The building industry continues to have high death and injury rates, and smaller sites such as domestic extensions are among the worst. At the moment there is no legal requirement for these smaller projects to have any external inspections, however they still need to comply with the various regulations. The HSE can and do inspect these sites and can issue fines called Fee For Intervention (FFI) which they charge at the rate of £127 per hour.
So how can we help?
We can act as your safety inspectors, carrying out site inspections on a pre–agreed or random schedule and write you a report detailing our findings. We can then work with you to help rectify any failings we find – before the HSE do! We operate a system of safety notices we can hand out to errant site workers so that any lapses can be followed up.
CDM (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015)
We are able to act as CDM Advisors to both Client or Principal Designers under the requirements of CDM 2015. We offer a full CDM-A service including notifying the HSE where needed, working with your design team , making sure that health, safety and welfare has been properly considered, writing the Pre Construction Information Pack to give to your chosen Principal Contractor, and assessing the adequacy of his Construction Health and Safety Plan. If you are acting as Principal Contractor we can write your Construction Health and Safety Plan for submission to the Principal Designer or his CDM Advisor. We can also help in assessing your chosen sub-contractors for their health and safety compliance, and reviewing the working documents supplied. If required we can also monitor safety progress on site. We can write your site Risk Assessments and help with your Method Statements to ensure that you are seen as compliant by your clients. Our Risk Assessment and Method Statement forms have been developed to be very user friendly – the idea being if they are easy to use your site staff will use them. And by using them it will help create a safer working environment.