Builders Gloucestershire

Construction Services Cheltenham – Safety Requirements On Site

Construction services Cheltenham firms are responsible, alongside their employees, for health and safety while on the building site. While improving, the fatality rate for construction workers still ranks at double that of the average for all sectors, so it’s clear that there is plenty of work to be done to ensure safety while building projects are in progress.

It’s true to say that you as the client are not directly responsible for health and safety on a day to day basis. However, you must ensure that sufficient management systems are in place to identify and mitigate risks from the outset of the project. This includes risk assessments and method statements for activities that will take place. Where there are areas of significant risk, such as demolition and excavation, it’s recommended that a written plan is put in place. This should be drawn up on a project by project basis and should be proportionate to the work involved – in other words, there is no ‘one size fits all’. Responsible Cheltenham builders will be prepared for this and will have procedures in place for categorising and setting out all the necessary arrangements and site rules required for managing the construction phase. The information should be easy to understand and communicate to anyone who accesses the site, including employees, visitors and management. If you are commissioning work from builders Gloucestershire, make sure you ask directly about, and are involved in, the drawing up of health and safety arrangements for your project. After all, it is your reputation – and others’ lives - that are at risk if things go wrong.

At Greenbase Groundworks and Construction Ltd, we take the health and safety of our employees and others who come onsite very seriously indeed. As well as being fully CDM 1994 compliant, we will also draw up a tailored health and safety policy for each project our construction services Cheltenham workers undertake. Visit our website at or give us a call on 01242 220 572 for details.