To recognise World Day for Safety and Health at Work, Streif UK is highlighting the importance of health and safety in the construction sector. As Constructionline Gold Members and Smas Worksafe Contractors, we maintain the highest health and safety standards for our staff and contractors.


World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024

As stated by the United Nations: “The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.

“It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries…

“As employers, we are responsible for ensuring that the working environment is safe and healthy. As workers, we are responsible to work safely and to protect ourselves and not to endanger others, to know our rights and to participate in the implementation of preventive measures”.

This year’s theme for World Day for Safety and Health at Work is the impacts of climate change, a subject close to our hearts as sustainable building system specialists.

Examples of occupational health and safety risks linked to climate change include:

  • Heat stress
  • UV radiation
  • Air pollution
  • Major industrial accidents
  • Extreme weather events
  • An increase in vector-borne diseases
  • Increased exposure to chemicals

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2024 poster


Safety, health and sustainability at Streif UK

Our off-site building systems can be designed to meet Passivhaus and BREEAM standards, which combat many climate change health risks for our clients.

According to Passivhaus Trust, the clean air benefits of our sustainable building designs include:

  • Passive design working with the climate of the build’s location to deliver good levels of ventilation
  • Reducing internal pollutants such as Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Dealing with internal humidity — to eliminate condensation and mould
  • Improving quality of life for people with chronic illness or disabilities
  • Protecting against external air pollutants
  • Reducing the risk of airborne infection

And in dealing with sustainable building materials and processes, our staff benefit from a healthier working environment. Streif UK ensures, so far as is reasonably practicable, that:

  • Safe equipment is provided and safe systems of work are devised and implemented
  • Adequate arrangements are in place for the safe use, handling, storage and transport of materials, substances and equipment
  • Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision is given to ensure the health and safety of employees/operatives and others affected by their actions
  • A safe workplace, including a safe means of entering and leaving workplaces, is provided and maintained
  • The working environment is without risks to health and adequate welfare facilities are provided

More on our commitment to offer products manufactured with the challenge of climate change in mind can be read in our Environment and Sustainability Policy.


Streif UK is a Constructionline Gold member

For over 20 years, Constructionline has supported thousands of businesses by connecting buyers and suppliers. Compliance at their core, they help link members to projects with trustworthy fellow members.

As a Constructionline Gold member, Streif UK is verified to meet the Common Assessment Standard while going above and beyond PAS 91.

Our company’s credentials have been assessed for everything from environmental and quality management to equal opportunities and modern slavery act adherence to anti-bribery and corruption policies.

View our Constructionline Gold certificate.

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Streif UK is a Smas Worksafe accredited  

As a leading UK Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) scheme provider since 2006, Smas has helped us gain a full form SSIP certificate.

Gaining an SSIP certificate is the simplest way for businesses like ours to demonstrate and be recognised for health and safety compliance. It means we can more easily work with contractors and construction companies that share our values about safety and health.

To qualify for Smas Worksafe accreditation, we’ve been checked and verified against UK health and safety legislation as well as SSIP core criteria. This includes having:

  • Strong procedures in place for appointing competent sub-contractors
  • Adequate changing and eating facilities that aid employee wellbeing
  • Efficient monitoring and auditing processes
  • Arrangements for training to ensure employees are skilled to carry out their duties safely and effectively

View our Smas Worksafe accreditation.

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Trust in a safety and health accredited building systems provider

Streif UK Project Manager Tom Weller says: “Our Constructionline and SMAS Worksafe accreditations show how committed we are to putting wellbeing first. We’ve demonstrated our health and safety compliant procedures, and continued assessment holds us accountable to make us a better company with better results.”

Contact Streif UK about your next sustainable building project and we’ll put your safety and health first too.