A company is required to establish a Health & Safety systems in order to comply with legislation and to protect the health and Safety of its’ workers and the public generally.
Such systems include:
- Health & Safety Policy
- Method Statements
- Site Rules
Health & Safety Policy
This is looked at in detail in the constructionsite unit ‘Health & Safety Policy and Systems’. This can be accessed from the link below.
This is a detailed schedule that considers proposals for carrying out the work and makes appropriate recommendations. It considers time, costs and technique for each method of carrying out the work and the resources necessary to perform the activities in the project. It also assesses and stresses the factors relevant to ensure that the work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner. Further information on Method Statements can be obtained by visiting the Method and Resource Statements section in the Planning & Control unit below.
The purpose of the induction of employees joining a company is to:
- To introduce new staff to their environment.
- To make them efficient in the shortest possible time.
- Ensure they understand the rules and requirements of the company
- Ensure they understand the procedures used by the company
It ensures that they are familiar with the requirements regarding Health and Safety and that they are briefed on these requirements.
These are the rules that apply to each site. They are site specific and apply over and above the Health and Safety requirements laid down in the company policy.
A good source of H&S training is available from the Health and Safety Training website linked to below.
The above factors contribute to the promotion of a positive health and safety culture and this is dealt with in Chapter 4 of the Health and Safety in Construction book shown below. Guidance on monitoring Health and Safety can be obtained from this book and also the ‘Monitoring Health & Safety’ website shown.