Health, Safety, Quality and Environment

“MJ Quinn’s goal is to maintain the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in our relationship with our people, suppliers, subcontractors, professional associates and customers.”

Alan O’Prey, Managing Director

The MJ Quinn HSQE Team is a highly qualified unit, consisting of 3 Chartered Members of the Institute of Health and Safety (CMIOSH), Safety Practitioners (Tech SPs) and field teams of auditors and inspection officers, who are all members of IOSH with NEBOSH qualifications.

Supporting the team are a highly motivated administration team, monitoring workloads and compliance management.

MJ Quinn currently hold the following HSQE certifications:

  • ISO14001 Environmental Assurance
  • ISO45001 Health and Safety
  • ISO9001 Quality Assurance
  • Safe Contractor Approved
  • Refcom F-Gas Certificated
  • JIB Registered
  • NICEIC Approved Contractor
  • CHAS Accredited Contractor
  • BESA Accredited
  • BSI Accredited
  • BAFE Fire Safety Registered
  • ECA Registered

ISO 14001:2015
ISO 45001:2018

Health and Safety

Achievements:

  • 2,100,000 hours incident free (since our last RIDDOR).
  • Over eight thousand H&S Audits undertaken in 2020.
  • All current Policies and Procedures reviewed and updated.
  • Regular Fire and Emergency Evacuation Testing.
  • 20 Trained Fire Marshalls across our 3 sites.
  • 33 Trained First Aiders.
  • 6 Trained Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Business Continuity Planning – MJ Quinn has a designated team tasked with identifying, developing, acquiring, documenting, and testing procedures and resources that will ensure continuity of a company’s key operations in the event of an accident, disaster, emergency, and/or threat.

Aspirations:

  • Wellbeing at Work – MJ Quinn emphasises the importance of promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace. Investing in staff wellbeing can have positive outcomes both for staff and the companies. With this in mind, the company is engaging on a programme of training employees to be “Mental Health” Champions.

QUALITY

Achievements:

  • Supplier Audits – Over one hundred and fifty suppliers and subcontractors, have been enrolled via the companies’ stringent “on-boarding process”, which enables management to ensure that all companies engaged by MJ Quinn reach and maintain the high standards expected.

Aspirations:

  • The company is currently working on integrating their already effective management systems in Quality, the Environment and Health and Safety into one integrated system (IMS). This IMS will benefit our organisation through increased efficiency and effectiveness, and cost reductions while minimizing the disruption caused by several external audits.

Environment

MJ Quinn recognises the importance of, and is committed to, the safeguarding of human health and the environment. Our environmental and sustainability objectives are a central part of how we function as we recognise our business has both direct and indirect environmental impacts.

To identify opportunities and drive progress our environmental policy and ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System provides the framework to:

  • Manage environmental risk
  • Minimise or mitigate environmental impacts
  • Remain compliant with all applicable legislation
  • Develop and promote environmental awareness
  • Establish environmental responsibilities at all levels, and
  • Report on environmental performance

Encouraging and supporting our partners in their contribution to managing environmental impacts is important to us, whether that be through increased reuse and recycling, choosing web conferencing over business travel, smarter planning (e.g. job clustering), and training provision. 

Our array of services covering telecoms (e.g. full fibre network build) and critical infrastructure & energy comprises a large and complex nationwide operation requiring nearly 2000 commercial vehicles and diverse material consumption. This means that working to reduce our emissions and supporting a circular economy are the biggest ways we can reduce our environmental impact – and we are increasing our efforts to do so.

We manage our other environmental impacts and risks with equal attention, such as reducing waste, tackling air and noise pollution, preventing and being prepared to manage harmful incidents (e.g. spills), and protecting native biodiversity.

How we use, design, or update our fixed assets offers further scope for improved energy and environmental performance. So far, we have done so through improvements including installing low energy lighting with passive infrared sensors within our premises, with active plans to implement solar arrays on our headquarters and EV charge points to support our fleet transition objectives.

Achievements:

  • Carbon impact measured and reported monthly.
  • Green initiatives promoted across the company encouraging interaction to improve and incentives to achieve.
  • 21% reduction in our Carbon Footprint, 1321 tonnes of CO2e off set and certified.
  • Removal of all single use food and drink consumables in our offices.
  • Installation of low energy lighting with PIR controls
  • Waste paper is recycled.
  • Our energy is purchased from green supplies.
  • Removal of all hand towels in favour or air dryers.
  • Trial usage of hybrid vehicles and further research into electrical vehicles.
  • Video conferencing used to reduce travel.
  • Paper use reduction through advances in online applications.

Aspirations:

  • Further develop our fleet to reach a 100% zero carbon-based operation.
  • Investigate how we may adopt the use of carbon capture and storage.
  • Adopt ‘first mover’ benefits for all relevant climate change initiatives.

Sustainability

MJ Quinn is committed and is investing in a sustainable future as this is vital for the planet, our communities, customers and business.

Our Sustainability Plan 2021 has been developed in response to what has been MJ Quinn’s most significant period of growth and will help us achieve long-term positive impacts in the UK and beyond. With our newly developed plan we hope to make the biggest possible contribution to government initiatives and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The plan is underpinned by the three central pillars of sustainable development with focus on 14 objectives (see below graphic), each of which can be categorised according to one of our four goals: customer orientated, locally focused, resource efficient and responsible.

As we grow, the strategy will also support our company-wide ethos for creating positive connections with our customers, our people, and our world. This integration will enable us to sustainably grow demand for our services, shape our reputation, identify risk and opportunity, and recognise and develop talent.

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