Health, Safety and Environmental protection are of paramount importance in any project. Accidents and incidents can have a major impact, in terms of project delays and costs, and more importantly accidents can affect the lives of individuals and their families. Environmental incidents can also have a significant impact on local communities and can damage your company reputation. Therefore the overriding rule in any project is “Safety First” and to support this rule the correct HSE procedures and paperwork must be in place. People must be provided with the appropriate training and events on site must be documented and analyzed.
The Project Health & Safety
- Plan: preparation of the Pre-construction and Construction Phase Plans, and all the documentation required for the onsite H&S systems as well as keeping the plans updated and distributed to all relevant parties.
- Audit: auditing of suppliers management systems, evaluation of suppliers project documentation (HSE Plans, Hazard Identification, Risk Assessments and Method Statements)
- Risk Assessment: Design Risk Analysis, Project Risk Assessments and evaluation of Contractors/Suppliers documentation.
- Site Induction: all persons entering the site will receive appropriate induction training regarding site specific health & safety rules and procedures. ·
- Tool Box Sessions: as part of the ongoing planning for work H&S discussions are held with personnel involved to enable work to be planned safely and improvements to be made where necessary.
- Project Emergency Contingency Plans: establish site evacuation procedures focusing on medical provision and services, hospital availability and emergency services etc., and keep the plan updated.
- Incident/accident and near miss reporting: it is important that events are recorded, statements are taken and a robust investigation procedure is in place so lessons can be learned and preventative measures can be implemented.
- Training: certain tasks may require specialized training and such training must be provided and certified prior to the work being carried out.