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Construction Safety

Helping you maintain a safe environment

Ligtas Consultancy Services

Construction Site Risks

Construction Sites can be dangerous places. The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) apply to all construction work including new build, refurbishment, demolition, alterations, conversions, repair, and maintenance, regardless of the size and duration of the project.

Your business must conduct thorough risk assessments, identifying and evaluating all potential health and safety risks associated with your construction project. This is not only a legal requirement but a fundamental step in ensuring the safety of all. You will need to implement control measures and ensure that the site is safe and that workers and the public are protected from harm.

How We Can Help

The Ligtas CDM team of consultants has extensive experience in supporting clients in fulfilling their commitments under these regulations, helping ensure a safe work environment and that all risks are well managed. We can help identify any hazards early to eliminate and reduce the risks at the planning stage and manage any other potential risks.

Construction Safety Services

The services we provide include:

• Client CDM Adviser
• Principal Designer Adviser
• Contractor Adviser
• Construction Health and Safety Consultancy
• Site Inspections and Audit

Benefits

  • Ligtas offers a range of CDM 2015 services to help ensure you are fully compliant and that your duties are discharged. Our expertise extends to all facets of CDM 2015 compliance, from ensuring the right health and safety documentation is in place to advising on legal responsibilities and conducting periodic compliance reviews
  • We will work with you on your construction project from beginning to end to ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget, safely and in compliance with the requirements of the regulations
  • We’ll provide a dedicated specialist consultant to each of your projects, who will offer bespoke advice, closely monitor compliance, and be your point of contact for all health and safety queries throughout the project’s lifecycle.
  • We can work with your design and build teams to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all those involved in your construction project
  • Whether you need advice, support or a complete project management solution, Ligtas’s experienced CDM experts can provide the required solutions to help satisfy your construction compliance challenges

Ligtas is committed to continuous improvement in health and safety practices. We stay abreast of the latest industry developments and regulatory changes, ensuring that your project not only meets current standards but is also future-proofed against upcoming regulations and best practices.

Contractor Management

Contractor management is a critical component of construction safety, playing a pivotal role in ensuring a safe working environment on construction sites. Contractors bring different equipment, work practices, and levels of experience, which can introduce unique risks to a construction site. Effective contractor management involves assessing these risks and implementing measures to mitigate them. This process includes understanding the contractor's safety policies, their history of safety performance, and ensuring they comply with site-specific safety requirements.

What Else?

Communication and Coordination:

Clear communication and coordination are essential, especially in a setting where multiple contractors are present. Contractor management ensures that all parties are aware of and adhere to the site's safety protocols and that there is coordination in activities to prevent accidents caused by misunderstandings or misalignments in work schedules.

Training and Induction:

Contractors and their employees may not be familiar with the specific safety culture and procedures of the construction site they are working on. A well-written contractor management system includes providing necessary safety training and induction programs to educate them on site-specific hazards, emergency procedures, and safety expectations.

Compliance with Legal and Safety Standards:

Contractor management involves ensuring that all contractors comply with relevant health and safety legislation, such as the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) in the UK. This includes verifying that contractors have the necessary certifications, permits, and insurance.

Monitoring and Enforcement:

Regular monitoring of contractor activities is crucial to ensure ongoing compliance with safety standards. This can include site inspections, safety audits, and observing contractor work practices. Enforcement actions may be necessary if a contractor fails to adhere to safety protocols.

Incident Management and Reporting:

In the event of an accident or near-miss, contractor management includes ensuring proper incident reporting, investigation, and follow-up. This process helps in identifying the root causes of incidents and implementing corrective measures to prevent future occurrences.

Continuous Improvement:

Contractor management is not static; it involves continuously reviewing and improving safety practices and procedures. Feedback from contractors, workers, and safety audits can inform changes and enhancements in safety management systems.

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