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Health & Safety at Work
We are committed to protecting the health and safety of all people working at or visiting our site
We plan, manage, conduct and supervise all our work in compliance with legislation and best practice
We want to ensure that all workers have a clear understanding of their responsibilities along with that of the company
Site Managers Safety Training Scheme
Mike, Emma & Ben are holders of this certification. This five day course covers many different aspects of Health & Safety from the legal implications, CDM regulations, Assessing risks and monitoring, recording and auditing procedures and performance. Lee is also a holder of the Site Supervisors 2 day qualification.
Building Contractor Ltd
Teignmouth Devon UK
Working at Height
All of our team have attended a training event which encompasses the Working at Height Regs 2005. This is one of several areas we run training every 3 years as a refresher. The majority of our Working at Height is carried out from MobileTowers, cherry pickers or scaffolds.
All of our regular sub contractors are expected to complete and return an annual agreement, this will also include copies of all of our updated policies including Health & Safety. ALL Sub Contractors are also required to complete an assessment this gives us details of their competencies, qualifications, insurances, tax details and health & safety policy / statement
'Quality Workmanship by a Qualified Workforce'
Health & Safety Test
In order to gain their CSCS card, ALL employees must participate and pass a Health & Safety Test in order to gain or renew their CSCS cards. ALL of our own directly employed team hold a valid CSCS card.
Personal Protective Equipment
We provide all of our employees with a selection of PPE to carry out their jobs safely, ultimately we assess tasks so an alternative method can be used.
Our team and regular sub contractors have worked in several areas where Health & Safety is a key issue, this may range from secure units where there is a risk of personal harm, to hospitals where cleanliness is a key issue to ensure infection control.
(The Control of Asbestos
Health & Safety
All of our Site operatives have had regular certificated asbestos training and Working with Asbestos / Facefit Certification.
Working with asbestos is planned and the right controls are in place (ie we have the right equipment);
With refurbishment contracts we are generally issued with an Asbestos Register for the site this will tell us if the materials are asbestos cement, textured coatings and others which do not need a licence. In the event an employee discovers potential asbestos a Manager will be called and works will stop until the material can be tested / identified.
On Site Requirements
We have adequate team on site who have attended either a full First Aid at Work course, or they are an Appointed Person. All accidents are recorded in the accident book and investigated immediately. Where possible new measures are put in place to avoid future occurences.
CDM Regs 2015
April 2015 saw some major changes for the small builder. Every construction project (whether refurbishment, internal alterations, minor works) are required to have a Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan, this can be as little as an A4 sheet of paper as long as it covers all the main points ie welfare, risks, people on site etc. If you are having building work done, then you as the client are responsible for asking your builder for a Construction Phase Health & Safety plan BEFORE work commences.
Health & Safety Policy
Please click the link below for a copy