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Over the years we have been instrumental in improving safety within the roofing sector and our commitment will not diminish.

This is evident from our head office and fabrication facility to our sites and from senior management to the operatives on the tools; safety is a core value and runs through all we do.

Working with the BSI we have held OHSAS 18001 certification since 2013 which has enabled us to develop, implement, monitor and review our processes to a high standard.

Feedback and employee consultation is encouraged at every level and we believe this is crucial to the continuous improvement process and developing workable solutions.

In addition to OHSAS 18001, this commitment has been recognised by the NFRC who have again awarded us the gold award in their national safety awards and we hold accreditation to Achilles, CHAS, SAFEcontractor and Construction Line.

Our wish is to achieve an incident and injury free environment.

Personal Statement

Simon Binks Simon Binks BSc (Hons) M.I.o.R.
Operations/Safety Director, Hathaway Roofing

We are committed, through strong visible leadership and engagement with the workforce in promoting and providing a safe environment in which to work. It is our aim to provide an incident free environment where accidents are eliminated and health is protected.

I am pleased to be working in such an environment and I’m proud of the dedication and professionalism of the teams around me.


Training is a key part of our commitment with the CSCS, CPCS, NPORS and IPAF schemes being an intrinsic part of site operations. The management teams hold regular reviews with staff with additional and refresher training arranged as required

Our site and contracts managers all hold the SMSTS qualification and their commitment is paramount to our success.

Provision of first aid

The need for a First Aid provision is not overlooked. Our site managers and supervisors are on a continuous rolling programme of training to keep them up to date with first aid application and at our head office, we have invested in oxygen resuscitation equipment and an electronic defibrillator with a number of fully trained staff.


Positive Intervention Scheme

Hathaway welcomes participation with an aim to improve the health and safety for everyone, therefore comments from employees, subcontractors, clients, suppliers and other interested parties are all welcome.

By working together, we can sustain a healthy and safe, working environment.

To achieve this, we welcome any constructive comments or observations through the Positive Intervention Scheme. Use the attached link to download a copy or pick up a comment card from our main reception or factory office at Bishop Auckland or any Hathaway site office.

The Positive Intervention campaign has the full support of the senior management at Hathaway and I hope you all welcome the opportunity to be involved with raising the profile and assist in the continuous improvement of Health and Safety.

We believe that by working together, a safe working environment can be maintained.

Download our Positive Intervention Card

Personal Statement

Craig Penketh Steve Champley DipNEBOSH, CMIOSH
Health and Safety Manager, Hathaway Roofing

With experience of auditing and inspecting many Hathaway projects over a near ten year period whilst acting as the Company’s Independent Health & Safety Consultant and now taking on the role of Health & Safety Manager, I am fortunate to have witnessed the company’s strategic Health & Safety vision from a unique position.

Hathaway’s commitment to the safety of their workforce and others is evident in what is an established culture; whilst work is undertaken in an industry where there exists a high hazard profile with safety being of paramount importance.

There is a positive and pro-active approach to safety within the office, factory and construction site environments, from the inception of projects through to completion and the commitment to setting and achieving continuing programmes of improvement is unwavering. This is backed by the proud achievement of over a million man hours worked without a reportable accident.

It is a pleasure to work with such a dedicated and committed team of professionals where safety really is their number one priority.

Hathaway is registered in England (Registration number: 3357937).
Registered address: Tindale Crescent, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 9TL. See our terms and conditions and privacy policy.
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