Health and Safety – Construction Update

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Course duration: 1 Day

Cost: £295 + VAT

Health & Safety is an increasingly complex and demanding area for the construction industry and is the responsibility of everyone not just the health and safety specialist.

With constant change it is a challenge to keep your staff, your projects and your business competitive and compliant, however good health and safety practice is good business practice and compliance is mandatory. A focussed, intensive course is the most effective way to keep up to speed.

This one-day course has been specifically designed to provide a clear and concise update on recent and proposed legislation, approved codes of practice and guidance’s that directly affects the construction industry, for those working in it.

It delivers a high level review of the essential legislative changes and hot topics in construction health and safety, considers the impact they have on the industry and offers clear advice on best practice. It also gives a considered opinion on HSE trends, priorities and initiatives for the construction industry

It will ensure you are fully informed and prepared for current and future changes in the health and safety arena, updating and extending your current knowledge whether you are a client, designer or contractor.

The course is continuously updated, reviewed and revised to reflect the key needs and requirements of the construction industry. It is a key resource for ensuring effective health and safety awareness in the construction industry.

The tutors are widely experienced in the understanding and practical application of health and safety regulation and legislation across the construction industry at all levels and disciplines.

Objectives

At the end of the course each delegates should have:

A clear appreciation of recent and proposed legislative and standards changes to health and safety in the construction industry.
An effective understanding of how recent and proposed changes will affect their businesses.
An understanding of the impact of the changes across the project team.
A framework for developing solutions to the challenges created by health and safety revision.

Intended for

This course is intended for all in the project team that require a clear, concise and considered update on health and safety in the construction industry.
It is ideal for clients, designers, contractors, planning supervisors, project managers and construction managers who are office or site based.

Outline Programme

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 (As Amended)
The Work at Height Regulations 2005
The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005
The HSE standards for manual handling on construction sites
The Proposals for the Revised CDM Regulations 2007
HSE trends, priorities and initiatives for the construction industry

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