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There are many regulations that apply to construction health and safety...
There are many regulations that apply to construction health and safety but the main regulations are: Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations Act 1995.
Evidence you’ve considered the risks
Health & Safety Xpert helps you document your health and safety approach in a logical, practical and straightforward manner – quickly!
Compliance made easier with the knowledge of industry health and safety professionals
Developed in partnership with leading industry health and safety professionals, Health & Safety Xpert software by HBXL will save you massive amounts of time producing your paperwork as well as helping you avoid accidents or near misses by taking a more active, preventative approach to health and safety on site through the automatic production of checklists and registers including training records, equipment inspections, site inspections as well as internal health and safety audits. Take a look at a range of sample health and safety documents produced by the software in our Health & Safety Xpert gallery.
Avoid Fees for Intervention
The Health & Safety Executives recent site inspections and crackdown on smaller sites (including renovation projects and basements) means the focus is firmly on small to medium sized building firms. The Fee For Intervention (FFI) initiative was introduced by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) in October 2012 to improve safety on site. The new regulations meant that the HSE can now recover its costs for any material breach found on site with the hourly rate set at an eye watering £124 with average invoices being around £750.
A material breach is billed as being where the inspector believes there has been a contravention of health and safety law that is serious enough to require them to notify businesses in writing.
Since the crackdown was launched, on average there have been 961 invoices issued per month where businesses have had to pay for errors found during a HSE visit.
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 non-compliance can attract site shut down, fines up to £20,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment and in certain limited cases this can be up to 2 years imprisonment.
CHAS Compatible Documents
Health & Safety Xpert also helps you produce CHAS compatible documents (The Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) cover the following topics specifically mentioned in the CHAS assessment.
• Company Policy Risk and COSHH assessments
• Accident reporting
• Assessing sub-contractor competence
• Work equipment and plant inspections
• Electrical safety
• Emergency arrangements
• Manual handling