Health & Safety & Quality
TCS take all Health & safety matters very seriously and above all they treat them with the respect they deserve. As a Company TCS employ the services of a third party OH&S specialist to maintain and continually update their health and safety and quality documentation.
Mr Les Beech of BeeSafe & Secure Consultancy Services , Higher Ranscombe Rd, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9HF has been appointed to carry out continual health and safety and quality control checks for the business. Please note that if required Mr Beech can provide his CV.
Before the commencement of all works a thorough survey is carried out and appropriate risk assessments and method statements are completed for the job file. In conjunction with our OH&S specialist we regularly carry out health and safety training for our staff. Areas regularly covered are asbestosis awareness, working at height and the electricity at work policy. The welfare of our staff is of prime importance and we feel that we encourage open discussion in all health and safety matters.
During July of 2012 TCS was accredited with the SAFEcontractor approved status. SAFEcontractor is one of the leading health and safety pre-qualification assessment scheme, whom are dedicated to promoting higher standards of competence and compliance through the provision of relevant industry specific and tailored health and safety assessments for all professions and sectors.
Our test equipment is calibrated by a local electrical distributor (western electrical) every twelve months, the electrical distributor provide TCS with UKAS 17025 accredited certificates which are kept by both parties hard and soft copy. The electrical distributor also provides TCS with a reminder and collection service to ensure that no item of test equipment is used without a current valid calibration certificate.
TCS have yet to undertake any recognised quality standards but have alternatively maintained their own quality elements as follows.
- Organization – setting and assigning specific authority and responsibility for each phase of the system;
- Quality Planning – writing work instructions with rules, looking at design manufacturing and commissioning processes for possible quality trouble spots, setting acceptance/rejection standards, controlling accepted/rejected products, and setting up a means of using suppliers’ and customers’ failure information to improve product quality;
Product Specification Control – making sure everyone always has the latest technical data for properly producing, inspecting, and commissioning the product;
- Supplier Product Quality Control – watching purchases to make sure that the people you buy from know and observe your quality requirements as well as technical specifications;
- Measurement and Test Equipment Control – setting up a system to insure that such equipment is properly and regularly calibrated to established standards;
- Non-conforming Material Control – spotting defects at early stages in panel manufacturer and keeping faulty items from reaching customers;
- Records and Reports – setting up a system that tracks all steps of the design, production, inspection, shipping and commissioning cycle to identity existing and potential problem areas.
- IT management – System backups are regularly undertaken with backups to onsite and offsite storage devices. A UPS system is installed which prevents loss of data due to sudden mains power failures.