As one of the most dangerous industries in the UK, construction is strictly monitored and controlled. This means there are a number of regulations in place to ensure builders uphold the highest levels of health and safety for everyone on-site and nearby. Whether undertaking property extensions, loft conversions, new builds or property refurbishments in the Worthing area, Phase One Build follows strict protocol. Read on to find out how our house builders and tradesmen ensure the ongoing safety of your site and project.
In 2015, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) published the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015). This document lays out the legal requirements which apply to construction projects and what we must do as builders to comply with the law.
As a reputable company, Phase One Build always carries out work in a way which secures health and safety. This involves following CDM 2015 guidance across every project in Worthing, Chichester and Sussex.
Whether carrying out loft conversions, property extensions, property refurbishments or new builds, construction requires a thoughtful health and safety plan. In line with CDM 2015, we have drawn up an effective plan which helps our house builders and tradesmen identify risks on-site. This also outlines suitable management protocol for these risks.
Having a specialist health and safety plan in place allows us to maintain the highest standards and provides peace of mind to workers and clients that construction is safe and protection is in place for all individuals.
In addition, loft conversions, property extensions and other projects must meet specific building controls to ensure they are fully safe for use. Health and safety plans include periodic assessments and inspections to ensure every stage of construction is meeting necessary standards.
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One of the ways we ensure sites in Worthing are as safe as possible is through thorough training and qualification checks. At Phase One Build, every full-time member of our team has a minimum City & Guilds level 2 qualification, ensuring they are fully competent and have the necessary skills to deliver the high standards we expect.
In addition, all our builders and tradesmen undergo industry health and safety training along with job-specific training. This includes the use of tools and equipment as well as proper methods for the construction of loft conversions and property extensions.
When bringing in outside trades to support the work of our house builders, we make sure workers have the relevant qualifications and necessary accreditations to safely carry out the job. From partial property refurbishments to completely new builds, it is essential for tradesmen to be able to prove their ability before allowing them on-site.
A key aspect of construction safety is proper personal protective equipment (PPE). This covers things such as:
From property refurbishments to new build projects, at Phase One Build, we ensure builders, tradesmen and anyone else on site in Worthing is equipped with appropriate protective gear. Products are CE marked in accordance with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002, and all PPE is properly stored and maintained.