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Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Training and Procedures during Construction Projects

YourLondonBuilders.co.uk comply with all recommendations under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974. We do our up most to ensure the Health, Safety and Welfare of both employees and any other person who may be come into contact with our sites.

Provisions for Health and Safety include

  • Ensuring all plant and equipment is properly maintained and does not pose a hazard to health
  • Ensuring procedures are followed for the safe handling, transport and storage of all materials
  • Ensuring that all staff are properly instructed, trained and when necessary supervised in Health and Safety procedures
  • Ensuring the places of work do not pose health and safety risk to employees
  • Ensuring that exits and entrances to work pose no risk to the health and safety
  • Ensuring that the welfare of staff in the work place
  • Ensuring that LGV HGV and fork lift drivers operate under required legislation

The director and management of YourLondonBuilders.co.uk are responsible for Health & Safety but need active cooperation from their staff to make these policies work. Employees have a duty to follow health and safety policy at all times and need to ensure that everything is done to prevent injury to themselves and others.

Awareness training for medical health construction problems

All staff receive awareness training as regards the early signs of exposure to hazardous materials and equipment required to carry out construction tasks.

Medical Awareness training includes

  • The use of materials hazardous to health - COSHH - Asthma and Occupational Dermatitis
  • The effects of exposure to R42 products, Bitumen,Petrol, Diesel, Cement, Petrol, Thinners, Paints and Tack Sprays
  • Hearing Loss due to exposure to constant exposure to noise levels above 85 dBA
  • Hand Arm Whole Body Vibration Syndrome caused by hand held vibrating tools such jack hammers and grinders etc.

Staff Training

YourLondonBuilders.co.uk ensures that adequate training is in place for all staff in order to comply with Environmental and Health & Safety legislation. From time to time, new operating procedures are introduced and YourLondonBuilders.co.uk ensure that staff receive the appropriate training.

Dependant on their role within the business staff are required to have the following skills, training or qualifications

  • CSCS CARDS CPCS CARDS
  • NPORS - DUMPER AND ROLLER TRAINING PROCEDURES
  • SITE MANAGERS SITE SAFETY TRAINING SCHEME ( SMSTS)
  • NVQ LEVEL 2 or 3 IN CONSTRUCTION
  • NVQ LEVEL 4 or in 5 OHSP ( OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICE)
  • CPCS – 360 AND 180 TRACK AND JCB TRAINING
  • RISK ASSESSMENT
  • FIRST AID TRAINING
  • ABRASIVE WHEEL
  • HAND ARM VIBRATION
  • MANUAL HANDLING PRODURES
  • COSHH
  • CONSTRUCTION SITE SAFETY AWARNESS
  • CHERRY PICKER SAFETY PROCEDURES

All staff undergo a yearly appraisal in order to identify further training needs and to ensure that their day to day work practices are not causing Health & Safety risks to themselves and others.