Retain Celebrates Winning Health & Safety Award for Six Years Straight

Jamie Gibbs, Retain Founding Director
Jamie Gibbs, Retain Founding Director

RETAIN LTD, the industrial and commercial roofing contractor based in Plymouth, is celebrating an uninterrupted six years of outstanding health & safety with the firm’s latest win of an NFRC Gold Health & Safety in Roofing Award.

The company, which employs 25 people and works nationally, prides itself on its excellent health and safety record over the past decade and more. It has won the NFRC gold health & safety award accolade for each of the past six years.

Specialising in roofing, maintenance and surveys, mainly on commercial and industrial units including those with asbestos sheet roofs, Retain Ltd has seen unprecedented demand for its services particularly in the past two years, yet has maintained its focus on health and safety successfully during that time.

Award-Winning Health & Safety

Simon Andrews, Retain Project Co-ordinator attributes the firm’s award-winning health & safety record to a commitment that is driven both from the top down and bottom up.

Simon Andrews explains, “Roofing is dangerous work and safety should be the number one priority on all sites. At Retain everyone is involved and engaged, you have to get everyone on board. The best place to start with a commitment to health and safety is with those who are on the tools.

“Building relationships is critical and that is admittedly easier with a smaller team. We have weekly meetings where everyone is encouraged to speak up about any issues or concerns and it allows me to keep abreast of people’s thoughts. You have to build trust and that means there can be no blame game and no hiding of problems so that they can be dealt with.”

Now the challenge is for the business to continue maintaining its high health & safety standards as it expands and plans for bigger and more complex projects.

Jamie Gibbs, Retain Founding Director said, “We’re proud of our continuing health and safety ethos at Retain. It’s satisfying to see this recognised for the sixth year in a row with the NFRC Gold Health & Safety in Roofing Award.

“There’s nothing more important than the safety of our team and their consistently high health and safety standards also provide our customers with the assurance that they are receiving a professional and safe service.”

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