Health & Safety Services
"Every year many construction site workers are killed or injured as a result of their work; others suffer ill health, such as musculoskeletal disorders, dermatitis or asbestosis. The hazards are not, however, restricted to those working on sites. Children and other members of the public are also killed or injured because construction activities have not been adequately controlled."
Foreword from HSE's HSG 150 - Health & Safety in Construction
What can GHPC do to support your company?
For many years, construction has been understood to be one of the most hazardous industries in the UK - but it is also one of the most regulated in terms of safety, with enormous advances having been made in recent years to reduce the number of deaths ensuring workers go home safe and sound at the end of the working day.
This does bring with it a myriad of legislation and regulation which can seem daunting for any development or construction business, when weighing up the risks along with the benefits.
Our approach is to offer sensibly priced, quality services to assist clients, developers & builders with protecting their workforce and supply chain, complying with relevant legislation and avoiding the threat of court cases, fines, corporate manslaughter charges, insurance claims or damage to their reputation.
And with our multi-disciplinary background, there are value-adding opportunities throughout the property development process. Work with us and really see the difference.
Health & Safety Auditing, Site Inspections
We can provide a range of Site Audits that can be tailored to meet your needs and can be combined to provide more detailed services, documentary evidence and feedback for you, the client.
Audits available include:
Site Friendly Audit
This audit is designed to confirm all basic steps have been taken, documentation in place and required resources available to enable site commencement.
Client Monitoring Visit
To give Clients confidence that projects remain on-track and in line with the Principal Contractor's initial commitment as set out in their Construction Phase H&S Plan, to ensure that all expected standards are being achieved.
CDM Project Audit
Looks at the roles of all main CDM Dutyholders to determine whether they are complying adequately with their respective responsibilities.
Full Site Audit
Examines standards of compliance on construction sites with full inspection at ground and at height with examination of documentation. Audit report will highlight good practice and non-compliance.
CDM Strategy, Training & Systems
At GHPC our expertise in all things CDM makes us perfectly placed to provide you with really useful advice on how to comply with your duties under the Regulations and with current industry practices.
Briefing sessions for your management teams targeted specifically at the nature of your business or project.
CDM Training Sessions
We can provide training for different dutyholder roles and also training on your own CDM systems.
CDM Management System
With our expertise in CDM, we have developed an all-encompassing management system, based on your own existing policies and procedures, that simply draws it all together in a more efficient and easy-to-use system, reducing the overlap between the Principal Designer's “Pre-Tender Information” and your Principal Contractor’s “Construction Phase H&S Plan”.
Contractor CDM Support
We can offer assistance to Principal Contractors and Contractors to help you comply with the CDM Regulations 2015 as well as the systems and requirements of our mutual clients, to ensure that all projects can be delivered in good time and effectively.
Review your health & safety systems, procedures and arrangements to advise on any improvements which can be made for CDM compliance
Review and assess your Method Statements and Risk Assessments for certain work packages and recommend improvements in line with industry expected practice
Advise you on skills and competence expected of your workforce
Advise you on your CDM Responsibilities and discuss with you how you can comply with your legal liability as well as client expectations and industry best practice
Work with you to develop a consistent and compliant Construction Phase Plan system.
Assist you to develop your Construction Phase Plan for certain sites