Health and Safety

Our principle aim is to always put safety first, to ensure our employees and customers work in an environment that sees them return home safely every day. To ensure we deliver on our promise of providing the safest systems of work



Trained Staff

We ensure that all of our operatives, yard staff and drivers are appropriately trained and qualified, and work closely with the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) and other training establishments

Our scaffold operatives have all received GOTCHA Self Rescue Training.



Health & Safety Auditing

We are supported by the Turner Group HSEQ Department on a daily basis and have a dedicated HSEQ Manager to carry out regular site audits, provide health and safety advice and ensure we are up-to-date with the latest industry guidance and legal requirements.

The Turner Group has been successful in achieving Gold in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2018.

Management Systems

We operate with the Turner Compliance Management System (TCMS), which is used to record, report and investigate all near misses, accidents, non-injury incidents, environmental incidents and road traffic accidents. It is used to provide monthly reports on Turner Access’ health, safety and environmental performance.

In addition to TCMS, the company also has access to the Turner Group QHSE Helpdesk that provides immediate access to someone in the QHSE Department for urgent advice or to report an incident.



Industry Member Association

We are long-standing members of the NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation). The NASC promotes scaffolding companies that work safely, are regulated, compliant, qualified, expert and professional.



Safe Scaffolding Products

We operate with Turner OCTO® System Scaffolding; a system that has been designed for improving safety on site. Click for more information on Turner OCTO®.

Our system of assembly, alteration and dismantle incorporates the use of an innovative positional tool called GuardAid® that eliminates the risk of fall from height.

Adam Burns

Regional QHSE Manager


Adam’s main job purpose is to provide expert Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental (QHSE) advice, guidance and leadership to Turner Group sites.

He carries out regular site visits to our live contract jobs as well as frequent audits of our scaffold yard. Adam is also involved in developing and maintaining site specific risk assessments and method statements, attending site safety meetings and client meetings as required, and managing the occupational health screening programme for his region.

Adam also provides a valuable report and investigation function, ensuring that appropriate personnel and management are kept up-to-date with the company’s health and safety performance.