Health & Safety

At PHD, prioritising health, safety, and the environment is paramount. Our mantra, “Safety By Choice, Not by Chance,” resonates deeply within every corner of our company, from our dedicated office staff to our hardworking operatives on-site. We are committed to ensuring that every aspect of our operations reflects this ethos, safeguarding our team, our communities, and the environment we all share.

Visual Standards for Construction Site Practices

The scaffolding industry has long been defined by its intricate rules and regulations. From induction procedures to scaffold tag displays, toe boards, bridge guards, and manual handling techniques, the complexities can sometimes overshadow the paramount need for safety and adherence.

Recognizing this challenge, PHD Access has revolutionized the sector with the Visual Standards for Construction Site Practices booklet; the first of its kind in the scaffolding industry.

VR-isionary Step Forward

We are excited to introduce our cutting-edge VR Visual Standards Game. This immersive experience takes learning to a whole new level, allowing professionals to step into a virtual construction site and practice the standards they’ve learned.

It’s an engaging, hands-on approach to reinforcing safety protocols and best practices.

It’s so good, we’ve offered the game to the NASC to use for their events.

Safety Initiatives

When selecting PHD as your access provider, you’re choosing a company renowned for its unwavering commitment to high standards of safety practices.


1-Day Company Inductions including latest SG4, TG20 &SG6 training.


Red, Orange & Green initiative cards for monitoring and rewarding performance.


Text Message alert system with weather warnings, Training reminders etc.


“Your Shout” anonymous feedback cards across all our sites. Scan QR code for digital responses.


Monthly Newsletter keeping all at PHD up to date with the latest news.


Toolbox Talks of the Month focusing on key industry subjects. Utilise analytics to focus on key areas.


PHD hold annual H&S Seminars. These feature talks from leaders in the Health & Safety industry.


Monthly HSEQ Meetings & Safety Committee Meetings. Monitoring of Health & Safety KPIs.

Wellbeing Initiatives

We are passionate about promoting awareness and understanding of the significance of good mental health within PHD and the broader industry. PHD is committed to eradicating stigma and combatting discrimination surrounding mental health through our proactive endeavours.

Every one of our Site Managers and Directors has undergone training in Mental Health First Aid. Additionally, we’ve introduced new mental health initiatives aimed at establishing an informal support network for those in need of a listening ear or assistance during challenging or stressful times.

PHD Access proudly commemorates its five-year partnership with the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity. This collaboration underscores PHD Access’s commitment to prioritising the wellbeing of construction workers and their families.


When selecting PHD as your access provider, you’re choosing a company renowned for its unwavering commitment to high standards of safety practices.





We believe that responsible behaviour and our choices affects our communities, our people, and our environment. At PHD, we aim to minimise whatever impact our project might have on the natural world through careful planning and optimising our material assets.

Through various initiatives and collaborations, we strive to foster a sense of community engagement and social responsibility.