As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, Q&S have work tirelessly on our key priority – to safeguard our employees and clients. Via new procedures and protocols, Q&S have been able to continue working on the majority of our client’s sites.
We are extremely proud our dedicated employees for their support (especially for adapting so quickly to a constantly evolving work environment) and determination to protect the landscapes that they work on. Q&S are also thankful to all our supportive clients, as we work together to navigate a path through this unprecedented landscape.
Q&S continues to manage and review the risk posed by COVID-19 regularly, and in line with the Guidelines and lockdown restrictions as they change. Our procedures and protocols will be revised as the pandemic and climate evolves over the foreseeable future.
The guidance attached has been developed to meet the particular needs of the landscape industry, and aligns with Guidance published by the Government in the Working Safely during COVID-19 in Construction and Other Outdoor Work document and the Talking with your Workers about Preventing Coronavirus document, produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Q&S will continue to work closely with both our employees and clients, so that we can all emerge from this unprecedented scenario, battered, bruised but ultimately in one piece.
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Q&S understand that life can be complicated (especially true in the current climate), which is why we provide immediate, professional help on any personal issue, however serious via the EAP. We value our employee’s health and wellbeing, as we understand that when our employees lead healthy lives, our business thrives. For any Q&S employee requiring additional support, either personal, emotional or practical, we have provided access to an online resource delivered by UK-based experts, that is 100% confidential. The EAP can provide assistance via:
- 24-hour employee assistance helpline
- Face-to-face counselling
- Medical line
- Online support
AWARDS & ACCREDITATIONS
Other awards also – Reading and London in Bloom (we can provide a list), Wildlife Trust’s Biodiversity Benchmark Award. Q&S are Recognised Service Providers, proudly working together with the Living Wage Foundation. Q&S are accredited to: ISO 9001 – Quality Management System, ISO 14001 – Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 – Occupational Health & Safety Management System.
Certificate Number: 8730
ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001