Health and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham

Introduction

Are you looking for Health and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham? The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations 2015) are intended to ensure that health and safety issues are properly considered during a projects development so that the risk of harm to those who have to build, use and maintain structures is reduced. They were introduced in 1994 and revised in 2007. A further revision came into force on 6 April 2015.

Health and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham

Recco Project and Safety Consultants, who operate in Hatcham Park in Lewisham, are aware that buildings can present a great number of possible risks both in construction and operation. There are many duties placed on those commissioning, designing, constructing and operating buildings to control those risks.

The role of the health and safety consultant is to promote a positive health and safety culture in the workplace. They are primarily responsible for ensuring that risks in the workplace are controlled and that organisations are successfully meeting safety standards.

Health and Safety Consultant Duties

The typical duties you may require from one of our Health and Safety Consultants at Recco Project and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham will include:

  • Architectural Design Assessments
  • Block management Assessments
  • Construction Design Management Assistants (CDMA’s)
  • Construction Phase Plans
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Services
  • F10 Instructions
  • Health & Safety Files
  • House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Inspections
  • Interfacing with clients and design teams on a project basis
  • Investigating any accidents on site and documenting reports and recommendations
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities to ensure compliance with mandatory regulations
  • Method Statements
  • Operations & Maintenance Manuals
  • Preparation of health and safety strategies
  • Preparing pre-qualification tender documentation
  • Principal Designers Services (PD)
  • Review of contractor documentation
  • Risk Assessments
  • Performing Signage Audits
  • Tender Support
  • The Delivery of Construction (Design and Management) CDM 2015 Services
  • Undertaking site inspections to ensure that policies and procedures are being properly implemented
  • Using the Construction Design Management Regulations CDM 2015 to create structure for the specific health and safety roles for design and construction

Recco Project and Safety Consultants operating for you in Hatcham Park in Lewisham can also advise on a range of issues which include:

  • Dealing with deleterious materials, such as asbestos
  • Health issues
  • Noise and vibration problems
  • Stresses and strains
  • Assisting people returning to work after a serious injury or illness

Health and Safety Consultant Qualifications

Our Health and Safety Consultants at Recco Project and Safety Consultants, operating in Hatcham Park in Lewisham are some of the most experienced in the world.

Typical qualifications our team members have include:

  • BA in Security and Risk Management
  • British Safety Council Level 6 Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
  • City & Guilds Level 5 (NVQ) Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety Practice
  • IOSH Directing Safely
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • MSc Construction Commercial Management
  • National Compliance and Risk Qualifications (NCRQ) Level 6 Diploma in Applied Health and Safety
  • National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
  • NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate
  • NEBOSH Health and Safety, Construction Design Management
  • NEBOSH International Diploma
  • NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC)
  • NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • NEBOSH National Fire Certificate
  • Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS)
  • Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (7303)

The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH)

The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) is the chartered body for health and safety professionals and it is possible to join the institution at various membership grades ranging from Affiliate Member right up to Chartered Fellow. The institution runs a variety of training courses and conferences and has its own Code of Conduct for members to follow.

The IOSH have produced a guidance document for appointing health and safety Consultants and when they may be required.

All of our Health and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham at Recco Project and Safety Consultants are members of IOSH, to ensure you have the most competent, experienced and qualified health and safety Consultant managing your safety needs.

Managing Risks in Construction

Everyone who participates in a construction project, is deemed to have a role under the Construction Design Management Regulations. A Principal Designer is often appointed to construction projects to ensure that they are operating safely. Recco Project and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham can perform this role for you. A summary of the main roles are as follows:

Client

The Clients duties include:

  • Ensuring other duty holders are appointed, that is, Designers (including a Principal Designer on projects involving more than one Contractor) and Contractors (including a Principal Contractor on projects involving more than one Contractor)
  • Ensuring the roles, functions and responsibilities of the project team are clear
  • Ensuring that the people and organisations they appoint have the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and (if an organisation) the organisational capability to manage health and safety risks
  • Ensuring sufficient time and resources are allocated
  • Ensuring effective mechanisms are in place for members of the project team to communicate and cooperate with each other and coordinate their activities
  • Ensuring relevant information is prepared and provided to other duty holders
  • Ensuring the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor carry out their duties. This could be done by arranging project progress meetings or via written updates
  • Ensuring welfare facilities are provided
  • Maintaining and reviewing arrangements to ensure they remain relevant

Designers

Recco Project and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham can help you to appoint a Design team for your project. Designer duties include:

  • Contributing towards the design of a project
  • Working alongside other project team members to ensure the project is viable and safe to implement

Principal Designers

The role of the Principal Designer, which Recco Project and Safety Consultants in Hatcham Park in Lewisham can undertake during your project, includes:

  • Informing the Client of their duties under the regulations
  • Acting as a Client Advisor during their projects
  • Planning, managing and monitoring health and safety in the pre-construction phase, including; identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks; and ensuring designers carry out their duties
  • Helping compile pre-construction information and providing it to Designers and Contractors
  • Preparing the health and safety file and then reviewing, updating and revising it as the project progresses
  • Liaising with the Principal Contractor to help in the planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordination of the construction phase
  • Taking into account the general principles of prevention
  • Ensuring that all persons working in relation to the pre-construction phase cooperate with the Client, the Principal Designer and each other
  • Checking that Designers have sufficient skills, knowledge, experience and (if they are an organisation) the organisational capability to carry out the work
  • In addition, domestic clients can choose to have a written agreement with the Principal Designer to transfer their duties to the Principal Designer

Principal Contractor

Recco Project and Safety Consultants can act as the Principal Contractor during your project in Hatcham Park in Lewisham, or help to manage your appointed team on your behalf. The role of Principal Contractor involves:

  • Planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating the construction phase of a project
  • Consulting and engaging with workers
  • Liaising with the Client and Principal Designer
  • Ensuring anyone they appoint has the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience and, where they are an organisation, the organisational capability to carry out the work in a way that secures health and safety
  • Coordinating the work of Contractors
  • Ensuring that the Contractors under their control cooperate with each other
  • Ensuring suitable site inductions are provided
  • Ensuring reasonable steps are taken to prevent unauthorised access
  • Ensuring that suitable welfare facilities are provided and maintained throughout the construction phase
  • Before the construction site is set up, preparing, reviewing and revising the construction phase plan for the project setting out health and safety arrangements and site rules
  • Ensuring that the construction phase plan is appropriately reviewed, updated and revised during the construction phase
  • Providing the principal designer with any information in the Principal Contractors possession relevant to the health and safety file
  • If the Principal Designers appointment finishes before the end of the project, the health and safety file must be passed to the Principal Contractor for the remainder of the project. The Principal Contractor must then take on the responsibility for reviewing, updating and revising it and passing it to the Client when the project finishes
Contractor

Recco Project and Safety Consultants can help to ensure suitable Contractors are appointed and working safely for your project in Hatcham Park in Lewisham. The role of a Contractor and their workers involves:

  • Consulting and engaging with the Principal Contractor, Designers and other workers
  • Implementing the construction design agreed by the Designers
Contact Us

Recco Project and Safety Consultants are here to help you meet your project obligations in Hatcham Park in Lewisham under the Construction Design Management Regulations. To speak to a member of our team regarding your health and safety consultancy needs, feel free to contact a member of our team to discuss by completing the form below.

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