FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Health and Safety Regulations are made under the Health and Safety at Work Act, usually to regulate specific hazards, such as asbestos, tools & equipment, hazardous substances, noise, etc.
All our consultants are members of IOSH (the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), Technical Member Certificate in Safety and Health for Business (TechIosh),
CITB CDM Principal Designer certification. CVs are available on request.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations say you need to appoint a competent person. We can act as your competent person or we can provide additional advice to your competent person.
This will depend on the package you purchase from us. We will always make it clear what is and what isn't included.
Depending what you have purchased, it is possible to upgrade or downgrade in the next year. We will always try and work with you to make sure the support or service we are providing is exactly what you need.
CDM stands for the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. The CDM regulations apply to all construction work and are a legal requirement in Great Britain. The regulations place duties on all key duty holders involved in a project, intending to ensure that work is carried out safely and without risk to health. – We can advise and assist of your compliance and individual duties.
By law, any person, business or undertaking that employs five or more people must have a written Health and Safety Policy. We can offer this within our annual support package.
Managing workplace Health and Safety is a dynamic process that needs to be regularly monitored and adjusted. In order to ensure that the health and safety policy and arrangements are effective, there needs to be a regular audit, which should ideally be independent. This should be carried out annually. To supplement this, there should be regular internal workplace inspections carried out at a frequency proportionate to the level of risk. We can offer this service if you require.
Yes. CDM applies to all construction projects, no matter how big or small. If you are having construction work carried out, CDM will apply.
Failing to comply with CDM could mean that work on your project is stopped. It could also result in enforcement action, fines and prosecution. Contact us to find out more.
Managing Health and Safety risks puts you in control, since it leaves your business less open to chance. A Risk Assessment helps to prevent accidents and ill health to you, your workers and members of the public. Accidents and ill health can ruin lives and harm your business too if output is lost, equipment is damaged, insurance costs increase or you have to go to court. You are legally required to assess your workplace, so that you can put in place a plan to control the risks.
1. A hazard is anything that has the potential to cause harm (substances, electricity, working at height, machinery, etc)
2. Risk is the chance that harm actually results from a hazard.
CHAS, SafeContractor and other schemes are what is called prequalification schemes. A type of certified accreditation that proves a business's health and safety processes meet excellent standards. - We can assist you with your accreditation application. Contact us for more information on this service.
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