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construction phase health and safety plan

Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan

By

John Johnston AIIRSM

Health and Safety for Beginners

www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk

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Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan
  • The Planning Supervisor hands over the health and safety plan to the newly appointed Principal Contractor, who then takes on the responsibility of developing the health and safety plan into a working document which enables the health and safety management of the project.

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Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan
  • The health and safety plan is the foundation on which health and safety management of construction work is based and should include:
  • Arrangements for ensuring the health and safety of ALL who may be affected by the work
  • Arrangements for the management of health and safety and monitoring of compliance with health and safety law of the construction work
  • Information regarding the welfare arrangements

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Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan
  • The health and safety plan is not just a document to be left in a ring binder for the duration of the project, rather, it is a fully functional working document which should be:
  • Reviewed and updated as the project develops
  • Amended when further design work is completed
  • Updated when information from subcontractors starting work becomes available
  • Reviewed in light of unforeseen circumstances or variations to planned circumstances
  • Updated when any other changes affecting health and safety arise

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how should the health and safety plan begin
How Should the Health and Safety Plan Begin?
  • A description of the project
  • A general statement of health and safety principles and objectives
  • Information on any restrictions affecting the work such as: neighbouring buildings, utility services, traffic flows of vehicles and pedestrians and client restrictions from their work activities

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arrangements for managing and organising
Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • The Health and Safety Plan should include:
  • Management: structure for responsibilities, Principal Contractor to direct and co-ordinate other contractors
  • Setting standards: statutory requirements or higher standards set by the Client
  • Information for contractors: ensuring ALL contractors know of risks to their health and safety from the project

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Selection procedures: the Principal Contractor must ensure that all contractors, self-employed and designers are competent; suppliers of materials provide adequate information about their products; plant and machinery must be ensured proper selection, training provision for its use and proper maintenance

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Communications and co-operation: adequate means to ensure proper communication between ALL members of the project team such as…..
  • Client
  • Designers
  • Planning Supervisor
  • Principal Contractor
  • Other contractors
  • Workers on site
  • Any other whose health and safety may be affected by the project

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Activities with risks to health and safety: arrangements need to be made to identify and effectively manage activities with risks to health and safety such as……
  • Material storage and distribution
  • Vehicular movements on site
  • Waste disposal and controls
  • Provision and use of common mechanical plant
  • Provision and use of temporary services i.e. electricity
  • Temporary support structures
  • Permit-to-work systems
  • Protection from falling materials
  • Exclusion of unauthorised people
  • These control measures must be clearly set out, including protection of members of the public

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Emergency procedures: arrangements for dealing with and minimising the effects of injuries, fire and other dangerous occurrences
  • Reporting of RIDDOR information: arrangements for relaying information on accidents, ill health and dangerous occurrences to the Principal Contractor that are required to be notified to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Welfare: arrangements for the provision and maintenance of welfare facilities
  • Information and training for people on site: proper arrangements for the Principal Contractor to ensure people on site have been provided with…..
  • Information on health and safety
  • Training on health and safety
  • Information about the project, such as, relevant parts of the health and safety plan
  • Other arrangements include: specific awareness training; tool-box talks; the display of statutory notices

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Consultation with people on site: arrangements to ensure consultation and co-ordination of the views of workers or their representatives
  • Site rules: arrangements for making site rules and for bringing them to the attention of ALL those affected. Contractors, workers, visitors or other specific groups may have separate rules
  • Health and safety file: arrangements for passing on relevant information to the Planning Supervisor in preparation of the health and safety file

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Arrangements for Managing and Organising
  • Arrangements for monitoring: arrangements for the monitoring systems ensuring compliance with:
  • Legal requirements
  • Health and safety rules developed by the Principal Contractor
  • Investigation of incidents
  • Procedures, such as selection of contractors
  • Comparisons between on site standards and those originally set for the project
  • Reviews throughout the project and to the final overall review so that lessons can be learnt

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Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan

By

John Johnston AIIRSM

Health and Safety for Beginners

www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk

www.healthandsafetytips.co.uk