As an employer you have a Common Law Duty of Care to your employees and you are legally obligated under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all your employees and those who may be affected by your undertakings. Failure to meet these requirements could result in large fines and/or imprisonment.
No, you do not. However, it is preferable you appoint a person competent in Health & Safety requirements within the organisation, as they will understand more about your business and any potential risks. If are unable to appoint this position, you must have access to a named competent Health & Safety advisor who can provide consultative support.
Jennings Safety Services provides cost effective and flexible support. We charge a small retainer fee for an agreed package of services. Any additional services will be charged separately. Unlike many of our competitors, we are committed to training your personnel so your organisation can manage its own Health & Safety requirements, thereby reducing all future costs.
Ensuring your compliance with Health & Safety regulations is a necessary investment. As seen on its website, the Health & Safety Executive Calculator for uninsured costs relating to a major injury can exceed £17,000. Our services can help mitigate these risks and help you operate legally and with due diligence. In addition, fines for serious breaches of Health & Safety Law are now unlimited in magistrates courts and, in the case of a fatality, imprisonment can ensue.
Where a client, principal designer or principal contractor does not have the expertise within their project team to plan or manage the health and safety aspects of a construction-related project, they may engage us to advise them.
The CDM 2015 Regulations focus heavily on the pre-construction design and planning, and the provision of project related information to enable the principal contractor to plan and manage the construction phase without any serious harm to construction staff, members of the public or users of the future structure.
The CDM 2015 Regulations apply to both commercial and domestic projects, and where more than one contractor trade will be engaged. Depending on duration, the project may be notifiable to the HSE.
If you are unsure of the scope of the CDM 2015 Regulations on your role, then please get in touch. With almost twenty years’ experience of working with our clients to deliver safe projects, we will be pleased to discuss any aspect of your Health & Safety requirements without any obligation.