PROJECT SAFETY MANAGEMENT
All projects require safe systems of work under current health and safety legislation. They need to be planned, managed, monitored and audited irrespective of whether they are reportable under the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2007 (as amended).
Projects range from replacing combined heat & power, chillers, medical equipment and pipelines to new builds and refurbishments etc.
In places such as hospitals, schools, data centres, factories and offices etc.
Things to consider are:
- Has safety been considered in the design?
- How long will the activity last?
- Are there significant risks to health and/or safety?
- How many people can be harmed?
- Will the work involve multiple contractors?
- Who makes up your supply chain?
- Can your suppliers demonstrate competence?
- Will the work require notification to the HSE?
- Will the management responsibilities, the identification of key personnel and other organisational arrangements be clear to those staff and others who undertake and supervise the work?
- Have you considered accident investigation? The time lost to the projects and the subsequents costs.
- How do you mitigate your exposure to prosecution?
- Have you considered what risk you will hand back to the client?