A: Legal and management

A01: Health and safety law

1.11 For examples of how the principal contractor could consult with workers refer to the CDM industry guidance for workers.

1.14 For more information on the sentencing guidelines visit the Sentencing Council website.

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A02: The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act

2.6.3 For further information on duties of the self-employed visit the HSE website

2.7 The HSE offers a range of services to assist employers and employees. Many publications are produced each year – with some at no charge or downloadable from its website

2.8 The following information can be found on the HSE website:
+ Guidance on the application of fee for intervention (FFI)
+ Fee for intervention - What you need to know (586KB, PDF)
+ A full FFI report
+ Enforcement management model.

2.9 For further information on EMAS visit the HSE website.

2.11 Copies of all acts and regulations can be downloaded from the Government’s legislation website.

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A03: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

3.1 CITB has produced a short video which explains the basics of CDM 2015.

3.2 The legal (L) series guidance is available on the HSE website.

3.2 Industry guidance for each duty holder is available on the CITB website.

3.3.5 The HSE website hosts the leadership and worker involvement toolkit (LWIT), which aims to help contractors and managers learn how to make health and safety improvements in their business.

3.5 The F10 form can be downloaded from the CDM section of the HSE website.

3.6.1 For further information on working for a domestic client refer to Appendix 5 of the legal (L) series guidance.

3.6.1 For further information refer to the industry guidance for clients.

3.6.2 For further information visit the industry guidance for principal designers.

3.6.3 For further information visit the industry guidance for designers.

3.6.4 For further information visit the industry guidance for principal contractors.

3.6.5 For further information visit the industry guidance for contractors.

3.7 For further information visit the industry guidance for workers.

3.8.2 For further information on the CDM Wizard visit the CITB website.

Appendix C For further information on controlling risks at the design stage visit the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) website.

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A04: Health and safety management systems

4.1 The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides a guide to health and safety management systems for leaders, owners and line managers in the free guidance document Managing for health and safety (HSG65).

4.4.2 For a free guidance document for leaders, owners and line managers on health and safety management systems, Managing for health and safety (HSG65), visit the HSE's website.

4.5.1.1 For guidance on the preparation of health and safety policy documents visit the HSE website.

4.6.4 Visit the HSE website for Using contractors: A brief guide (INDG368).

Appendix A More information about the scheme can be found on the SSIP website.

Appendix A More information about the scheme can be found on the CHAS website.

Appendix A More information about the scheme can be found on the Constructionline website.

Appendix A More information about the scheme can be found on the Safecontractor website.

Appendix A More information about the scheme can be found on the NHBC website.

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A05: Risk assessments, method statements and permits to work

5.4.3 For further information on employing young persons and children visit the HSE website.

5.4.4 For further information refer to:

Guidance for new and expectant mothers who work,
available from the HSE website,

and Pregnancy and work: What you need to know as an employer, available from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy website.

5.6.5 The HSE has produced A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace.

5.7.1 The HSE report Good practice and pitfalls in risk assessment can be found on its website.

5.7.2 The HSE has made this free-to-download template available in Word format and produced a series of example risk assessments, which can be found on its website.

5.9.3 The construction section of the HSE website contains information on risk assessments and a series of worker engagement case studies. It also has a 'London 2012 games, lessons for industry' section that includes case studies featuring the use of photographs in method statements.

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A06: Induction and training

6.5 For examples of images that can be used to assist during an induction visit the companion website. (1.75MB, PDF)

6.6 Refer to the HSE website for an induction presentation template aimed at smaller construction companies.

6.7.1 The report can be freely downloaded from the research section of the HSE website.

6.7.3 For details of courses, training programmes or further information on competency visit the CITB website.

6.7.4 For more information on card schemes, visit the CITB website.

6.7.5 Visit the CITB website for more information about the tests and how to prepare for them.

6.10 Visit the CITB website for advice on a range of health and safety training courses.

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A07: Communication with non-English speaking workers

7.4 The National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the UK (NARIC) is a Government-funded agency that offers a service to compare overseas qualifications with UK ones. Although not comprehensive, it is a useful resource.

7.4 For further information on the ALTE Can Do project visit the ALTE website.

7.5 The critical health, safety and welfare images that have been designed to enhance induction and other training are available here (1.75MB, PDF).

7.7.1 For further details and to obtain GT701 visit the CITB website.

 

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A08: Behavioural safety

8.1 Useful HSE publications are available from the HSE website.

8.3 For a human factors checklist visit the HSE website.

8.6 For further information visit the HSE website.

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A09: Leadership and worker engagement

9.3.1 For further information visit the Work Foundation website.

9.3.1 For further information visit the worker engagement section of the HSE website.

9.3.2 For further information visit the CONIAC section of the HSE website.

9.4.1 For access to the Leadership and worker involvement toolkit visit the HSE website.

9.4.1 The HSE also offers guidance and materials for workers who wish to learn more about how they can become proactively engaged within the workplace. Called Safe and sound at work: Engaging effectively with your employer, this takes the form of links to advisory information with ideas for actions that anyone can take.

9.6 For further information visit the standards section of the Management Standards Centre website.

9.7.1 The HSE has developed easy-to-use guidance that shows the relationship between the two sets of regulations and how they may affect businesses and their workforces.

9.7.2 For further information on consulting workers on health and safety visit the HSE website.

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A10: Inspections and audits

10.6.4 For HSE guidance aimed at directors and board members, covering the identification and management of health and safety risks at work, visit the HSE website.

10.12 For further information on the Construction site safety - Health, safety and environmental auditing system, please contact CITB Publications or visit the website.

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A12: Accident prevention and control

12.1 This report, which is useful because it highlights accident trends, is freely downloadable from the HSE website (33KB, PDF).

12.1 For details of the HSE's plan of work visit the HSE website.

12.6 HSE Research Report No. 464 contains a number of accident case studies that highlight the cost of accidents to the victims, in the widest terms.

12.9.1 For further information refer to the HSE publication Reducing error and influencing behaviour (HSG48). 

12.10.4 For further information refer to the HSE publication Protecting the public: your next move (HSG151).

Appendix A For further information refer to the HSE document Health and safety in construction in Great Britain.

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A13: Accident reporting and investigation

13.3.2.1 Guidance and examples of incidents that do and do not have to be reported are available on the RIDDOR section of the HSE website.

13.3.2.6 A full list of dangerous occurrences applicable to all workplaces, and additional categories of dangerous occurrences, can be found on the RIDDOR section of the HSE website.

13.3.3 Complete the appropriate online form, available from the HSE website.

13.3.3 All incidents can be reported online but a telephone service remains through the Incident Contact Centre for reporting fatal and specified injuries only.

13.6.12 For further information on investigating accidents and incidents visit the HSE website.

 

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