Safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) is at the heart of all our operations. it is easy to say, but we really do mean it and we do our utmost to live up to the ethos that all our workers should go home safe at the end of every working day.  Our Managing Director has been a key advocate in proactive health and safety since the company formed. We put paramount importance on the health and safety of all OCL personnel, from those who work in the office staff to those who are out working on site.

We have mature management systems in place including policy statements which set out our intentions, supported by our procedures and flow charts implementing our intentions and a full range of forms and templates covering all of our operations. We hold certifications with CHAS, ConstructionLine, Safe Contractor, RISQS and FORS. Our SHEQ management systems have been accredited to iSO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 through ACM Cert Ltd for the past three years.  We are audited on an annual basis by ACM, FORS, Achilles and seek to continuously improve our systems.

We have had no RIDDORs, no enforcement notices and no actions taken against the company in all the years we have been operating. We don’t rest on our laurels however, we continue to be as proactive as possible in terms of:

  • Communicating health and safety information to our operatives through monthly bulletins and regular toolbox talks;
  • Being visible on site, carrying out site inspections and reporting on good practices as well as non-compliance’s;
  • Sharing good practice with operatives and rewarding positive behaviours;
  • Ongoing development of all personnel to ensure we have a good cross section of experience, skills and knowledge;
  • Obtaining feedback from our clients as well as operatives, and taking action where it is required;
  • Encouraging suggestions for improvement from all personnel;
  • Collaborative working with our clients and other contractors to ensure we are all working towards the same common goals.

We don’t just see health and safety as a legal requirement – we see it is a moral obligation.  We embrace health and safety as a culture within the company and is therefore at the heart of all we do.

This has been evident and recognised by TFL via OCL projects and the sites worked on by OCL operatives obtaining beacon status.

The Beacon Site Standard, is contained in 5 interrelated themes, these are:

  • Consideration
  • Environment
  • Cleanliness
  • Safety and Health
  • Management & values

    I can confirm the OCL group have conducted themselves in every aspect of their works with excellence . They have recently worked for us completing our coper instalments at purely station. The works are to satisfaction with zero snags .
  • Dhaud Sardar
    OCL Rail was contracted by CCS to carry out a platform and canopy refurbishment package of works at Great Chesterford station these works incorporated varied tasks including platform resurfacing, drainage installation, tactile and coper resurfacing, painting and brickwork along with roofing elements, this Package was delivered on time and on budget with no Snags.
    Dhaud Sardar
    Cleshar Contract Services Ltd
  • Craig Keogh
    Many thanks to OCL for the works carried out on SSE Rail sites in 2018. The LUL premises Engineer inspected both Ruislip, Northwood on Tuesday and was highly impressed with the standard of the works attention to detail throughout the OCL works. Both OCL SER sites have been very well planned managed, OCL site manager has always planned ahead and worked collaboratively with SSE to foresee and help resolve technical issues well in advance of installing the works. The LUL Premises engineer was very happy with the standard of the delivery from OCL stated that LUL may use the sites as an example of an ideal site for other contractors. The delivery of these SER works are a credit to Mat and the team; as above, all your staff have been a pleasure to work with throughout 2018.
    Craig Keogh
    Project Manager (SER Contract 6A) - SSE Rail Enterprise
  • Paul Mansell
    OCL have carried out many civils and electrical projects for myself for over the past 10 years within the rail sector. They deliver what is required when needed and are trustworthy therefore I have no problem in recommending them.
    Paul Mansell
    Contracts Director Fourway Communications
  • Lee Goodacre
    I would like to thank all at OCL for a great job carried out by your staff over the 52 hour week end possession at Hockley station. The Pre planning meetings and OCL's early engagement with Braybrook really helped the smooth delivery of this project. A very professional job was done right first time, with no snags, we certainly look forward to using OCL in collaboration on future projects.
    Lee Goodacre
    Managing Director - Braybrook Building and Rail and Contractors
  • Sean Gutsell
    OCL Rail in conjunction with the Giffen Group carried out a number of varied installation projects at Neasden Depot the quality of their work and collaborative approach contributed greatly to the success in delivery of the projects involved with NDUP. I would have no hesitation in recommending OCL Rail for future works.
    Sean Gutsell
    Construction Manager TFL‚ NDUP- SSR Upgrade
  •   Carl Messer
    I have used OCL for over 8 years now not only as a labour agency but also carrying out contracted price work for the Giffen Group, I have always been extremely pleased with not only the efficiency of their service but the quality of their work.
    Carl Messer
    Head of Operations LUL – Giffen Group
  • Lloyd Jenkins
    I have worked with OCL Group on several rail projects. I have been very impressed by their professional, customer orientated approach to all aspects of works. They are a contractor who consistently deliver a high quality end product at a competitive price with attention to detail and I would not hesitate to recommend OCL Group for rail related projects.
    Lloyd Jenkins
    Professional Head of Infrastructure - Old Dalby Test Track
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