All the RAMS a construction company needs in one simple document. A complete health and safety package for just £245.00
What’s in the construction company H&S package?
An incredible 100 documents, creating a comprehensive health and safety package suitable for most construction companies. (Please scroll down to see full index of contents) The package has been designed for ease of use with a cover page, so there’s no need to scroll through the entire document to edit such things as dates and signatures. The cover page is designed for you to add your company logo, name of person responsible for H&S, sign and date, then you’re good to go.
It’s been put together based on our professional experience, our customers input and their download trends. Also, it’s in docx format so can be opened in Word™ or any other word processor, and it’s fully editable. In fact, once you buy this package (providing you don’t resell it), it becomes yours to edit as you please, so you can chop it, cut it, paste it, add pictures, add training records or delete parts as required. As an added bonus, having this package allows you to display the "Health & Safety Gold Standard Award" on your website. Letting clients, customers and contractors know that your company’s H&S package is current and up to date. Not only will your health and safety documents be current and up to date but they will stay that way, because as H&S changes we update this construction company package to reflect new trends and laws.
Value for money
Positive value is something we pride ourselves on. Our training courses and H&S documents offer some of the best value on the net and this package as no exception. It offers incredible value, with a saving of £582.00 compared to buying the documents individually.
Additionally the package is:
- Recognised by local authorities
- Recognised by principal contractors
- Suitable for CDM sites
- Approved by H&S managers
The construction company H&S pack will increases your chance of winning tenders because it’s a comprehensive, professional document, that installs faith in your company. This is what project managers and people who make decisions about supply chains prefer.
Accidents in the construction industry
One of the main reasons for H&S is to protect people. This includes members of the general public, permanent employees, temps, casual workers, the self employed and even the parcel delivery man. In the modern world we live in, responsibility for others wellbeing and safety falls firmly at the feet of a business if the premises, or activities of the business, are deemed to have caused harm to others.
Construction in particular, is classified as a high risk industry with over 50,000 injuries reported every year and an average of 30 fatalities. These figures are with current H&S in place, but are still considered to high when the accident rate could be reduced with better H&S management. Consequently risk assessments, method statements and COSHH assessments have become the norm, even in small companies.
Falls from height account for approximately half of all fatalities and a break down of the 50,000 non-fatal injuries are:
- Slips, trips and falls on the same level account for 25%
- Falls from height account for 18%
- Manual handling injuries make up 20%
- Being struck by a moving or flying object is 10%
It’s important to remember that the 50,000 number of reported injuries is much lower than the accident rate, because many people can have a slip or fall without injury.
What health and safety does a construction company need?
All employers have a duty of care to any person that is employed or may be affected by their business premises or activities. There are many rules and regulations regarding occupational health and safety at the workplace, but the construction industry tops the league. The list of what H&S any company needs changes depending on the activities they are carrying out. For instance, some employees might need permits for confined spaces, hot works or height. Other employees might need scaffold signed off, or CAT and Genny testing before a dig.
As a general rule though the four main documents you need are:
A company health and safety policy. This is a document that lets other know how and what your business is doing about managing health and safety at work. It is a legal requirement to have a health and safety policy if there are five or more employees.
Risk assessments. A risk assessment isn’t just an assessment of risks for a specific task, it also contains control measures. Control measures are instructions for a person carrying out the task, and they tell them what to do and what to avoid in order to work safer and reduce the likelihood of harm.
Method statements. The best example we can give here is an Ikea instruction manual for assembling furniture. They are perfect method statements, are suitable for all language speakers and have ticks and crosses telling the assembler what to do and what not to do. Method statements in the construction industry are usually text based, but are designed to do the same job, which is to advise workers on how to carry out a task safely. In many instances a supplier will provide method statements, so when installing a lock, the correct method would be to follow the manufacturers instructions.
COSHH assessments. These are risks that specific products pose and a COSHH assessment is created from the product data sheet which the supplier provides. COSHH stands for Control Of Substances Harmful to Health, but it doesn’t just cover the health of the person using the product. The damage the product can do to the environment, safe disposal methods, amount of time a person can use the product, fire fighting measures, harmful ingredients, PPE and first aid measures are all included.
