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Construction Safety Services for Health and Safety

2.2 million people work in Britain's construction industry, making it the country's biggest industry. It is also one of the most dangerous. In the last 25 years, over 2,800 people have died from injuries they received as a result of construction work. Many more have been injured or made ill —Health and Safety Executive
The number of accidents within the construction industry can be reduced by taking a sensible practical approach by:

  • Planning and organising work properly by considering the risk involved and implementing suitable safety control measures;
  • Make sure that people involved in construction work are competent in the work they carryout andthe equipment/plant they operate;
  • Ensure that you select and use the right machinery, plant and personal protective equipment forthe job; and
  • Suitably monitor and review your health and safety arrangements for site.

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (CDM)

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 are wide reaching and place specific legal duties on anyone having construction or building work carried out unless they are a 'domestic client'. General health and safety duties will apply to all construction projects, including duties of clients (the firm or individual for who the project is carried out), designers and contractors, their staff and any subcontractors.

There are also additional duties placed on clients, designers and contractors where the construction project is likely to last longer than 30 days or involve more than 500 person days of construction work. In this instance the project also becomes ‘notifiable’ to the Health and Safety Executive.

Construction Health and Safety Services

In order to assist organisations with minimizing risk, and implementing practical safety measures with the associated documentation, as part of the construction based packages our health and safety consultants can provide following services for clients:

  • Site inspections and audits.
  • Preparation and/or assistance with the development of site-specific risk assessments, COSHH assessments and method statements.
  • Manual handling training and assistance with assessments.
  • Provision of CDM Co-ordinators.
  • Preparation of Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan and associated documentation.
  • Site induction services and associated documentation/presentations for all staff, sub-contractors and any visitors to site
  • Construction based in-house health and safety training for staff and sub-contractors.
  • Assistance in completing CHAS, Safe Contractor and Exor applications.
  • 24hr, 7 days a week, 365 days a year access to a dedicated Health and Safety telephone advice service.
  • Regular health and safety email news shots to keep you up-to-date with regards to any changes to health and safety legislation and industry best practice.

If you would like to enquire about our construction health and safety services please ring and one of our health and safety consultants will be pleased to deal with your enquiry on 08444 933 062.