DEATHS IN CONSTRUCTION
30 killed in UK during period 2018/2019
THAT'S 25% OF ALL DEATHS IN THE WORKPLACE FOR UK
of which 7 were to the general public !!!
49% were falls from height
1.31 per 100,000 workers is three times the ALL industry rate
There were 2,420 work related injuries in construction 2018/2019
Construction is a dangerous industry second to the worst industry records
from Agriculture, forestry & fishing.
HEALTH & SAFETY over the years we have all seen good, bad & ugly & down right foolish & criminal but in whatever way each person can, a life saved is a life saved & procedures & systems have to work with Safety, Quality & Management as a culture.
We have carried out many Health & Safety Inspections & some are mostly good but like all,
you will always find something.
We've written countless Method Statements, Risk & C.O.S.H.H. Assessments, Construction Phase Health & Safety Plan, Pre-Construction Information Packs, F10 Notification to H.S.E.
OUR MOTTO OF THE WORD
" S.A.F.E.T.Y. "
Safety Always Firstly Encouraged Taught You
Our "motto" for over 26+ years and was used very successfully in Malaysia as well as here in the UK.
In the 5 years we were posted out in Malaysia (South East Asia between 94-98), there's was not one single accident on any of our sites under our control and with over 5 Million Man hours worked.
We assisted and worked closely with Malaysia's own HSE. (DOSH) and worked closely with local contractors and businesses and played a key role in advancing Malaysia's Health and Safety ethos to large and small businesses.
How can we help to be your Construction & Building Environmental, Health and Safety Advisors? Well, we'll list a brief outline of some of the services we can offer you and tailor made to your own requirements & timescales as well and independent advisors and expert witnesses.
We have the knowledge and a wide range of establishing Company procedures for all types of properties and building & construction sites for compliance to Health and Safety... *(but not limited to) and construction administration and managing construction projects by establishing good working systems across the board to ensure cost effective working methods, quality and profits for our clients.
However, there are some who do fall foul of the Law and thus the inevitable happens, some have been visited by the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) Inspectorate - the governing body charged with ensuring all employers, clients, employees, manufacturers, suppliers etc. comply with all aspects of Health and Safety Laws and Regulations.
In so doing, we have been called upon to assist such companies in successfully turning around their businesses around and with a wealth and knowledge have also rectified the issues and the HSE have been assured of progress and actions being taken to correct that a non-conformance will re-occur.
This takes both parties to work at it.
So as you can see, it's a two-way step forward in achieving a long term relationship; BUT to see the Company grow and get that job satisfaction that maybe, just maybe, we can save one life or injury from ever happening and aim for a zero tolerance target on accidents within the workplace and our industry.
When called to such client, firstly we asses their immediate H&S issues, but take a long term view and build on our client relationship by working with them.
On some occasions this will involve the HSE and their respective visiting inspectors.
We have over many years undertaken as mediator and advisory for the client and ensure they have the systems in place both in theory but more importantly in practice such as physically on site.
NOTE: what to do when the H.S.E. come to site:
On some occasions this will involve the HSE and their respective visiting inspectors / officers.
We therefore, also undertake as mediator and advisory for the Client and ensure they have the
systems in place both in theory but more importantly in practice such as physically on site.
If you are visited by a HSE Inspector:
PLEASE CALL YOUR HSE ADVISOR IMMEDIATELY:
Tel: 0203 209 3038
M: 0789 422 8222
Or E: [email protected]
Send us the full details of the HSE Inspection / visit and any reports or
Prohibition Notices etc. issued to you and the reasons why you had a H.S.E. visit.
Please note, when a Prohibition Notice is issued, it is likely the HSE
will close not just certain parts of the site BUT all of the site.
See also HSE website link on Prohibition Notice:
STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY !!!
DO NOT MOVE ANYTHING AS THE H.S.E. MAY INSIST YOU LEAVE
EVERYTHING AS IS IF THERE HAS BEEN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT
FOR THEM TO COME BACK TO SITE TO INVESTIGATE.
The HSE may insist if you cannot prove you have that you will need further guidance for training on several aspects. Alot of effort also from the clients to take the commitment and to reap the rewards of their own efforts.