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Health and Safety Support for Construction
As a higher risk area when it comes to Health and Safety, the Construction industry is covered by a wide range of legislation to protect employees, employers and the general public. The term Construction includes both commercial and domestic projects and a wide range of activity including new build development, demolition, refurbishment, extensions and conversion as well as property repairs and ongoing maintenance.
Your duty as an employer is to assess and manage the relevant risks as well as ensuring your employees are aware of the risks and how they are being managed. You also need to ensure they are adequately trained or qualified for their role and have access to any necessary equipment including PPE and PAT tested machinery.
It’s not uncommon for Construction work to be carried out in a public place, whether a home or a busy town centre. You therefore also have a duty to protect members of the public by identifying and managing risks through the use of warning signs and blocking off areas for public access.
Call us on 01666 503686 to have a no obligation chat with one of our highly qualified health and safety consultants. Or have a read of our CDM Health and Safety Service and how we can help you with your next construction project.
Construction Case Study
Corella Ltd is a family run, building construction firm based in Wiltshire that undertakes all types of building projects offering specialist building techniques as well as project management.
Main areas for consideration include:
Working at Height
Falls from height are a common cause of injury on construction sites. All involved should understand the risks involved not only to themselves but to others passing by.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Another common cause of injury, the risks of slips and trips are compounded on construction sites with uneven ground, equipment and other hazards.
Operating Heavy Machinery
The use of lifting and operating heavy equipment and machinery are subject to additional health and safety requirements and in some instances specialised training.
CDM regulations give additional duties and responsibilities to all involved within construction projects regardless of size. Make sure you are fully compliant. Find out more here.
How we can help support you
Health and Safety Audit
Our experienced team of health and safety consultants can be commissioned to undertake a full audit of your health and safety systems. Following this review, we will produce a tailored, comprehensive report which details where the gaps are in your Health and Safety.
Risk assessments of all activities, including those undertaken by employees, must be completed with an assessment of any activity which could affect the safety of anyone. The COVID-19 outbreak also possesses a risk to construction sites with the volume of traffic and use of equipment.
We can provide your business with ongoing consultancy to ensure you have the proactive support needed to prevent health and safety failures. We will work closely with you to generate straightforward, practical solutions to ensure you’re complying with UK health and safety legislation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, we are currently providing a stand-alone service at a competitive fixed price to provide assistance with COVID-19 Risk Assessments to give added piece of mind that your business is putting the correct measures in place.
To find out more, speak to one of the team on 01666 503686 or read more here.
Yes, we have a full suite of training courses available, the majority of which can be completed online. From First Aid, to Fire Safety, COSHH or Slips Trips and Falls as well as wider courses on general health and safety and completion of Risk Assessments.
Click here to see our entire suite of courses.