Each project will have its own unique set of safety goals. However, we at Recco Project Health and Safety Consultants can help you to identify yours, both for your company as a whole, or on a project to project basis.
It is important to set Health and Safety goals. Goals are significant as they are away of setting key performance indicators. These can then subsequently be used to monitor the success of the business, in regards to Health and Safety compliance. Failure to achieve goals can have moral, legal and financial implications upon the business.
As noted by the Health and Safety Executive, failure to comply with statutory guidelines can result in severe punishments. For example, companies who fail to adequately manage Health and Safety can receive unlimited fines. Their Directors or Management if found to be negligent can also receive custodial sentences.
The key health and
safety objectives should always be to complete the project on time and as specified. This should also offer due regard to the welfare of residents, staff and the public, without putting people’s health and safety at significant
risk. To ensure the safety goals are met, risk analysis should occur during
the project to:
Identify the most likely types of hazards on the project;
the control measures proposed, and
procedures for training, monitoring, review and audits
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A Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan (CPP) is a legal document. This is a legal requirement under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015. Primarily, a plan is required when a Client appoints a Principal Contractor to perform their maintenance and Construction, where 2 or more Contractors are on site at any one time.
It is important to remember that a CPP should be created by the Principal Contractor in accordance with the Regulations. Once created, this should then be used in advance of and throughout the construction phase of their project. During successful projects, this should also be developed as the scheme progresses, to identify any new or changing hazards associated with the work activities.
The CPP document may also be updated as a result of information collated from Designers in the following meetings:
Design team meetings;
The pre-start meeting;
Progress Meetings, and
Health and Safety File meetings.
Is the CPP Alone Sufficient?
Additionally, the CPP should be read in conjunction with any Supplementary CDM Information issued separately during the project. A comprehensive CPP should include the Pre-Construction Information supplied by the Principal Designer, COSHH Data Sheets and any task specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements relevant to the scope of works. If information is missing, which may inform persons of the project risks, critical injuries can occur. It is therefore imperative the project team receive as much information as possible pre-construction. This allows them to mitigate or eliminate any project risk.
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