Construction Sites and the HSE
The HSE are increasingly active in their enforcement visits to construction sites. This is something that I have discussed previously and something for which I have a lot of recent anecdotal evidence for. In the month since starting the New Year, I have dealt with several enquiries relating to smaller construction projects that have received a enforcement visit from the HSE. Some of these visits have resulted in Improvement Notices and others have resulted in Prohibition Notices. I have been able to provide help in several of these cases. We have assisted by:
- Creating the F10 – Notification of Construction Project for the work
- Creating a Construction Phase Safety Plan for the work
- Carrying out site safety inspection and audits
- Providing basic health and safety training
- Acting as the competent person for the client or for the Principal Contractor
- Taking on the CDM Coordinator role for the project
Although we can offer this type of “crisis” support, we much prefer to deal with the issues before the HSE have been involved and definitely before somebody has been hurt or killed.
Here are some questions for you on construction sites and the HSE:
- Are you running a construction project?
- Is the project notifiable? (more than 30 days or more than 500 man/days)
- Do you need help?
- How would you fare if the HSE visited your site today, tomorrow or next week?
- Is everything in order? Is the paperwork in place, up to date and satisfactory?
If you are not able to answer these questions with comfort, then now would be a great time to talk to us – before the HSE talk to you!
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