Health & Safety
Health and Safety has, and will always be, our priority. We believe it’s essential to continually invest a significant amount of time and resources into our company policies and working practises to ensure a safe and productive working environment.
Astra are the only Specialist Attachment Company in the UK to hold all three ISOs, plus the FORS accreditation for safe driving policies and the RISQS (Link UP) certificate making Astra an approved supplier to the Rail industry.
These accreditations are periodically reviewed and Astra continue to be externally audited to ensure we are the safest choice when it comes to supplying attachments.
Our committed approach to health and safety sets us apart from our competitors, why import unnecessary risks onto your job site?
By choosing Astra, a safety conscious and accredited organisation, you are minimising the risks to your employees and maintaining the highest standards for your company.
Astra’s Health and Safety Policies
Our dedication to safety is recognised in our ISO 18001 accreditation and our Link Up approval.
By working closely with both our own personnel and external health and safety consultants we implemented formal procedures which reduce the risks associated with health and safety in the work place.
To achieve and maintain these accreditation’s we make sure every piece of equipment is subject to stringent safety checks both pre and post hire, delivering you optimum productivity and on site safety.
We can also supply user guides and risk assessment guides with all pieces of hired equipment, to assist you and your own on site safety practises.
Astra’s environmental policies
As a modern company we understand the need for environmental awareness and sustainability. Our ISO 14001 accreditation is one we are very proud of. We are always looking to build on and improve our environmental management and the accreditation continually helps us promote personal responsibility and understanding of a variety of environmental issues.
Astra’s quality management systems
Astra was the first specialist attachment company to achieve the ISO 9001 accreditation, setting the standard in the industry. This was first awarded in 2009 for demonstrating our continued improvement and dedication to high levels of customer service.
Astra’s dedication to driving safety
In 2014, Astra joined the FORS driving safety scheme, and all depots carry the bronze certificate. The FORS accreditation has enhanced the driving health & safety culture within Astra. New policies have been implemented to encourage safer driving for all employees and improvements to our fleet of vehicles have created a safer environment for other road users and pedestrians as well as personnel on site.