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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction site - signing in book
    Construction site - signing in bookIf you're running a construction project, it's important to know who is on site at any given time. Manage this process with our signing in book.ControlWhen contractors arrive on site they will usually want to go straight to where they're working and get started. However, if they are allowed to do this, it's almost impossible to monitor who is on site at any time. This creates complications, such as whether everyone has attended a site induction, are aware of the site rules,...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Permit to work - excavation
    Permit to work - excavationCarrying out excavation work is potentially dangerous. So to avoid or sufficiently reduce the risks to an acceptable level, use our permit to help you plan the work before it starts.Excavation workThe main dangers of excavating are the potential for the sides of the trench to collapse and the possibility of disturbing underground services, such as gas or electricity. But there are other hazards which may arise including objects or vehicles falling into the excavation, members of the...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Protecting the public from construction works
    Risk assessment - protecting the public from construction worksConstruction has a reputation for being a dangerous industry, but it isn't just workers who get hurt. To ensure that you've addressed the risks to members of the public use our risk assessment.Cause for concernEvery year construction activities cause injuries and deaths to road users, visitors, residents, passers-by and trespassers, including children.Those involved in construction activities carry a heavy burden of responsibility when it comes to...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Pre-demolition checklist
    Pre-demolition checklistMany construction projects involve the demolition or dismantling of an existing structure before a new build can take place. Our checklist will help you to prepare before putting the work out to tender.Serious businessThe demolition or dismantling of structures, even relatively small ones, has the potential to create significant risks to those involved, as well as bystanders. For example, Moor Park Charitable Trust Ltd was prosecuted after a fatal accident when contractors were taking...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Safety in excavations
    Safety briefing - safety in excavationsThis briefing addresses the key risks and control measures needed to manage safe working in excavations.What's covered?The aim of this Safety Briefing - Safety in Excavations is to ensure that all staff are fully aware of the potential risks from such work.Hazards and risksThe briefing identifies the hazards and risks including failing to ensure that the sides of the excavation are suitably supported, failing to manage excavators properly and not protecting the excavation....
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Construction welfare facilities checklist
    Construction welfare facilities checklistSchedule 2 of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 specifies the minimum welfare facilities to be provided on construction sites. Use our checklist to ensure you comply.What's covered?The provision of proper toilet, washing and rest facilities for construction workers is a high priority for any visiting inspector, so it's important to take the matter seriously.The checklist covers all types of facilities which need to be provided with further details...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Client's demolition and dismantling checklist
    Client's demolition and dismantling checklistTaking down redundant buildings can be dangerous, even where small structures are involved. If you're planning this kind of work, use our checklist to make sure it's done safely and you meet your obligations as the client.  What's covered?As the client of demolition and dismantling work you have certain responsibilities to oversee the health and safety arrangements for the job. These are set out in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015.  If you...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Occupational health in construction work
    Safety briefing - occupational health in construction workIn its Construction Division's Plan of Work, the HSE announced that occupational health is one of its top priorities. Use our safety briefing to improve workers' awareness of occupational health issues.What's covered?Our briefing gives a hard hitting introduction and then outlines the nature of the health risks which are generally found on construction sites, including the risk control measures which workers are expected to abide by. Use the document...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Daily excavations form
    Daily excavations formGuidance issued by the HSE suggests that excavations should be inspected each shift before work starts and the results recorded. You can use our template to record your findings. Site details You should use the first part of the form to identify the "Site details". This should include the site address and a brief description of the workplace, the name and address of person on whose behalf the inspection was carried out and the date and time of inspection. Part two of the document, "Matters...
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  • Health & Safety Documents - Removal of excavated materials
    Method statement - removal of excavated materialsBecause of the risks associated with removing materials from excavations, e.g. manual handling, the use of plant and machinery, working near the edge of the excavation etc., you must identify the safe systems of work that your staff should follow.  What to do?If you're removing the materials from an excavation, you need to make sure that those involved are safe. However, you don't need overly long or complex paperwork to achieve this. To ensure that you give...
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