• that the work act which was

• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 referred to as HSWA,
• A set of rules which helps maintain employee’s health, welfare and safety at work
• These graphs shows that the work act which was implemented is working very well.
• Non-fatal injuries decreased by 58%
• Fatal injures decreased by 85%
This Health and Safety work act has saved lives and will continue to.
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 referred to as HSWA,
• A set of rules which helps maintain employee’s health, welfare and safety at work
• These graphs shows that the work act which was implemented is working very well.
• Non-fatal injuries decreased by 58%
• Fatal injures decreased by 85%
This Health and Safety work act has saved lives and will continue to.
• CDM came in place April 2015.
The CDM regulation aims to improve health and safety in the industry, it follows rules such as:
• Plan the work before hand and assess any risks before they happen.
• Have the right people for the right job at the right time.
• Cooperate and coordinate your work with others.
• Have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed.
• communicate this information effectively to those who need to know
• Consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed.
• PUWER says that equipment shouldn’t be used unless they follow these rules:
• Must be suitable for the intended use.
• The item must be safe for use and store in a safe condition.
• It must only be used by a person which has specific training for that piece of equipment
• The person using the equipment must be wearing suitable health and safety items for the work such as PPE.
With proper training workers try to reduce the amount of injuries around the work site the most common injuries are known as the “fatal four” risks which consist of :
• Falls
• Being struck by an object
• Electrocutions
• Caught or crushed by equipment or machinery
These are some of the most common accidents that happen around the work site and trainers are working hard to eliminate these from happening, to provide a safer work area.
Project Manager
• oversees planning executing and finalizing the project
• helps organize everyone’s duties for the upcoming project
• manage the budget and the amount of time the project will take to complete
• communicates with the clients and tell them the progress which is happening on the site.
Design Manager
• oversee the design team and they track the day to day operations being produced by them
• reviews all team assignments and choosing which one to work on
• They coordinate with sales or marketing teams to create the desired design
Site supervisor
• overlooks what is going on around the site on a day to day basis
• provide a safe secure site for the workers to work in
• They go through regular inspections and maintenance for the equipment being used
• prepare and file accident report
• CSCS
• Shows proof you’re qualified for a specific job.
• Without a CSCS card you’re not allowed to work on site.
• CSCS cards last 5 years before they need renewing.
• Makes sure you’re up to date with the safety procedures.
• Shows your role on the site :
• Green – Labourer
• Red – Apprentice / Experienced Technical Manager / Experienced Worker / Trainee card.
• Blue – Skilled Worker
• Brown – Advanced craft / Supervisory
• White – Academically Qualified
• Black – Manager
• Identifying and controlling possible risks.
• Created to protect your workers and your business.
• Workers cannot work unless a risk assessment has been created.
• A company with less than 5 workers does not have to create a risk assessment.
By looking at the trend of the graphs you can clearly see the downfall in injuries, the amount of injuries has drastically decreased.
• 85% reduction of injuries in public service.
• 50% downfall of self-reported work place injuries.
• 58% reduction of non-fatal injuries.
• Rate of musculoskeletal disorders reduced by 40%
Looking at these statistics you can clearly see that all these regulations COSHH , CDM, HSWA and PUWER are working correctly and are saving lives and thousands of injuries from happening.
When creating a risk assessment you need to identify the main problems to ensure your risk assessment is completed properly. You can start of by identifying the risks and decide who might be harmed and how, then evaluate the risks and think how you can control them so no-body is injured, once investigating the risks you can implement your findings and review the assessment. If your business has less then 5 working people a risk assessment is not needed to be created. When evaluating the risks, you need to question yourself if you can remove it, if not how can you control the risks to keep your workers safe. Risk assessments have stopped thousands of injuries from happening and will continue to help make the construction industry safe.
CSCS cards provide proof that workers working on site have the required training and qualifications needed to carry out that specific type of work on site, if a worker doesn’t have a CSCS card they’re not allowed to enter, and start work on the site. CSCS usually last around 5 years before you need to retake the test and maybe undergo more training to get to receive your new valid card, this helps make sure people working on site are up to date with health and safety rules.
Project Manager
The project manager oversees planning executing and finalizing the project, the project manager helps organize everyone’s duties for the upcoming project, they manage the budget and the amount of time the project will take to complete, The project manager also has to communicate with the clients and tell them the progress which is happening on the site.
Design Manager
Design managers oversee the design team and they track the day to day operations being produced by them, Design managers are also in charge of reviewing all team assignments and choosing which one to work on. They coordinate with sales or marketing teams to create the desired design. They have to ensure the designs being created are to top quality to ensure the customers are satisfied. #
Site supervisor
The site supervisor must overlook what is going on around the site on a day to day basis, they provide a safe secure site for the workers to work in. They go through regular inspections and maintenance for the equipment being used. They also prepare and file accident reports.
With training being consistent the amount of injuries happening on and around site has decreased by 75% in the past 5 years, this shows the effectiveness of training and how well it has been working overtime.
PUWER places a duty over people and companies that own, operate or have control over work equipment. PUWER also gives responsibilities to businesses where they have employees using work equipment even they don’t own them.
CDM are regulations controlling the way construction projects of all sizes are planned. This gives the employees a good idea on what’s going on around the site and when it’s happening, this makes them aware of all possible risks around the site at that time.
COSHH gives basic advice on what to do and how to control exposures to hazardous substances in the workplace.
The Health and Safety at Work Act is a set of rules which helps maintain employees health, welfare and safety at work, this legislation was introduced in 1974 after many injuries in the construction industry, these rules where created to try and prevent as many injuries as possible. From 1974 when the Health and safety at work act was introduced the number of fatal injuries and non-fatal injuries has drastically decreased, this shows that the work act which was implemented is working very well, which is overall causing less people to be injured or die. By looking at the non-fatal injuries you can see that there has been a 58% decrease in the amount of injures and the number of fatal injuries has decreased by 85%.