Health and Safety
IOR is proud to have a Zero Reportable Site Accidents record. IOR has the proven experience, resource, and tried and tested competence in all safety defined roles as detailed in The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations, with projects ranging from £50k to £16 million, across all industry sectors.
HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCREDITATION
BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL
IOR is a member of the British Safety Council (BSC). We are committed to working towards Health, Safety and Environmental Best Practice and a BSC International Safety Award winner.
IOR takes pride in our Safe Contractor accreditation, reassuring our current and future clients that we put the safety at the top of our priority. We are committed to continuing our work towards achieving only the highest of safety standards.
IOR received a Considerate Constructors Scheme 2015 National Site Award, selected from the top performing 10% of 9,000 site entries registered the previous year.
HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS?
On the 6th April 2015, the new CDM 2015 Regulations came into effect, replacing the 2007 CDM Regulations.
PRINCIPAL DESIGNER ROLE
The CDM Co-ordinator role has been removed, and the new duty holding role of Principal Designer incorporated. This now puts the responsibility for the coordination and management of health and safety issues at the heart of the design team.
IOR: We already have everything in place to manage this. Our experienced in-house RIBA Design, Construction and Safety Professionals work together as one, dealing with all health and safety considerations, from pre-construction, right the way through to project handover.
REMOVAL OF ACOP
HSE now use a suite of clear guidance, with definitive legal interpretation. They form guides of what good H&S management looks like and a number of project-specific guides aimed at typical sites.
IOR: Read the HSE client specific notification guidance so you are aware of the changes and your duties.
REG.4 / APPENDIX 4 REQUIREMENTS
The detailed competence requirements of Reg.4/Appendix 4 have been removed and replaced with a more general requirement on those engaging others, to ensure that they have sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure safety.
IOR: We have necessary tried and tested experience to deliver this.
Although not a specific issue of IOR’s commercial client offer, the CDM 2015, in line with other EU directives, have removed the exemption for domestic clients and will now be subject to the legal obligations under the new regulations.
Further questions? Concerns on how this may affect projects currently in progress? Please contact us