Site Hazard Control Measures

Builders Risk Assessment

Hazard Control Measures Hazards on building sites need to be controlled to reduce the risks of accidents and near misses. The Site Management should consider this to be a top priority, where large sites are concerned there should be a budget established during the tender stage to enable full time Health & Safety Staff to be employed not only to manage and establish control measures but to train ALL staff so that there is a full understanding of the site and the hazards as well as the measures in place…

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Managers and the Management of Risk

Managers and the Management of Risk You can not manage what you cannot measure, and in reality you can not measure what you cannot manage. What does all that mean?, Successful project outcomes are almost mainly due to good management and measuring the progress against the goals. The management of risk in any project will only be successful if the risks to the project are known in advance, and these risks are assessed and the results of the assessment are then analysed and measures put in place to reduce those…

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COSHH Checklist

COSHH CHECKLIST 1. Have you a complete inventory of substances  used/generated in the workplace? 2. Have you identified any substances hazardous to health? 3. Have you gathered information about the substances, the work and working processes? For example, what hazards are involved? Who could be exposed and how? 4. Have you evaluated the risks to health on an individual or group basis chance of exposure occurring? What level of exposure could happen? What is the duration of the exposure?  What is the frequency of the exposure? 5. Have you decided…

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Visiting Contractors Safety

 Visiting Contractors Companies shall induct all contractors in the following relevant safety and communication issues in the workplace: Introduction to the organisational structure of the company. Introduction to any occupational health and safety personnel working for the company. Presentation, explanation and discussion of the occupational health and safety policy for the company. Information on the Occupational Health and Safety Committee (if applicable) for the company, who the representatives are and how they can be contacted. Familiarisation with the safety rules for the site, as well as for the department they…

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Health & Safety Policy Part 1

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Health and Safety Policy Contents Part 1 In the United Kingdom if you employ 5 or more people then you are required to have a health and safety policy under the Health & Safety at work act 1974. The content should include all of your company activities, a general example list is as follows:- Health & Safety Policy Statement (Example Below) Our policy is to provide and maintain safe and healthy environment, working conditions,   equipment, and safe systems of works in our workplace.  It is also our policy to provide…

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Health and Safety Training

Health and Safety Training in the workplace of all staff should be carried out on all sites. The following checklist is a useful guide to determine your company safety training needs. Safety training, instruction and supervision checklist:- Have all groups and individuals requiring training been identified? Have specific training needs of groups/individuals been determined? Have the following core subjects been included in topics to be covered in training: Legal duties of relevant parties (employers; managers and supervisors; owners; employees; Health & Safety representatives; Health & Safety committees and officers; designers,…

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Hazard Control Measures

site rules for safety

Hazard Control Measures Hazards on building sites need to be controlled to reduce the risks of accidents and near misses. The Site Management should consider this to be a top priority, where large sites are concerned there should be a budget established during the tender stage to enable full time Health & Safety Staff to be employed not only to manage and establish control measures but to train ALL staff so that there is a full understanding of the site and the hazards as well as the measures in place…

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Hazardous Substances Checklist

Chemicals and dangerous substances are known to cause  diseases and health complications if the correct safety precautions are not taken when workers are exposed to them. Sample hazardous substances checklist                                A hazardous substances policy is in place? Management is committed to the objectives of the policy? Sufficient resources have been provided to ensure that the objectives of the policy are met? Staffs at all levels are aware of, and understand, the policy? A purchasing system…

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Building Site Risk Identification Checklist

Builders Risk Assessment

Building Site Risk Identification Checklist Factors to be taken into account:- Are the substances used in a particular task suitable for the task? Have substances been assessed (COSHH) for safe use? Is the plant used in a particular task suitable for the task? Are the plant and substances suitable to the environmental conditions and terrain in which they are used? Are there any foreseeable abnormal situations which may arise, such as potential misuse of any materials or equipment and fluctuating operating conditions (e.g., during times of peak programmed works)? Is…

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Construction Site Waste Management

 Waste Management Construction sites can generate vast amounts of waste, this can be in the form of packaging, timber, material off-cuts and general site waste. All waste should be disposed of in the most appropriate and environmentally sensitive way possible. If necessary for compliance, suitably qualified specialist contractors shall be engaged for disposal. Disposal of waste should follow the waste management hierarchy below:   prevention minimisation recycling treatment energy recovery volume reduction. disposal.   Training and information should also be provided to employees so that they are aware of waste…

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Construction Plant and Equipment Safety Checklist

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Plant and Equipment (PUWER) Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (UK) Company’s should be committed to providing a safe place and safe systems of work. Since uncontrolled hazards associated with plant could have serious and even fatal consequences for  employees and others,  the maintenance of and adherence to a safe systems of work for controlling plant risks as a safety-critical element of its overall safety program. No plant or equipment shall be operated without the relevant licence from the appropriate statutory authority, unless under the supervision of a…

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Management of Risk in the Workplace

Risk Assessment

  Building and Construction companies should  introduce a Risk Management system and ensure all workplace hazards and associated risks have been  identified, assessed and control measures implemented. This can be effectively established by: Establishing a register of hazards and associated risks, this should be established for each site. Undertaking  risk management  with representatives from the workforce, staff at all levels should be included in inspections and help compiling Risk Assessments and control measures. Training of employees in the use and application of all control measures identified for each  risk, this should…

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