-win situation for you and your staff who will need to charge their EVs.

    Furthermore, if your commercial property was built before 1999, it is more than likely to have some kind of asbestos element within your roof. Recent government rulings state that asbestos has to be removed from all buildings before 2035, and we strongly advise you to take advantage of the 150% tax benefit of the cost by removing asbestos as part of your solar PV installation.

    Forward-thinking businesses are already reaping the rewards of harnessing energy from the sun and now is the perfect time to seriously consider solar power. A commercial solar PV system offers a fantastic addition to any business be it on a small or large scale and helps your business work towards a more sustainable future.

    To discover more about our commercial solar PV solutions and associated financial benefits for your business, please don’t hesitate to contact the Retain team on 0800 027 2244 or fill out our contact form below and we’ll be in touch.

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    Industrial & Commercial Roofing Training

    Retain Limited prides itself on its commitment to continuous training to ensure our staff have as much opportunity as possible to keep improving and move forward with their roofing careers

    This begins at the top where our director and company founder (Jamie Gibbs) is the regional Chair for the Institute of Roofing (IoR). This role is responsible for encouraging like-minded professionals to embrace collaborative learning to ultimately improve the day-to-day aspect of the industrial and commercial roofing industry.

    A key reason we also invest in training is to ensure that our professional and dedicated workforce is kept up to date with the latest regulations and practices that our industry adopts. It’s our aim to be at the forefront of our industry and the training we undertake allows us to be one of the market leaders in our field of expertise.

    Other training that we regularly undertake with our staff is provided through manufacturers whose products we regularly use on our roofing projects. This could be how to fit a certain type of cladding properly or learning how to use working at heights equipment in a safe and competent manner.

    We like to prove and give confidence to our clients that our roofing staff are competent, safe and formally qualified to work on construction sites. This is the least we can do to make sure they have all the necessary tools and knowledge to deliver beyond what is expected of them.

    Jamie Gibbs said: “It’s our aim to recruit and train young people into the industrial and commercial roofing industry and to provide them with the foundation for an exciting, rewarding and successful career.

    “We also invest heavily in our training programme to give our clients the best possible service and customer experience when we’re out on site doing what we do best.

    “I believe that training and investment in staff should be the backbone of any successful business and this is something that we will continue to do for the foreseeable future.”

    To learn more about our first-class roofing services, our commitment to training and why we’re starting an industrial roofing revolution, please contact the Retain team on 0800 027 2244 or drop us an email here and we’ll get in touch. Alternatively, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

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