Principal contractors and project managers may also ask you for a host of other documentation including training records, traffic management plans, anti slavery policies etc…
How to reduce accidents in the construction industry
It’s impossible to imagine every potential risk a person might encounter at every minute of every day. Even if you take into account realistic risks that a person might encounter when crossing a road, they could still be struck on the head by a bolt that had come loose from a passing aeroplane.
A company health and safety policy doesn’t in itself reduce risks unless the actions set out in the policy are followed or implemented. Likewise, risk assessments and method statements are worth nothing unless their information is adhered too. In short, there’s no point in writing down safe working practices if they aren’t enforced. But implementing safe working practices is only half the battle. In order for staff to follow the safe practices they usually need incentive because many people have the, ‘It won’t happen to me’, attitude. The answer to this is educating staff about the number of injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. The importance of training can’t be emphasised enough because making people aware of how common accidents are in the construction industry, instils a sense of caution when they carry out tasks. There are many online resources available that can be used for tool box talks, or to create hand out fliers for staff, but one of the best ways to get the message across is using a verified training agency and online courses.
It’s important to remember that it’s usually people carrying out tasks that inadvertently work unsafely and cause accidents, and not the people or organisation responsible for the companies H&S. So however thorough a companies H&S documents are, unless the staff are trained, they can just become a box ticking exercise.
Table of contents
Table of contents for construction package
Risk assessments for:
- 01) 1st and 2nd fix carpentry works
- 02) 1st and 2nd fix plumbing and gas works
- 03) 80 and 360 excavators
- 04) brick and blockwork
- 05) ceramic tiling
- 06) cleaning
- 07) construction workers
- 08) electrical installations and maintenance
- 09) external painting and decorating works
- 10) general groundworks and fencing
- 11) internal painting and decorating works
- 12) plastering and rendering
- 13) pressure washing
- 14) UPVC doors, windows, soffits and fascia
- 15) electrical testing
- 16) Risk awareness for areas where asbestos could potentially be discovered
Method statements for:
- 17) block paving
- 18) boarding and skimming
- 19) bonding and skimming
- 20) brick and blockwork
- 21) builders and office clean
- 22) ceramic floor tiles
- 23) ceramic wall tiles
- 24) cleaning brickwork
- 25) connection or alteration to gas main
- 26) electrical testing
- 27) fencing
- 28) fitting a bathroom suite
- 29) general plumbing works, pipe connections, transport and storage
- 30) hacking off to walls and ceilings
- 31) hanging doors
- 32) hanging wallpaper
- 33) kitchen fitting
- 34) laminate flooring
- 35) laying slabs
- 36) maintenance and service of central heating system
- 37) marking and fixing
- 38) painting
- 39) pointing and repointing
- 40) power flushing
- 41) pressure washing
- 42) rainwater goods
- 43) removing a bathroom suite
- 44) rendering
- 45) rewires, maintenance and new installations
- 46) roof timbers
- 47) timber partitioning
- 48) underground drainage
- 49) underpinning
- 50) UPVC doors
- 51) UPVC soffits and fascia
- 52) UPVC windows
COSHH assessments for:
- 53) bleach
- 54) bonding coat
- 55) brick and patio cleaner - Acid
- 56) brick and patio cleaner - Eco
- 57) carpet cleaner
- 58) cement
- 59) contact adhesive
- 60) cream cleaner
- 61) decorator's caulk
- 62) detergent
- 63) disinfectant
- 64) dry wall adhesive
- 65) dust
- 66) eggshell finished paint oil based
- 67) expanding foam
- 68) expanding foam (fire rated)
- 69) exterior undercoat oil based
- 70) Fernox central heating cleaner
- 71) flux paste
- 72) furniture polish
- 73) glass cleaner
- 74) high gloss oil based
- 75) hydrated lime
- 76) hydraulic lime
- 77) intumescent sealant
- 78) latex screed
- 79) lead free solder
- 80) lead solder
- 81) metal primer zinc phosphate
- 82) mitre adhesive
- 83) mitre adhesive activator
- 84) mortar plasticiser
- 85) mortar water proofer
- 86) multi finish
- 87) multi surface cleaner
- 88) petrol
- 89) PVA
- 90) quick drying gloss water based
- 91) quick drying primer and undercoat water based
- 92) silicone sealant
- 93) solvent cement
- 94) solvent cleaner
- 95) solvent free grab adhesive
- 96) tanking slurry
- 97) thinners
- 98) tile adhesive
- 99) tile grout
- 100) white spirit