This report is a summary of the longer document named in the title above. We encourage organisations to recognise different passport schemes, if they are confident that they represent a level of health and safety awareness needed for the work being carried out. The system should cover the entire gambit of an employer’s occupational health and safety organisation.
For effective implementation, organisations should develop the capabilities and support mechanisms necessary to achieve the safety and health policy, objectives and targets. There should be a planned and systematic approach to implementing the safety and health policy through an effective safety and health management system. The organisation should measure, monitor and evaluate safety and health performance. The organisation should review and improve its safety and health management system continuously, so that its overall safety and health performance improves constantly.
With over 40 years of experience, our portfolio spans from challenging bespoke developments to large multi-million pound refurbishment and new-build contracts. We focus our safety improvement efforts where we can make the most impact on preventing incidents and where populations are most at risk. Xerox audit teams evaluate operations against our internal standards, external regulations and industry guidelines. The site team was looking through methods of reducing paper waste and increasing the accessibility to documents such as the construction drawings. Contractors may work through their own company, an umbrella company or may be self-employed.
3 H&S Pains Of Contractor Management | Duration 18 Minutes 25 Seconds
The test you need to take depends on the type of card you’re applying for. The contractor receiving keys and passes must keep them secure and return them to us at the completion of the work. The contractor shall not store any plant, equipment or supplies on site. Our workplace is a smoke free and all contractors must comply with these arrangements. This one day interactive course has been developed for site supervisors/managers with the aim of providing candidates with an introduction to environmental issues on construction sites. At every level, our site managers have embedded health and safety into our culture and working practices. Our health and safety policy describes the responsibilities and duties of our employees trained in construction health and safety. Each month thousands of contractors and consultants known as suppliers apply for work with public and private sector organisations known as buyers. Undoubtedly, there are numerous small contractors who operate in a responsible manner and are acutely aware of their obligations to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and others who may be affected by their acts, or omissions. Small contractors tend to be family-owned businesses and operate within a specific market sector and geographical area. Such a scenario may result in the company becoming very insular and blasé in respect to its attitude towards health and safety and risk management.
The company may have been trading for a number of years without implementing a formal health and safety management system, and without a serious incident. In the main, small contractors tend to be employed by infrequent clients. This course meets the basic environmental knowledge that the sub-contract chain is required to prove to major contractors. If you can’t attend the full course, you’ll need to enrol and take the course again. Health and safety law requires that any construction work should be carried out, so far as is reasonably practicable, without risks to the health or safety of any person affected by the project; this includes those outside of the hoarding as well as those working on site.
Make sure your system continually improves to deliver the best for your whole business. The main focus in occupational health is on three different objectives: (i) the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity; (ii) the improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety and health and (iii) development of work organizations and working cultures in a direction which supports health and safety at work and in doing so also promotes a positive social climate and smooth operation and may enhance productivity of the undertakings. Although work provides many economic and other benefits, a wide array of workplace hazards also present risks to the health and safety of people at work. For contractors, the new scheme will make them compliant to work for all councils participating in the scheme, and remove the need for them to supply separate details to each council or for each contract sought. Applications are evaluated by a health and safety professional. Once a contractor is ‘pre-qualified,’ their status is valid for two years at all participating councils. Insurance checks will be conducted annually and new certificates requested as existing insurances expire.