Health and safety on any construction site is of key importance. Construction sites can be a high risk environment, especially if not being competently managed. Having one of the highest accident rates and highest accident cost rates in the UK, according to the HSE, providing a safe working environment will not only protect your workforce, prevent prosecutions but also save you money and keep your reputation intact.
Construction sites have so much legislation to comply with, what with the pre-construction health and safety plans needed for Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015; asbestos awareness training for staff working in locations in which asbestos containing products may be located; documented risk assessments and safe systems of work for working at height, hazardous substance use, fire safety, first aid, working in excavations (… shall I carry on) required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. It may sometime seem like you need to employ a team of people to keep on top of it all or to complete numerous safety competency questionnaires.
This is where Safety Shield Ltd can help. We can act as your competent advisor, highlighting what safety legislation you need to comply with, then either draft all the necessary documents on your behalf and implement them on site; or train key operatives in the use of our user-friendly health and safety management system for construction based work environments for them to apply themselves.
We can assist you to obtain safety procurement accreditation with your selected SSIP provider if needed, by ensuring you have all the appropriate documents before sending off the lengthy application. We also have a team of trainers who can carry out accredited training for your site management and operatives to ensure they work safely on site too. Training available includes the safety training requirement of CSCS, SMSTS or SSSTS or more specialist training for site plant operatives, banks man or site first aiders.
At Safety Shield Ltd our aim is to try to find solutions for your safety problems not create new ones.