Tag - Health and Safety

Is Your Project CDM Compliant?

Is Your Project CDM Compliant?

We pride ourselves on delivering above and beyond the call of the CDM Regulations, our integration with the client project delivery teams and support provided to enable best practice solutions.

Our delivery model ensures a superior service, competent advice and ultimately a project that meets with the very best practices of Construction Health & Safety.

CDM 2015 PROJECT CDM CONSULTANT SERVICES INCLUDE:-

Acting as adviser to the Client in discharging their dutiees including:-

  • Notify the HSE of the project via an online applications.
  • Advise on and or collate the project Pre Construction H&S Information Pack on behalf of the client for issue to the project team.
  • Assist with preparation of and advise the client as to the adequacy of the Construction Phase H&S Plan and welfare facilities developed by the Principal Contractor.
  • Monitoring of Principal Designer and Principal Contractor compliance.
  • Advise on and or collate the project H&S File.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WHICH A CLIENT MAY ALSO WISH TO CONSIDER:-

  • Stage 1 & Stage 2 Competence Assessments of duty holders against the requirements of PAS 91.
  • PQQ / ITT H&S question setting for framework and or project tender enquiries.
  • Independent Site Inspection and or Safety Audits of operations on site to ensure compliance.
  • Liaison support with the Health & Safety Executive on behalf of the client.
  • Client CDM training to assist client representative in understanding their duties under the CDM Regulations.
  • Preparation of model contract / appointment clauses to hold designers and contractors to their duties and compliance.

HAKI Staircases Safety Checklist

Are you sure you know what is real?

Recent inspections have highlighted possible risks relating to the use of non-genuine components in Haki, or other British Standard stair cases.

 

Stair cases should be designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN 12810 and contain components from the same manufacturer i.e. Haki, Trad etc. and MUST not be mixed.

 

Haki Staircase Safety Checklist

 

1. Is the scaffold/supporting structure completed ready for the Stair Tower?

 

2. Is the ground condition adequate to take the load imposed?

 

3. Is the correct equipment on site?

 

4. Is the correct equipment in good working order?

 

5. Is the correct Personal Protection Equipment available and in good working order?

 

6. Are all the components in their correct position and all locking catches engaged?

 

7. Is the Stair Tower adequately braced and anchored?

 

8. Have any items been removed?

 

 

Take a look at the following presentation with examples of what you should be looking out for while installing a Haki Staircase. Download Now.

More information can be found on the Haki website here.

Prohibition notices – Do not ignore

A developer has been jailed for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

 

A developer has been jailed for 30 months after repeatedly breaching prohibition notices while redeveloping a former office block in Parkeston, Essex.

 

The Health and Safety Executive visited the site in February last year following complaints from local residents.

They complained about debris falling from upper storeys and of the danger to workers being left without any protection from falling while working at height.

 

Eze Kinsley, the developer in control of workers at the site, verbally abused the HSE Inspector who had to return with Essex police officers later to serve prohibition notices requiring an immediate stop to unsafe work at the site.

Kinsley reacted strongly to this, physically assaulting the inspector.

 

Read the Full Article at Source: Construction Enquirer : bit.ly/1tfvjnG

Correct Scaffolding Measures

Doesn’t matter how big or small the project is, health and safety on site must be a priority.

 

Here’s an example of some scaffolding done wrong and then corrected by the HSE.

 

Corrected Scaffolding

 

Wouldn’t you want to ensure the job was done correctly the first time round and not incurred any penalties? If so, we could help you correct any site safety issues before the HSE get involved.

 

Call 0845 544 2070 and talk to a Safer Sphere expert on how to ensure your site is safe to work on.