With over 30 years experience in the construction industry including building and civils work carried out in Africa and Europe
Project and Safety Management on projects exceeding £30 million, Health and Safety a priority.
Chemical Safety and COSHH in the Workplace: A Comprehensive Guide
Chemical safety and COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) are critical components of workplace safety. Proper implementation of these procedures can prevent accidents, injuries, and health risks associated with hazardous substances. In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about chemical safety and COSHH, including risk assessment, control measures, employee training, documentation, and regular review.
What is Chemical Safety? Chemical safety refers to the safe handling, storage, use, and di..
Structural Steel Erection Safety- UK Regulations
When it comes to construction work, safety should be the top priority. One of the most hazardous tasks in construction is the erection of structural steel. Steel erection is a complex process that involves a significant amount of risk, not only to the workers involved but also to the general public. In the UK, there are specific regulations in place to ensure the safety of workers and the public during structural steel erection. In this article, we will discuss the UK regulations regarding structural steel erection safety.
Overview of St..
Building and construction work is a high-risk industry that requires constant vigilance and careful planning to ensure the safety of all involved. A critical component of this planning process is the conduct of regular risk assessments. In this article, we'll explore best practices for conducting risk assessments in building and construction work and provide valuable insights for industry professionals.
Our builders mega pack has been updated, all documents are now on our latest templates and we have added a couple of extra documents.
This 57 document pack is on special for £79.99 For this month only.
To purchase this see HERE
Our Generic Method Statement & Risk Assessment pack is suitable for residential dwelling demolition or similar works.
The Current Demolition Pack Contains:
Demolition Risk Assessment.
Demolition Method statement.
Blank Risk Assessment Template
Blank Method Statement Template
Method Statement for Control of Construction Dust
Method statement for demolition of internal load bearing walls
The Importance of Method Statements in Construction Projects
Sample Risk Identification checklist
Factors taken into account:
Are the substances used in a particular task suitable for the task?
Is the plant used in a particular task suitable for the task?
Are the plant and substances suitable to the environmental conditions and terrain in which they are used?
Are there any foreseeable abnormal situations which may arise, such as potential misuse of any materials or equipment and fluctuating operating conditions (eg, during times of peak production)?
Is there potential for injury from moving parts of plant or building fixtures, such as ..
Management of Risk in the Workplace
Companies should introduce risk management techniques by ensuring all workplace hazards and associated risks have been appropriately identified, assessed and controlled.
They can achieve this by:
Establishing a register of hazards and associated risks.
Undertaking all risk management in conjunction with representatives from the workforce.
Training all employees in the use and application of all controls introduced for each identified risk.
Employing specific techniques to ensure risks are managed effectively.
The following ..
Heat stress affects building and construction related works, steps should be taken to reduce the risks.
What are the typical symptoms:-?
Cramping Muscles, often these include side stitches and calf muscles.
Dry skin that maybe hot to the touch, loss of concentration and confusion, rash, person is very thirsty, headaches, tiredness, dizziness and in extreme heat stroke the person may convulse and could lose consciousness.
Reducing the risks of heat stress:-
Firstly determine if the sources of heat can be stopped, if not then determine if the temperature can be controlled by:-
We have updated our House builders pack, this contains 31 documents including Method statements, risk assessments and COSHH
The pack is now available for purchase HERE
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So much has been written on the subject and there is a large amount of fairly poor information being supplied.
For people new to Health and Safety this can be a difficult subject, in fact many people are unduly scared of making mistakes that they will often procrastinate or ignore their health and safety obligations.
So what are Risk Assessments and method statements?, and whats the easiest way to compile them?
In basic terms:-
Study your work site and work area with the work thats to be done in mind, note what hazards you see, these should be work and site related.
Note who o..
A great 3 page detailed Risk Assessment for powered woodworking tools, suitable for tempory workshops, shop fitting and construction work
the main associated risks covered are:-
Slip and Trips
Each of these main risks has staeps to reduce the risks, and more.
Our new pack for painters, Contains a Method Statement, Risk assessment for work at height and risk assessment for slips trips and falls.
With 6 coshh assessments:-
Water Based Emulsion Paint
Leyland Paints- High Gloss
Dulux Trade- Diamond Matt
Dulux Trade- Weathershield Smooth Masonry Paint
Dulux Trade- Satinwood
Dulux Trade- Supermatt
All these purchased individually would cost just over £80, Our price is set at just £28.99
We have had some requests for a Pack that will be suitable for Brick and Block laying Work
This is now available and contains :-
Method statement for bricklaying and blockwork
Risk Assessment for bricklaying and blockwork
Risk Assessment for Working With Cement Mixers
Risk Assessment for Manual Handling
Risk Assessment for Work at Height
Risk Assessment for Abrasive Wheels (cutting & grinding)
COSHH Assessment for Silica Sand
COSHH Assessment for Cement OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement)
Blank Method Statement Template
Blank Risk Assessment Template..