Setting the Benchmark in Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees and everyone else affected by our activities is fundamental to our culture and the success of our business. At CRL, we believe our success as a business is driven by our commitment and ability to keep our workforce, our business partners, our suppliers, our subcontractors and members of the public safe.

We operate knowing that nothing we do is so important that it cannot be done safely, and we strive to create a safe environment in which no one is harmed.

controlling the respirable silica dust on construction sites


CRL have worked with the HSE on specific initiatives such as Silica Dust in the construction industry.

As a result of this collaboration we supported the HSE review of their current guidance on silica dust, along with published papers in New Civil Engineer, Concrete Magazine and the in-house journal of the Concrete Repair Association.

Effective engagement gives us an opportunity to innovate for more sustainable outcomes and achieve our Health and Safety goals.


All Directors and senior staff are also required to undertake site visits which include a review of safety practices. We actively gather, and review health and safety data relating to our performance and we operate health and safety procedures that are externally audited to OHSAS 18001.

CRL directly employ our own Safety Advisors who have the responsibility to carry out our programme of Safety Audits on our sites and issue internal safety alerts to our staff and operatives highlighting specific risks.

Nigel Roper Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Nigel Roper

Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner

Nigel is our Group Health & Safety Advisor and has worked for CRL since 1990. He has extensive experience in construction and civil engineering ranging from the delicate restoration of heritage interiors to deep excavations, piling and major concrete repair schemes.  He specialises in the management of exposure to noise, vibration and chemical substances including exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust which is critical to CRL safe site operations. He has been instrumental in developing a positive safety culture through simplification of health and safety requirements, ongoing mentoring of individuals and a proactive approach to health and safety matters.

The company continues to lead the way in Health and Safety and we are currently investigating the risks and controls relating to electromagnetic fields in preparation for the forthcoming Control of Electromagnetic Fields at Work Regulations 2016

RoSPA Guardian Angel Award

In 2014 in recognition of his work Nigel Roper received the RoSPA Guardian Angel Award for his “commitment to health and accident prevention, displayed through personal initiative, diligence and enthusiasm.”

2018 ROSPA Order of Distinction

Our safety culture has been recognised by ROSPA and has driven and supported our exceptional safety record along with an accident frequency rate that is significantly below the average for the construction industry.