Health & Safety

The Health and Safety of our employees and everyone else affected by our activities is fundamental to the culture within the Centura Group, which both cascades down into CRL Surveys where we also recognise it as a critical factor in the success of our business. At CRL Surveys, we believe our success is driven by our commitment and ability to keep our workforce, and everyone else, 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.

CRL Surveys 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 regular site visits which include reviews and audits of safety practices. We actively review the audit data gathered in order to identify needs for corrective and improvement actions, needs for additional training or re-training and trends relating to our overall performance. CRL Surveys review and audit data is incorporated into the Centura Group who operate health and safety procedures that are externally audited to OHSAS 18001.

The Centura Group directly employ in-house Safety Advisors who have the responsibility also to carry out 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 is our Group Health & Safety Advisor and has worked for CRL Surveys 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.