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Contractors and suppliers assessed and monitored

  • Are contractors approved in accordance with Approved Supplier Procedures

  • Are contractors provided with a copy of the Site Rules for Contractors and other relevant health and safety information and instruction – inductions, site access, permit to work, activities on site that may affect their work

  • Are contractors actively monitored and reviewed, according to level of risk, to ensure compliance with health and safety standards

  • Are contractors suitably trained and competent to carry out the work/task

  • Are contractors providing suitable documentation for the work i.e. risk assessments, method statements, waste transfer notes, training and competence records

  • Is construction work compliant with CDM Regulations. All appropriate appointments will be made and those involved in construction work will be competent

  • Are contractors working to the requirements of the law and to client’s standards, whichever is the most stringent

Competence to work safely

  • Are employees provided with the appropriate level of competence through experience, education, training, selection, development, induction and support

  • Are health and safety training records will be available

  • Have employees received health and safety information to enable them to undertake their work in a safe manner i.e. risk assessments, method statements, work instructions

  • Have only those who have been assessed to have the appropriate competence been engaged to provide training is the effectiveness of the training monitored, reviewed and assessed

  • Are employees supervised and assessed to check they are competent to complete their duties

  • Have training and development requirements been identified during Personal Development Review (PDR) or similar

Personal health and safety

  • Are health assessments completed to ensure to ensure that employees’ levels of fitness are adequate to safely undertake work activities

  • Is health surveillance completed for all identified employees at risk of an adverse health effect as a direct result of their work

  • Do working practices and work environments incorporate good standards of welfare, occupational and wider health issues, job design and workplace safety

  • Are campaigns delivered to promote positive health and wellbeing

  • Is health surveillance, sickness absence and rehabilitation are monitored

  • Are all individual cases with sympathy and understanding

  • Are employees supported with rehabilitation and recovery programmes, where required. Their work will be risk assessed accordingly i.e. return to work and personal risk assessment

Risk management and safe systems of work

  • Are appropriate risk assessment processes are in place to safely control the activities undertaken – eg. generic, nonroutine and point of work / Take 5

  • Are relevant employees will be trained and competent to complete risk assessments and safe systems of work (RAMS)

  • Are processes are in place to ensure those involved in work are briefed on the RAMS

  • Is support and approval provideded for any significant deviations for risk assessments and safe systems of work

  • Is a ‘permit to work’ system implemented where the work is deemed ‘high risk’. To include but not limited to confined space entry, hot works, electrical works and excavations

  • Are permits issued by a competent person for the type of work being carried out

Good Housekeeping

  • Is a safe working environment and suitable welfare facilities provided

  • Are spillage kits available and is training provided on how to use them

  • Is workplace equipment maintained

  • Is adequate lighting will be provided

  • Are sites audited and inspected to ensure standards are maintained

Equipment provision, use and maintenance

  • Is equipment selected safe (appropriate guarding, protective devices, controls, markings and warnings) and suitable for its intended use

  • Have employees received suitable information, instruction and training to use plant and equipment

  • Is equipment maintained in a safe condition as per legal and manufacturers requirements

  • Are records of maintenance, servicing and inspection are kept

  • Are processes are in place for pre use checks

  • Are new equipment requirements assessed prior to going into use

Personal protection

  • Is the hierarchy of controls considered for more effective control methodsprior to PPE and safety equipment being selected

  • Is only PPE and safety equipment that complies with the relevant British or European standard purchased

  • Is all necessary PPE and safety equipment provided and maintained free of charge, through approved suppliers

  • Is a PPE and safety equipment Specification Register documented and maintained

  • Where necessary, is appropriate information, instructions and training provided for the use of PPE and safety equipment

  • Are records of PPE and safety equipment issued to an individual and ongoing maintenance, inspection and calibration kept

  • Are appropriate minimum standards for PPE and safety equipment requirements are in place

  • Is there supervision and monitoring of employees compliance with PPE and safety equipment requirements

Protection of work

  • Is safe means of access and egress to employees place or point of work provided

  • where possible are separated vehicle and pedestrian routes designated

  • Is access to ‘Restricted Areas’ subject to suitable and sufficient safe system of work and all employees undertaking such work are suitably trained

  • Is access equipment suitable and sufficient for the work to be carried out and records of formal testing and inspection are kept

  • Where required do employees receive information, instruction and training in the use of access equipment

  • Are site and work area perimeters secured from unauthorised access / members of the public is clear signage displayed. The level of protection and security required has been risk assessed

Near miss, incident and accident reporting

  • Are systems in place to record accidents, incidents and near misses and is appropriate action taken to prevent a recurrence

  • Is accident, incident and near miss data monitored for trends and is appropriate corrective and preventative action implemented

  • Has full cooperation with all regulatory bodies with regards to RIDDOR and HSE reportable incidents be done when required

  • Are investigations carried out in a timely manner and do they involve all the relevant parties

  • Are accident investigation findings and lessons learnt communicated to relevant employees and, where appropriate, customers and contractors

  • Are accident investigation actions tracked and monitored to closure

  • Are all accidents, incidents and near misses that had potential to cause serious harm notified to Senior Management in a timely manner

  • we encourage reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses


  • Are provided vehicles suitable for the task and maintained in a safe roadworthy condition

  • Are regular checks of employees’ driving licences conducted to ensure fitness and legality to drive

  • Do company drivers receive driving information, awareness and training, where appropriate

  • Is there occupational health advice to employees, where required, regarding driving

  • Are driver activities and behaviours proactively managed and monitored through reported speeding fines and tracking software where appropriate

  • Is the policy on not using handheld mobile phones and devices whilst driving briefed to those who drive on company business.

  • Is the minimised use of hands free phones and other devices briefed to those who drive on company business.

Work at height

  • Are all employees required to work at height trained and competent to do so

  • Is work at height equipment suitable and maintained and inspected in accordance with legislative and manufacturers requirements

  • Is collective fall prevention measures, inline with the working at height hierarchy always implemented where possible as a priority

  • Is high risk work at height i.e. working on roof that has no permanent edge, protection fitted and for any work on a fragile roof including those with skylights, controlled with emergency plans and a permit to work

  • Are fragile surfaces identified and signed

  • Are open voids appropriately protected

  • Is all grid flooring and walkway flooring inspected and records kept

  • Is scaffolding erected by a competent scaffolding provider, inspected and tagged as per regulations

  • Is on new or refurbished assets, work at height is designed out where possible or are controls in designed in to ensure risks are minimised (i.e. edge protection)

Lifting operations

  • Is lifting equipment and lifting accessories purchased from an approved supplier and formally tested, inspected and recorded as per legislative requirements

  • Is lifting equipment labelled with its Safe Working Load (SWL)

  • Are current test certificates are available

  • Are employees trained and competent to use their lifting equipment and lifting accessories

  • Does purchased and used lifting equipment and accessories conform with the EU

  • Are contract lifts managed and controlled by collecting suitable and sufficient information and ensuring that site specific risk assessments and method statements are in place

  • Are crane contract lifts performed and planned only by our approved contractors

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