Qualified Staff that Care and Serve you Right

Health and safety management and awareness is increasingly becoming a key priority within the building industry. At Strata, we have had a rigid Health and Safety plan in place for many years.

An essential part of our Health and Safety plan are the risk assessments and method statements that are produced for each and every contract regardless of the size or value. We take very serious our duty of care once we start a contract. As well as an installation that is fit for purpose, we ensure that it is completed in a safe and proper manner.

 

At Strata, we recruit and retain the best staff. Please click on the team members below to find out pure about their experience, qualifications and interests.

Director of Health, Safety & Compliance

Hi, I’m Sharon and I’ve worked in the health and safety field since 2009, joining Strata in March 2021 as the Director of Health, Safety and Compliance.

My position here at Strata is to overseeand ensure high standards of health, safety, welfare, and compliance is maintained. I monitor and manage the Health and Safety Management System (Policy, procedures, organisational competence / training, planning through risk assessment, monitoring performance&review, Incident reporting and investigations); I ensure we are fully compliant with CHAS Application; Construction Line; Internal Audit to ISO9001, I carry out workplace and site inspections; sustainability and social value here at Strata.

Throughout my career, in health and safety, I have worked across multiple sectors, including housing, facilities management manufacturing, engineering, and construction. This wealth of experience enables me to communicate effectively with people at all levels, from stakeholders, directors, managers,employees, and contractors, which is certainly helpful in my role here at Strata.

I have previously worked in complex, multiple needs housing, as a Health, Safety and Welfare Manager and CDM Coordinator for 9 years, Senior Health and Safety Consultant, for 4 years, for a leading consultancy company based in Leicestershire.

Within the consultancy role I have worked in a number of sectors, including enforcement, local authority, housing; facilities management, care homes and childcare setting (private & local authority), retail, engineering, and manufacturing.

I also worked for Strata for 2 years in 2015 as the Health and Safety Manager.

I am a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, Fire Risk assessor and Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor.

I am currently working towards my Fellowship of IOSH.

Qualifications and Industry Memberships

  • IOSH – Chartered Membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
  • NEBOSH L3 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NVQ L4 in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
  • C06 &C09 Fire Risk Assessor (Complex Buildings)
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser(DGSA)
  • CIOB L2&3 Certification in Housing Maintenance
    CSCS – Professionally Qualified Person
    University Diploma in Leadership & Management
  • First Aider &Mental Health Awareness

 

Outside of work / Volunteering

  • Staffordshire IOSH volunteer Committee Member
  • Executive Committee Member of the North Staffs Health, and Safety Group
  • IOSH mentor (I am a big believer in long life learning)
  • The Inspiring the Future Campaign, ISupport Building our skills as a voluntary member to promote and support young people, and new entrants into the fenestration Industry and Health and Safety.

 

Personally

In my spare time I like to enjoy my family time, swimming, walking, and socialising, regularly taking part in fund raising and volunteering activities.

Time served

Cabinet Maker/Pattern Maker/Draftsman

City & Guilds

Worked in the Fenestration industry for 40 years

Worked with Strata since 1987
Worked for Strata since 2002

Tradesman Installer, Surveyor, Survey Department Manager, Contracts Manager
Autocad operator

  • Fenestration Level 3 NVQ
  • IOSH Trained
  • CDM Management
  • UKATA Trained
  • COSHH Trained

Dan, started his career here at Strata Windows. He spread his wings for a while, honing down on his skills by completing a degree in construction project management and working in various construction roles. Full circle later, he’s back! Dan is now our key accounts manager/ estimator within our commercial department.

 

Career to Date:

  • Trainee fenestration surveyor – University of Salford (two years) – Placement as a
  • Trainee project manager – last year at uni – technical author (3 years) – Key Accounts
  • Manager/ estimator

 

Experience within the Industry:

  • Worked clients side (consultant) and worked contractor side – worked on a variation of
  • projects (residential, public sector, universities, hospital, retail sector)

 

Qualifications

  • First Class honours in Construction Project Management

 

Personal interests

  • Sports (rugby, ju-jitsu and pool), socialising with friends, travelling

 

 

I left school and immediately started a 3 year Joinery apprenticeship gaining a NVQ3 in wood occupations, along side an ACA qualification (Advanced Construction Award). A few year after completing my apprenticeship I took my first venture into the world of management, Initially on building sites as a trainee Site Agent where I would shadow and assist while learning, before running jobs solely in the small works department to gain experience. I also achieved my CSCS card accreditation during this time.

I then spent many years as self employed as a Joiner, using the practical skills and knowledge picked up previously to run and manage my own work, ranging from kitchen fitting to window stylings and all aspects of Joinery before eventually working for a construction company in the buildings insurance sector. It was during this time that I again put the shirt and tie back on and ventured into management once again, covering all of the midlands repairing properties and premises that had suffered a peril ranging from flood/fire to impact/subsidence.

After a few years in that sector, a friend and former colleague at Strata told me about a vacancy for an Installations Manager within the company, and needless to say I have never looked back. Within my relatively short time here at Strata I have completed a SMSTS course and accepted a promotion to incorporate project management along side my initial role.

My duties are to ensure our fitters are compliant to our Assure standards and to be a point of contact if they have any issues. Likewise a point of contact for any customers who have any queries or concerns. I am responsible for liaising with subcontract trades and building control for where we are completing any projects, and to ensure H&S is adhered to.

Neil joined the Strata team in September 2002 and has a wealth of industry knowledge.

CHAS

Strata are registered as an accredited company within the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) – having demonstrated compliance with, and sound management of, current basic health and safety legislation.

Constructionline

Strata are also registered on the Constructionline register of approved contractors – having met pre-qualification requirements appropriate to public and private sector contract procurement.

Strata’s familiarity and understanding of installing windows and doors in occupied buildings such as schools, offices and care homes, is second to none. Our management, survey, supervisors and installation team are highly experienced and competent in dealing with all Health and Safety issues that are specific and relevant to commercial installations. We have good working knowledge of Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994, and our staff have received substantial training in many other areas of Health and Safety.

This commitment to all round professionalism and staff training gives us an edge and a first class reliable service that our customers have come to rely on and trust.