In general a Contractor means any employer whose employees carry out construction work and includes both main contractor and sub-contractor. Contractor may also include a self-employed person where such a person supplies materials and labour or labour only.
Under current legislation as a Contractor you must demonstrate to the Client that you are not only competent to complete the work but will also allocate adequate resources to complete it safely and manage the risks to your employees and sub-contractors.
You will need one or more competent persons to assist you in complying with safety and health legislation. You also need to be assured that the persons or organisations you engage have the necessary qualifications, training and experience. For decades, CMSE Consultancy has helped contractors through countless construction projects and our expert consultants customise solutions to your needs by implementing the best practices that have made CMSE Consultancy a construction safety leader.
CMSE Consultancy have over 20 years of experience maintaining the highest levels of safety standards in the construction industry. We can work with any project, big or small, and ensure that you are fully compliant with all of the relevant legislation. CMSE Consultants provide informed and appropriate general advice on health and safety as well as specialised contractor and technical construction knowledge.Enquire about Contractor Safety Consultancy
Hazard identification, risk assessment and the elimination and control of identified hazards must continue through all stages of construction so that each specific construction activity will have safety built in. CMSE Consultancy will work with you develop your detailed SSWP to complement the required Safety Statement. Each activity on site will be risk-assessed to identify potential hazards. If there is risk of injury, appropriate controls will be put in place. If the hazard cannot be eliminated, we will advise on how the risk can be reduced as far as possible.
We will prepare your SSWP and confirm that the completed SSWP has been brought to the attention of all those to whom the SSWP applies. We will also complete a new SSWP when (1) a new hazard is identified, (2) the task changes, or (3) the environment changes.
Because construction work is hazardous, detailed method statements/procedures that describe the safe system of work, step by step, will be developed for high-risk activities. Such activities will be suitably planned, organised and controlled. These procedures will be in writing and will be communicated to all workers in a language that all can understand.
The method statements will include at least the following: