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									HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

       QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED
                2 GROVE PROMENADE
                      ILKLEY
                     LS29 8AF




            FULL REVIEW UNDERTAKEN JULY 2011


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                                       INDEX


DOCUMENT SUMMARY

AMENDMENTS



Part 1             POLICY STATEMENT



Part 2             ORGANISATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES



Part 3             ARRANGEMENTS


                   3.1     Management Procedures

                   3.2     Monitoring Procedures and Forms

                   3.3     Site Requirements Document (HS01)

                   3.4     Health Issues

                   3.5     Environmental Issues



Part 4             COSHH ASSESSMENTS



Part 5                 TOOL BOX TALK GUIDE




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                                          DOCUMENT SUMMARY


This document is a Controlled Document . Copies of this document will be issued
personally to all QCC Site Management. Each person will sign an acceptance sheet upon
issue of the document and will be responsible for keeping their copy of the document up
to date in accordance with the revisions that are made.

As and when revisions to this document take place, copies of the amended pages and
guidance will be issued to all staff in possession of this document.

To ensure that all office staff have access to the document, an electronic copy will also
be available on the QCC company server and a bound copy will be available in the
reception area of 2 Grove Promenade office.

This document will be reviewed by the Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor on an
annual basis. Amendments required to the policy as a result of significant legislative
changes will be made immediately to the policy and all employees will be notified of the
changes.

Amendments to this document will only be made following consultation with QCC
Directors and the Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor.

When necessary advice will be sought from an external body such as the British Safety
Council or West and North Yorkshire Safety Association of which QCC is a member.



                                                AMENDMENTS


                   No.                                    Date            Amended By

1. General                                    November 1995      D A Jones
2. General                                    February 1996      D A Jones
3. General                                    November 1997      D A Jones
4. General                                    May 2000           D A Jones
5. FULL REVIEW                                January 2003       R R Hicks
6. FULL REVIEW                                January 2005       A M Taylor
7. FULL REVIEW                                January 2006       A M Taylor
8. FULL REVIEW                                January 2007       A M Taylor
9. FULL REVIEW                                January 2008       A M Taylor
10. FULL REVIEW                               January 2009       A M Taylor
11. FULL REVIEW                               January 2010       A M Taylor
incorporating 14001 and 18001 requirements.

12. FULL REVIEW                               July 2011          D A Jones




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                    POLICY STATEMENT




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                        Part 1. Policy H, S & E Statement


We believe that:-


-      Health and Safety ranks equal in importance to other business objectives.

-      In addition to humanitarian aspects, it is good business from the standpoint of
       efficiency and economy to prevent injuries at work.

-      Health and Safety is a line management responsibility.

-      High performance standards are only realised through the commitment of all
       employees.

-      Health and Safety is a personal as well as a corporate priority.

-      Business objectives can be achieved without causing a detriment to the
       environment.


Our Health, Safety and Environmental objectives are:-


-      To prevent all injuries and ill health resulting from company operations

-      To record near miss incidents and put in place measures to prevent recurrences.

-      To carry out operations with minimum disruption to others and to demonstrate
       considerate practices.

-      To achieve a 10% year on year reduction in carbon emissions from fleet and
       energy consumption

-      To incorporate a sustainable approach to Design and Build projects and to
       consider the effects of design change in order to minimise a building s carbon
       footprint.

-      To divert at least 90% of site waste from landfill on all projects, and look at ways
       to further improve on this.




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To help achieve our objectives it is our policy to:


-       Meet the standards of OHAS 18001 and ISO 14001.

-       Require all who carry out work on behalf of and/or under instructions from us, to
        adopt a similar view regarding safety, health and the environment and to take the
        actions needed to achieve the objective.

-       Advise customers of our standards and encourage them to achieve similar
        standards.

-       Train all employees to work safely and in accordance with the arrangements
        detailed within the Company s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy.

-       Create and sustain commitment to safety by all employees on health, safety and
        environmental matters.

-       Require line management to carry out systematic and thorough monitoring of
        performance.

-       Improve work activities through regular audits on health, safety and
        environmental performance.

-       Provide sufficient resources to ensure that legal obligations for health, safety and
        environment are met.

-       Promote and maintain safe systems of work amongst our employees and those
        working on our behalf.

-       Require that our subcontractors provide similar protection for the environment
        and for the health and safety of employees, customers and the public.

-       Monitor the work of subcontractors to ensure that their work activities do not
        breach the health, safety and environmental requirements laid down in Parts 2
        4 of this Policy.

-       Help our customers to achieve high health, safety and environmental standards.

-       Investigate any injuries and incidents in order to understand the facts and to
        develop plans to avoid recurrence.


The organisation and arrangements for putting this policy into safe practice are contained
in Parts 2 5 of this Policy.




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Environmental Responsibilities

Quarmby Construction Company is committed to a policy of good environmental practice
and legal compliance for all its activities. To achieve this, we will manage our operations
for continual environmental improvement through a specific Environmental Management
System (EMS). Our accreditation to the ISO 14001 standard will reflect this commitment.

We will seek to segregate and manage our waste streams and, wherever feasible, to
minimise waste by recycling, recovery and re-use.

We aspire to use materials and energy as effectively and efficiently as possible and will
seek improvement through good housekeeping, training and by considering alternatives.

We recognise the polluting potential of many construction operations and are committed
to managing the activities of our staff and sub-contractors to reduce environmental
impact. In particular, we will ensure that emissions to water, land and air are managed in
an environmentally responsible manner.

The Company strives for continuous improvement to achieve the above objectives for
improving environmental performance and will monitor achievement by a regular
programme of internal audits and management review.

All employees and subcontractors will be made aware of this Policy and given the
appropriate training in good environmental practice.

Personal responsibility of all employees

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires every employee to take the reasonable
care of his or her own health and safety while at work and to look after the interests of
others who may be affected by what he or she does or fails to do.

He or she must co-operate with the employer to conform to health and safety law and is
required by Section 8 not to damage or misuse anything provided as part of the efforts
being made to comply with the law.

The Act is part of Criminal Law and contravention by any employee could result in
prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive. In order to ensure compliance, we
require full support and co-operation from all employees.

A notice listing the responsibilities of Employer and Employee is on the Company Notice
Board.




D A Jones
MANAGING DIRECTOR
SIGNED FOR AND ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION
CO LTD                                                July 2011



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2.1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1. Will have direct responsibility for the implementation of the Company s Health, Safety
   and Environmental Policy, but will further delegate that direct responsibility for
   construction activities to Contract Managers.

2. Will ensure that all Employees fully understand and observe the Company s Health,
   Safety and Environmental Policy and their delegated responsibilities.

3. Will annually review the construction safety and environmental performance.

4. Will ensure that effective Health, Safety and Environmental training is provided
   throughout the Company, will give backing to the identified training schedule and will
   assist in the monitoring of its results.

5. Will have a good understanding of Regulations that govern the Company s activities.
6. Will ensure safety priorities are identified and set objectives to be achieved, whilst
   developing the safety culture and philosophy of the company.

7. Will ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental information relative to the activities
   undertaken is forwarded to those concerned.

8. Will ensure that effective channels of communication are provided.

9. Will ensure that allocated budgets are sufficient for Health, Safety and Welfare
   requirements and that the necessary insurance covers are in place.

10. Will ensure that tenders are priced to allow for safe methods and systems of work.

11. Will ensure that on D&B Projects, consideration is given in the design of all
    construction, taking account future use relative to cleaning, maintenance, repair etc.

12. Will ensure that any designer employed by the Company is competent and has
    sufficient resources to carry out his duties.
13. Will discipline any member of management, employee for failing to discharge safety
    responsibilities satisfactorily, or for breaches of a safety rule.

14. Will ensure that any employee acting as an appointed person under any Regulations
    has sufficient training, experience and time to undertake that role.

15. Will monitor the effectiveness of the Policy.
16. Will monitor compliance with Regulations and other approved guidance

17. Will monitor the safety performance of sites and of all subcontractors engaged.
18. Will monitor the safety performance of the person who has been delegated with the
    direct responsibility for its implementation on all contract works.
19. Will monitor the safety performance of designers appointed (in-house or external)
20. Will monitor the effectiveness of all training provided.

21. Will monitor that the established methods of communication are working correctly.



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2.2 CONTRACTS MANAGERS

1. Will have a good understanding of the Company s Health, Safety and Environmental
   Policy and will ensure that all Site Managers / Foremen and employees under their
   control observe all aspects of it.
2. Will regularly inspect sites under their control to ensure compliance with the Policy.
3. Will ensure that channels of communication are available and all Site Managers /
   Foremen and subordinate employees are made aware of reporting procedures.
4. Will ensure that all Site Managers / Foremen and employees under their control are
   adequately trained for all tasks they are expected to perform.
5. Must pre-plan their operations with due regard to the Health, Safety and Welfare of
   employees and subcontractor personnel.
6. Will ensure, where necessary, that adequate risk assessments are carried out for site
   activities, and all employees are provided with information, instruction and training
   relevant to the findings.
7. Will ensure that safe systems of work and method statements are available for
   high/medium risk work on sites under their control.
8. Will ensure that an adequate supply of safety equipment, assessed against the risks
   involved, is available on all sites under their control.
9. Will ensure that first aid, fire procedures and welfare facilities for sites are adequate.
10. Will ensure that all accidents and dangerous occurrences are investigated, and
    reported as laid out in the accident reporting procedure.
11. Will ensure that all statutory notices are prominently displayed and that the
    Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan is on site and is up to date.
12. Must ensure that good safety practices are incorporated into any design work so that
    operatives are not exposed to risk during construction.
15. Will ensure arrangements are made at the end of each contract for all health and
    safety files to be returned to the Health and Safety Advisor for archiving.

16. Will monitor the effectiveness of the Company s Health, Safety and Environmental
    Policy on sites under their control, including the performance of all subcontractors.
17. Will monitor the content and accuracy of work method statements against the work to
    be carried out, and that the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan is being
    developed as required under the CDM Regulations.
18. Will monitor the keeping and maintenance of all records and registers, including
    accident reports.
19. Will monitor the site arrangements for fire, evacuation and first aid procedures.
20. Will monitor the use, storage and control of all hazardous substances on site.
21. Will monitor the standard of housekeeping on sites under their control.
22. Will monitor the communication channels provided to ensure they are effective and
    promote Health, Safety and Environmental good practices on their sites.

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2.3 PROJECT MANAGERS and SITE MANAGERS

1. Will have a good understanding of the Company s Health, Safety and Environmental
   Policy and Legislation relevant to site operations.
2. Will ensure that site inductions are carried out and that all employees and
   subcontractors are made aware of the procedures covering first aid, fire etc.
3. Will advise the Contracts Manager and Health and Safety Advisor of all accidents,
   incidents, or dangerous occurrences that occur on site, and will ensure that the
   relevant details are recorded and reports are issued to Health and Safety Advisor.
4. Will ensure that suitable arrangements are in place to ensure that all employees and
   subcontractors are adequately trained, requesting certificates where appropriate.
5. Will ensure that suitable arrangements are in place for checking method statements
   and risk assessments prior to works commencing.
6. Will ensure that arrangements are in place for ensuring that persons on site use the
   safety equipment provided or required by legislation.
7. Must ensure that statutory inspections are carried out as required by legislation and
   Company policy. Where tasks are delegated to others, regular checks on the
   paperwork must be carried out to ensure compliance with company policy.
8. Will ensure arrangements are in place to ensure that work equipment, is properly
   maintained and that all personnel implement the necessary safety control measures.
9. Will ensure that arrangements are in place to ensure that all hazardous substances
   are controlled, stored and handled correctly.
10. Will ensure that adequate welfare and first aid provisions are provided and
    maintained including the adequacy of office/welfare facilities, ensuring facilities
    provided by clients are not abused.
11. Will ensure compliance with CDM Regulations, e.g. displaying the F10, maintaining
    the Health and Safety Plan and providing records necessary for inclusion into the
    Health and Safety File.
12. Must ensure, wherever possible, that good safety practices are incorporated in any
    design work so that operatives are not exposed to risk during the contract.
13. Will monitor the adequacy of inspection and maintenance arrangements of plant and
    other work equipment.
14. Will monitor the fire, emergency evacuation and first aid arrangements and their
    adequacy for the site.
15. Will monitor the standard of housekeeping of employees and subcontractors.
16. Will ensure adequate security and monitor the effectiveness of it and the
    arrangements to prevent children from accessing site.
17. Will monitor the level of training and supervision given to site operatives       in
    particular to young persons .
18. Will monitor the competence of site personnel and whether they comply with agreed
    safe systems of work.


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2.4 TRADES FOREMEN, ENGINEERS OR GANGERS

1. Will have a working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental requirements
   relevant to construction.

2. Will ensure that employees under their control work safely and have regard for the
   safety of others.

3. Will report health and safety offenders to the Site Manager.

4. Will pay particular attention to the activities of new employees particularly young
   persons and advise them on safe methods of work.

5. Will see that people under their charge wear and take care of any protective
   equipment that the company provides.

6. Will ensure that the people under their charge do not interfere with or misuse
   anything provided for their Safety, Health and Welfare.
7. Will report all accidents, near misses or dangerous occurrences or unsafe acts to the
   Site Manager immediately.

8. Will report any defects affecting plant, tools and equipment to the Site Manager.

9. Will report any damage or neglect of the environment to the Site Manager.


Trades foremen, Engineers or Gangers will monitor:-

1. That persons working under their control are doing so in a safe manner.

2. That persons working under their control have been inducted into the site rules and
   hazards.

3. That all plant being utilised has been fully examined on a regular basis and that
   necessary documentation for its safe use is available.

4. That all necessary protective equipment is being utilised during individual tasks.

5. That areas of work are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and free from
   hazards.

6. That works are being undertaken in accordance with the Company s Environmental
   Policy and site specific requirements.




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2.5 CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER / MAINTENANCE MANAGER

1. Will ensure operatives or subcontractors carrying out maintenance works under their
   control do so in compliance with the latest Health, Safety and Environmental
   legislation.
2. Will advise the Health and Safety Advisor and Contracts Manager of all incidents or
   breaches of regulations that may occur.

3. Will ensure that the site accident book is updated as necessary.

4. Will ensure operatives or subcontractors under their control are adequately trained in
   the tasks that they perform, requesting certificates where appropriate.

5. Will ensure all plant utilised is properly maintained and records of maintenance held.

6. Will report any defects affecting plant, tools and equipment to the Site Manager.

7. Will ensure that all hazardous substances are utilised in the correct manner and that
   the necessary protective equipment is worn.



The Customer Care / Maintenance Manager Will Monitor:-


1. The safety performance of employees and subcontractors when carrying out
   maintenance work.
2. That the Health and Safety of client s employees or security of the premises are not
   affected by the maintenance or snagging works.

3. That hired equipment is fit for purpose and complies with the latest safety legislation.

4. That suitable first aid equipment is available.

5. That snagging and maintenance operations do not put existing tenants or the general
   public at risk.

6. That areas of work are, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and free from
   hazards.




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2.6 ALL OPERATIVES

All operatives are responsible to Trades Foremen and Gangers when present but
otherwise to Site Managers and must: -

1. Ensure they are inducted as required prior to undertaking any operations on site.

2. Wear P.P.E appropriate to the operation undertaken at all times.

3. Use the correct tools and equipment for the job, using safety equipment and
   protective clothing supplied, e.g. roof ladders, safety helmets, belt and goggles etc.

4. Keep tools in good condition.

5. Report to supervision defects in plant or equipment.

6. Develop a personal concern for safety for themselves and for others, particularly
   newcomers and young people.

7. Avoid improvising which entails unnecessary risk.

8. Warn those new to site of known hazards.

9. Refrain from horseplay and the abuse of welfare facilities.

10. Suggest ways of improving safety conditions to the Site Manager.

11. Use proper means of access.

12. Not interfere with or misuse scaffolding and equipment provided for securing health
    and safety.

13. Ensure they understand any Health and Safety literature issued to them. Understand,
    agree and sign specific method statements issued for a work operation and advise if
    additional training is necessary prior to commencing the operation.

14. Make themselves available for any Company training and lectures.

15. Be aware of the fire strategy of the site and the positions of fire fighting equipment.

16. Be aware of the site first aider and location of first aid equipment.

17. Respect the environment and report any pollution or breaches in environmental
    controls.


All operatives will monitor:-

1. The state and condition of the work equipment that they are using

2. Their housekeeping within the area in which they are working

3. The state and condition of the Personal Protective Equipment they have been issued
   with.

4. Their work area and inform management of anything they believe to be hazardous




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2.7 ESTIMATORS

1. Will assess, and include where necessary, the expense, in time and money, of Health
   and Safety requirement in tenders submitted to clients, or when costing projects.

2. When preparing tenders, or when feasibility studies the costs of the following will be
   accounted for : -

a)   Statutory requirements for Health, Safety and Environmental protection.
b)   Induction training.
c)   Provision of personal protective clothing and equipment.
d)   Safety supervision and monitoring.
e)   Controlling the high risks of particular activities, such as demolition and steel
     erection, and decontamination of sites.
f)   First aid provision.
g)   Welfare provision (toilets, canteen, drying room etc.) especially when acting as
     Principal Contractor.
h)   Providing suitable secure storage facilities, especially for hazardous substances (e.g.
     flammable substances, gas bottles etc.).
i)   The provision of suitable access equipment, plant and lifting equipment, especially as
     an aid to reducing manual lifting.
j)   Site security to prevent unauthorised access.
k)   Temporary lighting and power connection points that are correctly installed and are
     protected from weather, impact and vandal damage.
l)   Suitable and adequate fire fighting appliances for use on site.
m)   Complying with Pre-construction Health and Safety Information.
n)   Providing information to the CDM Co-ordinator for the Health and Safety File.

3. Will reconcile tenders from subcontractors with your own, to ensure that any health,
   safety and welfare arrangements required are provided either by the subcontractors,
   or by yourselves where this agreed.

4. When compiling tenders, will consider the safety record of subcontractors and their
   ability to devote adequate resources to health, safety and welfare.

5. Will consult with Directors where unusual circumstances necessitate the provision of
   additional resources for health, safety and welfare.

Estimators will monitor: -

1. The actual costs of providing health, safety and welfare arrangements and first aid
   facilities on projects and use the information for future projects.
2. The performance of subcontractors and discuss any concerns regarding their
   arrangements for Health, Safety and welfare with supervisors, to be taken into
   consideration with the awarding of future contracts.

3. The adequacy of Pre-construction Information and take up any anomalies with the
   Directors, or directly with the CDM Co-ordinator.




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2.8 SURVEYING STAFF

Commercial Director

The Commercial Director shall ensure that the construction of a subcontract Agreement
will include Health, Safety and Environmental matters.

Quantity Surveyors

1. Shall ensure that prior to the appointment of subcontractors Health, Safety and
   Environmental issues have been considered and that a subcontractor has had the
   opportunity to include within its price the cost of complying with all legislation and
   Quarmby Construction requirements.

2. Shall ensure that any qualifications made by a subcontractor in respect of Health,
   Safety and Environmental issues which give rise to concern by any member of the
   construction team shall be resolved prior to placing a subcontract order.

3. Shall ensure that the project Health and Safety Plan is incorporated expressly or by
   reference within the subcontract order.

4. Will express to the Contracts Manager any concerns they may have regarding the
   ability of a subcontractor to comply with the Company s Health, Safety and
   Environmental requirements. No subcontract order shall be placed until such
   concerns have been addressed and resolved in order to comply with Health, Safety
   and Environmental legislation.

5. Will take due regard of information provided by Site Managers or Contracts
   Managers which provides feedback on the health and safety performance of
   subcontractors appointed to carry out the works.

6. Will ensure that adverse reports from Site Managers or Contracts Managers are fully
   considered and if appropriate to the circumstances give notice to the subcontractor of
   its failure to meet Health and Safety requirements.

7. Will ensure that commercial considerations in all aspects of their work shall not take
   priority over Health, Safety and Environmental issues.




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2.9 BUYERS

1. Shall ensure prior to ordering materials that they comply with the contract
   specification.

2. Shall ensure that published Health, Safety and Environmental information relevant to
   purchased materials is made available to the Site Manager and Contracts Manager.

3. Shall ensure that Health and Safety information in respect of the use of purchased
   plant is made available to the Site Manager and Contracts Manager.

4. Shall ensure prior to ordering plant/materials that suitable and safe means of off-
   loading and distribution are available from either the supplier or site.

5. Shall ensure that literature received by QCC relating to Health and Safety issues in
   respect of materials or plant is distributed to all sites and to Contracts Managers.


Buyers will monitor: -

1. That any Health and Safety information received relating to products, materials, work
   equipment etc. has also been received by the Site Manager and Contracts
   Managers.

2. That Health and Safety issues raised by the site team are addressed and where
   appropriate passed to the relevant supplier for advice/comment.

3. That no materials are purchased which give rise to concern on Health, Safety or
   Environmental grounds or are prohibited under the conditions of the Contract.




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2.10 HEAD OFFICE STAFF & SITE BASED ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

1. Read and understand the Company s H, S & E Policy and carry out your work in
   accordance with its requirements.

2. Ensure that the clothing and particularly the footwear you wear at work are suitable
   from a safety point of view.

3. Do not try to use, repair or maintain any office equipment or machinery, or carry out
   any work activity that may be hazardous to your health and safety for which you have
   not received full instructions or training.

4. Report any defects in office equipment or machinery immediately to your Supervisor.

5. Ensure that you know the location of the appointed First Aider and of the First Aid
   Box.

6. Ensure that you know the procedure in event of a fire.

7. Report any accident or damage, however minor, to your Supervisor.

8. Ensure that corridors, office floors, doorways etc. are kept clear and free from
   obstruction.

9. Do not attempt to lift or move, on your own, articles or materials so heavy as likely to
   cause injury. If you do lift objects use the correct manual handling techniques.

10. Do not attempt to reach items on high shelves unless using steps or a properly
    designated hop-up, do not improvise or climb.

11. Comply with the Company s No Smoking policy.

12. Suggest ways of eliminating hazards and improving working methods.

13. Warn new employees, particularly young people, of known hazards.

14. Recycle waste and minimise energy use in accordance with Company guidelines.


When visiting a construction site: -

1. Co-operate with other members of staff in improving Health & Safety and raising
   awareness.

2. Wear appropriate protective clothing and carry out your own work in a safe manner.
   Safety helmets, high visibility clothing and adequate footwear must be worn at all
   times.

3. Look for ways to eliminate hazards and inform site management.

4. Ensure that you know the procedure on site in the event of fire.

5. Ensure that you know the location of the appointed First Aider and the First Aid box
   on site.

6. Report all accidents, however minor, to the Site Manager.




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2.11 DESIGN AND BUILD MANAGER / CO-ORDINATOR

1. Shall ensure, so far as is reasonable, that designers selected by the Company are
   competent and qualified to carry out design services (i.e. sufficient experience and
   resources).
2. Shall co-operate with the CDM Co-ordinator in ensuring that designers selected by
   Quarmby Construction or novated by the Employer have considered all aspects of
   their design giving due regard to the Health and Safety of all people as defined within
   CDM Regulations and Health and Safety legislation.

3. Shall review details/designs produced by designers to ensure that all aspects of
   Health and Safety have been considered.

4. Will consider the design of all construction (buildings), taking account of future use
   relative to cleaning, maintenance, repair etc on projects which are design and build.

5. Will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Client is aware of its duty under the
   CDM Regulations.

6. Will ensure that relevant information pertinent to Health, Safety and Environmental
   issues is passed to the design team.

7. Will consider any environmental impacts resulting from the design or changes in
   design both during the construction phase and during the lifespan of the building.

8. Will liaise with Designers and actively promote the consideration and implementation
   of sustainable concepts.


DESIGN & BUILD MANAGER will monitor: -

1. The obtaining of planning and building regulation approvals.

2. The obtaining of sustainable targets and external accreditations, such as BREEAM,
   in addition to monitoring the compliance those environmental targets set by the Client
   and Quarmby Construction.

3. The provision of information from public utilities and similar organisations.

4. That the designer provides suitable, sufficient and timely information for construction
   purposes.

5. That the design process gives constant and due regard to all matters of Health,
   Safety and the Environment.




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2.12 HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISOR

1. Will provide advice on any Health, Safety and Environmental matter to those who
   may request it.

2. Will arrange for safety inspections to be carried out on site and provide written
   reports to management.

3. Will notify management immediately of any major breaches of regulations observed
   on site.

4. Will provide assistance in identifying safety priorities and setting objectives to be
   achieved and in developing the safety culture and philosophy of the Company.

5. Will ensure that any relevant Health, Safety and Environmental information requested
   relative to the activities undertaken is forwarded to the designated person, including
   information on any changes in Health, Safety and Environmental legislation.

6. Will assist in the preparation and monitoring the results of the training schedule.

7. Will carry out in-house Health and Safety training to office staff and site based staff.

8. Will advise on procedure in the event of any notifiable incident under the Reporting of
   Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.

9. Will review annually with the Directors the Company s past performance and agree
   the level of support required for the future.

10. Will assist other members of staff in the completion of CDM competency
    questionnaires at pre-qualification and tender stage.

11. Will regularly review Health, Safety and Environmental documentation and
    procedures to ensure compliance with current legislation.

12. Will assist Site Management in the preparation and review of risk assessments and
    method statements and Construction Phase Health and Safety Plans when
    requested.


Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor will monitor: -

1. The overall safety performance of contract sites and of all subcontractors engaged.

2. The Health, Safety and Environmental training needs of office and site based staff.
3. The effectiveness of all training provided pertaining to construction works.

4. That the established methods of communication are operating correctly.

5. Compliance with Health, Safety and welfare regulations and other approved
   guidance.

6. Accidents and near misses that occur with the aim of identifying trends and areas for
   improvement.

7. The effectiveness of the Company s               Health,   Safety   and    Environmental
   documentation and associated procedures.


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              Part 3.         ARRANGEMENTS CONTENTS

                  3.1      Management
                  3.1.1    Accident Procedures
                  3.1.2    Consultation
                  3.1.3    Design and Management
                  3.1.4    Driving at Work
                  3.1.5    Fire Safety (Including Flammable Liquids and LPGs)
                  3.1.6    First Aid
                  3.1.7    Lifting Operations
                  3.1.8    Lone Working
                  3.1.9    Method Statements
                  3.1.10   Office Working (Display Screen Equipment and Electrical Safety,)
                  3.1.11   Personal Protective Equipment
                  3.1.12   Risk Assessment
                  3.1.13   Site Security
                  3.1.14   Sub-contractor Selection
                  3.1.15   Traffic Management
                  3.1.16   Training
                  3.1.17   Violence at Work
                  3.1.18   Visitors
                  3.1.19   Welfare Provisions
                  3.1.20   Work Equipment
                  3.1.21   Working over Water
                  3.1.22   Working at Height
                  3.1.23   Working in Confined Spaces
                  3.1.24   Working near existing Overhead Services
                  3.1.25   Working near existing Underground Services
                  3.1.26   Young Persons
                  3.1.27   Safe use of Mobile Phones


                  3.2      Monitoring Procedures
                  3.2.1    Summary of monitoring procedures and auditing
                  3.2.2    Company Health, Safety and Environmental Forms


                  3.3      Site Requirements Document (HS01)
                  3.3.1    Introduction
                  3.3.2    Asbestos Removal
                  3.3.3    Demolition
                  3.3.4    Piling Operations
                  3.3.5    Steel Erection and Pre-cast Installation
                  3.3.6    Groundworks and Concreting
                  3.3.7    Roofwork, Metal Deck installation and net erection
                  3.3.8    Scaffolding
                  3.3.9    External Glazing and Cladding
                  3.3.10   Mechanical and Electrical
                  3.3.11   Brickwork and Masonry
                  3.3.12   External Finishing Works
                  3.3.13   Landscaping and Tree Felling
                  3.3.14   Finishing Trades - Internal
                  3.3.15   Lift Installation
                  3.3.16   Metal Work

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              3.4      Health issues
              3.4.1    Alcohol Abuse
              3.4.2    Asbestos
              3.4.3    COSHH
              3.4.4    Dermatitis
              3.4.5    Diseases at Work
              3.4.6    Drug Abuse
              3.4.7    Hand and Arm Vibration
              3.4.8    Health Surveillance
              3.4.9    Lead
              3.4.10   Manual Handling
              3.4.11   Noise at Work
              3.4.12   Passive Smoking
              3.4.13   Stress at Work
              3.4.14   Sun Protection


              3.5      Environmental issues
              3.5.1    Summary of Key Legislation
              3.5.2    QCC Environmental Management System (EMS)




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3.1.1 Accident Procedures

In order that QCC may discharge its duty of keeping the Health and Safety Executive and
the DSS informed of accidents and dangerous occurrences, it is essential that a system
for reporting all accidents and near misses be maintained.

It is important that lessons are learnt from accidents and near misses. The accurate
recording of incidents is very important in determining the causation factors and also in
helping to identify patterns and trends.
When an accident occurs it is often fortuitous whether the result is a serious or minor
injury or no injury at all. An accident or set of circumstances can recur and in each case
the result may be different even though the principal causes are the same. It is not
sensible therefore to investigate only those accidents that result in serious injury.
Lessons can be learnt which do not result in injury and, if corrective action is taken,
recurrence will be avoided thereby preventing possible injury.

The system of reporting incidents is not a way of apportioning blame to individuals but is
a means of identifying hazards and so attempting to prevent similar incidents from
recurring.

LEGISLATION

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995
(RIDDOR)

The Data Protection Act 1998


What Injured Persons Must Do

Any person injured at work MUST notify his/her supervisor immediately. If unable to do
so because of the nature of the injury, another person must be nominated to inform the
supervisor.

All accidents and details of injuries are to be recorded in QCC s Accident Report (HS15A)
at the earliest opportunity. This can be done by the injured person or by anyone else on
their behalf. Subcontractor employees must also complete their own company s accident
book/form.
Due to data protection limitations, injured persons are the only persons entitled to a
photocopy of the accident report entry.

What QCC Site Management Must Do

Site Managers are responsible for:-

-      Completing HS15A Accident Report Form (or ensuring someone else completes
       it) and forwarding the original to the relevant Contract Manager. Ensuring that all
       relevant information is recorded.

-      Ensuring that reportable accidents are reported to the HSE by the injured
       persons employer (see Serious Incidents overleaf).

-      Investigating the circumstances leading up to and including the accident

-      Following discussions with the Health and Safety Advisor consider possible
       actions to take to prevent a recurrence.


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Serious Incidents

-      For serious incidents, the scene should be cordoned off at the earliest
       opportunity. If due to the emergency services being present this is not possible,
       then persons must be reminded not to move anything unless it is essential for the
       well being of the injured person.

-      Witnesses to the incident should be asked to stay on site and assist in the
       accident investigation. See Procedures for Investigating accidents.

-      If the accident/incident is classed as REPORTABLE under RIDDOR, QCC s
       Health and Safety Advisor must be notified as soon as the Site Manager is
       aware.

-      Arrangements must then be made with the employer of the injured person to
       ensure the HSE are notified. Accident Reporting Tel: 08453 009923.

       Following the phone call a copy of the notification (F2508) will then be faxed to
       the employer as confirmation.

       For serious accidents and Dangerous Occurrences QCC s Health and Safety
       Advisor will notify the local HSE office immediately by phone.


The following injuries are reportable:-


1.      DEATH OR MAJOR INJURY

       Major injuries include:-

-      fracture other than to fingers, thumbs or toes;
-      amputation,
-      dislocation of the shoulder, hip, knee or spine;
-      loss of sight (temporary or permanent);
-      chemical or hot metal burn to the eye or any penetrating injury to the eye;
-      injury from an electric shock or electrical burn leading to unconsciousness or
       requiring resuscitation or admittance to hospital for more than 24 hours;
-      any other injury: leading to hypothermia, heat-induced illness or
       unconsciousness; or requiring resuscitation; or requiring admittance to hospital
       for more than 24 hours;
-      unconsciousness caused by asphyxia or exposure to harmful substance or
       biological agent.
-      acute illness requiring medical treatment, or loss of consciousness arising from
       absorption of any substance by inhalation, ingestion or through the skin.
-      acute illness requiring medical treatment where there is reason to believe that
       this resulted from exposure to a biological agent or its toxins or infected material.

       These should be notified to the HSE at the earliest opportunity by telephone.


2.      OVER 3 DAY INJURY

       If there is an accident connected with work (including physical violence) that is
       not a Major Injury but results in a person being away from work or unable to do
       their normal work for more than three days (including non work days), the HSE
       must be notified by the employer within 10 days. QCC require a copy of the HSE
       notification report.


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3.     MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

       An injury to a member of public which results in them being killed or taken to
       hospital must be reported to the HSE at the earliest opportunity.


The following are also reportable under RIDDOR requirements:-


4.     REPORTABLE DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES

       Those relevant to Construction are:-

-      collapse, overturning or failure of load-bearing parts of lifts and lifting equipment;
-      explosion, collapse or bursting of any closed vessel or associated pipe work;
-      failure of any freight container in any of its load-bearing parts;
-      plant or equipment coming into contact with overhead power lines;
-      electrical short circuit or overload causing fire or explosion;
-      any unintentional explosion, misfire, failure of demolition to cause the intended
       collapse, projection of material beyond a site boundary, injury caused by an
       explosion;
-      accidental release of biological agent likely to cause severe human illness.
-      malfunction of breathing apparatus while in use or during testing immediately
       before use;
-      collapse or partial collapse of a scaffold over five metres high, or erected near
       water where there could be a risk of drowning after a fall.
-      unintended collapse of; any building or structure under construction, alteration or
       demolition where over five tonnes of material falls; a wall or floor in a place of
       work; any false-work;
-      explosion or fire causing suspension of normal work for over 24 hours;
-      sudden, uncontrolled release in a building of: 100kg or more of flammable liquid:
       10kg of flammable liquid above its boiling point; 10 kg or more of flammable gas;
       or of 500kg of these substances if the release is in open air.
-      Accidental release of any substance which may damage health.


5.     REPORTABLE DISEASES

       If a doctor notifies the employer that an employee is or has been suffering from a
       work related disease then the employer must notify the HSE at the earliest
       opportunity.

       Examples of diseases that must be reported are:-

-      certain poisonings
-      some skin diseases such as occupational dermatitis, skin cancer, chrome ulcer,
       oil folliculitis/acne
-      lung diseases including: occupational asthma, farmer s lung, pneumoconiosis,
       asbestosis, mesothelioma;
-      infections such as: leptospirosis; hepatitis; tuberculosis; anthrax; legionellosis and
       tetanus;
-      other conditions such as: occupational cancer; certain musculoskeletal disorders;
       decompression illness and hand-arm vibration syndrome.




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3.1.2 Consultation

Consultation with employees on Health and Safety matters is very important in creating
and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment.

LEGISLATION
The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations (HSCER) 1996
The Construction(Design and Management) Regulations 2007

Employees should be consulted on:-
-     Changes affecting Health and Safety, e.g. procedures or methods of work,
-     Arrangements for getting competent people to help satisfy health and safety laws,
-     Information that employees are given on the likely risks arising from their work,
-     Measures to remove risks or control the risk during their work activities,
-    The planning of Health and Safety training,
-    The Health and Safety consequences of introducing new technology.

Except if in providing information:-
-      It would be against the law,
-      Is about someone who has not given their permission,
-      Has an adverse effect on Health and Safety or the Company as a whole or
-      Is in connection with legal proceedings.


METHODS OF CONSULTATION ADOPTED BY QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION
1. Health and Safety Meetings.
Meetings are chaired by the Managing Director and are held at regular intervals. Health
and Safety suggestions, concerns and thoughts are passed onto to those attending the
meeting prior and possible improvements are considered.

2. Subcontractor Co-ordination Meetings
These are held at regular intervals (recommended weekly) to ensure subcontractor
activities are co-ordinated and are on programme. H,S&E issues form part of the meeting
agenda with issues such as housekeeping, deliveries and near misses being discussed.

3. Open Door Policy
QCC has an Open Door policy whereby employees and subcontractors with
suggestions on H,S&E issues are encouraged to discuss them with QCC Management.

4. Safety Induction Procedures
Safety Induction Forms HS02a (Site Operatives) and HS02b (Site Visitors) specifically
highlight the importance of all site personnel being given the opportunity to voice any
safety related suggestions or concerns to QCC Site Management. All newcomers are
made aware of QCC s Open Door Policy during their safety induction talk.

5. Tool box talks
Talks to site operatives relating to H,S&E issues relevant to the site are an effective way
of getting feedback from employees. The person giving the talk should allow all
employees to voice their opinions and suggestions on matters relating to the site.

On sites where QCC employee agency or self employed operatives tool box talks will be
given by QCC site management at suitable intervals (recommended fortnightly).

Each sub-contractor supervisor is required to give regular tool box talks to their
employees. Copies of the attendance register should be issued to QCC Site Manager at
regular intervals as proof that talks have been given.



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3.1.3 Design and Management (CDM)

It is essential that Health and Safety is considered throughout all stages of a construction
project and not just during the construction phase. Consideration to Health and Safety
issues must be given by all parties involved in the Design stages of a project to ensure
that potential risks to construction personnel are minimised, e.g. manual handling and
work at height.

Consideration must also be given to the future tenants of the building and also the safety
of those who are employed to maintain, clean or carry out alteration works on the building
in future. Effective Design and Management therefore addresses all likely Health and
Safety risks at the earliest possibility and takes into account all persons that are likely to
be involved with the building throughout its life, from its construction to its eventual
demolition.

LEGISLATION

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007


The Regulations

Whether or not the CDM Regulations apply depends on the nature of the work. The vast
majority of QCC activities will, however, fall within the scope of the Regulations as they
apply to most construction, demolition and civil engineering activities.

The general duties outlined in CDM 2007 should be adhered to on all construction sites,
regardless of size or duration of the project. Additional requirements must be fulfilled on
those projects which are notifiable to the HSE. The HSE must be notified by means of an
F10 notification when construction work is expected to:-
-       last more than 30 days or
-       involve more than 500 person days.

For the vast majority of projects, QCC will undertake the role of Principal Contractor.
Through many years of experience and the provision of adequate resources to its
projects, QCC will endeavour to effectively fulfil the duties as detailed overleaf.

Duties under the CDM 2007 Regulations include:-

What clients must do for all projects

        Clients must make sure that:

    (a) Designers, contractors and other team members that they propose to engage are
        competent (or work under the supervision of a competent person), are
        adequately resourced and appointed early enough for the work they have to do.
        Guidance on assessing competence is given in paragraphs 193-240.

    (b) They allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, from concept onwards.

    (c) They co-operate with others concerned in the project as is necessary to allow
        other duty holders to comply with their duties under the Regulations.

    (d) They co-ordinate their own work with others involved with the project in order to
        ensure the safety of those carrying out the construction work, and others who
        may be affected by it.




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   (e) There are reasonable management arrangements in place throughout the project
       to ensure that the construction work can be carried out, so far as is reasonably
       practicable, safely and without risk to health. (This does not mean managing the
       work themselves, as few clients have the expertise and resources needed and it
       can cause confusion).

   (f) Contractors have made arrangements for suitable welfare facilities to be provided
       from the start and throughout the construction phase.

   (g) Any fixed workplaces (for example offices, shops, factories, schools) which are to
       be constructed will comply, in respect of their design and the materials used, with
       any requirements of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
       1992.

   (h) Relevant information likely to be needed by designers, contractors or others to
       plan and manager their work is passed to them in order to comply with
       Regulation 10.


What CDM co-ordinators should do

       CDM co-ordinators must:

   (a) Give suitable and sufficient advice and assistance to clients in order to help them
       to comply with their duties, in particular:

       (i)    The duty to appoint competent designers and contractors; and

       (ii)   The duty to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place for
              managing the projects.

   (b) Notify HSE about the project (see paragraphs 15-19).

   (c) Co-ordinate design work, planning and other preparation for construction where
       relevant to Health and Safety.

   (d) Identify and collect the pre-construction information and advise the client if
       surveys need to be commissioned to fill significant gaps.

   (e) Promptly provide in a convenient form to those involved with the design of the
       structure; and to every contractor (including the principal contractor) who may be
       or has been appointed by the client, such parts of the pre-construction
       information which are relevant to each.

   (f) Manage the flow of Health and Safety information between clients, designers and
       contractors.

   (g) Advise the client on the suitability of the initial construction phase plan and the
       arrangements made to ensure that welfare facilities are on site from the start.

   (h) Produce or update a relevant, user friendly, Health and Safety file suitable for
       future use at the end of the construction phase.




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What designers should do for all projects

       Designers should:

  (a) Make sure that they are competent and adequately resourced to address the
      Health and Safety issues likely to be involved in the design.

  (b) Check that clients are aware of their duties.

  (c) When carrying out design work, avoid foreseeable risks to those involved in the
      construction and future use of the structure, and in doing so, they should eliminate
      hazards (so far as reasonably practicable, taking account of other design
      considerations) and reduce risk associated with those hazards which remain.

  (d) Provide adequate information about any significant risks associated with the
      design.

  (e) Co-ordinate their work with that of others in order to improve the way in which risks
      are managed and controlled.


What Principal Contractors must do

       Principal contractors must:

  (a) Satisfy themselves that clients are aware of their duties, that a CDM co-ordinator
      has been appointed and HSE notified before they start work.

  (b) Make sure that they are competent to address the Health and Safety issues likely
      to be involved in the management of the construction phase.

  (c) Ensure that the construction phase is properly planned, managed and monitored,
      with adequately resourced, competent site management appropriate to the risk and
      activity.

  (d) Ensure that every contractor who will work on the project is informed of the
      minimum amount of time which they will be allowed for planning and preparation
      before they begin work on site.

  (e) Ensure that all contractors are provided with the information about the project that
      they need to enable them to carry out their work safely and without risk to health.
      Requests from contractors for information should be met promptly.

 (f) Ensure safe working and co-ordination and co-operation between contractors.

 (g) Ensure that a suitable construction phase plan ( the plan ) is:

       (i)     Prepared before construction work begins.
       (ii)    Developed in discussion with, and communicated to, contractors affected
               by it.
       (iii)   Implemented, and
       (iv)    Kept up to date as the project progresses.

 (h) Satisfy themselves that the designers and contractors that they engage are
     competent and adequately resourced (see paragraph 193-240).

 (i) Ensure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start of construction phase.



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 (j) Take reasonable steps to prevent unauthorised access to the site.

 (k) Prepare and enforce any necessary site rules.

 (l) Provide (copies of or access to) relevant parts of the plan and other information to
     contractors, including the self employed, in time for them to plan their work.

 (m) Liaise with the CDM co-ordinator on design carried out during the construction
     phase, including design by specialist contractors, and its implications for the plan.

 (n) Provide the CDM co-ordinator promptly with any information relevant to the Health
     and Safety file (see paragraph 256-268).

 (o) Ensure that all the workers have been provided with suitable Health and Safety
     induction, information and training.

 (p) Ensure that the workforce is consulted about Health and Safety matters (see
     paragraphs 241-255).

 (q) Display the project notification.


What contractors must do on all projects.

       For all projects contractors must:

 (a) Check clients are aware of their duties.

 (b) Satisfy themselves that they and anyone they employ or engage are competent
     and adequately resourced.

 (c) Plan, manage and monitor their own work to make sure that workers under their
     control are safe from the start of their work on site.

 (d) Ensure that any contractor who they appoint or engage to work on the project is
     informed of the minimum amount of time which will be allowed for them to plan and
     prepare before starting work on site.

 (e) Provide workers under their control (whether employed or self employed) with any
     necessary information, including about relevant aspects of other contractor s work,
     and site induction (where not provided by a principal contractor) which they need to
     work safely, to report problems or to respond appropriately in an emergency.

 (f) Ensure that any design work they do complies with regulation 11.

 (g) Comply with any requirements listed in Schedule 2 and Part 4 of these Regulations
     that apply to their work.

 (h) Co-operate with others and co-ordinate their work with others on the project.

 (i) Ensure the workforce is properly consulted on matters affecting their Health and
     Safety; and

 (j) Obtain specialist advice (for example from a structural engineer or occupational
     hygienist) where necessary when planning high risk work.




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3.1.4 Driving at Work

Whilst driving on Company business, the car becomes the employee s place of work.
Both QCC and the employee therefore have a responsibility under the Health and Safety
at Work Act to ensure the safety of the driver and also the safety of other people that may
be affected by his or her activities. It is imperative that whilst driving a vehicle you are not
putting yourself or others at undue risk.

LEGISLATION

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work (MHSW) Regulations 1999
The Road Traffic Act 1988

Monitoring of Mileage

Form FM-AD-002 is to be completed by all staff on a weekly basis. This is to be used to
monitor the mileage and type of driving QCC employees are doing.

Staff will be required to ensure that privately owned vehicles are suitably insured for
business use and are up to date with MOTs and in a roadworthy condition. Company car
drivers will also be responsible for making sure that their car is serviced, and is in a
roadworthy condition. Confirmation of this is to be given on form FM-AD-002.

Driver competence

Employees will be required to submit copies of their driver s licence to the Company
Secretary at required intervals. Should changes in their accrued penalty points occur in
the interim periods then they should notify the Company Secretary immediately.

Driving at Work Risk Assessment

This assessment covers:-, travelling to and from a workplace other than the usual place
of work and any work related travel throughout the working day. It has been prepared by
QCC to cover the use of Company cars and privately owned cars. It identifies risks
associated with day to day driving and the necessary controls that need to be
implemented by the Company and the employee to ensure risks are kept to a minimum.

Hazard 1 - Collision of a vehicle due to the use of a hand held phone

 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public

 Controls to be        It is illegal to use hand held phones unless the car is stationary and in a safe
 implemented by        place. QCC s policy is as follows:-
 the employee:
                       1. Switch off phone prior to journey
                       2. Only use phones whilst stationary in a recognised parking area
                       3. Make use of the phone s message facility, or call divert when driving
                       4. Check for messages whilst parked in recognised parking area
                       5. Guard against cars becoming mobile offices .

                       Hands-free kits should be considered by persons receiving regular calls.

 Controls by           QCC will provide those employees who have Company mobile phones with a
 QCC:                  hands-free kit.


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Hazard 2 - Collision of vehicle due to other foreseeable distractions.

 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public

 Controls to be        Concentration is required at all times when at the wheel of a car. The following
 implemented by        safe guidance should be followed by drivers:-
 the employee:
                       1. Ensure the vehicle is stationary and parked in a safe location when carrying
                       out activities that could take their eyes off the road, e.g. reading directions.

                       2. Ensure the wind screen and mirrors are kept clear of things that would
                       hinder the vision of the driver or cause a distraction.

                       3. Seats, mirrors etc to be adjusted to comfortable positions before driving.

 QCC Controls:         N/A


Hazard 3 - Collision of vehicle due to influence of drugs and alcohol.
 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public

 Controls to be        Apart from the obvious legal prohibitions on such activities, employees need
 implemented by        also to be aware of the risks from other less obvious risks. e.g. the taking of
 the employee:         prescription drugs that could make the individual drowsy and the risk of being
                       over the drink driving limit from the night before.

                       Controls to be adopted by drivers are:-

                       1. Never drive to work if they believe they may still be under the influence of
                       alcohol from the previous evening.

                       2. If taking prescription medication check to ensure that there are no adverse
                       side effects. Non-drowsy medication is available for most conditions and
                       should be the preferred option.

                       3. Employees convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs must
                       notify QCC at the earliest opportunity.

 Controls by           At periodic intervals QCC require copies of employees driving licences and
 QCC:                  insurance certificates. This is to ensure that they are authorised to be driving
                       and have adequate insurance cover.

                       Notification to QCC by an employee of alcoholism or drug misuse would be
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Hazard 4 - Collision of vehicle due to driver fatigue

 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public

 Controls to be        Driver Fatigue is a major cause of road accidents and as such QCC has a
 implemented by        specific guidance on it within the Company Safety Policy:-
 the employee:         Controls to be implemented by the driver are to:-

                       1. Ensure that before taking to the wheel that he or she is fit to drive. Avoid
                       long journeys if feeling tired.

                       2. Avoid undertaking a long journey between midnight and 6am when natural
                       alertness is at a minimum.

                       3. Allow sufficient time for the journey so that breaks can be taken. A break of
                       at least 15 minutes after every 2 hours is recommended.

                       4. If feeling sleepy, stop in a safe place. Not the hard shoulder.

                       5. Take a short nap if feeling sleepy and/or consume a caffeine drink.

 Controls by           QCC does not condone the driving of vehicles when the employee is suffering
 QCC:                  from fatigue. QCC will fully support decisions taken by the driver to overcome
                       tiredness and will not put pressure on employees to drive when feeling tired.
                       Arrangements will be made whenever possible for QCC employees that are
                       working long shifts or night shifts not to drive excessive distances to and from
                       their place of work.


Hazard 5 - Collision of vehicle due to speeding or reckless driving

 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public

 Controls to be        The employee is responsible for driving in a safe and law abiding manner.
 implemented by
                       The employee must notify QCC immediately if they have received penalty
 the employee:
                       points on their licence.
 Controls by           At periodic intervals QCC will require copies of the employee s driving licence
 QCC:                  and insurance certificate. This is to ensure that they are legally permitted to be
                       driving and have the correct level of insurance.
                       QCC will take appropriate action against employees who are showing a
                       blatant disregard to the law.
                       QCC will arrange for employees to attend driving awareness courses at
                       periodic intervals.



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Hazard 6 - Collision of vehicle due to damaged, under inflated or worn tyres.


 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public

 Controls to be        QCC require that all drivers regularly carryout the following checks:-
 implemented by
 the employee:         1.Check overall condition of tyres, including inner and outer sidewalls

                       Look for puncture marks, imbedded foreign objects and uneven surfaces of
                       the walls of the tyre.
                       2. Check tyre tread depth

                       The legal limit for car tread depth is 1.6mm (across 75% of the tyre). It is
                       illegal to ignore the minimum tyre tread depth. For each illegal tyre there is a
                       substantial fine, and three penalty points.
                       Note:- if driving a car with worn tyres insurance cover is invalid.
                       3. Check all tyre pressures

                       A tyre can be under inflated without looking flat. To be safe, checks on
                       pressures should be carried out fortnightly and pressures should be in
                       accordance with those detailed in the vehicle manual. Tyre pressures should
                       only be checked when the tyres are cold. Driving on under or over inflated
                       tyres will impede the vehicles handling, in cases making the vehicle unstable.
                       The wrong tyre pressure will increase tyre wear.
                       4. Check signs of irregular wear, i.e. alignment

                       If it is only worn on one edge it could be as a result of poor wheel alignment. If
                       this is the case a professional garage must check the tracking. Unbalanced
                       wheels can create steering difficulties and can cause mechanical damage.
                       5. Check and examine spare tyre.

                       Even if the spare is not used it is vital that it is in good condition. Checks on
                       the pressure, and treads should be periodic. It is better to discover problems in
                       a safe environment than by the roadside.
 Controls by           Checks will be made by QCC management on vehicles used for Company
 QCC:                  business at intervals deemed appropriate by the company.




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Hazard 7 - Collision of vehicle due to mechanical fault/poor maintenance

 Likelihood of risk:   Medium
 Severity of risk:     High
 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public
 Controls to be        Employees have a responsibility for ensuring that vehicles are in a road
 implemented by        worthy condition. Vehicles not subject to the necessary checks are liable to
 the employee:         have inherent faults. All drivers (whether it is a Company car or private car)
                       must, therefore, ensure that the following controls are implemented:-
                       1. The vehicle is serviced at intervals not exceeding those stipulated by the
                          Manufacturer.
                       2. The vehicle has its M.O.T on time.
                       3. Should a vehicle fail its M.O.T. it should not be driven again until all items
                          have been actioned and the vehicle is roadworthy.
                       4. Regular checks should be carried out by each driver on the condition of the
                          vehicle and in particular before any long journeys.
                       5. Defects that have been noticed by the driver that could have safety
                          implications should be addressed at the earliest opportunity.
 Controls by           QCC will notify Company car drivers when the M.O.T is due, but the driver has
 QCC:                  the overall responsibility for ensuring it is done.
                       Checks will be made by QCC on vehicles used for Company Business at
                       intervals deemed appropriate by the Company.
                       Copies of M.O.T certificates are required by QCC for all vehicles.


Hazard 8 - Collision of vehicle due to adverse weather conditions
 Likelihood of risk:   High

 Severity of risk:     High

 Who is at risk:       Driver, passenger(s) and members of the public
 Controls to be        Concentration is required at all times when driving in conditions that affect the
 implemented by        driver s visibility or the performance of the vehicle. The following safe
 the employee:         guidance should be followed by the driver:-
                       1. Ensure that the vehicle is fit for the road before commencing the journey.
                       e.g. functioning windscreen wipers, head/fog lights etc.
                       2. Ensure the windscreen and mirrors are kept clear of snow/ice that could
                       hinder the vision of the driver.
                       3. Keep to heavily trafficked routes where possible and avoid untreated roads.
                       4. Drive the car at a speed that is appropriate to the conditions. Keep sufficient
                       distance between the car in front.
                       5. Allow sufficient time for the journey taking the conditions into account.
 Controls by           QCC will arrange for employees to attend driving awareness courses at
 QCC:                  intervals deemed appropriate by the Company.




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3.1.5 Fire Safety

This section covers QCC s policy on general fire prevention and the arrangements that
must be followed in the event of fire occurring. It also details QCC s policy on the safe
management of Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases.

LEGISLATION

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

1.      General Fire Procedures

QCC management will ensure that fire appliances are in good working order and that
they are inspected regularly. All fire appliances will be thoroughly examined annually by
specialist personnel.
Employees will know the precautions within their workplace and will be briefed of any
special rules that apply. Everyone will know the Fire Emergency Evacuation Plan and the
part they must play. This information will be by means of written instructions and notices,
which will be clearly displayed.

Fire drills will take place at regular intervals. In offices this will be at intervals not
exceeding 12 months. On construction projects more frequent intervals may be required.

All fire exits will be unobstructed and clearly signed. All fire doors will be free-swinging at
all times and kept closed when not in use.

All QCC offices and sites are non smoking.

Regular checks will be carried out on the above. Results will be recorded and reviewed.


2.      Assessment of fire risk

A risk assessment specific to each workplace will be carried out to determine what fire
precautions will be put in place. The four principles are:-

-       Identify the hazards and those exposed to them,
-       Evaluate the risks,
-       Control the risks,
-       Monitor the assessment and the resultant controls.

QCC Form HS29 Office Fire Risk Assessment is completed by QCC s Health and Safety
Advisor on a periodic basis to record the findings of the assessment.

Copies are displayed on the office notice boards.




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3.     QCC office fire and emergency procedures:-

Grove Promenade Fire Precautions:-

-      The Fire Alarms are tested weekly by the office Fire Co-ordinator      D Cross

-      In the event of an emergency all employees and visitors in the office must leave
       in an orderly manner and gather at the muster point (paved area outside
       Asquith s Grocers). Fire marshals are to escort people to the nearest fire escape
       routes whilst encouraging them to remain calm and not to panic.

-      During the evacuation of the building the office Fire Marshals will assist the Fire
       Co-ordinator in checking all areas to ensure that people leave the building.

-      Marshals for Grove Promenade are K Brooks, S Rack, D Cross.

-      During an evacuation of the building all doors and windows are to be closed. This
       helps prevent the spread of fire within the building and to adjacent properties.
       Note:- this should only be done when and where it is safe to do so.

-      The Fire Co-ordinator or other appointed person will contact the fire brigade
       giving clear instructions of the office location. State that the offices are above
       Clinton Cards on Brook Street and that the office entrance is on Grove
       Promenade next to Asquith s Green Grocers.

-      A head count will be carried out at the Muster Point by the Fire Co-ordinator - D
       Cross with assistance from the fire marshals.

-      The fire marshals will discourage people from going back for personal belongings
       Access back into the building will not be permitted until the emergency services
       deem it safe or if a false alarm has been confirmed.

-      The fire marshals are to notify to the Fire Co-ordinator any unsafe situations that
       arise within the areas allocated to them. e.g :- blocked fire escape routes, faulty
       fire doors, missing or discharged fire extinguishers etc.

NOTE:- In the unlikely event of a fire within the Grove Promenade staircase area. All staff
are to congregate in the offices overlooking Brook Street i.e the QS office. The fire
brigade are to be notified and informed of the whereabouts of the staff so that rescue
procedures can be implemented.


4.     QCC site fire and emergency procedures:-

The Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan outlines specific procedures that are to
be adopted by QCC and its subcontactors on each project. It is the responsibility of the
most senior QCC Manager on site to ensure that the procedures are adhered to. This
person will be the Site Fire Co-ordinator for the project and will appoint Fire Marshals
(when deemed necessary) to assist in managing the site fire fighting controls and
emergency evacuation procedures.

Details of these site specific Fire Procedures are to be written into the Fire and
Emergency Plan (Form HS24). This is to be displayed on the Site Safety Notice Board.

The Fire Code of Practice for the Prevention of Fires on Construction Sites Seventh
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alterations, fitting out, refurbishment or repair work is being carried out. Regardless of the
size or type of project, it is QCC s policy to endeavour to comply with the Code at all
times. A copy is available from the Health and Safety Advisor.

5.      Design and Build Contracts

The design of the building shall take into account, wherever possible, the final end use
for which the building is to be put. Where practicable, permanent fire systems will be
installed as early as possible to provide fire protection during the construction phase.

The Fire Code of Practice for the Prevention of Fires on Construction Sites specifically
highlights the responsibilities under the CDM Regulations of Designers and Principal
Contractors, in ensuring that the risk of fire during the design and construction phases is
assessed and managed.

6.      Management of flammable substances on site.

In order to minimise the risks from fire, suitable steps must be taken to control the safe
use, storage and transportation of flammable substances. Significant fire and explosion
risks can result from the poor management of any type of flammable substance. The
biggest risks are, however, from Highly Flammable liquids such as Petrol and from
Liquefied Petroleum Gases such as Acetylene.

The safe management of such substances should be subject to risk assessment under
The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002.

When HFLS and LPGs are brought to site the following should be considered as part of
the risk assessment process:-

-       Suitable storage considering ventilation, arson, accessibility, risk of damage etc.
-       The quantity being brought onto site can it be reduced, or replaced with safe
        alternatives. -If not are the legal limits being adhered to?
-       Location of use considering fire risks, other trades working nearby etc.
-       Who is using the substance considering level of competency and experience?
-       In the event of an emergency             can the fire service be warned as to the
        whereabouts of any fuel stores or any other high risk areas?

BEFORE SUCH ISSUES ARE CONSIDERED, QCC AND THE SUBCONTRACTOR
SHOULD CONSIDER WHETHER THE SUBSTANCE NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT ONTO
SITE AT ALL. Can the risk be reduced by doing work in a different way or can the need
for highly flammable liquids be overcome by a different fuel source? i.e. electrically or
diesel powered equipment instead of petrol.




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7.      Site Storage of Highly Flammable Liquids and Liquefied Petroleum Gases.

Containers of highly flammable liquids and LPG cylinders should preferably be stored in
open compounds which are securely fenced and shaded from the sun. Stores containing
highly flammable liquids must be surrounded by a bund sufficient to contain the
maximum contents of the largest drum stored, plus 10%, and must not be allowed to fill
with water or waste material. Highly flammable liquids and LPG must not be stored
together.

Ideally, storage areas should be sited at least 10 metres from permanent and temporary
buildings but containers and drums must not be stored within 6 metres of any building or
boundary fence unless the boundary is a wall with a t least 30 minutes Fire Resistance.

Products which could add to the intensity of a fire, such as oxygen, or to the toxic hazard
in the vent of a fire, e.g. chlorine, must not be stored in the same compound as
flammable liquids and LPG s.

Appropriately worded warning signs, e.g. HIGHLY FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS , NO
SMOKING AND NO NAKED FLAMES must be boldly displayed at the entrances to the
stores.

The floors of the storage area should be paved or compacted level with a suitable hard
standing provided for the delivery and dispatch of cylinders. The area should be kept
clear of weeds, rubbish leaves and other flammable object.

If small quantities of HFL s are required to be brought onto site e.g. spirits, thinners, oil
based paints, flammable adhesives, solvents etc. then the quantity should be restricted to
50 litres wherever possible. Up to 50 litres of HFL s to be stored indoors providing they
are stored in metal lockable containers. Locked rooms for storing oil based paints,
adhesives etc. are not permitted.

Note:- when oil based paint tins, adhesive tins etc. are empty they should be
removed from site at the end of that shift by the contractor who has used them.
Under no circumstances should empty tins be allowed to accumulate. Paint and
adhesive tins etc. should not be placed in normal waste skips as they usually still
contain flammable residues. The sub-contractor is responsible for removing such
waste from site. Empty tins that once contained HFL s are generally classified as
 Special Waste due to ever present risk of fire from even small quantities of the
substance.




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3.1.6 First Aid

It is important that employees who suffer an accident or ill health at work receive
immediate attention and that there are procedures in place for the emergency services to
be notified in serious cases. Fast action can save lives and prevent minor injuries
becoming major. Accidents can happen at anytime.

LEGISLATION

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981


As a minimum QCC will:-

Ensure there is a suitably stocked first aid box. This is to be checked by the First Aider on
a regular basis. Note:- on sites it is a requirement for the first aid provisions to be
checked weekly as part of the Site Manager s Inspection (Form HS03).

Ensure there is an appointed First Aider to take charge of arrangements. Their name and
location of the first aid box is to be clearly displayed on the notice board.

Ensure details of the work premises, address and telephone number are clearly identified
to advise the emergency services if called (Form HS24).

Have details available of local emergency services readily available (telephone numbers,
addresses). This information should be recorded on Form HS24.

Ensure that all injuries sustained on site (no matter how minor) are accurately recorded
on the QCC Accident Report Form (HS15A). See Section 3.1.1 of this Policy for accident
reporting procedures.

Thereafter:-

Assess the risk to your workplace. Offices are generally perceived as low risk, and
construction sites high risk. Adequate cover and provision should be considered for the
specific workplace and activities being undertaken. There may be a requirement for
additional cover due to a peak in workforce, or shift working. Consider:-

-       Are there specific risks such as hazardous substances, machinery or loads?

-       Are there parts of the works with higher risks needing particular attention?
        Consider previous records of accidents?

-       How many people are employed at the workplace? (this may fluctuate)

-       Are there inexperienced persons, or those with a disability or specific health
        problems? (these must be ascertained at induction).

-       Are the works spread over a large area, where first aid provision may be time
        dependant?

-       Is shift work involved?

-       Is the workplace remote from emergency services?

-       Are there work experience, visitors, maintenance personnel or public at the
        workplace to consider?




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3.1.7 Lifting Operations

All lifting operations must be assessed and planned by a competent person. Unsafe
lifting operations not only jeopardise the well being of those involved in the lift but also
other site personnel and members of the public. Failure to undertake lifting operations
safely can also cause considerable damage to materials, property and the lifting
equipment itself.

LEGISLATION

Health and Safety At Work Act 1974

The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

LOLER and its Approved Code of Practice explain in great depth the requirements for all
lifting operations ranging from dumb waiters to tower cranes. The Regulations cover all
lifting operations and are not specific to Construction.

More specific guidance for cranes, for example, can be found in the relevant British
Standard (e.g. BS7121 for Crane Lifting Operations).


1.       Lifting Equipment - In summary, all lifting equipment must be:-

Thoroughly examined            (6 Monthly for lifting tackle, e.g. chains and for equipment
                               lifting persons e.g. MEWPs, man riding cradles etc)
                               (12 Monthly for cranes that are not lifting persons).

Tested                         Although testing is not a specific requirement of LOLER,
                               specific guidance such as BS7121 requires lifting
                               equipment such as cranes to be tested at intervals
                               deemed appropriate by the competent person.

Marked with a unique identity (e.g. serial number) which          corresponds with the
                              identification stated on the        Thorough Examination
                              Certificate.

Marked with the SWL            Safe Working Load must be marked on the equipment

Visually Checked               The user should check the equipment is fit for use prior to
                               each lifting operation.

Inspected Weekly               A more thorough inspection should be carried out by a
                               competent person on a weekly basis and recorded in the
                               Weekly Inspection Register (Form HS10).

Fit for purpose                Any defects should be reported immediately to a
                               Supervisor and the equipment should be marked up to
                               prevent further use until it can be fixed by a competent
                               person or destroyed.

Used correctly                 The equipment should be used in the way in which it was
                               designed and should be suitable for the task in hand. It
                               should be used by a competent person who has suitable
                               training and experience.



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2.     Crane Operations

All crane lifting operations must be carried out in accordance with LOLER 98 and
BS:7121. A trained and experienced Appointed Person must be appointed to assess
and plan the lifting operations.

As part of the assessment by the Appointed Person a lifting plan must be prepared in
advance of the works. This should include:-

1.     A site specific risk assessment for the operations, taking into account site
       conditions and the loads to be lifted.

2.     Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.

3.     Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates, test certificates and
       weekly inspection registers.

4.     A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc.

5.     Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.

6.     Training certificates/competency cards as proof of competence for the
       aforementioned.


When QCC are placing an order for a mobile crane a Contract Lift must be stipulated.
The Crane Hire Company will then provide the services of an Appointed Person as part
of the hire conditions.

Sub-contractors using mobile cranes on QCC sites must provide a Lifting Plan and
evidence of trained and experienced Appointed Person, Slinger/Signaller and Crane
Driver.

Should the sub-contractor not have an adequately qualified Appointed Person, then the
lift must be carried out under Contract Lift Hire conditions.

Specific procedures relating to tower cranes and hoists are contained within the
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3.1.8 Lone Working

Employers have responsibilities for the Health, Safety and Welfare of all their employees,
and likewise employees have responsibilities to take reasonable care of themselves and
others affected by their works and to co-operate with their employers in meeting their
legal obligations.

Lone workers include maintenance personnel, security guards etc. The risks associated
with their activities need to be considered.

High-risk activities include working on live services or working in confined spaces and
should not proceed without at least two people being present.

LEGISLATION

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Management of Health and Safety at Work (MHSW) Regulations 1999

Confined Space Regulations 1997

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989


What QCC Management must do

Ensure that all likely hazards have been identified, the risks assessed and measures
have been put into place to avoid or control the risks. Therefore consider: -

-      Does the workplace present a special risk to the lone worker?
-      Is there safe access and egress?
-      Can work equipment be safely managed by one person?
-      Can all plant, substances and goods be handled safely by one person?
-      Is there a risk of violence?
-      Are women especially at risk?
-      Are young workers especially at risk?
-      Is the person medically fit? (check their medical record)
-      Emergency procedures, access to the police, ambulance and fire services.

Ensure the worker is suitably trained to undertake the task and is fully aware of all
procedures and will not panic in unexpected situations, and is fully aware of emergency
procedures.

Ensure there are controls put into place so that communication links can be maintained
and regular links are maintained. These may include:-

-      Supervisors periodically visiting,
-      Regular contact using either a phone or radio,
-      Automatic warning devices if specific signals are not received,
-      Ensuring the worker has returned to their base or home on completion of a task.




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3.1.9 Method Statements

To undertake any task, consideration should be given to the requirements for a method
statement, setting out the procedures to be undertaken. A risk assessment should initially
be recorded to establish if the activity is of low, medium or high risk. For low risk activities
the risk assessment alone may suffice and a method statement may not be required.

Method statements are written confirmation of the intention to work safely and should be
specific to the site and the task. They may contain diagrammatic content to enhance the
procedure and clarity.

LEGISLATION

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

What Site Management must do

For QCC activities Form HS17 Risk Assessment and Method Statement should be
completed by QCC Site Management. If the work is deemed to be of high or medium risk
then a more detailed method statement will need to accompany it.

Subcontractors must provide QCC with risk assessments for all activities. For the
majority of work, a method statement will also be required to be submitted well in
advance of works commencing.

Whilst not definitive, a suitable statement should consider and include as necessary;-
-       Specific reference to the site and task that is to be undertaken
-       Details of who has compiled it and when (is the individual competent to undertake
        the method statement, and has the individual made themselves aware of the site)
-       Description of the work
-       Timescale indicated, stop-points or phasing elements
-       Specific sequence of operations
-       The necessary resources indicated (labour/plant/materials etc)
-       Attendances indicated (welfare, first aid, power etc)
-       Access arrangements
-       Additional assessments (COSHH, noise, manual handling, HAVS)
-       Special considerations (services, client s rules, contamination etc)
-       Permits to work (confined spaces, hot works)
-       Protection to others (e.g. barriers, signs, banksman, time of work etc)
-       Emergency arrangements (their own and integration into overall procedure)

Site Management must fully review the method statement and respond to any points that
are not clear and have these clarified and amended prior to the task being commenced.
Form HS19 Method Statement Appraisal Form should be used for this purpose. Work
must not be allowed to proceed if it is deemed to be a high risk and a suitable method
statement is not available. QCC Management must issue Form HS19 to the
subcontractor highlighting the issues requiring attention.

When the activity is to be undertaken, QCC Site Managers must ensure the operatives
are fully aware of and understand the content of the Method Statement, and ask them to
sign it prior to proceeding for medium or high risk activities. This can be carried out as
part of the site induction process if the activity is to be carried out shortly thereafter.
MONITOR THE METHOD STATEMENT, SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES REQUIRE
AMENDMENT- ALLOW TIME FOR THIS TO BE CARRIED OUT CORRECTLY.


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3.1.10 Office Working

When working in an office environment (Head Office or site), employees can become
complacent to the risks to their Health and Safety. In addition to their own wellbeing,
each employee has responsibilities to ensure their actions do not impose risks upon
others.

You should be aware that visitors, maintenance or delivery personnel, attend the office
who are unfamiliar with the office environment and the activities undertaken. Likewise,
any agency staff should be fully inducted into the work environment.

LEGISLATION

The office environment is covered by a large number of legislation documents and
therefore reference should be made to each work activity. The main legislation includes:-
-       The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-       The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
-       The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
-       The Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
-       Manual Handling Regulations 1992
-       The Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992
-       The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

What Quarmby Employees should do:-

Read all Health and Safety notices displayed on the Health and Safety Notice Boards,
particularly the Health and Safety Law poster that details the responsibilities of
Employers and Employees.

Be fully aware of your responsibilities detailed in Part 2 of this Policy document.

Ensure you are suitably trained to utilise any equipment prior to its use, if in doubt ask!

Read and understood risk assessments relevant to any work you are to undertake.

Wear appropriate PPE. Do not touch unknown materials/substances.

Ensure all electrical appliances are switched off and the plug removed from the socket
prior to opening up. Do not carry out any activity you have not been trained in.

If you have any concerns with regards to any equipment, either electrical or mechanical,
then ensure you report this to your manager, and be satisfied appropriate action is taken
prior to using.

Discuss any other Health and Safety related concerns or suggestions to your manager or
Health and Safety Advisor. Never ignore issues that could affect people s safety.

Ensure you utilise protective equipment provided (i.e. screen filters on DSE equipment).

Do not attempt to lift or carry any item that exceeds your capability or exceeds 25kg. Ask
for help or utilise/request appropriate mechanical equipment. See relevant Manual
Handling Assessment.

Ensure your work area is kept tidy and is free from trip hazards - cables, boxes, bags etc.

Be aware of the fire procedures for your workplace      See Section 3.1.5 of this Policy.



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Ensure any accident is reported     See Section 3.1.1 of this Policy.


1.     Display Screen Equipment

Display Screen Equipment form part of a workstation, and all aspects need to be
considered (i.e. posture, working environment etc). Employees can get aches and pains
as a consequence of long/uninterrupted use of a VDU, often termed Repetitive Strain
Injury (RSI), a better medical name is upper limb disorders. These are mainly of short
term duration.


What Employees Should Do

Immediately advise their senior of any specific concerns with regards their workstation,
their health or their working environment.


What QCC Management Should Do

Identify those who are DSE users.

Ensure a workstation assessment is carried out and recorded, and appropriate actions
taken. Assess and reduce the risk.

Periodically monitor any changes in workstation equipment/environment.

Train primary task users in safe procedures, and provide relevant information to
secondary users.

Provide annual eye tests for those employees classified as DSE users.

No two bodies are identical, and consideration to each individual and their requirements
need to be considered. Good practice guidelines are:-

-      Ensure sufficient work area both on the surface for equipment and beneath for
       the legs and feet

-      Ensure an appropriate posture can be maintained, with adjustable furniture or
       equipment

-      Ensure the monitor position and height allows for a comfortable posture

-      Consider the workstation orientation to minimise glare from lights or reflections
       from window

-      Ensure regular short breaks are taken

-      Ensure the operative has been provided with workstation guidance

-      Provide annual eye testing to DSE users as required by the Regulations.


QCC Form HS30 must be used for DSE workstation assessments.




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3.1.11 Personal Protective Equipment

The Company undertakes to supply any necessary protective clothing and equipment
that must be worn at all appropriate times. Failure to comply will lead to disciplinary
action and possible dismissal. Abuse of equipment by employees is in direct
contravention of Section 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act that states that
employees shall not interfere with Health and Safety measures provided by the
Employer. Such abuse is a disciplinary offence.

All employees must bring to the attention of their supervisor any situation which, in their
opinion, requires the use of personal protective equipment or clothing.

In addition to providing equipment, management will ensure that people under their
control use the safety equipment provided and specified.

Most processes provide a danger to the operator. Carrying out risk assessments and
identifying any PPE that could be provided to minimise the risk must be undertaken. PPE
should constitute the last line of defence and other control measures and working
practices should be considered.

AS A MINIMUM, QCC REQUIRE ALL SITE PERSONNEL TO WEAR SAFETY HELMET,
HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING AND SAFETY FOOTWEAR.

LEGISLATION

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at Work Regulations 1992
The Construction Head Protection Regulations 1989
Control of Noise Regulations 2005

What QCC Management must do:-

Ensure that any risk assessments are in writing and are brought to the attention of all
those who may be affected. Consider-

-      Does the user require training in its safe use?
-      Is the defined PPE appropriate for the risks involved?
-      Does it prevent or adequately control the risk?
-      Can it be adjusted to suit the wearer?
-      Consider the length of time PPE is expected to be worn
-      Are multiple use PPE items compatible? - e.g. eye protection and hearing
       protection.
-      Does the PPE have a CE mark? to signify that it satisfies certain basic safety
       requirements, and in most cases independently tested.
-      Ensure PPE is available as highlighted by the risk assessment.
-      Ensure that employees wear the necessary PPE provided and take disciplinary
       action against persistent offenders.
-      Ensure the PPE has been maintained, stored correctly and checked in
       accordance with the manufacturer s maintenance schedule.

What QCC Employees must do:-

-      Wear all PPE that is provided.
-      Report any defects or damage to your PPE.
-      Ensure that the PPE is worn correctly and seek advice if in doubt.
-      Ensure that PPE is stored correctly when not in use.




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-      Report to your supervisor if the PPE is uncomfortable or is not compatible with
       other PPE you are wearing.




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3.1.12 Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is nothing more than a careful examination of what could cause harm
in the workplace, so that a decision can be made as to whether enough measures have
been taken.

A hazard is something that can cause harm and the risk is the likelihood of the harm
being realised.
Risk Assessment is a legal requirement and is referred to in most legislation. The
findings of an assessment must be recorded to demonstrate that the correct procedures
have been followed.

LEGISLATION

-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
-      The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
-      Manual Handling Regulations 1992
-      The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005


The following steps should be taken when carrying out a risk assessment:-

1.     Look for the hazards
2.     Decide who might be harmed and how (e.g. employees, subcontractors, public)
3.     Evaluate the risks and decide whether existing precautions are adequate or
       whether more should be done.
4.     Record your findings
5.     Review your assessment and revise if necessary.

Risk Assessments in the Office

Risk assessments in the office are to be carried out by the Health and Safety Advisor for
QCC in conjunction with Senior Management. They will be reviewed at intervals deemed
appropriate by the Company, for most activities reviews will take place annually.
Examples of issues that require a risk assessment are:- DSE usage, Manual Handling,
COSHH, Fire, Young Persons and Driving at Work.

Risk Assessments on Site

Each sub-contractor must provide QCC Site Manager with a risk assessment that covers
all relevant site activities. This should be site specific and consider potential risks
imposed on their workforce from their activities and that of other sub-contractors. It
should also identify risks created by their activities that could harm the Health and Safety
of those on site and those outside the site.

When the risk is deemed sufficient by the sub-contractor and/or QCC then a method
statement will be prepared (See Section 3.1.9). This will outline the safe method of work
to be adopted to ensure that the risks outlined in the risk assessment are kept to an
acceptable level.
QCC Site Managers have a responsibility to carry out risk assessments for QCC work
activities. In these situations Form HS17 Risk Assessment and Method Statement
should be completed.

General site risks such as Fire and Traffic Management should be referred to in the
Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan. For these risks, HS17 alone will not suffice
and a detailed plan showing site controls should be developed.




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3.1.13 Site Security

As Principal Contractor, QCC must put in place adequate arrangements to restrict entry
to the site to authorised persons only. The steps that need to be taken to ensure
adequacy will depend on the nature of the works and the location in which the site is
situated. An assessment therefore needs to be made of security requirements at the
earliest stage of a project to ensure that adequate resources have been made available.

LEGISLATION

Occupier s Liability Act 1984
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

What QCC Management must do

When considering the measure of site security, the following issues should be
considered:-

1.     Is it possible for members of the public to accidentally walk onto site?. e.g. are
       there adequate signs and are gates kept closed when not attended?
2.     Is the site hoarding/fencing suitable and free from defects? (records of weekly
       inspections to be recorded in Form HS09.)

3.     Is the site likely to be subject to thieves trespassing onto site? e.g. is the site
       appealing to thieves? is there suitable lighting?, have there been previous thefts
       in the area?

4.     Is the site appealing to children? e.g. is it located close to a school or play area,
       are there things on site that children may be tempted to play on/with.

       Note:- On projects where the risk from children is deemed significant, extra safety
       measures should be adopted in line with current HSE guidance e.g.:-
       -       ladders should be removed or rendered inaccessible at the end of
               working shifts
       -       avoid stacking materials if possible - if required stack to a low level.
       -       manhole rings should be stored on their end to prevent rolling
       -       pipes, drums and other objects capable of rolling should be stored safely
       -       where possible plan so that excavations can be backfilled in the same
               working shift.
       -       Open excavations should be securely fenced. Warning tape alone is not
               sufficient.
       -       Plant and mechanical tools should be immobilised and stored safely.

5.     Is the site appealing to other trespassers such as drunks, protesters, drug
       addicts, vandals, or arsonists? e.g. are there derelict buildings on site, is fuel
       stored safe and secure, are windows and doors secure on existing buildings, are
       skips emptied on a regular basis etc..

6.     Have sufficient measures been taken to prevent trespassers from gaining access
       to high level?, e.g. restrictions to limit access up ladders, scaffolding and cranes.

7.     Have sufficient measures been taken to prevent trespassers from operating plant.
       e.g. have all keys been removed from machines and are they parked in a suitable
       location.



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8.      Have sufficient measures been taken to prevent trespassers from falling into
        excavations, man holes, fragile roofs etc. e.g. have suitable barriers been erected
        around the hazards and are suitable warning signs displayed?


It is important to remember that the level of site security must be reviewed throughout the
project duration. Measures deemed suitable at the start of a project may fall significantly
short towards the completion of a project. For specific guidance on site security see the
guidance sheets that are incorporated into the Construction Phase Health and Safety
Plan.

Holiday close down

During the Christmas closedown and at other times when the site remains closed for
significant periods, additional checks of the site will be required by QCC Management.

The QCC Close Down Checklist (HS17C) should be used by QCC Management as a
guide.

Terrorist threats

Risks from terrorism should be considered when determining security arrangements. On
high profile sites in city centres or those in or adjacent to public transport areas,
additional controls to those normally implemented may need to be considered      e.g.
refurbishment works in airports, railway stations, government buildings etc.

On sites where additional precautions are considered necessary, then the requirements
will be written into the Construction Phase plan and will be reviewed throughout the
duration of the contract. Contingency plans, induction talks, and regular briefings will
reflect the security and emergency procedures that are deemed necessary.


Fire Risks

When assessing risks from arson and the level of security that should be provided,
reference should be made to the Code of Practice for the prevention of Fires on
Construction sites.




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3.1.14 Sub-contractor Selection

The CDM Regulations specifically require that the Principal Contractor satisfies itself that
the contractors and designers it engages are competent and adequately resourced. The
selection of competent sub-contractors who have sufficient resources to undertake the
work safely is paramount when trying to achieve the objectives outlined within QCC s
Policy Statement.
The appointment of sub-contractors who have insufficient competency and/or resources
to perform to the standards expected by QCC can lead to significant failings in terms of
Health and Safety, programme performance, quality of work and Client satisfaction.

LEGISLATION

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.


How to assess competence and resources

   -   information about track record: simple evidence of performance, such as
       personal experience from previous projects, references from those who have
       engaged the duty holder on previous projects, and evidence from site visits;
   -   evidence of competence of individuals on the project, including managers and
       supervisors. For example, this could include their practical experience and
       knowledge of the work, qualifications; membership of a relevant professional
       body: and training in Health and Safety;
   -   the availability of sufficient, appropriate, competent people and essential
       equipment, facilities and management systems;
   -   whether organisations and key people can devote sufficient time to the project;
   -   information about past Health and Safety performance; including previous
       enforcement action and the steps taken to put things right. However, an absence
       of enforcement actions is not, on its own, a reliable indicator of competence.

Sub-contractor Health and Safety Questionnaire

To assist in the assessment, QCC will submit form HS33 to all sub-contractors. On its
return the completed questionnaire will be reviewed by the Health and Safety Advisor.

Whilst a well completed questionnaire does not guarantee the sub-contractor s
capabilities, the questionnaire can, however, be a useful indicator to a company s
commitment to Health and Safety, for example in terms of the level of training that the
company carries out.

Post Contract Assessment

Sub-contractor performance is to be reviewed throughout the project by the Site
Management Team. On completion of the project, each sub-contractor will be formally
assessed in terms of their Health and Safety, their quality and their attitude and
performance.

All sub-contractors receiving a poor rating will be reviewed by the Contracts Managers
and a Poor Performance Action Report (HS32) completed. Recommendations will then
be made to the Board of Directors based on the severity and extent of the problem.




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3.1.15 Traffic Management

Movement of vehicles on site if uncontrolled and not segregated from pedestrians is
unsafe, and a likely cause of severe or fatal injury. Likewise there are risks from the
users of the equipment. It is essential that vehicle movements and operations be planned
to minimise the risks involved, including access and exit from the site.

LEGISLATION

-       Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-       The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007.
-       The Management of Heath and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

What QCC Management Must Do:-

Carry out a risk assessment for the workplace considering the following:-

Is there a danger of people falling from vehicles?

Are the vehicle traffic routes suitable for the type and quantity of vehicles?

Are there sufficient safety features, signage, mirrors, speed ramps, barriers to segregate
pedestrians and traffic?

Are vehicles safe, maintained and suitable for the work for which they are to be used?

Are the drivers/operators competent and trained in the safe use of the vehicle?

Are loading/offloading activities to be in a restricted area?

If reversing operations are to be carried out these are kept to a minimum, you need to
consider

-       What vehicle manoeuvres will be necessary?
-       Can you avoid the need to reverse vehicles?
-       If vehicles must reverse, can you remove people from this area?
-       Is there enough space for reversing?
-       Do vehicles use the most suitable route when reversing?
-       What training, instruction and supervision is going to be provided and by whom?
-       How are communications to be carried out between the driver and banksman?
-       Have you considered all possible ways of dealing with the dangers of reversing
        vehicles?

Traffic Management Plan

Prior to each project commencing, a marked up drawing should be produced which
displays all necessary traffic management information. This plan should be prepared by
the Site Manager in conjunction with the Contracts Manager and Health & Safety Advisor
where necessary.

Section 7.3. of the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan details specifically the
information that should be displayed on the plan.

The plan must be reviewed throughout the duration of the project and the necessary
safeguards established to protect pedestrians from vehicle movements.




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3.1.16 Training

Employees shall be instructed about possible hazards that may occur at their work place
and shall receive all necessary training to enable them to do that work safely. Safety
training will be incorporated into the Company training programme.

LEGISLATION

-       Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-       The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (MHSWR) 1999

What QCC will endeavour to:-

Employ competent personnel and thus ensure to the best of its capabilities that all work
is carried out safely, without detriment to anyone s Health and Safety.

Identify the training needs of all employees.

Train employees appropriate to the needs of our business in a timely manner.

Ensure that all employees and subcontractor s receive induction training before they start
work.

Ensure that all induction training is recorded (e.g. on Form HS02a for site inductions)

Ensure that employees receive accredited training where appropriate.

Review and update training needs by; performance reviews, workplace inspections etc.

Record all Health and Safety training carried out on and keep copies of all training
certificates.


Training to be provided to QCC employees:-

1.      Induction Training
        All new employees will receive appropriate training on recruitment, which will
        include making them aware of their statutory duties, emergency procedures and
        details of the safety policy.

2       Specialist Training
        The company will provide training appropriate to their specialist duties.

3.      Management Training
        QCC recognises that management must receive training to enable them to
        effectively control the areas for which they are responsible. This includes training
        in Safety Management techniques.

4.      First Aid Training
        It is QCC s policy, in accordance with Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations
        1981, to provide such numbers of suitable persons to administer effective first aid
        treatment.

5.      Construction Skills Certification Scheme
        All QCC site based staff will achieve a CSCS card relevant to their
        responsibilities.




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3.1.17 Violence at Work

Violence at work is defined as any incident in which a person is abused, threatened or
assaulted in circumstances relating to their work . Verbal abuse is more common than
physical abuse. The effects on the individual can be physical or mental or both.

Any employee subjected to or aware of others being subject to violence should
immediately report this to a QCC Director.


LEGISLATION

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Reporting Of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
1995

The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996



What QCC Management should do

1.     Find out if there is a problem
       (if this is not often apparent, consult staff and operatives, then keep a record)

2.     Decide what action to take
       (decide who may be harmed, evaluate the risk)

3.     Take action
       (e.g. don t allow lone working, train employees or change the work environment)

4.     Review what actions have been taken
       (monitor the situation and the effects of your actions)




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3.1.18 Visitors

The Company will ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to safeguard visitors
and that they are made aware of those provisions that might affect them.


LEGISLATION

The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007


Visitors to QCC offices

All visitors to the offices are to be recorded in the visitor book.

In the event of an emergency evacuation, visitors are in the care of those with whom the
visit is connected. They must be directed to a place of safety while the employee reports
to the assembly point.


Visitors to QCC Sites

All visitors to site must be recorded and wear suitable protective clothing.      If these
conditions are not met, the visitor must not be allowed within the work area.

Regular visitors to QCC Sites such as members of the Design Team, Client
Representatives etc. should be given a formal QCC visitor induction and it should be
recorded on form HS02b.

When this is deemed unnecessary by QCC Management, the visitor to site must be
accompanied at all times by a competent person who has received a full safety induction.
It is the responsibility of this person to ensure that the site rules are adhered to by the
visitor(s).




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3.1.19 Welfare Provisions


LEGISLATION

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Construction (Design& Management) Regulations 2007 - for site facilities

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations) 1992 - for offices

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002



Welfare within the offices

QCC will ensure that the requirements of The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare
Regulations) 1992 are fully met in the Ilkley office.


Welfare on Site

The importance of Health, Safety and Welfare should never be overlooked and adequate
facilities need to be put in place throughout the duration of the project to ensure
compliance with Schedule 2 of The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations
2007.

The scale of the facilities provided shall reflect the site, size and nature of the work being
carried out. Welfare will be assessed at the planning stage to determine the correct
facilities to suit the operation being carried out.

On large sites supplementary facilities may be sited at remote locations but these should
supplement and not replace the central facilities.

The facilities should be installed as close to the start date as possible and continue
through to handover or contract completion. Arrangements shall also be made for
cleaning and maintenance of the facilities provided.

Welfare arrangements for each site will be detailed within the Construction Phase Health
and Safety Plan.

For specific details on the welfare facilities that need to be provided on QCC projects
refer to the guidance notes incorporated into the QCC Construction Phase Health and
Safety Plan.




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3.1.20 Work Equipment

The scope of work equipment is extremely wide. It covers most equipment used at work,
including:-

-       tool box tools such as hammers, knives etc..
-      single machines such as drilling machines, dumper trucks, photocopiers etc
-      apparatus such as laboratory equipment
-      lifting equipment such as hoists, cranes, slings etc..
-      an installation such as a series of machines connected together or scaffolding or
       similar access equipment
-      other equipment such as ladders, pressure washers etc..


LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-      The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998

Note: Although covered by PUWER, items of work equipment such as cranes and
scaffolding are covered in other pieces of legislation. Compliance with these more specific
pieces of legislation therefore takes precedence, e.g. Cranes        LOLER and BS7121,
Scaffolding -Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations).


PUWER Requirements (in summary)

-      Work equipment to be suitable for the task and workplace conditions
-      Work equipment to be adequately maintained
-      Work equipment to be inspected at regular intervals
-      Specific risks associated with certain activities to be identified and reduced
-      Information and instructions to be given to the users
-      Conformity with Community Requirements
-      Protection from dangerous part of machinery
-      Protection against specified hazards
-      Protection against high or very low temperatures
-      Safe starting and stop controls on machinery
-      Isolation from sources of energy
-      Stability of work equipment
-      Adequate lighting
-      Safe maintenance operations
-      Any markings referring to health and safety must be clearly visible
-      Work equipment to have appropriate warnings or warning devices
-      No employees carried on work equipment unless it suitable for carrying persons
       and incorporates features for reducing risks to persons.
-      Risks from overturning work equipment whilst riding are minimised e.g. Roll over
       protection and restraint belts.
-      Risk of overturning of forklifts to be specifically assessed and reduced.
-      Protection to employees from self-propelled and remote controlled equipment
-      Protection to employees from drive shafts.




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What QCC Management must do:-


1.     If hiring work equipment

Obtain all relevant Health and Safety and operating instructions, e.g. erection instructions
for tower scaffolds, and noise and vibration information for hand held drills etc.

Ensure all components are provided with the equipment. Do not presume it is all there.

Carry out a check of the equipment prior to it being used. The equipment should have been
inspected and tagged by the hire company but do not assume this to be the case and
check for obvious defects.

Once on hire to QCC the equipment (and users) is the responsibility of QCC Management.
Carry out frequent checks to ensure the equipment is being used properly.

Ensure that persons using the equipment are trained and competent and have been
briefed on the importance of reporting defects to their supervisor immediately.

Ensure that the equipment is being stored in a safe and suitable location when not in use.


2.     If buying work equipment
Ensure that the equipment meets all current European Community and British Standards
and is from a reputable source.

Ensure that manufacturers data and user information is provided with the equipment,
including specific requirements on inspections, testing and maintenance of the equipment.

3.     If being used by Sub-contractors on site

Ensure that the equipment is suitable for the task to be carried out. Discuss with the Sub-
contractor if you believe that alternative equipment would be more suitable.
Ensure that equipment is used in accordance with legislation requirements and QCC s
hierarchy of control. For example can tower scaffolds be used as an alternative to ladders?

A competent operator with experience and training in the equipment must be provided by
the sub-contractor. The level of training and experience required will depend on the type of
work equipment. This should be determined as part of the subcontractor s risk assessment.

Ensure that all relevant work equipment documentation is issued to QCC prior to being
used on site. In particular, thorough examination certificates for lifting equipment and
insurance test certificates for plant such as dumpers and excavators.

When necessary, obtain information from the sub-contractors relating to specific hazards
associated with the work equipment such as noise and vibration levels.

Ensure that appropriate checks have been carried out to determine if the user of the
equipment is competent e.g. copies of operator certificates, scaffold erection certificates.

Ensure that a competent person on behalf of the sub-contractor carries out weekly
inspections of all work equipment which if faulty could lead to significant risks to the
operator. Ensure that details of these weekly inspections and any remedial actions are
recorded by each subcontractor in the Weekly Inspection Register (Form: HS10B).


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3.1.21 Working over Water

Working over, on, or near water presents a number of problems, in particular:-
-      The ever-present risk of persons falling into water
-      The complexity of the legal obligations, which can vary from district to district.
-      There are different requirements when on inland water, rivers and coastal areas.
LEGISLATION

-      The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
-      The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

What QCC Management must do:-

-      Obtain information on local by-laws. Local exceptions and peculiarities in the
       application of the law may give rise to a multitude of variations in the requirements.
       The nearest Marine Office of the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) or the
       HSE should be consulted in case they have enforcement interests in the work.

-      Based on the above, develop detailed safe working procedures for each individual
       project in the light of prevailing conditions. Ensure that these procedures are
       incorporated into the sub-contractor method statements.

-      Monitor the procedures during the project and ensure that changes in local and
       environmental conditions do not jeopardise the safety of those on site. e.g. winter
       working may be more hazardous than in summer due to less illumination, stronger
       currents, inclement weather, colder water, slippery surfaces etc..

General Precautions

The following must be considered when developing procedures for working near water:-

1.     Platforms/gangways      must be suitable for work activity and prevailing conditions.

2.     Warning Notices     to be displayed in prominent locations

3.     Ladders to be sound, sufficient length and strength and correct type. They must
       be secure to prevent slipping. Permanently fitted ladders should have safety hoops.

4.     Fall arrest   Safety nets should be considered. As a last resort consider harnesses.

5.     Site tidiness Ensure materials, fuel and debris are managed so to reduce trip and
       slip hazards. Consider slip hazards such as oily substances, ice, mud, bird
       droppings, weed etc.

6.     Illumination     general access and task lighting levels must be considered,
       particularly during night working. Search lights and navigation lights may be
       needed in some situations.

7.     Weather Conditions local weather forecasts may be required on a daily basis.
       Tidal forecasts may also be needed in some areas.

8.     First Aid Equipment    carryout a specific assessment on the equipment needed.

9.     PPE Helmets and high viz at all times. Footwear with non-slip soles to be worn.
       Rubber and thigh boots should not be worn as, once filled with water, they act as a
       deadweight.



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10.    Personal Buoyancy Equipment Buoyancy aids or life jackets must be worn where
       there is a risk of drowning when working on or near water and at all times whilst
       working on boats.

11.    Rescue Equipment       lifebuoys or rescue lines should be provided at regular
       intervals along the workings. Daily checks should be carried out of the equipment
       and people instructed on the safe use.

12.    Grab lines      grab lines, attached to the working place, or at other places
       downstream, and long enough to allow for the normal rise and fall in tide, can be
       supplied to give a person something to grab in an emergency. They should be of
       buoyant type with a marker float at the free end. Excess length should be avoided
       so there is no risk of boats being fouled. Daily checks should be made to ensure
       they are in good condition and are still in position.

13.    Rescue Boat        the rescue boat should be suitable, of sufficient size to afford
       reasonable stability and the engine size should be appropriate for river flow or tidal
       conditions. Inflatable crafts could be considered as they provide a better chance of
       getting a person aboard without injury. For work in tidal or fast flowing water a
       power-driven craft is essential. The engines on boats not patrolling should be run
       each day to ensure full efficiency.

       All rescue boats should carry three oars or paddles to cater for losing one
       overboard. Rowlocks should be removable and on retaining lines so that they can
       hang from the side without being lost. Boats must be fitted with grab lines and carry
       at least one MCA approved lifebuoy. Boathook, baler, anchor and line should be
       standard equipment. Two-way communication between boat and shore is
       advisable. If night work is to take place, a powerful spotlight should be fitted. The
       suitability of the boat and its equipment will be checked and advise will be obtained
       from the HSE and if applicable a MCA Marine Surveyor.

       The rescue boat(s) may need to be manned continuously and on patrol whilst
       work is in progress by an experienced boatman who is a qualified first aider. He
       should wear a buoyancy aid at all times whilst in the boat.

       Whether first aid treatment can be given on the boat will depend on its size and
       state of the rescued person. Boats should at least carry sterile wound dressings and
       some bandaged, a sucker for clearing a person s airway, and blankets. All first aid
       equipment on board should have waterproof protection.

14.    Rescue Procedure        a specific rescue plan must be developed by QCC Site
       Management Team and Health and Safety Advisor. It is essential that:-
       - the number of persons at work is periodically checked to ensure no one is missing,
       - operatives work in pairs so that there is always one to raise the alarm,
       - each person is trained in what to do in the event of an emergency,
       The rescue procedure should consist of:-
       - a set routine for raising the alarm
       - a set drill to provide rescue facilities
       - a routine for getting persons to hospital whether for check-up through immersion in
         water (possibly polluted), or for the treatment as the result of injury.

       Rescue procedures should be practiced at regular intervals involving all persons
       who would be required to participate in a rescue.



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3.1.22 Working at Height

Work at height should be avoided where possible. This aspect must be considered during
design and during the planning of the construction phase. It should also take into account
risks associated with the maintenance and cleaning of the structure (see CDM section).

Risks can also be reduced by changing the sequence of work or by using long reach work
equipment to reduce the need to work at height.

If, however, work must be carried out at height, means must be provided to prevent persons
falling and precautions must be taken to prevent the fall of materials and tools.

Work at height must therefore be planned and the necessary controls must be subject to the
risk assessment of the activity to be undertaken.

LEGISLATION

-      The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
-      Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
-      The Work at Height Regulations 2005

Hierarchies of Control

Work at height must be subject to a site specific risk assessment which identifies the best
practicable way of accessing an area. Each contractor should address work at height issues
at the earliest opportunity before they begin their works on site. The control measures to be
implemented should take into account conditions such as:-
-       Nature and duration of the work
-       Number of operatives carrying out the work
-       Tools and materials required to carryout the work
-       Access restrictions and ground restrictions
-       Environmental considerations such as weather.

1.     Working platforms

The first option of protection is for the work to be carried out from within the confines of a
working platform, e.g. from a protected floor area, a scaffold or from a mobile elevated work
platform (MEWP). The suitability will depend upon the factors listed above. For example, a
tower scaffold may be more suitable for short duration work compared to the erection of tube
and fitting scaffold.

Work platforms must have double handrails (minimum height of 950mm) with gaps not
exceeding (470mm). They should also be fitted with toe-boards to prevent falling tools and
materials. Wherever possible work platforms should be a minimum of 600mm wide.

Risks to those involved in the construction of the work platform should be considered. For
example, the risks faced by scaffolders erecting handrails must be assessed and suitable
controls must be implemented. For example, it is unacceptable to allow scaffolders to erect
handrails for other trades to work safely unless suitable measures are taken to protect the
scaffolders.

The installation of edge protection to roof areas, stairs, floors and steelwork must be
considered at the design stage. Whenever possible, work should be planned in a way that
eliminates the requirement for operatives to wear safety harnesses. Consideration should be
given to the erection of edge protection at ground level, or from the confines of a safe
working platform.




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2.     Passive (or Collective) Fall Arrest Systems

Fall arrest systems that provide collective protection against falls should be used if the
provision of handrails is not reasonably practicable. For example, where leading edge
protection would interfere with the task to be carried out, such as in roof work or the
installation of flooring.

Examples of collective fall arrest systems include; safety nets, airbags and crash decks.
These are preferred over personal fall arrest systems such as harnesses as they provide
protection to more than one person.

Note:- If crash decks are to be constructed beneath it must be as close as possible to the
work area and in no circumstances must there be a distance greater than 2m.

Safety nets are to be erected by trained and competent riggers only who are in possession
of a FASET card. See HS01 for further guidance.

3.     Specialist Access methods

In situations when the above controls are not possible, then alternative means of gaining
access should be considered. In some situations it may be better to employ a specialist
contractor with experience in working at high level, e.g. the use of Boatswains Chairs, or the
use of abseiling equipment. In both situations experienced operatives who are specifically
trained and certificated in the use of the equipment should be employed to do the task.

Man riding cradles may be the most practicable solution on sites where there is a resident
tower crane and access to high levels is required. The use of MEWPs such as Mast
Climbers or high boom cherry pickers should be considered ahead of man-riding cradles,
however, and the use of man riding cradles should be limited to inaccessible areas only.

4.     Personal Fall Arrest (Safety Harnesses)

The sole use of harnesses to stop falls is no longer acceptable for most activities. This is
because:-

-      Harnesses provide protection only to the individual, unlike nets or airbags
-      There is much reliance on the individual securing the harness to a safe, secure point
-      If a person falls there is a limited amount of time to get them down to safety.
-      In the process of the harness arresting a fall, the user can sustain significant injuries.

There are now very few situations within construction whereby the wearing of safety
harnesses is an acceptable method of preventing a fall. All efforts must be made to avoid the
need for harnesses to be used as a primary safety control. Examples where harnesses are
acceptable are during the erection and dismantling of scaffolding or when working from a
cherry picker or man riding cradle.

If however, all reasonable steps have been taken and it has been decided that the use of
Personal Fall Arrest is the only option then a rescue plan must be considered. In the event of
someone falling there must be consideration for how the person is to be safely retrieved
within a safe time. This may achieved by utilising site access equipment such as MEWPs or
man riding cradles. Note: - reliance on the emergency services as a primary rescue method
is not acceptable.

If harnesses are to be used there must be a strict level of supervision to ensure that
individuals attach the harnesses to the agreed anchor points  (note:- these should be
identified in the method statement to avoid confusion).


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The correct type of safety harness and fall arrest equipment must be specified for the task in
hand. For example, the use of restraint lanyards (i.e. no shock absorber) are more suitable
for use in a cherry picker as they keep the individual within the confines of the basket.

The use of personal fall arrest equipment must also only be allowed if all the necessary
thorough examinations have been carried out and recorded by a competent person
(recommended at least every 6 months, but if used in arduous conditions this must be 3
months). These examinations must be supplemented by pre-use checks by the user.

5.     Ladders and stepladders

Ladders and stepladders are not an accepted safe method work in the vast majority of
situations. Due to the vast array of alternative access equipment available on the market,
QCC have taken the decision to ban the work from ladders and steps in all but exceptional
circumstances.

QCC realise that in some restricted areas the use of a ladder or a pair of steps (if used
correctly) is a safe and reasonable way of gaining access for short duration tasks e.g. inside
toilet cubicles, service risers, confined areas of plant rooms etc.

In situations where the use of podiums, towers, room mates, platform steps, MEWPs etc.
cannot be used due to access restrictions, then (providing that the subcontractor can
demonstrate this), QCC will authorise the use of ladders or step ladders subject to the
conditions of a permit to work (HS13).

ONLY IF ALL THE CRITERIA ON HS13 CAN BE MET SHOULD QCC MANAGER ISSUE
THE PERMIT AND ALLOW LADDERS AND STEPS TO BE USED.

Guidance on the maintenance and safe use of ladders is as follows:-

-      Ladders must be inspected and maintained to ensure they remain in good condition.
-      Ladder feet must be kept clean and free from contamination.
-      Rubber/plastic ladder feet should be maintained in good order and replaced as
       necessary.
-      Ladders should be stored to prevent deterioration
-      Domestic (Class 3) should not be used in construction work.
-      Ladders must not be overloaded.
-      9 metres would normally be the maximum working height form a ladder
-      Ladder users should normally have both hands free for climbing up or down.
-      Tools or other small objects should be carried in a belt or backpack or similar
-      Heavy work or overreaching from a ladder should be avoided.
-      Any task undertaken from a ladder should allow three points of contact to be
       available (both feet and one hand)
-      Where a step ladder is used it should be of the correct height and used face on to
       the work where possible. Excessive side loading is the biggest single cause of step
       ladder accidents.
-      Ladders and step ladders should only be used on firm and level ground.
-      Ladders should be tied where this is possible. If it is not possible to tie a ladder it
       should only be used if its stability can be maintained during the proposed task.

It is important that the use of ladders on site is properly controlled. Unauthorised use of
ladders and step ladders should be prevented. Once the ladder/step ladder is not being
used, controls must be implemented to ensure unauthorised persons not in possession of a
permit do not use the ladder. The ladder should be removed from site or be chained up to
prevent use.




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What QCC Management must do

-      Raise any concerns about working at height with the Design Team at the earliest
       opportunity. It may be that construction and or future maintenance work at height in
       certain areas can be designed out altogether.

-      When appraising sub-contractor method statements and risk assessments ensure
       that hazards associated with working at height are identified and that suitable
       controls are identified.

-      If the controls for work at height do not correspond with QCC s policy then this must
       be flagged with the sub-contractor and QCC Health and Safety Advisor at the
       earliest opportunity.

-      Involve QCC s Health and Safety Advisor in the appraisal of sub-contractor method
       statements and safe systems of work.

-      When a safe method of working has been agreed by QCC and the sub-contractor,
       then the method statement must be understood by all persons involved in the work.
       Ensure that the sub-contractor supervisor carries out a method statement briefing or
       similar before works on site commence.

-      Deviations from a method statement should not be authorised unless it is approved
       by QCC and the sub-contractor. If changes are required then an addendum should
       be made to the original document.

-      Take appropriate disciplinary action in conjunction with the sub-contractor supervisor
       against individuals who work in an unsafe manner. Issue QCC Report of Unsafe
       Conditions when necessary (Form HS21).


What Sub-contractors must do?

-      Look at ways in which the risks can be eliminated or reduced and propose method of
       working which complies with QCC s policy.

-      Ensure that their operatives have received the correct training for the work they are
       to carryout, e.g. trained operators for MEWPs, scaffolding, etc.

-      Notify QCC management if there are any proposed changes to the method
       statement.

-      Ensure that all their employees and sub-contractors working under their control
       understand the method statement and work to it at all times. Carry out tool box talks
       when deemed necessary by QCC.

-      Ensure that any work equipment and PPE has been subject to the necessary pre-
       use checks and thorough examinations. Defective or out of date equipment must not
       be used.




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3.1.23 Working in Confined Spaces

The term confined space covers a great variety of workplaces that have limited access
and/or inadequate ventilation. They are therefore potentially dangerous places in which
to work because they may trap hazardous concentrations of toxic or flammable gases or
vapours. Confined spaces are also liable to become deficient in oxygen due to a build up
of a gas or vapour which is not itself toxic but which displaces the breathable air. Very
often the dangerous atmosphere is a result of the work being done           for instance
welding, painting, flame cutting, the use of adhesives and solvents.

At some time or another almost any place on a construction site may become a confined
space. Some are quite obviously confined spaces         tanks, ducts, silos, manholes,
furnaces, pipelines, sewers and underground chambers. But serious accidents can arise
in other places that are not so obvious such as large rooms (e.g. plant rooms and
basement areas). Careful consideration must therefore be given to the work tasks and
the ventilation that is present.


LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      Work in Confined Space Regulations 1997
-      The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
-      Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007


What QCC Management must do:-


1.     Risk Assessment

       A specific risk assessment should be carried out to determine whether the risk
       can be removed altogether by carrying out the works in a different way.
       Consideration must be given to avoiding the need for operatives to enter a
       confined space. Where entry cannot be avoided, the reasons should form part of
       the assessment.
       The risk assessment must consider the tasks to be undertaken and the risks
       associated with those tasks, together with the working environment which is likely
       to be encountered. Consider also what has been or is in the confined space to
       assist in deciding on the most appropriate type of detection and monitoring
       equipment.
       The risk assessment should also take into account the nature of the works to be
       undertaken and the type of person required to do the task. Only fit and suitable
       individuals should be selected to do the work.

2.     Method statement

       It must describe how the risks are to be managed and what precautions and
       working practices need to be adopted. It should contain the following:-

       - The name(s) of the competent person(s) who will enter the confined space and
       who the competent person(s) will be supervising the work. Proof of training via
       certification from an approved training organisation must be obtained for all
       persons undertaking work

       - The nature of the gas/oxygen deficiency test to be done before entering and by
       whom.


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       - The type of detection equipment to be used and its location in relation the work.

       - Details of any improvements in ventilation e.g. forced, extract etc..

       - Means of communication between operatives in the confined space and the
         standby man.

       - Details of the nature of the work with particular consideration to the restrictions
         in space and potentially flammable atmosphere. Are there additional hazards
         arising from the work e.g. will intrinsically safe equipment be required, manual
         handling issues, noise, dust and fumes from plant and work equipment, etc..

       - COSHH assessments may be required.

       - Steps taken to prevent egress of harmful substances into the confined space,
        e.g. chemicals, exhaust fumes, vapours etc..

       - Details of any other safety controls that are to be adopted, e.g. disconnection of
        live services, excavation supports, no smoking rules, no mobile phones,
        protection against leptospirosis etc..

       - Personnel Protective Equipment to be worn

       - Safe means of accessing and egressing the confined space.


-      Rescue Plan

       A written procedure for getting people out of the confined space safely must be
       developed or incorporated into the method statement. The person preparing the
       plan should consider what are the most appropriate controls for reducing risks to
       those operatives in the confined space and those that may get involved in a
       rescue operation.

       The following should be considered:-

       Adequate means of access and aggress which would allow conscious people to
       leave the confined space quickly but would also allow an unconscious casualty to
       be removed without putting others at risk. For example, the use of a harness and
       winch and tripod operated by a standby man would be suitable in most situations
       where vertical access is required.

       The need for the standby man to have rescue breathing apparatus will depend on
       the nature of the confined space and the work which is to be carried out.

       The standby man and the operatives in the confined space must be fully trained
       in rescue procedures and must have read the rescue plan, method statement,
       risk assessment and permit to work.




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3.1.24 Working Near Existing Overhead Services

Crane jibs, excavators, tipping lorries or scaffold tubes accidentally touching live
overhead lines is a frequent cause of serious personal injuries, and one third of all such
accidents are fatal.

Due to the distance in which electric currents can arc (particularly in damp weather
conditions) strict controls must be established on a site where there are overhead power
lines.


LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
-      Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007


What QCC Management must do

-      Identify where overhead power lines cross the site or site access. Note:- this
       should be included within the Pre-Tender Health and Safety information Pack and
       expanded upon in detail within the Construction Phase Health and Safety plan.

-      At the earliest opportunity the electricity supplier should be consulted since it may
       be possible for power to be diverted. If the power cannot be diverted and lines
       made dead, then precautions, depending on the nature of the work, must be
       taken.

-      Where no work has to be carried out or plant to pass under the overhead
       lines, barriers should be erected parallel to the overhead line and not less than 6
       m distance from it. The possibility of mobile cranes etc. encroaching on the
       minimum distance must be considered and where necessary the 6m distance
       increased. The barriers should be easily seen with coloured bunting.

-      If it is necessary for plant to travel beneath the overhead lines, then the area
       where they may pass should be as small as possible and not more than 10 m
       wide. This should be clearly defined by the use of fencing barriers, and goal posts
       should be in position across the width of the passageway. The goal posts should
       be of rigid construction and of a non-conducting material and distinctly marked in
       order that they can be clearly identified.

       Warning notices should be provided on each side of the passageway advising of
       the hazard and giving the cross bar clearance. It is good practice to display
       additional clearance height signs in advance of the goalposts to allow plant
       drivers sufficient time to lower their jibs.

       Where it is not possible to limit the passage of plant to a given point, goalposts
       may consist of tensioned steel plastic-covered rope and should be erected on
       both sides of the line at a distance of 12m from the conductor. The increased
       distance allows for the possibility of ropes being stretched by cranes.

       Where work has to be carried out beneath the overhead line and the line
       cannot be made dead, then the HSE and the electricity supplier must first be
       contacted for advise on additional precautions (HSE guidance note: GS 6 also
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3.1.25 Working Near Existing Underground Services

Electric cables, telecommunications (including fibre optic) cables, and gas pipes can exist
anywhere      under paths, roads, gardens, driveways etc. Always assume they are
present.

TREAT ANY SERVICES AS LIVE UNTIL PROVED DEAD TO AVOID INJURIES.


LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
-      Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007


What QCC Management must do

-      Refer to Pre-tender Health and Safety Information pack and the relevant service
       drawings prior to works commencing on site. Contact Statutory Authorities for
       further details if necessary.
-      Services should where possible, be isolated before work commences in the area.

-      The exact location of the services must be located using locating devices (or
       ensure that a competent subcontractor carries this out). ALWAYS CHECK FOR
       SERVICES BEFORE EXCAVATING OR BREAKING GROUND.

-      QCC Permit to Excavate (HS14) must be issued to the person in charge of the
       excavation works. Confirmation that a scan has been carried out and that the
       service drawings have been consulted must be recorded on the permit.

-      A cable and pipe locator must be used to trace electric cables and metal pipes.
       Cable locators should be used in conjunction with service drawings NOT as a
       substitute.

-      Look for signs of service connection, cables or pipes by a gas meter etc.

       If the services cannot be isolated; then:-

-      The services should be exposed by care using hand tools      not picks or forks

-      No power tools/excavators etc. to be used within 0.5m of services and never on
       them.

-      Operatives to be competent and instructed on hazards. Check to ensure that they
       have read their company s method statement prior to commencing work. Note:-
       the Permit to Excavate is not a substitute for a risk assessment and method
       statement.
       Where a service is damaged:-

-      Stop all work in the immediate area and contact service provider immediately.
       Report any damage to a cable, pipe or pipe coating, even if there is no immediate
       danger. Damage could lead to danger at some later date.

-      Report such incidents immediately to QCC Health and Safety Advisor.

-      Take photographs of cable damage. Do not get too close to it.



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3.1.26 Young Persons

Employers are required to assess and review the risks to Health and Safety of children
and young persons due to their lack of maturity, experience and knowledge of potential
risks. There is also a requirement that young persons should not carry out certain work,
except during training.

A child is anyone under the minimum school leaving age and a young person is anyone
under 18.

Generally speaking, children under 13 years cannot be employed at all, and those
between 13 and the minimum school leaving age cannot be employed in construction.
However, children between 13 and the minimum school leaving age may, in accordance
with local byelaws and with the permission of the local authority, attend a construction
site for site visits and organised work experience.

Where children are employed for work experience, then QCC will, before commencing
employment of the child, provide that child s parents or guardians with details of the risk
assessment. This information must contain details of any risk and a description of any
preventative measures taken.


LEGISLATION

-      The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974.
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999



Young Persons on Site - What QCC Site Management must do:-

Ensure their employer has carried out a YP s risk assessment and a copy is filed in
QCC s file. The YP must be informed of the risks and should fully understand the content
of the assessment.

If the subcontractor does not have a Young Person s risk assessment procedure or is
unsure of what to do, then the QCC Young Person s Risk Assessment form (HS17B) can
be used.

Ensure the YP has been trained to undertake any task or is closely supervised (be aware
certain activities cannot be undertaken by YP due to physical limitations, exposure risk,
or involving extreme heat, noise or vibration).

Ensure the YP is inducted on site specific issues but remember that he/she may not be
familiar with common terminology. In some cases it may be pertinent to carryout a
separate induction.

Ensure that visitors do not bring young persons onto site, particularly during school
holidays. Delivery drivers for example should not be allowed to have children in the cabs
of their lorries.




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Risk Assessments for Site activities

A Young Person s risk assessment should be site specific and address the following
issues:-
1.     Name and competence of responsible person to provide supervision.
2.     The YP s inexperience, immaturity and lack of awareness of risks e.g. electricity,
       work at height, traffic movements, manual handling, COSHH, other contractor
       work activities, etc.
3.     The activities to be carried out - including the tools and equipment that they may
       be using
4.     Equipment that should not be used due to the YP s inadequate experience or
       training.
5.     The layout of the workplace and access routes to be taken.
6.     Exposures to chemical, physical or biological hazards, e.g. dust, noise, vibration,
       fume etc.
7.     The extent of Health and Safety training that will be needed.
8.     Their lack of organisational skills, especially in relation to their place of work /
       housekeeping.
9.     Their lack of manual handling techniques. Stipulate items not to be manually
       handled.
10.    Their hours of work need to be stipulated to ensure compliance with Working
       Time Policy.




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3.1.27 Safe Use of Mobile Phones

Quarmby Construction Co Ltd recognise that the use of mobile phones by persons on a
construction site can be a significant distraction. People involved in telephone conversations or
sending text messages etc are at a greater risk of injury on site as they are not able to fully
appreciate what is happening around them.

LEGISLATION

-       Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-       The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999


The main hazards of using phones on site are:-

         -      Distraction to machine and plant operators      risk of injury from moving parts
                of work equipment or collision of vehicle.

         -      Distraction to people working at height or climbing ladders. Risk of dropping
                tools from height. Lack of concentration when using safety harnesses etc.

         -      Distraction to people walking across the site. Lack of awareness of things
                happening around you. Danger of stepping out in front of a machine.

         -      Distracts the user from observing and adhering to warning signs. As a result
                the user can walk into potentially hazardous situations.

As a general rule, the use of mobile phones will therefore not be permitted on QCC projects.
Disciplinary action will be taken against persons using phones where they are putting
themselves or others at risk.

In low risk areas away from traffic movements, plant and machinery and work at height etc,
QCC Site Management may choose to designate safe areas where they deem it safe for
persons to use phones. These phone zones may only be formed if the Site Manager can
demonstrate that a suitable risk assessment has been carried out.

Designated phone zones must be clearly signposted to ensure that there is no confusion
amongst site personnel. All site persons and visitors must be made aware of any agreed
areas where phones may be used.

As the site conditions change it is the responsibility of QCC management to ensure that any
designated phone zones remain well signposted and that the risks remain low in these areas.




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              Part 3.2   MONITORING PROCEDURES




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3.2.1 Monitoring Procedures and Auditing

3.2.1.1 Monitoring

Successful management depends on the implementation of an effective monitoring
system to ensure that all necessary measures are being taken and that they are working
effectively. Section 3.2 of the Health, Safety and Environmental Policy document includes
all the standard QCC Health, Safety and Environmental forms that are required to be
implemented by the Company to help achieve and document this process.

Monitoring is a fundamental procedure in the QCC Company Management System and is
required as part of the system to help ensure continual improvement of the Company s
operations. This applies to all aspects of the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality
Management System to ensure that the activities under the control of the Company are
undertaken in accordance with:-

    ·   Legislative requirements
    ·   Company Policy
    ·   Client expectations
    ·   Environmental Management System requirements (9001, 14001 and 18001)

Monitoring of the activities of QCC and that of its sub-contractors is to be carried out both
proactively and re-actively when necessary.

Proactive Monitoring
This requires that compliance with Company requirements is reviewed in order to
highlight areas for improvement prior to a health, safety or environmental incident
occurring. The following procedures are to be implemented:-

    ·   Site inspections to be carried out by Site Management. H,S&E checks should be
        carried out on a daily basis as part of the site team s supervisory duties but a
        more formal inspection regime is required weekly (Form HS03).

    ·   Site inspections undertaken by the Company s Health & Safety Advisor.

    ·   Audits undertaken by the Health & Safety Advisor      see section 3.1.2.4.

    ·   H,S&E issues and arrangements are to be reviewed and discussed at site level
        through co-ordination meetings and company wide with Management Meetings.

Reactive Monitoring
It is important to analyse incidents and past performance so that procedures can be
reviewed. This will take place in the following ways:-

    ·   The reporting of accidents, incidents, ill health and near misses firstly to Site
        Management and then to the Company s Health and Safety Advisor. An
        investigation into the cause of an incident and the implementation of measures to
        prevent a recurrence is to be undertaken and outcome to be fed back to
        employees.

    ·   A periodic review of the Company s performance is to be carried out by the
        Health & Safety Advisor, the findings of which are presented in a Monthly Report
        which is issued to Directors, Contracts Managers, Heads of Department and the
        Company Secretary. As a minimum, this report should include a summary of:-




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       Site visits; Accidents, incidents and near misses; HSE correspondence, meetings
       and enforcement action; Summary of Civil Claims; Training undertaken and
       training planned for the month ahead; H,S&E concerns and focus areas.


3.2.1.2 Document Control

The Company s Health & Safety Forms have been designed in such a way as to
minimise the need for them to be altered or adapted on each project. Should a change be
deemed necessary then any changes must be authorised by the Health & Safety Advisor.

Prior to the commencement of each project, the most senior QCC Manager will be issued
with the necessary Health, Safety and Environmental Forms for the project. These will be
issued in six lever arch files and will be labelled H,S&E Files 6.1à6.6.

It is the responsibility of the most senior QCC Manager on site to ensure that all the
H,S&E documentation within Files 6.1à6.6 is completed and up to date. Site audits will
be carried out in accordance with the audit plan (approx quarterly) to ensure that this is
being done.

On larger sites where there is more than one Manager/Supervisor the responsibilities for
the implementation of the documents can be shared/delegated. The most senior QCC
Manager should complete The Safety Actions Checklist (Form HS00) to clarify who is
responsible for implementing the different forms. The blank Action By boxes should
therefore be completed with the individual s name included.

The Safety Actions Checklist (HS00) also explains how often the forms should be
completed and where they are to be filed within the QCC system. It is recommended that,
once completed by the senior Site Manager, the form is displayed in a prominent position
within the site offices to act as an aid memoire.


3.2.1.3 Archiving

It is the responsibility of the Contracts Manager to ensure that suitable arrangements   are
made with the site team to ensure that site files are returned to the Head Office at     the
end of the project. Arrangements for archiving the documents will then be made by        the
H,S&E Advisor in accordance with the document control arrangements outlined in           the
Company s Quality Management System.

Health and Safety procedures documented electronically (either site or office based)
should be copied onto the main Company Server. Site correspondence should be filed
under the necessary contract file for archiving purposes.




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3.2.1.4 Auditing

Audits are to be carried out to help measure performance, confirm compliance and
identify areas for improvement. The following areas of the Health, Safety and
Environmental system will be audited:-

Scope of audit            How

Site H,S&E Procedures     Audit of QCC s H,S&E Policy on each site using the Health &
and Document Control.     Safety Advisor s inspection form as a template. Audits to take
                          place approx every quarter. Project or senior site manager(s)
                          to be available. Audit to be announced prior.

                          Audits as a minimum to cover:-

                              ·   Health and Safety Plan and CDM
                              ·   Considerate Constructor compliance
                              ·   H,S&E Emergency procedures
                              ·   Induction Procedures
                              ·   Method Statements/ assessments
                              ·   Test / inspection certification
                              ·   Permits to work
                              ·   Accident / near miss reporting

Site Presentation         To be audited externally through the registration of all projects
                          of suitable timescale to the Considerate Constructors Scheme.
                          Audit reports to be circulated to all Company employees.

Office safety             Procedures relating to electrical tests, fire procedures, display
                          screen equipment, first aid arrangements etc to be audited
                          approx annually or after legislative change. Proof of findings
                          will be in detailed in risk assessments, memos, emails etc.
HSE Management            Using the legislation matrix in section 3.2.1.5 of this document
system meets current      the Company s H,S&E Advisor will review the H,S&E
legislation               Management system / Policy on an annual basis to ensure that
                          it meets current legal requirements. See matrix for further
                          details.
Training, Staff           Procedures relating to H,S&E training needs analysis, staff
appointment and staff     appraisal, staff inductions, training course feedback etc to be
development               audited annually. This audit would form part of the QMS
                          internal audits i.e. Process 1 audit.
Subcontractor selection   Procedures relating to the appointment of approved competent
and performance           subcontractors in accordance with QCC Policy would be
evaluation                audited as part of the QMS audits i.e. Process 4
                          Subcontractor Procurement. Audits to be at least annually.
Improvement Requests      The reporting and actioning of Health, Safety and
                          Environmental actions / suggestions are to be recorded using
                          the Company Improvement Request Procedure (Form CP08).
                          An improvement request log will be kept as part of the QMS to
                          help ensure that items raised are actioned and reviewed.
                          Trends will be analysed from the data summary.
Accident Rates            Details of all accidents and near misses will be notified to the
                          Health & Safety Advisor. The effectiveness of this procedure
                          will be checked on a monthly basis and information relating to
                          accident and near miss trends will be highlighted in the
                          Monthly H,S&E Board Reports and will be communicated to all
                          relevant staff.



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3.2.1.5 Legislative Review

Compliance with the Company policy ensures compliance with the Health and Safety
Work Act 1974 and all regulations that fall under it.

The Company will monitor legal requirements and best practice at regular intervals and
will ensure that the policy reflects them. This will be done by the following means:-

   ·   Advice from the Health and Safety competent person
   ·   Subscribing to the British Safety Council and receiving monthly bulletins
   ·   Regular checks of the HSE and EA website.




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3.2.2 Company Health, Safety and Environmental Forms




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                                                            SAFETY ACTIONS CHECKLIST                                                                     Form: HS00 Rev4

         Project:                                                                                Senior Manager:
                                    GUIDE TO THE COMPLETION AND RETURN OF STANDARD COMPANY FORMS
                ON COMMENCEMENT OF A PROJECT THE BLANK ACTION BOXES ARE TO BE COMPLETED WITH INDIVIDUAL S NAMES.

 DOC.
NUMBER
            FORM TITLE                            ACTION REQUIREMENT                                  ACTION BY               FREQUENCY                  DISTRIBUTION
HS01     QCC H&S SITE          TO BE ISSUED TO ALL CONTRACTORS WITH ENQUIRIES.                        SURVEYORS      FOR EACH SUBCONTRACTOR              Q.C.C. HEAD OFFICE
         REQUIREMENTS                                                                                 ESTIMATORS     ENQUIRY PLACED
HS02A    RECORD of SAFETY      TO BE COMPLETED DURING SITE INDUCTION BY QCC SITE                                     AT INDUCTION                        SITE FILE (SEND TO
         INDUCTION TRAINING    MANAGER AND INDIVIDUAL BEING INDUCTED.                                                                                    OFFICE ON PROJECT
                                                                                                                                                            COMPLETION)
HS02B    RECORD of VISITOR     TO BE COMPLETED DURING SITE INDUCTION BY QCC SITE                                     AT INDUCTION                        SITE FILE (SEND TO
         INDUCTION TRAINING    MANAGER AND INDIVIDUAL BEING INDUCTED.                                                                                    OFFICE ON PROJECT
                                                                                                                                                            COMPLETION)
HS02C    INDUCTION CHECKLIST   TO BE COMPLETED FOR NEW MANAGEMENT AND OFFICE                          LINE MANAGER   AS NECESSARY                             COMPANY
         FOR QCC STAFF         STAFF. INCLUDING AGENCY EMPLOYEES.                                                                                            SECRETARY
         INSPECTIONS
HS03     SITE MANAGER S        USED BY SITE MANAGEMENT TO CARRY OUT SAFETY                                           WEEKLY                                  SITE FILE
         SAFETY INSPECTION     INSPECTIONS.

HS04     SAFETY INSPECTION     COMPLETED BY HEALTH, SAFETY ADVISOR DURING SAFETY                      HEALTH &       AS NECESSARY                             SITE FILE
         REPORT                VISITS.                                                                SAFETY                                             Q.C.C.HEAD OFFICE
                                                                                                      ADVISOR
HS05     SITE APPEARANCE       COMPLETED BY SENIOR MANAGEMENT TO EVALUATE SITE                        DIRECTORS      AS NECESSARY                             SITE FILE
         REPORT                SAFETY AND APPEARANCE.                                                 CONTRACT                                           Q.C.C.HEAD OFFICE.
                                                                                                      MANAGERS
HS06     SAFETY HARNESS        TO KEEP RECORD OF SAFETY HARNESS THOROUGH                              CONTRACTOR     MINIMUM OF EVERY 6 MONTHS.              SITE FILE
         CHECKLIST             EXAMINATIONS.                                                          (COMPETENT     RECOMMENDED AT 3 MONTH
                                                                                                      PERSON)        INTERVALS IN ARDUOUS CONDITIONS.
         REGISTERS
HS07     SCAFFOLD AND          REQUIRED WHERE PERSON IS LIABLE TO FALL MORE THAN 2                    COMPETENT      INTERVALS NOT EXCEEDING 7 DAYS.         SITE FILE
         SAFETY NETTING        METRES. RECORD NOT REQUIRED ON MOBILE SCAFFOLD                         PERSON         BEFORE FIRST USE or AFTER
         INSPECTION            UNLESS IT REMAINS IN PLACE FOR MORE THAN 7 DAYS.                       SCAFFOLDING    SUBSTANTIAL DISMANTLING or
                                                                                                      CONTRACTOR     ALTERATION. AFTER EVENT
                                                                                                                     AFFECTING STRENGTH or STABILITY .
HS08     EXCAVATION            TO BE RECORDED IN REGISTER FOR EXCAVATIONS THAT                                       INSPECTION AT START OF SHIFT.           SITE FILE
         INSPECTION            HAVE SUPPORTS IN PLACE.                                                               REGISTER ENTRY EVERY 7 DAYS OR
                                                                                                                     AFTER MATERIAL HAS FALLEN OR
                                                                                                                     ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
HS09     HOARDING &            USED BY SITE MANAGEMENT TO RECORD RESULTS OF                                          DAILY INSPECTIONS.                      SITE FILE
         PERIMETER FENCE       HOARDING AND FENCING INSPECTIONS.                                                     RECORDED AT INTERVALS NOT
         INSPECTION            DAMAGED PANELS TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED.                                            EXCEEDING 7 DAYS.

HS10     LIFTING PLANT AND     AS REQUIRED BY LOLER (including: - Cranes, MEWPS, Forklifts,           COMPETENT      WEEKLY INSPECTIONS                      SITE FILE
         EQUIPMENT             Hoists, Lifting chains/slings/blocks, Man riding baskets, Boatswains   PERSON
         INSPECTION            chairs, HIABs, excavators used for lifting etc).

HS10B    WORK EQUIPMENT        AS REQUIRED BY PUWER (including:- plant, machinery and power           COMPETENT      WEEKLY INSPECTIONS                      SITE FILE
         REGISTER              tools etc).                                                            PERSON




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           FORM TITLE                       ACTION REQUIREMENT                       ACTION BY                 FREQUENCY            DISTRIBUTION
HS10C    MECHANICAL PLANT    AS REQUIRED BY LOLER                                    COMPETENT       WEEKLY INSPECTIONS                SITE FILE
         MAINTENANCE                                                                 PERSON
         CHECKLIST FOR
         EXCAVATORS
HS10D    MECHANICAL PLANT    AS REQUIRED BY PUWER                                    COMPETENT       WEEKLY INSPECTIONS                SITE FILE
         WEEKLY                                                                      PERSON
         MAINTENANCE
         CHECKLIST FOR
         DUMPER TRUCK
         PERMITS             IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ONLY PERSONS DEEMED COMPETENT      Authorised to
                             BY SENIOR MANAGEMENT ISSUE AND SURRENDER PERMITS.       Issue Permits
HS11     HOT WORK PERMIT     ISSUE FOR ALL HOT WORK/NAKED FLAME ACTIVITIES.                          DAILY AS NECESSARY                SITE FILE
                             1 HOUR FIRE WATCH REQUIRED.

HS12     CONFINED SPACE      ISSUE FOR ENTRY INTO CONFINED SPACES.                                   DAILY AS NECESSARY                SITE FILE
         PERMIT

HS13     LADDER PERMIT       ISSUE FOR USE OF LADDERS OR STEP LADDERS                                AS NECESSARY FOR DURATION OF      SITE FILE
                                                                                                     TASK.
HS14     PERMIT TO           ISSUED AS PART OF CONTROL PROCEDURE WHEN                                AS NECESSARY FOR DURATION OF      SITE FILE
         EXCAVATE            EXCAVATING.                                                             EXCAVATION OPERATIONS.

         ACCIDENTS
HS15A    ACCIDENT REPORT     EMPLOYEE S RECORD OF ACCIDENT.                          INJURED         AS SOON AS POSSIBLE             SEND TO HEAD
                             BLANK SHEETS ARE FILED IN SITE SAFETY FILE 6.6          PERSON or                                          OFFICE
                                                                                     NOMINEE
HS15B    REPORTABLE          TO BE COMPLETED FOR ALL ACCIDENTS REPORTABLE UNDER      HEALTH &        AS NECESSARY                      SITE FILE
         ACCIDENT REPORT     RIDDOR 95.                                              SAFETY                                         QCC HEAD OFFICE
                                                                                     ADVISOR
HS16     MONTHLY ACCIDENT    TO BE COMPLETED AT THE END OF EACH MONTH AND SENT                       MONTHLY                         SEND TO HEAD
         RETURN FORM         INTO THE QCC HEAD OFFICE. ACCIDENT INCIDENT RATES ARE                                                      OFFICE
                             COMPILED USING THESE STATISTICS.
         ASSESSMENTS
HS17     RISK ASSESSMENT     TO BE COMPLETED FOR LOW OR MEDIUM RISK WORK. A                          AS NECESSARY                      SITE FILE
         METHOD STATEMENT    DETAILED METHOD STATEMENT SHOULD BE ATTACHED FOR                                                        COPY TO QCC
                             HIGH RISK WORK.                                                                                            OFFICE
HS17B    YOUNG PERSON        TO BE COMPLETED FOR PERSONS BELOW THE AGE OF 18         SUPERVISOR      AS NECESSARY                      SITE FILE
         RISK ASSESSMENT
HS17C    SITE CLOSE          TO BE USED AS A CHECKLIST PRIOR TO SITE CLOSE UP FOR                    AS NECESSARY                      SITE FILE
         CHECKLIST           HOLIDAY PERIODS.
HS18     METHOD              TO BE SIGNED BY INDIVIDUALS AS CONFIRMATION THAT THEY                   METHOD STATEMENT BRIEFING         SITE FILE
         STATEMENT/ TOOL     HAVE RECEIVED EITHER A METHOD STATEMENT BRIEFING OR                     BEFORE STARTING WORK.
         BOX TALK REGISTER   A TOOL BOX TALK.                                                        TOOL BOX TALKS FORTNIGHTLY
HS18B    H.A.V.              TO BE COMPLETED AT START AND END OF SHIFT BY            SUPERVISOR      DAILY AS NECESSARY                SITE FILE
         REGISTER            SUPERVISOR OF PLANT OPERATIVES USING HAND HELD
                             VIBRATING EQUIPMENT.
HS18C    MANUAL HANDLING     TO BE COMPLETED WHEN THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT RISK FROM                   AS NECESSARY                      SITE FILE
         RISK ASSESSMENT     MANUAL HANDLING HEAVY, REPETITIVE OR AWKWARD LOADS.



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            FORM TITLE                       ACTION REQUIREMENT                       ACTION BY             FREQUENCY               DISTRIBUTION
HS19     METHOD STATEMENT      COMPLETED AND ATTACHED TO EVERY METHOD STATEMENT.                    EVERY METHOD STATEMENT              SITE FILE
         APPRAISAL             FAX TO SUBCONTRACTOR IF NOT SATISFACTORY. INVOLVE
                               H&S ADVISOR FOR HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES.
HS20     CRANE LIFT            TO BE COMPLETED BY APPOINTED PERSON. NOT REQUIRED      APPOINTED     AS NECESSARY                       SITE FILE
         ASSESSMENT            UNDER CONTRACT LIFT HIRE CONDITIONS.                   PERSON                                        COPY TO OFFICE
         NON COMPLIANCE
HS21     REPORT of UNSAFE      ISSUED TO SUB-CONTRACTOR AS FORMAL NOTIFICATION OF                   AS NECESSARY                        SITE FILE
         CONDITION             UNSAFE SYSTEM OF WORK.                                                                               SUB-CONTRACTOR
                                                                                                                                      QCC OFFICE
         CDM DOCUMENTS
F10      F10 NOTIFICATION TO   COMPLETED FOR ALL SITES WHERE CDM NOTIFICATION IS      CDM CO-       PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT ON          SITE NOTICE
         HSE                   REQUIRED TO ADVISE HSE OF PROJECT DETAILS.             ORDINATOR     SITE                                 BOARD
                                                                                                                                    QCC HEAD OFFICE
N/A      PRE-TENDER HEALTH     ISSUED BY CDM CO-ORDINATOR DURING DESIGN AND           CDM CO-       PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT ON         CDM SITE FILE
         AND SAFETY PACK       TENDERING PHASE.                                       ORDINATOR     SITE                            QCC HEAD OFFICE

HS23     CONSTRUCTION          PREPARED PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT ON SITE AND TO BE       CONTRACT/     PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT ON         CDM SITE FILE
         PHASE HEALTH AND      READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH PRE-TENDER INFO. AND DESIGN   SAFETY/SITE   SITE. REVIEWED REGULARLY TO     QCC HEAD OFFICE
         SAFETY PLAN           RISK ASSESSMENTS. SITE MANAGERS TO UPDATE.             MANAGERS      ENSURE ITS ACCURACY.
HS24     FIRE & EMERGENCY      REQUIRED ON ALL PROJECTS.                                            AT THE START OF EACH              CDM SITE FILE
         PLAN                                                                                       CONTRACT.                        DISPLAY IN SITE
                                                                                                                                    OFFICE & CANTEEN
         ENVIRONMENTAL
HS25     ENVIRONMENTAL         ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS AND            CONTRACT      AT THE START OF EACH CONTRACT       SITE FILE
         SITE PLAN             ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED ON EVERY SITE.    MANAGER                                        DISPLAY IN SITE
                                                                                                                                         OFFICE
                               ALL SITE HEALTH & SAFETY FILES MUST BE ISSUED TO QCC
                               HEAD OFFICE UPON THE COMPLETION OF A PROJECT. IT IS
                               THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MOST SENIOR MANAGER TO
                               ENSURE THAT THIS IS DONE.
         OFFICE SAFETY
HS29     OFFICE FIRE RISK      REQUIRED FOR OFFICES AND LARGE SITE OFFICE             HEALTH &      AS NECESSARY                    QCC HEAD OFFICE
         ASSESSMENT            COMPLEXES.                                             SAFETY
                                                                                      ADVISOR
HS30     DSE ASSESSMENT        ASSESSMENT OF ALL WORKSTATIONS OF DSE USERS.           HEALTH &      AS NECESSARY                    QCC HEAD OFFICE
         FORM                                                                         SAFETY
                                                                                      ADVISOR
HS31     POST CONTRACT         ASSESSMENT OF SUBCONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE AT THE         SITE          END OF EACH CONTRACT            QCC HEAD OFFICE
         ASSESSMENT FORM       END OF EACH PROJECT                                    MANAGER/                                        CONTRACTS
                                                                                      CONTRACTS                                        MANAGERS
                                                                                      MANAGER                                         COMMERCIAL
                                                                                                                                       DIRECTOR
                                                                                                                                          QSs
                                                                                                                                      ESTIMATORS
HS32     SUBCONTRACTOR         COMPLETED WHEN A SUBCONTRACTOR RECEIVES A POOR         CONTRACTS     AS NECESSARY                    QCC HEAD OFFICE
         POOR PERFORMANCE      RATING ON THE END OF CONTRACT PERFORMANCE REPORT       MANAGER/                                            MD
         ACTION REPORT                                                                COMMERCIAL
                                                                                      DIRECTOR



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           FORM TITLE                      ACTION REQUIREMENT                       ACTION BY          FREQUENCY           DISTRIBUTION
HS33     SUBCONTRACTORS      COMPLETED BY SUBCONTRACTORS PRIOR TO THEM BEING        HEALTH &    FOR ALL SUBCONTRACTORS     QCC HEAD OFFICE
         H&S QUESTIONNAIRE   PLACED ON DATABASE.                                    SAFETY
                                                                                    ADVISOR
HS34     WASTE MANAGEMENT    COMPLETED BY SKIP AND WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES       HEALTH &    FOR ALL WASTE MANAGEMENT   QCC HEAD OFFICE
         CONTRACTOR          FOR APPROVAL ONTO QCC s APPROVED LIST                  SAFETY      CONTRACTORS
         QUESTIONNAIRE                                                              ADVISOR
         AUDIT
HS50     AUDIT CHECKLIST     CHECKLIST USED AS AGENDA FOR SITE HEALTH, SAFETY AND   HEALTH &    REGULAR INTERVALS             SITE FILE
                             ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION AUDIT.                     SAFETY      APPROX EVERY 4 MONTHS      QCC HEAD OFFICE
                                                                                    ADVISOR




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                                                DOUBLE SIDED                       Form:HS02A    Rev2

                                RECORD OF INDUCTION
Site Name:

Your Name:                                           Your Employers name:

                                                                                           YES    IF NO
Before commencing induction please confirm:- (tick box)                                           STOP
You are familiar with your company s risk assessments and method statement
and you have read them or have been briefed on the safe methods of work by
your supervisor?

SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY PROCEDURES- Identify points covered by induction by ü in box
1    SUPERVISION                                     10   SECURITY
     Site management structure explained                  Arrangements & right of search etc.
2    EMERGENCY                                       11   FIRST AID
     Alarm procedure and muster point.                    Arrangements on site.
3    SIGNING IN ARRANGEMENTS                         12   ACCIDENT and INCIDENT
     Explain importance of signing in and                 Reporting procedures for accidents,
     out each day.                                        hazards and near miss incidents.
4    ENTRY ROUTES TO SITE Details of                 13   DISCIPLINARY ACTION for safety
     pedestrian & vehicle routes.                         related failings
5    CAR PARKING                                     14   HELMET, BOOTS & HIGH VISIBILTY
     Details of arrangements.                             to be worn at all times (penalties)
6    SITE SPEED LIMIT                                15   PPE for eyes, hearing, respirators &
                                                          overalls etc as identified in your
                                                          company s risk assessment
7    ACCESS RESTRICTIONS detail                      16   NOISE keep to a minimum. Consider local
     areas that are out of bounds.                        residents. Consult with QCC over any
                                                          noisy activities.
8    SMOKING                                         17   MOBILE PHONES
     Identify restrictions on site and within             Restrictions explained.
     welfare facilities.                                  NO RADIOS OR WALKMANS
9    WELFARE no eating on site.                      18   DISEASES explain any site risks from rats
     Site canteen/toilet arrangements.                    (Weil s disease), inhalation of fungal
     Do not abuse the facilities provided.                spores (Asperguillis) or dust from pigeon
     Importance of good hygiene.                          waste (Psittacosis) etc..

WORKING ARRANGEMENTS - Identify points covered by induction by ü in box
19   SAFE WORKING risk assessments &                 26   COSHH before using chemicals, cutting,
     method statement explained.                          grinding, or mixing materials obtain
                                                          assessment. If in doubt ASK!
20   PLANT & MACHINERY operated by                   27   SCAFFOLD only erected, dismantled or
     authorised person, with proof of                     altered by authorised persons. Proof of
     training & competence certificate.                   competency required. (Including towers.)
21   ALCOHOL AND DRUGS                               28   MATERIAL STORAGE & WASTE
     consumption of alcohol, taking of non                DISPOSAL arrangements & procedures.
     prescribed drugs is not permitted.                   Clear work areas at end of each shift.
22   FIRE PREVENTION location and                    29   MANUAL HANDLING max. weights &
     type of fire fighting equipment.                     assessments. Seek assistance if in doubt.
23   PERMIT TO WORK                                  30   MATERIAL HANDLING
     Describe procedures                                  to be lowered not thrown
24   TOOLS. Personal hand tools should               31   ENVIRONMENT conditions relating to this
     be inspected regularly and any                       site e.g. contamination, protected trees,
     defects corrected.                                   water courses etc..
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                                            DOUBLE SIDED                        Form:HS02A Rev2
25   TEST CERTIFICATES required for              32   VIEWS OF SITE OPERATIVES. You are
     electrical power tools, lifting                  encouraged to discuss any constructive
     appliances & other safety equipment.             aspects of safety. QCC s open door policy.
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                                       DOUBLE SIDED                             Form:HS02A     Rev2


PERSONAL DETAILS
To be completed by the person receiving induction training

ü Appropriate box                                                           YES           NO

33 You understood the site rules and agree to comply with them?                           ® STOP

34 Do you have a condition that requires special medical attention
or treatment?

35 Do you suffer from epilepsy, asthma, hearing or visual disability,
(colour blindness etc.)?

36 Are you taking any medication? (Give details in order to assist
any first aid treatment)

37 What is your date of birth?
(a risk assessment is required for those under 18)

38 How many years experience do you have in the construction
industry?


39 What training certificates or cards do you        Certificates/cards will be required for
hold?                                                examination & photocopying




40 Emergency Contact Details

Name:-                                              Telephone No.



I have been instructed on the above items
Operative s Name:             Signature:                       Date:             Trade:


Instructors Name:              Signature:
                                                                                     Form: HS02B Rev2
                            RECORD OF VISITOR INDUCTION
Site Name:

Your Employer s Name:


SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY PROCEDURES- Identify points covered by induction by ü in box
1    SUPERVISION site management                        9      SCAFFOLD do not alter scaffold.
     structure                                                 Inspect ladders before climbing - ensure
                                                               they are safe and secure.
2    EMERGENCY alarm procedure/muster                   10     FIRST AID arrangements on site.
     point.

3    FIRE PREVENTION location and type                  11     ACCIDENT and INCIDENT reporting
     of fire fighting equipment.                               procedures. Including near miss
                                                               incidents. Report all hazards to QCC
                                                               Site Manager.
4    ENTRY ROUTES TO SITE give details                  12     MOBILE PHONES
     for both Pedestrian & Vehicle routes.                     limited to certain areas.
     Explain signing in procedure                              NO RADIOS. NO WALKMANS etc.
5    CAR PARKING detail arrangements.                   13     SAFETY HELMET, BOOTS AND HI-
                                                               VISIBILITY
                                                               to be worn at all times (penalties)
6    SITE SPEED LIMIT traffic/pedestrian                14     ALCOHOL AND DRUGS consumption
     routes.                                                   of alcohol, taking of non prescribed
                                                               drugs is not permitted.
7    ACCESS RESTRICTIONS detail any                     15     SMOKING Strictly no smoking within
     areas that are out of bounds.                             site confines including all cabins.

8    WELFARE no eating on site.                         16     VIEWS OF SITE VISITORS. You are
     Location of toilets                                       encouraged to discuss any constructive
                                                               aspects of safety. QCC have an open
                                                               door policy.

ü Appropriate box                                                                    YES          NO
17 Do you have any condition which requires special medical attention
or treatment?
18 Do you suffer from epilepsy, asthma, hearing or visual disability,
(colour blindness etc.)?
19 Are you taking any medication? (Give details in order to assist any
first aid treatment)
20 What is your date of birth?
(a risk assessment is required for those under 18)

21 Emergency Contact Details
Name:-                                                  Telephone No.


I have been instructed on the above items
Visitor s Name:                  Signature:                                         Date:

Instructors Name:                         Signature:
Induction Checklist for new employees.                                  Name of employee                                                           HS02c Rev 2
     Subject:-           Content                                                                          To be carried out         Signature of person    Date:-
                                                                                                          by:-                      doing induction:-
1.   QCC Structure       Explain reporting structure(s) within QCC     sites and offices.                 Head of Department
2.   Introduction to     Be introduced to QCC staff relevant to their work including staff and office     Head of Department
     colleagues          based employees
3.   Introduction to     To be shown the whereabouts of:-                                                 Head of Department/
     Workplace           Fire exits, fire extinguishers and alarm points, Muster/Assembly Point           Line Manager
                         First aider and first aid box
                         Welfare and WCs and smoking area (if applicable)
                         Note:- all new site based staff must receive a QCC site specific induction
                         (form HS02A should be completed in addition to this form).
4.   Introduction to     To be shown how to use equipment relevant to their work- e.g:-                   Head of Department/
     Work Equipment      Photocopier, printers, faxes, drawing copier, computer                           Line Manager
                         QCC company server, e-mails and internet procedures.
                         Telephone, door entry systems, security alarms etc.
5.   Health and Safety   Briefing on: Part 1 Policy Statement.                                            Line Manager
     Policy
                         Briefing on: Part 2 Organisation & Responsibilities .
                         Briefing on Part 3 Arrangements - with special attention to:-
                         Risk Assessment
                         Manual Handling
                         Drugs, Alcohol and Passive smoking
                         Office safety including DSE requirements and electrical safety.
                         Fire and Emergency Procedures
                         COSHH & Health Surveillance pre-employment questionnaire completed?
                         Driving at Work copies of insurance and licence issued to QCC?
                         All site staff, estimators, D&B, surveyors and planners must be briefed
                         on Site Requirements Document HS01 (3.3 of Policy).
                         All site staff to be briefed on all health & safety forms and procedures.
6.   Training            Record details of health and safety training previously undertaken or details
     achievements        of any cards of competence held e.g. CSCS.
                         Copies of certificates and cards to be issued to Head of Department



         I confirm that I have been inducted on all the above issues and agree to work in accordance with QCC policy and procedures.

Signature:-                                                      ..                         Job Title:-                         .                             .
                                                      Return this completed form to QCC Company Secretary.
                                                                                                    Form: HS03 Rev2
                              SITE MANAGER S WEEKLY SITE INSPECTION
Date:                                     Project Name:                                              No.
                              Tick box for OK or enter details for items that require attention.
WORK AT HEIGHT (also see scaffold and safety net register)       HEALTH HAZARDS
Scaffold/net inspection                                          Manual Handling
register up to date                                              Assessments
Handover certs issued for                                        COSHH Assessments
scaffold & nets in use
Compliance with SG4                                              Control of Asbestos
Method of working
Sheeting and debris                                              Control of Vibration (HAV
netting in good condition                                        register being completed)
Safe stair / ladder access                                       Control of Fumes and
provided                                                         adequate ventilation
Service voids, shaft, floor                                      Control of dust and the use
openings, roofs protected                                        of dust suppression.
Mobile towers erected and                                        Control of Noise
used correctly
EXCAVATIONS AND CONFINED SPACES                                  FIRE PRECAUTIONS (also see hot work permit)
Protection from collapse                                         No smoking rule adhered to
of excavation                                                    and sufficient signage
Handrails / barriers                                             Fire Plans displayed and
around excavation                                                reflect current conditions
Protection to vehicles e.g.                                      Extinguishers are suitable, in
stop-blocks.                                                     good order and visible
Suitable and sufficient                                          Emergency exit routes clear
ventilation                                                      and sign posted
Safe access in and out of                                        Flame retardant coverings in
excavation                                                       use (stamped LPS1207)
Protruding reinforcement                                         Fire alarms tested weekly
capped off/protected
Confined space Rescue                                            Flammable debris kept to a
Equipment in place                                               minimum.
Air Monitoring in use                                            Safe storage and use of
                                                                 flammable substances
CRANES (also see lifting equipment register)                     WELFARE
Lifting in accordance with                                       Toilet, Drying Room and
Method Statement                                                 canteens cleaned regularly
Suitable protection around                                       Soap, toilet rolls, towels
lift area and warning signs                                      replenished regularly
CONTRACTORS                                                      FIRST AID
Risk Assess / Statements                                         First Aid Box Provisions
& permits to work in place
 Tool box talks carried out                                      Sufficient First Aider Cover

SITE PRESENTATION                                                ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Site entrance and                                                Adequate controls tree
compound presentable                                             protection, waste recycling.
Site security and                                                Emergency procedures for
measures to protect public                                       spills in place and tested.
ELECTRICAL                                                       USE OF PPE
Cables in good condition                                         Mandatory PPE
and kept tidy
Temp electrics and power                                         Gloves/Eye/Hearing/
tools tested 3 monthly                                           Respiratory protection
Sufficient access and task                                       Safety Harnesses
lighting provided
ACCESS and TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT                                    TRAINING CERTIFICATES IN PLACE FOR:-
Traffic management plan                                          Crane driver
adequate and up to date                                          A.P. and Slinger/signaller
Work platforms clear of                                          MEWP / Hoist operators
excessive debris                                                 Forklift/dumper/excavators
Pedestrian walkways                                              Scaffolders/ Net installers
clear, signed & defined                                          Cartridge tools/ abrasive wls
Mobile phones being used                                         Entry into Confined Spaces
in designated areas only                                         Mobile Tower erectors
Inspection carried out by:-        Name:                                               Signature:
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Contract
                                                                                                       Contract No.:                                                                  Client Code:
Name:
Inspected
                                                                                                       Inspection Date:                                                               Client Name:
By:
                                                                                                                                                                                      Non Conformance
                                                             Priority for Non Conformance                                                                                                                                              Time on Site
                                                                                                                                                                                         Summary
A       Hazardous and Imminent risk. STOP WORK IMMEDIATELY rectify situation.                                                                                                                          0                    In:

B       Unsatisfactory, Rectify situation/condition within 24 hrs.                                                                                                                                      0                   Out:

C       Non compliance with company policies and procedures. (Specify time for improvement)                                                                                                             0                   Initialled by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SM:
D       Improvement required as identified. Not Best Practice. (Specify time for improvement)                                                                                                           0


Key Items:
      1.
      2.
      3.


General Advice:




Forward Planning:




This report describes the conditions noted during an inspection of the site, carried out to determine the level of health, safety and environmental compliance. The inspection reflects issues noted by the visiting risk advisor and information provided by the client.
Information received from the client is accepted in good faith and is treated as factually correct in representing the client s views and positions.

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Activities:

Key:                                                Inspected                                            ü          Not Applicable                              N       Not Checked                                       X
                                                                                                                                                                        37 Risk Assessments and Method
1   Archaeology                            ü        13 Erection of Structures                                       25 Lifting Equipment                        ü       Statements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ü        49 Trip / Slip / Fall Hazards    ü
2   Asbestos                               ü        14 Excavation and Groundwork s                       ü          26 LPG/Flammable Liquids                    ü       38 Road works                                     ü        50 U/G and O/H Services          ü
                                                    15 Fire Plan/Fire Risk Assessment and Fire                                                                                                                                     51 Vehicle / Pedestrian
3   Confined Spaces                        ü           Extinguishers
                                                                                                         ü          27 Manual Handling                          ü       39 Roof Work, Cladding                            ü        Routes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ü
4   Contractors Documentation              ü        16 First Aid Equipment                               ü          28 Material Storage                         ü       40 Scaffolds                                      ü        52 Waste Segregation             ü
5   COSHH                                  ü        17 General Access/Egress                             ü          29 Mechanical Plant                         ü       41 Security                                       ü        53 Water Pollution               ü
6   Cranes                                 ü        18 Habitat Degradation                               ü          30 Mobile Towers                            ü       42 Signage                                        ü        54 Welfare Facilities            ü
7   Demolition                             ü        19 Hand tools/Battery Powered Tools                  ü          31 Noise                                    ü       43 Site Office/Accommodation                      ü        55 Holiday/Absence Cover         ü
8   Statutory Documentation (i.e. F10)     ü        20 Construction Phase Plan (CDM)                     ü          32 Perimeter Fencing                        ü       44 Small Power Tools                              ü        56                               ü
9   Drum Storage                           ü        21 Hoists/Lifts                                      ü          33 Permits                                  ü       45 Temporary Electrics/Lighting                   ü        57                               ü
10 Dust                                    ü        22 Housekeeping                                      ü          34 PPE                                      ü       46 Traffic Control                                ü        58                               ü
11 Edge Protection                         ü        23 Inductions                                        ü          35 Public Protection                        ü       47 Training Certification                         ü        59                               ü
12 Emergency Procedures                    ü        24 Ladders                                           ü          36 Public Relations                         ü       48 Training Requirements                          ü        60                               ü


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Closed out
 Activity                                                                                                             Priority                     Corrective and Preventative Action                                                       (SM)
                                                   Non-Conformity                                                  (Time to rectify
 Item No                                                                                                                                                     (Completed by Site Manager (SM))
                                                                                                                       action)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Date           Signature




This report describes the conditions noted during an inspection of the site, carried out to determine the level of health, safety and environmental compliance. The inspection reflects issues noted by the visiting risk advisor and information provided by the client.
Information received from the client is accepted in good faith and is treated as factually correct in representing the client s views and positions.

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                                                                           Risk Advisor Inspection Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Form: HS04 Rev A




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Photograph No:                  One                                                      Photograph No:                    Two                                                      Photograph No:                   Three


Date:                                                                                    Date:                                                                                      Date:



Description:                                                                             Description:                                                                               Description:



Signature Inspected By:
                                                                                                                                      Signature Person Seen:
                                                                                                                                      Name:


Copy: Client Contact                         Copy: Client Contact from Site Manager After Close Out                                            Copy: Site File




This report describes the conditions noted during an inspection of the site, carried out to determine the level of health, safety and environmental compliance. The inspection reflects issues noted by the visiting risk advisor and information provided by the client.
Information received from the client is accepted in good faith and is treated as factually correct in representing the client s views and positions.

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                                                                                     Form:HS05
                           SITE APPEARANCE CHECKLIST

Project:                                                           Project No.
Inspected by:                                                      Date:

1= Very poor         2= Poor        3= Average or N/A              4= Well Managed         5= Excellent
1.0   SITE APPEARANCE
1.1   Is the site adequately sign posted for visitors and deliveries?

1.2   Is there adequate information at the site entrance relating to safety rules?

1.3   Are there adequate directions to site office, canteen, toilets, muster point and first aid?

1.4   Is the site entrance free from litter and waste materials?

1.5   Are the site offices, in a clean and respectable condition?

1.6   Are the site canteens and toilet in a clean and respectable condition?

1.7   Is the compound area and site entrance free from trip hazards and uneven ground?

2.0   SITE SECURITY AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
2.1   Is the site adequately protected from members of the public and trespassers?

2.2   Is there suitable segregation of pedestrians and vehicles at site entrance?

2.3   Are people adhering to the designated access routes?

2.4   Are people adhering to the site car parking restrictions?

2.5   Is the signing-in book (or alternative arrangement) clearly apparent?

2.6   Is the signing in procedure being managed and enforced?

3.0   SITE RULES AND WORK ACTIVITIES
3.1   Is the wearing of Safety Helmets to a satisfactory standard?

3.2   Is the wearing of High-Viz clothing to a satisfactory standard?

3.3   Is the wearing of other PPE satisfactory? i.e. harnesses, dust masks, goggles etc.

3.4   Are excavations, openings etc. adequately protected by barriers or fixed covers?

3.5   Is the site smoking policy being adhered to? i.e. evidence of smoking within buildings?

3.6   Are fire points in place and clearly signposted?

3.7   Are fire escape routes clearly defined by adequate signage?
                                                                                                                                                                                             Form: HS06 Rev1
                                                                               SAFETY HARNESS CHECKLIST
                     Project Name:                                                                                                               Project No.

Full body harnesses, lanyards, karabiners, running lines etc. should be subject to a pre-use check by the user prior to each use.
Thorough Examinations should be carried out by a competent person every 6 months and a certificate kept (note in arduous conditions risk assessment may lead to the
being reduced to 3 months). If there are signs that the equipment has been subject to damage or that someone has fallen using the equipment then it must be suitably
destroyed or taken to a competent person for a thorough examination. Prior to first use on a QCC project the following should be completed:-

 Make/Supplier/      Contractor      using     Date              Webbing and        Stitching          Buckles            Karabiners &        Lanyards,           Unauthorised         Checked by              Signature
 Serial No.          equipment                                   leather                                                  Snaphooks           Ropes etc           modifications




 DO S OF USING A SAFETY HARNESS                                                                               DO NOT
 1. Carry out a full visual inspection of your Fall Arrest system every time before use.                      1. Anchor to a structure that itself can fall, i.e. a free standing ladder or other loose structures.
 2. Make sure that every part of your Fall Arrest system is fully compatible.                                 2. Use an anchorage point that will not take a shock load of 1000kg.
 3. Wherever possible use anchorage that is located directly above the working position.                      3. Use an anchorage point that is located below the point of attachment to your harness. (Special conditions
 4. Use approved permanent anchorage points that have been built or installed by professionals.               apply to Scaffolders)
 5. Always ensure that the closing bar on the karabiner hook is locked shut. Kwiklok types do this            4. Use waist connection points on a harness for Fall Arrest . Waist connection points are for work positioning
 automatically but should be checked. Screwgate types must be screwed home manually and checked by            or restraint only.
 applying pressure against the closing bar.                                                                   5. Loop lanyards around sharp edges. Do not use if less than 5mm or 7/32 radius edge.
 6. Make sure that the space you would travel through in the event of a fall is free from hazards.            6. Use any equipment without reading both the user manual and individual product fitting instructions.
 7. Ensure harness is fitted as close to your body as is comfortable to prevent it s upward movement in the   7. Use any Fall Arrest equipment without familiarisation training and if possible practical training.
 event of a fall.                                                                                             8. Mix different manufactured products into your Fall Arrest system without checking compatibility.
 8. Ensure equipment is marked with serial number for identification purposes.                                9. Use any Fall Arrest products that are showing signs of wear and tear.
                                                                                                              10. Extend the length of your lanyard beyond 2M. For greater distances use a Fall Arrester Block.
Form: HS06 Rev1
                                            Form: HS07 Rev3




WEEKLY STATUTORY INSPECTION REGISTERS

          1. Scaffold and Safety Netting

          2. Excavations

          3. Hoarding and Perimeter Fence

          4. Lifting Equipment (LOLER)

          5. Work Equipment (PUWER)
                                                                                                                                                       Form: HS07 Rev3
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007- Safety Inspection Reports
Working Platforms

1.      Any employer or any other person who controls the activities of persons using a scaffold shall ensure that it is stable and of sound construction and
        that the relevant safeguards are in place before his employees or persons under his control first use the scaffold.
2.      No report is required following the inspection of any mobile tower scaffold that remains in the same place for less than 7 days.
3.      Inspections are to take place; before being taken into use for the first time, after any substantial addition, dismantling or other alteration, after any event
        likely to have affected its strength or stability and at regular intervals not exceeding seven days since the last inspection.

Checklist of typical scaffolding faults:

 Footings      Standards      Ledgers        Bracing       Putlogs &     Couplings       Bridles         Ties        Boarding      Guard-rails      Brick-          Ladders
                                                           transoms                                                                   & toe-        guards
                                                                                                                                     boards
Soft and      Not plumb      Not level     Some           Wrongly       Wrong          Wrong         Some           Bad boards     Wrong          Removed       Damaged
uneven                                     missing        spaced        fitting        spacing       missing                       height
No base       Jointed at     Joints in     Loose          Loose         Loose          Wrong         Loose          Trap boards    Loose          Not secured   Insufficient
plates        same height    same bay                                                  couplings                                                                length
No sole       Wrong          Loose         Wrong          Wrongly       Damaged        No check      Not enough     Incomplete     Some           Damaged       Not tied
plates        spacing                      fittings       supported                    couplers                                    missing
Undermined    Damaged        Damaged       -              -             No check       -             -              Insufficient   Brick guards   Outside of    -
                                                                        couplers                                    supports                      toeboard

Safety Nets
Inspected by a competent person on a weekly basis to ensure that they are still in a safe condition, fixed correctly and will provide the fall arrest capability if
required.

Excavations
The duties to inspect and prepare a report apply only to any excavation which needs to be supported to prevent any person being trapped or buried by an
accidental collapse, fall or dislodgement of material from its sides, roof or area adjacent to it. Although an excavation must be inspected at the start of every shift,
only one report of such inspections is required every 7 days. Reports must be completed for all inspections carried out during this period for other purposes, e.g.
after accidental fall of material.

Hoarding and Perimeter Fence
Site security should be checked on a daily basis by site management. Weekly records are to be kept in the register to demonstrate that the hoardings and fence
panels are being inspected and that any damage or alteration has been rectified. Large supported signs should also be inspected for wind damage, undermining of
base and vandalism. Smaller signs attached to hoardings and fence panels should also be inspected. If removed or damaged they should be replaced at the
earliest opportunity.
                                                                                                                                    Form: HS07 Rev3
Lifting Equipment
LOLER 98 requires all lifting equipment to be inspected and recorded at intervals not exceeding 7 days.
Equipment includes:- Cranes, MEWPS, Forklifts, Hoists, Mast climbers, Lifting chains/slings/blocks, Man riding baskets, Boatswains chairs, HIABs,
excavators used for lifting etc.

Note:- any equipment with lifting eyes is classed as lifting equipment. For example stillages, concrete skips, rubbish skips etc.. These should all be
marked with a SWL and a serial number. A Thorough Examination certificate should accompany such equipment.


Work Equipment
PUWER 98 requires that work equipment must be visually checked before each use by the user. In addition, inspections must be carried out and recorded at
suitable intervals when work equipment is exposed to conditions that cause deterioration and resultant dangerous situations.

Equipment should be inspected by a competent person working on behalf of the company using the equipment.

QCC have deemed the following equipment as requiring a weekly inspection and a written entry into this weekly register. The list is not exhaustive, seek advice
from Health & Safety Advisor if in doubt.

Mobile Plant                     Stationary Plant                       Machinery and Power Tools               Electrical
Dumper trucks                    Cement Mixers                          Abrasive Wheels                         Generators
Excavators Tractors,             Drilling Rigs                          Circular Saws                           Transformers
Scrapers, Graders etc..          Cement Silos                           Threading machines                      Welding sets
Rollers                          Crushing Plant and equipment           Bar-bending/cropping machines
Wacker Plates / compactor        Brick/block saws                       Breakers
plates                                                                  Scabblers / Floor Planers
Concrete Pumps                                                          Chainsaws
Power floats                                                            Cartridge Tools
                                                                        Compressors

Health Hazards / PPE             Highly Flammable Liquids /LPG          Specialist Activities
Air Fed Respirators              Space Heaters                          High Pressure water jets
Dust & Fume Extraction Units     Bitumen boilers and Cauldrons          Grit blasters
Negative Pressure Units          Asphalt Plant                          Thermic Lances
Air monitoring equipment and                                            Site Radiography equipment
Rescue Equipment                                                        Tirfors
(Confined Spaces).
Fall arrest equipment
                                                                                                                                     Form: HS07 Rev3

                            SCAFFOLD AND SAFETY NETTING INSPECTION
Competent Person Inspection Report -as required under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007.

Project Name:                                       Project No.          Location on Site:


  Date of      Time of           Defects                      Actions Taken             Date rectified   Name of Person Making the     Position of Person
Inspection   Inspection                                                                                           Report               Making the Report
                                                                                                                                      Form: HS08
                                                     EXCAVATION INSPECTION
Competent Person Inspection Report -as required under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007.

 Project Name:                                        Project No.         Location on Site:


   Date of      Time of            Defects                      Actions Taken            Date rectified   Name of Person Making the       Position of Person
 Inspection   Inspection                                                                                           Report                 Making the Report
                                                                                                                                   Form: HS09 Rev 1
                            HOARDING AND PERIMETER FENCE INSPECTION
Competent Person Inspection Report -as required under the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007

Project Name:                                         Project No.          Location on Site:


  Date of      Time of            Defects                       Actions Taken             Date rectified   Name of Person Making the   Position of Person
Inspection   Inspection                                                                                             Report             Making the Report
                                                                                                                           Form: HS10 Rev1
                                          LIFTING EQUIPMENT INSPECTION
Competent Person Inspection Report -as required under the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998

 Project Name:                                        Project No.               Contractor using Equipment:


   Date of     Description    Serial    Thorough       Condition of equipment     Actions Taken    Date rectified   Person Making the   Position of Person
 Inspection   of equipment   Number    Examination                                                                       Report         Making the Report
                                        Certificate
                                         Expiry
                                                                                                                   Form: HS10B Rev1
                                                 WORK EQUIPMENT REGISTER
Competent Person Inspection Report -as required under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

 Project Name:                                          Project Number:            Contractor using equipment:


   Date of     Description of Equipment        Serial            Condition          Actions Taken and date   Date of last PAT   Name & signature of
 Inspection     (see guidance sheet HS07      Number                                       rectified                test        person making report
              showing equipment requiring a                                                                   (if applicable)
                  recorded inspection).
                                                                                    Form: HS10C



                    MECHANICAL PLANT MAINTENANCE
                      CHECKLIST FOR EXCAVATORS
PLANT NUMBER                                    MODEL AND TYPE

Site/Location And
Principal Contractor
Excavator Operator                                                                  YES    NO
Inspector (Print)
Does the Excavator operator have the correct training and CPCS competence
card to operate this Excavator with proof of this on site?
Does this Excavator have a certificate of thorough examination dated within
the last 12 months and is available on site for inspection?
Is the machine free from visible debris with clean tracks?

Are all fitting, attachments & safety devices intact & free from defects?

All guards are in position and secure?

Are all mirrors (if fitted) all working and visible through?

Is the horn, lights, reversing alarm, warning beacons, electrics all working with
no apparent defects?
Are all engine oil, transmission, hydraulic, fuel & coolant levels all topped up
with no apparent leaks?
Is the condition of hydraulic components i.e. hoses in GWO?

Have you looked in the engine compartment for any obvious defects, drive
belts, air filter indicator etc?
Have you lubricated or greased the machine as per maintenance schedule
and manufacturers requirements?
Are all manuals/details/stickers relating to the safe working operation of the
machine in place & readable?
Are the correct pins in place and secured to the bucket or breaker?

Is a quick hitch bucket used on the excavator? If so does it require a pin in
place to ensure safety?
If so is the pin inserted each time you use the quick hitch?

Do you ensure that all other operatives working with you are clear from the
slew area and below the bucket whilst operating/excavating?
Can this Excavator be operated without risk of damage to the operator or other
operatives working nearby which would be affected by the machine? if not
write in the box below the name and company position of who you notified and
write the issue(s) on the reverse of this sheet
DATE OF NEXT THOROUGH EXAMINATION:

SIGNATURE OF PERSON CARRYING OUT
THE INSPECTION
POSITION IN COMPANY

DATE OF INSPECTION
                                                                             Form: HS10D




            MECHANICAL PLANT WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
                CHECKLIST FOR DUMPER TRUCK
TYPE OF DUMPER TRUCK

IDENTITY NUMBER OF DUMPER TRUCK

SITE LOCATION

                                                                            YES    NO

Any visible damage to the body work of dumper

Are mirrors intact and not damaged

Is tyre pressure and tread satisfactory
All warning signs visible and intact

Warning lights working correctly

Tow bar & pin working correctly

All lights working correctly if fitted

All brakes working correctly

Is the horn working correctly

Is the roll-over seat belt in place and working correctly

Are water levels correct

Are oil levels correct

Are hydraulic levels correct

Is the steering correctly aligned with no play

Is the driver correctly trained and qualified

Does the dumper truck have a current up to date test certificate (pdi)

If so is it on site and you know where it is

Any other defects which give rise for concern or require attention, if so
indicate below and name the person that you informed

NAME OF PERSON CARRYING OUT THE
INSPECTION
SIGNATURE

DATE

NEXT EXAMINATION DUE:
                                                                                                              Form: HS11
                                                HOT WORK PERMIT
Project Name:                                                                                 Project No:
Location of Works:                                                                            Date of Work:
Risk Assessment:           Yes             No                 Method Statement:               Yes             No    èSTOP
Person in Charge:                                             Name of Contractor:

Part 1 Description of Work
Description and exact location of work to be carried out:




Part 2 Precautions to be Taken Before Work (complete this part to identify requirements for part 3)           YES    NO
All combustible materials and flammable substances to be removed where practicable?
Plant, wooden flooring and other combustible materials to be protected from sparks, hot material & damage?

Any gaps in wall & floor openings to be covered with non-combustible material?
Is hot work equipment in a good state of repair?
Correct clothing to be worn and in good condition?
Are tar boilers & other similar equipment to be taken on roof?
If YES is a specific risk assessment and method statement in place?                                                  STOP
List other precautions to be taken




Part 3 Precautions During Work (Tick boxes as appropriate)                                                    YES    NO
Correct fire fighting equipment to be kept in close proximity to area and to be provided by subcontractor.
LPG/HFL cylinders to be secured in vertical position
Fittings and hoses in good condition, fitted with regulators & flashback arrester
Empty cylinders/bottles to be removed from work area to secure compound
When welding, cutting & grinding the work area is to be screened with non-combustible material
List other precautions to be taken:-




Part 4 Precautions After Work
FIRE WATCH - The operative must cease all hot works at least 1 hour before leaving site. An inspection of            STOP
the work area must be carried out prior to the permit being surrendered.
LPG/HFL cylinders removed from the confines of the building and secured in the designated storage area               STOP


Part 5 Authorisations
All Signatories to this Permit confirm that they understand the precautions to be taken prior to and during
the work. The recipient of this Permit is responsible for the safety of all persons and equipment involved.
Only the Authorised Person can cancel this Permit
                                      Name                         Signature             Time       Date
Permit issued by:
Recipient of Permit:
Surrendered by:
Cancelled by:
                                                                                                                       Form:HS12
                                         PERMIT TO WORK
                                       CONFINED SPACE ENTRY
Project Name:                                                                         Project No:
Location of Works:                                                                    Date of Work:
Risk Assessment:              Yes          No           Method Statement:             Yes                         No       è STOP
Person in Charge:                                       Name of Contractor:

Part 1 Description of Work
Exact location of work:
Describe the work to be carried out:




Part 2 Precautions to be Taken Before Work (Complete this part to identify requirements for part 3)
If answer to any of the following questions is   Yes/   N/A                                                              Yes/   N/A
no, provide additional information in Part 3     No                                                                      No
Has atmosphere been tested?                                   Has mechanical plant been locked off?
Is it free from toxic/flammable substances?                   Have electrical circuits been locked off?
Have dangerous sludges/deposits been                          Have inlet valves been closed and locked?
removed?
Can work commence without purging work                        Is lighting suitable and sufficient?
location?
Is there a supply of fresh air to the work                    Is access/egress suitable and available?
location?
Has equipment/work area been                                  Is site clear of combustible materials?
drained/vented?
Is additional permit required ?      Hot work                 Excavations                            Electrical

Any other precautions required:




Part 3 Precautions During Work (Tick boxes as appropriate)
Withdraw space (area) from use                                 Workplace cleaned and/or purged
Selected trained and competent personnel                       Natural ventilation-manhole covers removed etc.
Oxygen, toxic and flammable gas test before entry              Forced ventilation (specify type)
Suitable fire protection available and in place                Flameproof/intrinsically safe equipment to be used
Confined space attendant posted                                Continuous monitoring of workplace
Safety harness and lifeline available                          Adequate communications set up & monitored
Means of lifting personnel available e.g. tripod               Rescue plan/equipment in place & trained personnel
PPE              Full          Goggles Footwear     Ear          Safety      Gloves     Waterproof      Full BA   Dust or
required         protective                         protection   helmet                 clothing        set       fume
                 clothing                                                                                         respirator
List below special precautions to be taken:



Permit Valid From:                                             Time of Expiry:

Part 4 Authorisations
All Signatories to this Permit confirm that they understand the precautions to be taken prior to and during
the work. The Recipient of this Permit is responsible for the safety of all persons and equipment involved.
Only the Authorised Person can cancel this Permit.
                                                   Name                 Signature         Time        Date
Permit issued by:
Recipient of Permit:
Surrendered by:
Cancelled by:
                                                                                                       Form:HS13
                          PERMIT TO USE LADDERS AND STEPS
Project Name:                                                                Project No:

Location of Works:                                                           Date of Work:

Name of user(s):                                           Contractor:




Part 1 Description of Work to be carried out




Part 2 Risk Assessment                                                                          YES   NO   STOP
                                                                                                      è
The work is of short duration (less than 20 minutes)
The work will allow 3 points of contact with the ladder

The ground is level
The risk from a fall from height is low
(consider distance of fall and what the person may fall onto)
The work cannot be done from a small mobile tower, podium or platform steps etc.
due to the constraints of the work area
The ladder/steps are in good condition and have been inspected by the user

Part 3 Requirements of the permit                                                               YES   NO   STOP
                                                                                                      è
Ladders are only to be used for the works detailed on this permit
Ladders are only to be used by the persons named on this permit
Do not stand on top rungs of step ladders - top step should not be lower than knee height
If working off a ladder, measures must be in place to prevent it slipping i.e. lashed, ladder
stoppers used at base of ladder. Footing is the last resort.
List other precautions to be taken:-




Part 4 Authorisations
All Signatories to this Permit confirm that they understand the precautions to be taken prior to and during
the work. The recipient of this Permit is responsible for the safety of all persons and equipment involved.
Only the Authorised Person can cancel this Permit
                                 Name                       Signature               Time          Date
Permit issued by:

Recipient of Permit:

       WORKS ARE NOW COMPLETE AND THE LADDERS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM SITE
Surrendered by:

Cancelled by:
                                                                                                                            Form: HS14
                                              PERMIT TO EXCAVATE
Project Name:                                                                               Project No:
Location of Works:                                                                          Date of Work:
Risk Assessment:             Yes             No            Method Statement:                Yes                      No          èSTOP
Person in Charge:                                          Name of Contractor:

Part 1 Description of Work (Include if appropriate Safe Method of digging when within 0.5 metres of services)
Anticipated period that excavation will be open:                                                  Hours                            Days
Type of ground to be excavated- (Tick box)       Rock            Clay            Sand           Gravel     Mixture     Other
Describe the work to be carried out:




Part 2 Precautions to be Taken Before Work (Provide further details to these questions in part 3)
                                                    Yes     No                                                            Yes     No
Service Utility records checked                             Stop        Is there a danger of collapse or undermining      Stop
                                                                        adjacent structure/road etc.?
Site Maintenance Plans checked                                          Will excavation support be required?
Electro-location (CAT scan) survey carried out              Stop        Is ground support available on site?                      Stop
by trained competent person.
Will underground services be marked on site?                Stop        Will anyone enter the excavation?
Services marked on site drawings                                        Could water enter the excavation?                 Stop
Supervision informed of location of services                Stop        Could gas enter the excavation?                   Stop
Trial holes dug if service identified                       Stop        Will Confined Space Permit be required?
Are there any overhead cables or other                                  Other
restrictions on the use of excavators/plant
What services have been identified?                 Gas                 Electricity     Water      Telecom       Other (state)
(tick box & identify size, type and how many)
Any other precautions required:




Part 3 Precautions During Work (Tick boxes as appropriate)
Type of Excavation support             Drag       Driven      Piling        Fully           Hit/Miss      Jacking      Battered   Other
                                       box        sheets      sheets        timbered        sheeting      system       sides
Type of Edge Protection                                                     Type of gas monitoringâ
Adequate Access/Egress                 Yes        No               Are existing services marked out on site               Yes     No
Are other restrictions identified in              Stop             Are existing services adequately supported             Yes     No
Part 2 controlled
Note size and type of service â

Have service plans and information been provided to excavator operator? If no then stop work
Any other precautions to be taken:

Permit Valid From:                                                         Time of Expiry:

Part 4 Authorisations
 ONLY PERSONS AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE SENIOR RESIDENT MANAGER MAY COMPLETE AND
                                  ISSUE THIS PERMIT.
       The permit is not complete unless copies of the relevant service drawings are attached.
All Signatories to this Permit confirm that they understand the precautions to be taken prior to and during the work. The
Recipient of this Permit is responsible for the safety of all persons and equipment involved. Only the Authorised Person
can cancel this Permit.
                             Name                                  Signature                              Time         Date
Permit issued by:
Recipient of Permit:
Surrendered by:
Cancelled by:
                                                                                                                                              Form No. HS15A Rev 1



                                                                    ACCIDENT REPORT
 Site Address:                                                                                                                 Contract No.


 Details of Injured Person                                           Person Making Entry   (if not the injured person)           Date of Accident
                                                                                                                                                                     /           /
 Name                                        Age                     Name                                                        Date Accident Entered               /           /

 Address                                                             Address                                                     Time of Accident


                                                                                                                                 Location Accident Occurred


                                                                                                                                 Witnesses (including name of Employer)
                             Post Code                                                      Post Code
 Occupation                  Employer                                Occupation              Employer




 Details of What Happened                                                                                                        Type of Injury:- e.g. cut, bruise, swelling, fracture




                                                                                                                                 Name of Hospital attended (if applicable):-



 Continue overleaf if necessary. PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE TAKEN. IF NOT SPECIFY WHY


Please tick as appropriate
 Part of Body                L           R         Part of Body             L     R   Sex                     Classification (to be completed by Site Manager)
 Arm                                               Head / face                        Member of Public        Minor            (return this form to H&S Advisor & Head Office)
 Hand (including wrist)                            Eye                                Child                   Over 3 Day       (notify H&S Advisor & Head Office)
 Leg                                               Back                                                       Major Injury -   (notify H&S Advisor & Contracts Manager)
 Foot (including ankle)                            Chest/abdominal area                                       Fatal -          (notify H&S Advisor & Contracts Manager)

 Comments
                                                                                                                               Form: HS15B
                                             REPORTABLE ACCIDENT DETAILS

Site or location                                                                                                   Date of
of incident:                                                                                                       accident:


Site Address:                                                                                                  Time of Accident:



Contract No:                                 Site Telephone No:                                     Site Manager:


Fatality                     Specified Major Injury                            Over Three Day Injury                           Public Injury

Name of                                                 Address of injured
injured                                                           person:
person:

Age                          Sex                      Employee                       Self                          Sub Cont               Member
                                                                                     Employed                      Employee               of Public

Normal occupation:                                                    Occupation at time of accident

What hours was injured person                                                                       When did Injured Person
expected to work?                                                                                   Finish Work?

Employed by:                                                      Address of
                                                                  employer


Nature of injury:                                Part of body                                       What injuries
                                                 affected:                                          were observed:

Did injured person receive                            Did injured person                    If YES
treatment on site?                                    go to Hospital?                       state which
If yes state who.                                                                                      ®

Weather conditions at time of
accident:

What PPE was injured
person using?



           Accident : Indicate the kind of accident which led to the injury

Contact with            Injured whilst                     Injured or trapped                   Exposure to or                 Exposure to
machinery or            lifting carrying                   by something                         contact with a                 an explosion
material being                                             collapsing or                        harmful substance
Machined                                                   overturning

Struck by               Slip, trip or fall                 Asphyxiation                         Contact with                   Exposure
moving,                 on same level                      or drowning                          electricity                    to Fire
flying or falling
object

Struck by               Struck against                     Fall from height                     Distance of fall               Other kind of
moving vehicle          something fixed                                                                                        accident
                        or stationary                                                           ®
                                                                                                                  Form: HS15B

         Indicate which, if any, of the factors below were involved.

Machinery/                  Portable power              Any vehicle or                 Other machinery                   Scaffold
equipment for               tools                       associated
lifting                                                 equipment/
transporting                                            machinery                                                        Ladder


Material or                 Gas, vapour,                Floor, ground,                 Excavation/                      Falsework,
substance                   dust, fume, or              stairs, or any                 underground                     shuttering,
being                       oxygen deficient            working surface                working                         formwork
handled or                  atmosphere
used


Electrical                        Other             Describe briefly the
supply     or                                      factor indicated
equipment



Details of Accident
Describe the incident and outline preventative measures put in place to prevent a recurrence.




Indicate here if continuation sheets used                     No of pages:                     Indicate here if photographs were
                                                                                               taken:

Name of witnesses                                  Were statements                             Number of statements attached
                                                   taken?

Name of person                                                             Job Title
making Report

Signature
                                                                                                                                                    Form: HS16 Rev A
                                                     MONTHLY ACCIDENT RETURN
  This form is to be completed by the Site Manager on a MONTHLY basis and forwarded to Quarmby
                                  Head Office for statistical records.


Project Name:                                                                                                   Project No:

Month Commencing:


                                                                                                 QCC                       Sub-              Visitors             Public
                                                                                              (including                contractors            and
                                                                                               Agency)                                      Deliveries
1.          Average Number on site per day



2.          Number of Reportable Accidents
            (Definition as in RIDDOR)


3.          Number of Minor First Aid Injuries
            Attach copy of accident book entry


4.          Number of Dangerous Occurrences
            (Definition as in RIDDOR)


5.          Number of Near Miss Incidents



6.          Number of complaints received from public


7.          Number of environmental incidents or near
            misses.

            Details of near misses or complaints and
            actions taken to prevent a recurrence:-




7.          Site Visits (Health and Safety Personnel)

                                    HSE                                   CDM Co-ordinator                                                 Others
                            1.                                              2.                                                        3.
                                                                                                                              (Include S/C Safety Officers)



Signed: ...............................................................   Print Name: .............................................         Date: ...............................
Manager
                                                                            Form: HS17 Rev A

                RISK ASSESSMENT                   METHOD STATEMENT
   The purpose of this form is to assist Site Management when assessing work activities.

   The first requirement is to consider what hazards exist and could they cause harm and then
   decide whether additional precautions will need to be taken.

   Some risks may remain even after precautions have been taken but these must be reduced
   to what is reasonably practicable to keep the workplace safe.

   This form is intended for use only where the degree of residual risk is low. Where the risk is
   medium this form may still be appropriate but strict supervision must be applied. Where the
   risk remains high work must NOT commence under this form alone. A separate, more
   detailed method statement must be prepared.

   Where the form is used for Lone Working the residual risk after taking all precautions must
   be low otherwise a second person must be in attendance.

   Site Management must not use this form in the situations listed below. In
   circumstances such as these a more detailed Method Statement must be prepared and
   approved.

   Do Not Use where:-

       ·      The assessment of residual risk is high
       ·      Excavations are deeper than 1.5m
       ·      Entry is required into a confined space
       ·      There are overhead electric cables or underground services
       ·      There is to be machine excavation within 0.5m of underground services
       ·      Repetitive Manual handling required (20kg< a more detailed assessment required)
       ·      If doubts remain as to the suitability of this form consult with the Health & Safety
              Advisor to discuss the options available.


Project Name:                                                 Project No.

QCC Manager:                                                  Date of work:

Name of contractor                                            Supervisor:
Carrying out the work


Section 1 Description of Work
Exact location of work:

Description of work to be carried out:
                                                                                         Form: HS17 Rev A

Section 2 Hazard Identification (tick all hazards applicable)
Dust                      Noise                          Fumes                           Chemicals              Lighting
Fire                      Ground conditions              Excavations                     In ground Services     Tools/equipment
Vehicles                  Pressure systems               Lone working                    Confined space         Manual handling
Work at height            Electricity                    Overhead obstructions           Access
Details of other foreseeable hazards


Section 3 Assessment of Risk (tick relevant box)
Degree of risk ®       High (Death/major injury)              Medium (Lost time)               Low (Minor injury)
Who is at risk? ®      Persons carrying out work              Adjacent workers                 Public                   Others
Is it possible to reduce the risk?                            Yes           No                 If Yes, describe in Section 4
Is a Permit to Work required?                                 Yes           No                 Type:-

Section 4 Control Measures (tick relevant box)
Access Methods                         MEWPS                  Scaffold            Tower scaffold       Ladders/Steps       Other
Personal Protective                    Safety helmet          Eyes                Ears                 Safety boots        Gloves
Equipment                              Harness                Mask/respirator     Overalls             High Visibility
Excavations                            Less than 1.2m         CAT scan            Supported            Battered            Fenced
What materials will be handled?                                                                        Weight ?
How will they be handled?
Mechanical assistance available ?
Are Operative & Plant certificates in order?                  Yes                 No
What plant/equipment is to be used?

Describe any other control measure which needs to be in place:-                               Number of attachments à




 Section 5 Assessment of Residual Risk with Precautions in Place (tick relevant box)
High         Stop Work          Medium                  Proceed under supervision              Low            Proceed

 Section 6 Authorisations
I have read this document and understand its requirements. I am experienced and competent to recognise the hazards involved and
how to deal with them safely. I understand that if the nature of the work changes from this Statement I am to suspend work until a
revised Statement is prepared.
                                                       Name                     Signature              Time              Date
Recipient of form
                                                                                  Form: HS17B Rev 1

                       YOUNG PERSONS RISK ASSESSMENT
   GUIDANCE

   The purpose of this form is to identify any specific risks that may be encountered during the
   employment of a Young Person on a Quarmby Construction project or within an office.

   This assessment form is to be completed by a supervisor or senior manager for work to be carried
   out by persons of 16 or 17 years of age. If the Young Person is employed by a sub-contractor this
   form should not be completed by a QCC manager.

   If the sub-contractor has a Young Person s risk assessment already in place then this form need not
   be used, providing that the issues detailed on assessment are adequately covered.

   In addition to this assessment, the Young Person should also be briefed in the relevant method
   statement for the work being carried out. Other risk assessments may also need to supplement this
   document, such as COSHH, manual handling, DSE assessments etc.

   The individual s level of maturity should be considered when determining the tasks that are to be
   carried out. Age alone should not be the deciding factor in deciding upon how mature someone is.
   This can vary greatly amongst individuals. For this reason, it is important that each Young Person is
   assessed separately taking into account his/hers characteristics. The level of training, experience,
   physique and lack of awareness must also be considered.

   Examples of work that cannot be undertaken by persons below 18 on a QCC project are:-

   - Burning or cutting lead of lead based products
   - Work on live electrics / High Voltage work
   - Use of cartridge tools, chainsaws and other high risk work equipment
   - Changing of abrasive wheels
   - Slinging/signalling or other involvement in lifting operations
   - Operating mobile plant

   The use of woodworking machinery and other work equipment must be specifically assessed. A
   training plan should be developed to ensure that they have received adequate training, instruction
   and supervision. This is particularly relevant for trades such as joinery where there will be a range
   of different types of work equipment.

Project Name:                                          Contract No.

QCC Manager:                                           Date of work commencing:

Name of Young Person:                                  Name of employer:

Name of Supervisor:                                    Name of deputy supervisor:
                                                       (if applicable)
Expected hours of work:-
(Compliance with Working Time Regs 98)
Section 1 Description of Work
Location of work(s):

Description of work to be carried out:
                                                                                      Form: HS17B Rev 1
Section 2 Hazard Identification (tick all hazards applicable)
                                                   Hazards present    Covered in induction       Specific Training
                                                                                                    Required
Electrical

Lifting and Handling

Machinery and Equipment

Work at Height

Housekeeping / access

Site Transport

Excavations / ground conditions

Display Screen Equipment

Noise and dust

Harmful substances

Adjacent contractors / exclusion zones

Details of other foreseeable hazards:-


Section 3 Assessment of Risk (tick relevant box)
Degree of risk ®       High (Death/major injury)      Medium (Lost time)            Low (Minor injury)
Is it possible to reduce the risk?                    Yes          No               If Yes, describe in Section 4

Section 4 Control Measures
List PPE to be worn:-


What materials will be handled?                                                              Weight?

How will they be handled?

Is mechanical assistance available ?

What plant/equipment is to be used?



What plant/equipment must not be used?



Section 5 Assessment of Residual Risk with Precautions in Place (tick relevant box)

High             Stop Work             Medium         Discuss with H&S advisor.       Low              Proceed

Section 6 Authorisations
I have read this document and understand its requirements.

                                  Name                       Signature               Time                Date
Recipient of form
                                                                                   Form: HS17C

             RISK ASSESSMENT AND ACTION CHECKLIST
                       FOR SITE CLOSE UP
  The purpose of this form is to assist QCC Site Management in preparation for the close of a project -
  primarily the Christmas close down period. It can be used as a checklist to ensure that all reasonable
  steps have been taken to ensure the health and safety of the public and potential trespassers to site.
  When carrying out the checks, consideration must be given to unauthorised persons. Things that may
  be safe during the working day may pose significant risks to children and other trespassers.
  It is the overall responsibility of the most senior resident QCC manager to ensure that any items
  delegated to other members of the site team are actioned accordingly.

Project Name:                                                 Project No.


QCC Manager                                                   Close down period:
In overall charge is:
                                                                         To be checked        Date and time
Hazard/controls to be implemented                                       and actioned by         Actioned

Perimeter hoarding/fencing
Persons scaling -                fully weighted/extensions in place
Persons going under-            block off gaps
Door access-                     kept locked at all times
Blowing over in gale-            fully weighted/secured
Pulling over by vandals-         fully weighted/secured
Injuries from protrusions       replace or fix damaged panels
Hoarding will be part of the security guard routine inspection


Security and safety to security personnel
Check sufficiency of security arrangements
Method statement from company providing guards
Mobile phone or radio contact
QCC Emergency contact information
Torches
Regular checks / call ins
No drink and drugs rules obeyed
No excessive shifts worked
Lighting for routine inspections
Aware of location of gas bottles to notify emergency services


Deep excavations, Voids and holes
All excavations protected
Where possible leave a route for water to drain
Security to check on any build up of deep water in holes
Holes in floor are all covered over where size permits
Holes in floor are all fully fenced where size necessitates
Lift shaft entrances and risers to be fully boarded or barriered off.




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                                                                                 Form: HS17C
Hazard/controls to be implemented                                       To be checked     Date and time
                                                                       and actioned by       Actioned
Emergency lighting
Minimal lighting to allow safe routine inspections
Guards to be equipped with back up torch


Fire
All areas checked at close down
No hot work on from Friday on
All fire points checked and made known to security
All inflammable materials removed where possible
Flammable products petrol/diesel/oil/paint removed or secured
All gas bottles off site or in locked container or compound
Check heaters in welfare are on low and free from clothes


Water penetration /Freezing water pipes / flood
All roof areas checked at close down
All areas under roofs on routine inspection route
All pipes drained down
Hydrant turned off


Loss of equipment
All plant and equipment off hired and off site
All laptops taken off site


Tower crane
Check security to mast to prevent unauthorised access
Crane in free slew
Generator switched over to mains
Generator locked off
Air traffic warning lights are fully operational (if applicable)


Pedestrian routes / footpaths etc
Check signage is in correct position
Check barriers are in correct position
Check temporary lighting is in correct position
Routine inspection route by security to check barriers/signs/ lights
Check pedestrian protection e.g. covered walkways, fans etc.


Wind dangers
Tie down all polythene covers / ply sheets that can be wind borne
Remove materials from scaffold and roof areas if not required
Adequately secure/weigh down materials left in exposed areas
Ensure all roof slate edges are not able to be ripped up
Ensure no stacked materials can be collapsed by any person
gaining access




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                                                                                   Form: HS17C
Hazard/controls to be implemented                                         To be checked     Date and time
                                                                         and actioned by       Actioned
Basement areas
Ensure all openings are safe
Check on routine inspections for any water build up


Scaffold access
Remove all low level ladders and secure them away
Check all boards and netting etc for high wind dangers
Remove all loose materials from scaffold or secure
Check all banners and high level signs are secure
Hoists locked off and secured


Other risks to children
Materials are stacked safely to prevent collapse
Pipes are stored so that they can be easily pushed/rolled
Water drums, tanks and other vessels are covered.


Windows in existing buildings
Check all are closed and if possible locked to prevent access
from scaffold
If unable to secure block off to prevent rain / snow penetration


Openings in external walls
Block off to prevent snow rain etc penetration


Preservation of documents
All electric fires in offices to be left on low thermostat with window
behind shutters left slightly ajar. Shutters closed and locked
All documents due for copying to Ilkley sent
All computers left on site fully backed up


General
All skips off site
All canteens and toilets fully cleaned and left disinfected
All waste food in a skip and skip off site
No waste material to encourage vermin


Other considerations
Is access required to site by Client, Facilities Management etc?

Attendance by QCC personnel during period / Contact tel. nos. ?

Organised events nearby that may have an impact on the safety
of the site? e.g. crowds, parking, fencing, signage etc?




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                                                            Form: HS18



                 RECORD OF ATTENDANCE

Project Name:-                               .   No.                 ..


     The following persons have attended a:- (delete as necessary)
         METHOD STATEMENT BRIEFING / TOOL BOX TALK

 THE FOLLOWING WORK OPERATION / SUBJECT WAS DISCUSSED:-

                                                                     ..


         Name                    Signature               Employer




Name of Tutor:
Signature:
Date:
Comments:
                                                                                                                                                             Form: HS18B
                                                                  H.A.V. REGISTER
Hand & Arm Vibration caused by vibrating hand-tools can result in long term health effects. This register is designed to ensure that exposure levels to vibration are kept
within the legal limits. Examples of vibrating tools are:- breakers, scabblers, floor planers, drills, hand held cutting saws and grinders, etc.

 Project Name:                                                             Project No.                               Name of Contractor:


     Date         Description of work    Serial No.   Vibration level   Exposure limit    Start time   Finish Time    Total time    Name of operator    Signature of Supervisor
                     equipment                        of equipment      in 8 hour shift                                spent on
                                                           (m/s)            (mins)                                    equipment
                                                                                                                        (mins)
                              MANUAL HANDLING RISK ASSESSMENT                    Form:HS18C

    Project Name:                                                Project No.

    QCC Manager:                                                 Date of work:

    Name of contractor                                           Supervisor:
    carrying out the work:

Operations covered by this assessment:-
                                                                                        .      .
Location(s):-

Personnel involved in lifting:-        ..                                                          .

Date of assessment:-                                 Date for reassessment:-                  ..

CAN MANUAL HANDLING BE REDUCED OR ELIMIATED BY USING MECHANICAL MEANS?
(e.g. hoist, crane, trolley, lifting tackle etc) YES/NO. If yes state by what means:-
.

If manual handling cannot be eliminated altogether complete the section below:-
Questions to consider:                 Yes   Risk Level   Remedial Action:
Tick and consider level of risk.             L   M   H
TASKS       do they involve:
Repetitive handling?

Strenuous pushing or pulling?

Holding loads away from trunk?

Twisting or reaching upwards?

Long carrying distances?
LOADS       are they:
Heavy?

Bulky/unwieldy / Difficult to grasp?

Unstable / unpredictable?

Harmful (sharp, hot, chemicals?)
ENVIRONMENT- are there:
Slip and trip hazards in the way?

Constraints on posture?

Poor lighting conditions?

Strong air movements?
INDIVIDUAL- does he/she:
Require assistance?

Need special information/training?

Have the necessary PPE?

Have any pertinent health issues?
                                                                                                          Form: HS19
                                    METHOD STATEMENT APPRAISAL

 Project Name:                                                        Project No.
 Contractor:                                                          Work
 Date Received:                                                       Activity:

The purpose of this form is to ensure that site activities are carried out in a manner, which reflects the position of
QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD as a Safety driven organisation. All subcontractor method statements
must have received an A or B rating prior to any work relating to the method statement commencing.
The first requirement is to consider whether the contractor has detailed what site and job specific hazards exist and
could they cause harm. The second requirement is whether the method statement adequately controls those risks.
Generic method statements are unacceptable in high-risk areas.
Method statements must be specific to a particular site and task. Once a Method Statement has been accepted it
is important that Site Management monitor the operations to ensure compliance. The Supervisor responsible for
monitoring the task should be identified as the Site Monitor (box). Where this person differs from the person
reviewing the method statement the Site Monitor must be familiar with, and fully understand the method statement.

Result of Appraisal
 A            Accepted (Work authorised to proceed)
 B            Accepted with following conditions
 C            Rejected See below for actions/contents required

B - Comments of assessor (add conditions of acceptance)




If the attached method statement has been rejected, the assessor is to complete the following table to identify those items
that have been omitted.

C - Required to Achieve Approval
 Dated and signed by a competent person in                       Risk assessment adequately addressed.
 authority.
 Details of protection/equipment to protect members              Exact location and extent of work.
 of the public and other persons affected.
 Date and time of work if relevant.                              Detailed sequence of work operations in a logical order
                                                                 easily understood, sketches are acceptable.
 Relevant drawings and/or technical information                  Detailed information on plant, equipment and
 attached if relevant.                                           substances specified
 Plant equipment and operators certification details.            Relevant competency certification details available for
                                                                 inspection.
 Details of statutory inspection regime.                         Details of protective clothing and protective equipment
                                                                 to be used.
 Procedures for bringing details to the attention of             Where applicable noise, PPE, COSHH, manual
 those carrying out the work.                                    handling and work equipment assessments.
 Procedures to be undertaken in case of emergency,               Arrangements for delivery, stacking, storing and
 e.g. accident, breakdown of essential plant.                    movement on site of plant/materials.
 Details of site features, layout and access, which              Procedures for changing or departing from Method
 may affect method of working.                                   Statements.
 Work on electrical circuits, excavations, entry into            Management arrangements including responsibilities
 confined spaces, hot work etc., must be controlled. A           and authority of supervisory personnel at all levels.
 permit to work procedure must be implemented.                   Names and qualifications of supervisor.
 Arrangements for carrying out amendments to the                 Arrangements for actions to be taken in an emergency.
 method statement if circumstances change.

 Signed:                                                         Date:

 Print Name:                                                     Name of Site Monitor:
 Position:
                                                                                                                  Form: HS20

                     APPOINTED PERSON CRANE LIFT ASSESSMENT
This document is to be completed by a trained and qualified Appointed Person who is responsible for the
planning of the crane lift under normal CPA Hire Conditions. This document has been prepared to ensure
compliance with L.O.L.E.R. 98 and BS.7121. Note: - Under CPA Contract Lift Conditions it is the responsibility
of the Crane Hire Company to provide the services of an Appointed Person .

 Project Name:                                                           Project No.

 Appointed Person:                                                       Date:


  THE WORKS:
 Description of Works


 Crane Location

                                 (A Scale Drawing must be attached showing side profile of crane set up and overhead view)
 Maximum Load

 Maximum Height

 Maximum Radius & Jib
 Length
 Items to be Lifted

 Ground Conditions               (See section on ground loadings)

 Voids/traps or other hazards

 Underground Services

 Overhead Obstructions

 Access Restrictions
                                 (Allow sufficient space for crane set up and minimum 600mm gap to protect operatives from slewing)
 Public Interface

 Road Closures

 Means of Communication

  THE PERSONNEL:
                                         NAME                       EMPLOYER                 CERTIFICATION DETAILS

 Appointed Person

 Crane Supervisor if Appointed
 Person is not on site
 Crane and Lifting Gear Specifier

 Slinger/Signaller

 Crane Supplier Representative

 Crane Driver

 Other Personnel Involved
 e.g. banksman for delivery vehicles.
 ALL PERSONS TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS DOCUMENT BEFORE STARTING WORK.



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                                                                                                               Form: HS20
  THE CRANE:
 Make & Model

 Registration No.

 Date of last Crane Test and Thorough
 Examination
 Date of last entry in crane operator s Weekly
 register.
 Details of Lifting tackle to be used:-
 Type, size, strength etc..
 Date(s) of last Thorough Examination
 certificate issued for lifting equipment.
 Other Equipment e.g. securing of materials,
 SWL and serial no.s on stillages, skips etc..

   GROUND LOADINGS:
 Ground Bearing pressure
 (to be supplied by QCC)
 Maximum outrigger point load:

 Resulting ground pressure:

 Size of mats to be used


Note:- Consult crane supplier/manufacturer if in doubt.

   RISK ASSESSMENT:

 Risk                   Likelihood               Persons    Control Measures required to reduce risk severity
                        (low medium high)        Affected   and likelihood to an acceptable level.

 Crane becoming                                             Outriggers to be fully extended with spreader pads, loads to
 unstable                                                   be lifted within crane capacities, Competent supervision on
                                                            site, Correct slinging of loads.
 Failure of lifting                                         Do not exceed SWL of crane and/or lifting tackle.
 equipment                                                  Operate crane correctly. Correct slinging technique and
                                                            selection of suitable lifting tackle.
 Risk of load                                               Competent slinger/signaller to undertake slinging of loads
 slipping                                                   and appropriate checks carried out prior to lifting operations.
                                                            All loads to be evenly balanced and correctly slung.
 Injury to persons                                          Prohibited area to be established below lifting operation.
 adjacent to works                                          Barriers and warning signs required.
 Entrapment of                                              Care to be taken by slinger(s) when attaching/removing
 fingers, limbs etc                                         slings etc. Gloves to be worn by Slinger/Signallers.
 Risks of falling                                           Areas at height where slinger/signaller will be working are to
                                                            be protected with edge protection.
 Risk of injury                                              If required the load should be given additional control using
 from swinging                                              appropriately fixed guide ropes.
 load
                                                            Loads to be correctly balanced and slung. The slinger
                                                            should undertake a trial lift at low level prior to main lift.
                                                            Only to be lifted if weather conditions are safe to do so.
 Head injuries                                              Hard hats/appropriate PPE to be worn at all times
 Vehicle                                                    Banksman to control movement of crane and other vehicles
 Movements                                                  on site, hi viz clothing to be worn at all times when on site.
 Manual Handling                                            No items to be lifted by hand that exceed capabilities of
                                                            operatives, and in any case maximum of 20Kg to be lifted by
                                                            any one person. Slinger/signaller to wear gloves.




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                                                                                               Form: HS20
METHOD STATEMENT PREPARED BY                                               FOR CRANE LIFT TO
HOIST AND POSITION                                             TO               ..

 LOCATION OF WORKS:
 PROJECT NO:
 DATE OF WORKS:
 DOCUMENT PREPARED BY:

The Crane:
Will be as specified and detailed on the Appointed Person Assessment Form, it will be a
                                hired from                        ..

The Works:
Upon arriving on site the crane will be directed by Quarmby Construction Co Ltd Site Management to park
in a safe location which does not cause obstruction to others.

Once this is completed the Crane Driver will undertake a formal site induction, carried out by a QCC Site
Manager. Copies of up-to date training certificates for the Crane Driver, Appointed Person and
Slinger/Signaller will be copied and attached to this document. Copies of the Crane documents and lifting
equipment must also be submitted to QCC management (Test Certificates, Thorough Examination
Certificates and Weekly Inspection Register).

Those directly involved with the actual crane lifting will then review the method statement for the lifting
process prior to carrying out the works.

The crane will manoeuvre into position as shown on the attached drawing, and set up with outriggers fully
extended and feet onto suitable spreader plates. The crane driver will then undertake a safety check of
the crane in accordance with the manufacturer s instructions, including safe working load indicators, limit
switches and settings for the particular lifts being undertaken.

The crane will rig up (main boom and any jib attachments) as per manufacturer s operations manual. It is
the responsibility of the crane driver to ensure that the rigging up and operating procedures stipulated in
the manual are followed at all times. Any personnel assisting with rigging/de-rigging of the crane are to be
under the crane operator s guidance at all times.

Once complete the Crane Supervisor/Slinger/Signaller will examine the slings/shackles and other lifting
equipment for possible damage and correct capacity/capability prior to attaching the specified lifting slings
and shackles.

The slinger/signaller will direct the crane to slew over the load to be lifted. The crane hook shall then be
lowered to allow attachment of the slings and attachments to the hook. The first load will then be
attached/slung in the correct manner prior to lifting. Once complete the load should be lifted a short way
up from the bed of the delivery lorry to check that the attachments are all safe and adequately attached to
the load. The lift can then proceed. If considered a requirement by the Slinger Signaller then guide ropes
(hand lines) may be attached to each lift.

At all times the Slinger/Signaller is in control of the lift (NO ONE ELSE). Means of communication
between the crane operator and Slinger /Signaller must be specified in the risk assessment.

Once the load has been positioned to the satisfaction of the slinger/signaller the load will be detached
from the slings etc in a safe manner in reverse of that for slinging the load for lifting.




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                                                                                            Form: HS20
The remaining lifts can then follow in a similar manner. Prior to removing any slings from the loads, the
slinger/signaller must check that the loads have adequate stability where they are being placed to avoid
any risks of slippage.

Once all lifts are complete the crane operator will then derigg the crane in a reverse order to rigging and
setting up and leave site under control of the designated Banksman.

The lifts must stop should the wind speed exceed the recommended working limits of the crane.          .mph.

All lifting procedures must be carried out in accordance with BS7121 part 1 The safe use of
cranes and the LOLER 98.

PPE:
All in accordance with general construction regulations and site rules all personnel involved with this work
must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. This will consist of a Hard Hat, safety Footwear
(boots), Hi visibility vest or coat, gloves to be worn by slinger(s).

Protection of Others:
At all times during slinging, lifting and positioning the working area and that below the working area must
be kept totally clear of all workers, pedestrians and others that may be affected by the works. It is
imperative therefore that a suitable barrier is used to cordon off the working area prior to commencement
of any works. Warning signs will also be displayed. Should anyone unauthorised be seen to be moving or
ignoring the barriers they are to be reported to QCC Management for disciplinary action.

Wind Speed & Weather Conditions
As stated previously, should the wind speed exceed the working recommendations of the crane
operations must cease until the wind speed drops. Other adverse weather conditions will generally not
affect lifting, however the Slinger/Signaller must consider the risks particularly it begins to or is raining as
slings can slip and cause the load to become unstable. In the event of lightning storms the work must
cease and the crane placed into the unattended crane position/condition as detailed in the crane
operations manual and the crane operator to leave the crane.

Unattended Cranes
The crane must not be left unattended when on site unless the conditions/requirements set out by the
Crane Manufacturer are adhered to. Where possible the boom must be retracted or left in a safe position
away from other operations. No loads must be left suspended from the crane hook and if the crane is not
to be used for any length of time the rigging/slings etc must also be removed. The crane must not be left
with its engine running and the doors locked and keys removed if possible.

   ACCEPTANCE SIGNATURES:

 Appointed           I have checked the above information and can confirm that to         Signature    Date
 Person              the best of my knowledge the crane is capable of carrying out
                     the loads described within the specified limits.
 Crane               I am aware of the lifts for which the use of this crane is
 Supervisor          authorised and any limitations imposed and will ensure that to
                     the best of by ability the crane is not used outside these limits.
 Slinger/Signaller   I am aware of the lifts for which the use of crane is authorised
                     and any limitations imposed and ensure that to the best of my
                     ability the loads will be secured and slung in a safe manner.
 Crane Driver        I am aware of the lifts for which the use of this crane is
                     authorised and any limitations imposed and ensure that to the
                     best of my ability the crane is not used outside these limits.




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                                                                                        Form: HS21 Rev2

                          REPORT OF UNSAFE CONDITIONS
Name of Contractor:

Copies of this report to:       1. Sub-Contractors Head Office
                                2. Quarmby Construction Head Office


Project:


Date:                           Time:


We draw your attention to the following unsafe condition(s) relative to your work on this site:




Please take appropriate remedial action by (time):


Issued by:                                              Designation:

Issued to:                                              Designation:



We remind you of your responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act and conditions of Contract, which
require you to carry out your operations in a safe manner. Failure to do so may result in serious consequences.
Any loss and/or expense incurred by Quarmby Construction Co. Ltd, yourselves, or any other parties, including
other sub-contractors, will be your liability and may be deducted from your account.

CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT AND RECTIFICATION.

Company Name:                                           Name of Sub-contractors representative:

Signed:                                                 Designation:



Circulation:
Contracts Manager
Health & Safety Advisor
                    Form: HS21 Rev2
Quantity Surveyor
                                                                                      Form: HS24
Rev A

                                FIRE & EMERGENCY PLAN                                                 Page 1 of 2

                                To be displayed in Site Office and Welfare Facility

Project:

Resident Senior Manager:

Fire Safety Co-ordinator:

Fire Safety Marshal(s):


First Aider(s):


Nearest Casualty Hospital
Address:


Directions to site which are to be given to Emergency Services are:-
State road number or street name, gate number if applicable and any obvious landmarks especially if site is
remote.




A site plan showing the following is displayed in the site office:-
           a. Access for emergency vehicles
           b. Location of site offices/compound area
           c. Muster point
           d. Gas bottle and flammable liquid store
           e. Other hazardous items e.g. gas mains, electrical risers etc.
It is important that this information is readily available for fire brigade use.
Fire plans will be displayed within the building. The following will be identified:-
           a. Location and type of fire fighting equipment
           b. Location and type of fire alarm
           c. Fire escape routes from building

Emergency Contacts:
                                         Quarmby Construction Company Ltd
Principal Contractor:-                   2 Grove Promenade, Ilkley,
                                         West Yorkshire, LS29 8AF                     Tel: 01943 817817
QCC Contact Outside
Normal Working Hours:-                                                                Tel:-

Health & Safety Advisor :                                                             Tel:-
                                                                                   Form: HS24
Rev A
Health & Safety Executive:
                                                                                    Tel:-



                           FIRE & EMERGENCY PLAN                                                       Page 2 of 2

                           To be displayed in Site Office and Welfare Facility

Controls to minimise fire risk on this project:-
No Smoking           Strictly no smoking within the building          The designated smoking area is:-


Hot Work Permits     Required for all works creating sparks or        Permits are issued by:-
                     naked flames. A 1hour fire watches to be
                     carried out prior to leaving site.
Storage of gas       A well ventilated secure area situated away      Designated area to be shown on site
bottles / LPGs       from traffic routes is to be established.        plan

Storage of fuel      Fuel storage to comply with current              Designated area to be shown on site
                     environmental regulations to minimise            plan
                     spillages and vandalism.
Storage of           Flammable substances to be stored in suitable    Rooms within the building should not be
flammable paints,    metal lockable containers. Tins to be disposed   used as paint stores.
adhesives etc        of in separate skips (Hazardous Waste)
Housekeeping         Subcontractors to clear debris from work area    QCC to ensure adequate skip deliveries
                     at the end of shift.                             and suitable arrangements for filling
                                                                      skips.
Electrics            Temporary electrics (3 monthly) internal cabin   QCC to obtain test certificates from
                     electrics and office appliances (annually) and   relevant parties.
                     portable appliances (3 monthly) tests.
Temporary            Compliance with Fire Code of Practice in         Fire plan for large office establishments
Accommodation        relation to the location of the cabins. Mesh     required.
                     may be required around base of cabins.
Site Security        Suitable arrangements to prevent access onto     Security arrangements to be reviewed
                     site by trespassers/arsonists required.          by Project team throughout course of
                     Perimeter fence checks to be carried out.        project.
Access for           Ensure designated routes for emergency           QCC to ensure compliance with traffic
emergency vehicles   vehicles are maintained and access to dry        management plan. Arrangements are to
                     risers, fire hydrants etc is not jeopardised.    be reviewed during course of project.
Work in live         QCC to liaise with Client to ensure existing     The client s emergency alarm signal is:-
existing building    building fire precautions are not jeopardised.
                     Muster points, escapes, fire protection etc.
                                                                      The client s muster point is:-
                     Fire plans are to reflect risks to and from
                     occupied areas of the building.

Fire Evacuation procedure
                                                                                         Form: HS24
Rev A
Assembly point(s) located at:-

On hearing the alarm all site personnel will leave the building immediately using the routes shown on the fire
plans. At the assembly point each subcontractor will be responsible for accounting for their own personnel and
reporting to QUARMBY SITE MANAGEMENT the names and possible locations of anyone missing.

The Fire Co-ordinator will be responsible for informing the fire brigade of any inherent hazards within the site (i.e.
cylinder storage). They will be responsible for liaising with the emergency services on their arrival.

Information on means of escape will be regularly provided. Should changes occur, each subcontractor will be
responsible for informing their own personnel.

Fire Drills are to be organised by the Site Fire Co-ordinator (at minimum intervals of 6 months)
                                                                                Form: HS25

                             ENVIRONMENTAL SITE PLAN

PROJECT TITLE            :

PROJECT NO :

This single page Environmental Site Management Plan should be completed prior to project
commencement, to provide a basic understanding of the environmental issues posed on site.

                              EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS

PROJECT MANAGER                  :

CONTRACT MANAGER                 :

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY               :             0800     80 70 60

NATURE CONSERVATION              :      ENGLISH NATURE         01733 455000
BODY                             :

NAME OF LOCAL AUTHORITY :

CONTACT TELEPHONE No.:

The following checklist should be completed to ascertain the environmental controls required on
site. Tick the relevant box YES / NO / N/A if consideration has been given to that particular
environmental issue, and site management plans have been incorporated to control any hazards.


                                        Environmental Controls      Environmental Impact if
            Risk Issues                       Assessed                 Incident Occurs
                                                                     Regarding Risk Issue
                                        Yes       No       N/A      Low    Medium     High
Fuel tanks bunded
Chemical storage area
Spill kit on site
Contaminated Land
Waste storage area/ management
Material storage area
Water courses on site
Surface water/foul drainage plans
available at hand in case of spillage
Abstraction licence required
Discharge consent required
Dust generation
Noise & vibration
Light pollution
Wildlife and protected species
                                        To be displayed on notice board when signed off.


                                    Office Fire Risk Assessment                                             Form HS29
                            To ensure compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
Location                                                             Date of assessment
Type of work activity                                                Assessment carried out by
Fire Co-ordinator                                                    No. of persons on premises

Premises and Procedures                                                                               Yes    No    N/A

1.   Is there a designated Responsible Person for the premises?
     Name:-
2.   Are there designated Fire Marshals for the premises?
     Name(s):-
3    Has a previous fire risk assessment for the premises been carried out?
4    Are the premises used by a single employer?

5    Do disabled people use the premises & if Yes are there arrangements in place to evacuate them?
6    Are fire escape routes kept clear of obstructions, adequately signed and appropriately lit?
7    Do all escape routes lead to a place of safety?
8    Are fire doors clearly labelled and kept unlocked during periods of occupation?
9    Are there procedures in place for general evacuation?
10   Are fire drills carried out on a regular basis?

11   Are there procedures in place for calling the emergency services?
12   Are new employees briefed on the fire and emergency procedures and is this recorded?

Fire Detection and Fire Fighting Systems
13   Is the Fire Alarm System adequate for the premises?

14   Is the Fire Alarm System tested on a weekly basis and records kept?

15   Is the Fire Alarm serviced by a competent person at regular intervals and records kept?
16   Have suitable fire extinguishers been provided and serviced within the last 12 months?

17   Are the fire extinguishers suitably mounted, in the correct positions and well sign posted?
18   Have the designated Fire Marshals been trained in the safe use of Fire Extinguishers?

19   Are smoke detectors fitted and working where appropriate?

Fire prevention measures
20   Are flammable substances/materials stored safely?

21   Is there a system for removing rubbish on a regular basis?
22   Are heating appliances suitable for the premises, fixed in position & at a safe distance from
     combustible materials?
23   Has all electrical equipment been authorised and tested within last 12 months?
24   Are all electrical sockets being used safely (not overloaded)

25   Have the mains electrics been tested by a competent electrician on a regular basis?
                                               To be displayed on notice board when signed off.

Risk Assessment findings

The risk likelihood of fire with existing controls and procedures in place:-                         1à5
                                                                                                     (1=low, 5 = high)

The severity of risk to staff, adjacent properties, visitors etc with existing controls in place:-   1à5
                                                                                                     (1=low, 5 = high)

Actions

The following list of actions and comments are based upon the findings of the assessment. To ensure that the risk of fire
within the premises is kept to the lowest reasonable level, the following improvements are to be implemented:-

Item                                                                                                 Actioned By         Action
No.                                         Action Required / comments                                                   Completed
                                                                                                                         (Initial)




All Actions complete

Name:                                                            Signed:                                 Date:

Designation:
Distribution:   Office Notice Board / Fire Co-ordinator / File                    DATE OF NEXT ASSESSMENT:-
                 DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT ASSESSMENT Form HS30

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE:-

1.The employee should be briefed on the reasons for the assessment and the importance of
working properly with Display Screen Equipment. This guidance page should be discussed with
the employee prior to the assessment being carried out.
2.If the employee has been determined as a User then the assessment checklist should be
followed to determine compliance with current legislative guidelines.
3. Any other queries, suggestions or concerns made by the employee should also be recorded
on the assessment sheet along with recommendations made by the assessor.

DSE GUIDANCE FOR QCC EMPLOYEES

Display Screen Equipment includes monitors that accompany desktop computers and also the
various types of portable lap top computers used by QCC employees.
It is a legal requirement for QCC to assess the activities of its employees under the
requirements of the Management of Health and Safety Work Regulations 1999. In addition, QCC
are also obliged to specifically assess the workstations of those people who habitually use DSE.
The Display Screen Equipment Regulations 1992 were introduced to ensure that employers
specifically identify the hazards of working with DSE and that adequate measures are taken by
the employer to ensure that DSE users health and safety is not compromised.

WHO IS A USER?

While there are no hard and fast rules, it will generally be appropriate to classify the person
concerned as a user if most or all of the following circumstances apply:-
-The individual depends on the use of the DSE to do the job, as alternative means are not
 readily available for achieving the same results;
-The individual has no discretion as to use or non-use of the DSE;
-The individual needs particular skills in the use of DSE to do the job;
-The individual normally uses DSE for prolonged spells of more than an hour;
-The individual uses DSE more or less daily;
-Fast transfer of information between user and screen is an important requirement of the job;
-The performance requirements of the system demand high levels of attention and concentration
by the user, for example, where the consequences of error may be critical.

HEALTH ISSUES

Upper Limb Disorders such as neck and back strains can be caused by poor posture. A
common ULD that can affect anyone working with keyboards is CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).
This is a painful compression of the tunnel that carries nerves down your lower arm and to your
hands. It can be caused by poor support or over-working on a keyboard.
Prolonged use of DSE can also lead to eye strain, headaches, and general fatigue. Eye
irritations can also result from working in front of a computer. This is a result of your blink rate
being reduced from an average of 20 blinks per minute to as little as 5 blinks per minute.
To help prevent injury and ill health employees should take regular short breaks from the
machine to stretch their muscles and to allow their eyes to focus on other objects. Breaking up
the work activities for short periods in addition to a correctly organised workstation can
significantly reduce the chances of ill health.




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                                                                                                                             Form 170-08 Rev 00


                      DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT ASSESSMENT Form HS30
Office Location:                           Name of Assessor:                                                     Date:


Work       Operator             Type of    Display   Keyboard   Desk          Work    Lighting   Temp.   Noise   House-    Time spent by     Is Operator
Station                         machine    Screen               Surface       Chair                              keeping   Operator using   classified as
location                                                                                                                   VDU in average   a VDU
                                                                                                                           day              Operator*




Observations:-




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               DISPLAY SCREEN EQUIPMENT ASSESSMENT Form HS30

Assessment checklist for workstations

      Display Screen

      Are the characters on the screen well defined of adequate size and clearly formed?
      Is the image on the screen stable, with no flickering?
      Can the brightness and contrast be easily adjustable by the user?
      Can the screen swivel and tilt easily and freely to suit the user?
      Is the screen at a suitable distance from the user?
      Is the screen at a suitable angle?
      Is the screen free of reflective glare and reflections?

      Keyboard

      Is desk top computer keyboard tiltable and separate from the screen?
      Is space available in front of keyboard to provide support for the hands and arms of the user?

      Work desk/surface

      Is the work surface sufficiently large for the work to be carried out?
      Is the surface of low reflectance?
      Is a document holder provided/required?
      Is it stable and adjustable to minimise the need for uncomfortable head and eye movements?

      Work chair

      Is the chair stable and allow the user easy freedom of movement?
      Is the seat adjustable in height?
      Is the seat back adjustable in both height and tilt?
      Does the user require a foot rest? / is one available to the user on request?

      Lighting

      Is there sufficient lighting around the work station?
      Is there an appropriate contrast between screen and background environment?
      Is the lighting creating a flickering affect?
      Does the workstation suffer from glare or reflections from sunlight or artificial light sources?
      Is a glare guard required or can the screen be re-positioned?

      Temperature

      Is excessive heat produced by workstation that creates discomfort to the user?
      Is ventilation sufficient around the workstation?

      Noise

      Is noise given off by the workstation excessive?

      Housekeeping

      Is the area surrounding the workstation kept tidy and free from files and boxes?
      Are trailing cables well managed?




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                                             POST CONTRACT ASSESSMENT FORM                                               Form: HS31 Rev2

Contract:-                                                              Contract No:-                             Page   .. of   .

Sub-contractor         Health & Safety       Attitude & Performance            Quality           Use                Comments
                                                                                                again?
                  Good     Average   Poor     Good     Average   Poor   Good   Average   Poor   Yes/No




Additional comments by Contracts Manager:-




Name of Site/Project Manager completing assessment:-   Signature:-                                       Date:-
                                                                              Form:HS32 Rev A

SUBCONTRACTOR POOR PERFORMANCE ACTION REPORT
To be completed by Contracts Manager for subcontractors who have attracted a Poor rating
                         on the Post Contract Assessment form.


 Subcontractor                    Project                            Project Number



 Comments / reasons for poor rating:-




 Actions taken by Health and Safety Advisor and/or Project Team:-




 Health and Safety Advisor s Recommendations:-




Signature:-                             .               Date:-                       ..   ..


Action Agreed by Commercial Director:-                  YES/NO.


Signature:-                             .               Date:-                             .

Comments:

                                                                                    ..


 Information:-        Managing Director            Estimating

 Signature:-


                 To be returned to Managing Director following circulation.
                                         This form is double sided                                             Form:HS33

         SUBCONTRACTOR S HEALTH & SAFETY QUESTIONNAIRE
This form is to be submitted to Quarmby Construction Co. Ltd for the purposes of demonstrating a satisfactory level
         of competency as required under the Construction (Design and Management Regulations) 2007.
NAME OF COMPANY

Address



Telephone No
Fax No
E-mail
Contact
Details of Project/work being tendered for:-



This section is to be completed by Quarmby Construction
Approved:                      YES/NO            Name of assessor:

Signature:                                       Date:


SECTION 1          HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

1.1     How many employees work directly for your company?                                           ..

1.2     Do you have a Health and Safety Policy?                                                                   YES/NO

1.3     If Yes, when was the Policy last updated and reviewed?                                  ..

1.4     Who in your company is ultimately responsibility for Health and Safety?

        Name:                                     ..                       Title:                                              ..

SECTION 2          MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

2.1     Are you familiar with the following:-                   Risk Assessments?                                 YES/NO
                                                                Method Statements?                                YES/NO
                                                                Permits to Work?                                  YES/NO

2.2     Who provides your company with assistance on Health and Safety matters?

        Name:                                                              Employed by:

2.3     If employed directly by your company, what percentage of time does this person
        dedicate purely to health and safety duties?                                                                           .

2.4     How often does this person visit site to carryout health and safety inspections of your
        workplace and work activities:

2.5     What Health and Safety qualifications/training does this person have?
                                                                                                                               .

2.6     Is your company a member of any Health and Safety Accreditation Schemes e.g.
        CHAS, Safe Contractor?..............................................................................................




                                  THIS FORM IS DOUBLE SIDED
                         This form is double sided                                   Form:HS33
SECTION 3     ACCIDENTS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION

3.1   Briefly explain your company s procedure for reporting and investigating an accident
      or dangerous occurrence.

                                                                                          .
                                                                                              .
                                                                                              .

3.2   Are you familiar with RIDDOR?                                                   YES/NO

3.3   Has your company been prosecuted by the HSE in the last 5 years?                YES/NO

3.4   Has your company received any enforcement notices in the last 5 years?          YES/NO

3.5   If yes to either 3.3. or 3.4 give brief details below:-

                                                                                              .
                                                                                              .
                                                                                              .

SECTION 4     TRAINING

4.1   Do you give tool box talks to your employees on a regular basis?               YES/NO

4.2   Are you familiar with CSCS?                                                    YES/NO
      If yes what percentage of your employees hold CSCS cards?                 ..

4.3   What H&S training have your supervisors had in the last 5 years? Give examples:




4.4   What H&S training have your operatives had in the last 5 years? Give examples:
                                                                                              .
                                                                                              .

SECTION 5     SUBCONTRACTORS

5.1   Does your company subcontract out parts of the work package?                   YES/NO

5.2   If yes, briefly explain how you ensure that they have sufficient competence and
      resources to do the work safely:-

                                                                            .
                                                                                              .
                                                                                              .

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS ON YOUR COMPANY YOU WISH TO MAKE




       NAME:                                               TITLE:

       SIGNATURE:                                          DATE:




                           THIS FORM IS DOUBLE SIDED
                   WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTOR QUESTIONNAIRE
                                                                      Form:- HS34
Name of Waste
Management Contractor:
Address:-




Contact Telephone No.

Fax No.

E-mail Address


1.0    Please confirm the services you provide:-

1.1    Transfer of Controlled Wastes                                       YES / NO

1.2    Transfer of Hazardous Wastes (as outlined in new regs)              YES / NO

       If YES to 1.2 please detail below if there any certain Hazardous
       Wastes that you do not deal with e.g. asbestos



1.3    Collection of waste materials for recycling                         YES / NO

1.4    Provision of bags and other recycled waste containers in addition YES / NO
       to skips.
       If YES to 1.4 please forward some details relating to the ways in
       which certain wastes can be collected from our sites         e.g.
       separation and collection of fluorescent tubes
       - collection and recycling of plasterboard etc..
       - removal of paint tins, fuel containers etc..

2.0    Please confirm the regions in which you normally operate:-

Leeds / Bradford             YES / NO        Ripon / Thirsk               YES / NO

Harrogate / Wetherby         YES / NO        York / Selby                 YES / NO

Hull / Beverley              YES / NO        Barnsley / Wakefield         YES / NO

Halifax / Huddersfield       YES / NO        Manchester / Stockport       YES / NO

Sheffield / Rotherham        YES / NO        Goole / Scunthorpe           YES / NO

Skipton / Ilkley             YES / NO        Bolton / Burnley             YES / NO
              WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTOR QUESTIONNAIRE
                                                                         Form:- HS34

3.0   Please confirm the following:-

3.1   The waste transfer notes issued by your company comply with        YES / NO
      current legal requirements.
3.2   Waste description on the transfer note includes the relevant 6     YES / NO
      digit code as detailed in the European Waste Catalogue.
      If yes to 3.2 please provide a copy of a transfer note depicting   ENCLOSED
      the relevant waste code.                                           YES / NO
3.3   Has your company received any formal enforcement action            YES / NO
      against it for Health and Safety or Environmental Breaches in
      the last 5 years? e.g. enforcement notices or prosecutions by
      HSE or Environment Agency.
      If yes to 3.3 please detail the circumstances surrounding the
      action taken and what preventative measures have been taken
      to prevent a recurrence.




3.4   Please forward an up to date copy of your Waste Carrier s          ENCLOSED
      Licence for our records.                                           YES / NO

This questionnaire has been completed by:-


Name:-                                       Signature:-

Job Title:-                                  Date:-


  PLEASE RETURN THIS COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE ALONG WITH
    ANY ATTACHMENTS TO QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION CO LTD.

                  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTATION & PROCEDURES
                      AUDIT CHECKLIST             HS50 Rev 2


 Project Name:                                                  Contract No:

 Site Manager:                                                  Date of previous audit:

 Audited by:                                         Date:                                 Sheet   1       of   1




The following audit has been carried out in two parts. The first part is a review of the health and safety site
documentation, in particular the completion of QCC forms and the accuracy and maintenance of the green
Health and Safety Files. The second part of the audit relates to the compliance of the site with the company s
Environmental Management system.

Comments and observations made by the auditor have been recorded for each of the items listed in this
document checklist. Comments in bold red italics are those which relate to issues that do not comply with
QCC s policy or those where there is scope for improvement.


Part 1 Health and Safety Files and Procedures


         File    6.1       CDM File

                 6.1.1     Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan


                 6.1.2     F10 Notification (copy on notice board and also in site file)


                 6.1.3     Pre-Construction Health and Safety Information pack


                 6.1.4     CDM Co-ordinator further correspondence


                 6.1.5     QCC Method Statements and Risk Assessments


                 6.1.6     Fire /Emergency Plans (HS24) (latest revision displayed on Notice board)


                 6.1.7     Traffic Management Plans (latest revision displayed on Notice board)


                6.1.8      Environmental Site Plan (HS25)      also displayed on Notice board


                6.1.9      Electrical Test certificates for accommodation

                           -        3 monthly for temporary electrics supply
                           -        12 monthly for cabin internal electrics
                           -        QCC portable appliances (12 month).

                 6.1.10 Safety Actions Checklist (HS00)



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     File    6.2        Induction Records

                        Attach copies of operative training certificates to sheets.
                        (filed alphabetically according to name of contractor).


      File    6.3       Contractor s Method Statements (filed alphabetically)

                        Method statements (with Appraisal form HS19 attached to front sheet)

                        Risk assessments

                        Appointed Person Lifting Plans

                        COSHH, Noise, Manual Handling assessments

                        Young Persons Risk Assessments

                        Tool Box talk and method statement briefing attendance registers.

                        H.A.V. Exposure register.

                        On most projects there will more than one method statement file. They
                        should therefore be labelled according, e.g. 6.3 a-l and 6.3m-z.


     File     6.4       Statutory Registers

              6.4.1     Scaffolding and Safety Netting (HS07)

              6.4.2     Excavation (HS08)

              6.4.3     Hoarding and Fencing (HS09)

              6.4.4     Lifting Equipment (HS10)

              6.4.5     Work Equipment (HS10b)

              6.4.6     Harness inspection records (HS06 or contractors equivalent records)



      File    6.4B      Tower Crane File

              6.4b.1 Tower Crane Lifting Plan and training certificates

              6.4b.2 Tower Crane Weekly Inspections (to be completed by crane operator)

              6.4b.3 Crane Lifting Tackle Weekly Inspections (to be completed by slinger)

              6.4b.4 Tower Crane Thorough Examination / test certificates

              6.4b.5 Crane Lifting Tackle Thorough Examination certificates




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                      AUDIT CHECKLIST             HS50 Rev 2

      File   6.5       Permits to Work

             6.5.1     Hot Work Permits (HS11)


             6.5.2     Ladder and Steps Permit (HS13)


             6.5.3     Permit to Excavate (HS14)


             6.5.4     Confined Space Entry (HS12)


             6.5.5     Electrical Permits (copies of M&E contractors permits)



      File   6.6       Safety Inspections

             6.6.1     Site Managers Weekly Inspection (HS03)
                       (Including Forms HS10C & HS10D)

                       (Review frequency of visits by subcontractor safety advisors).

             6.6.2     H&S Advisor s Inspection reports (HS04)


             6.6.3     Site Appearance Checklist (HS05)


             6.6.4     Report of Unsafe Conditions    to be filed in File 4


             6.6.5     Accident Reports (HS15A)

                       Monthly Accident Return Form (HS16)



      The following documents should be filed in File 4 (Contractor Correspondence).

      Unsafe Condition Reports

      Safety Reports from Contractor s Health and Safety Advisors

      Memos, letters sent to Contractors relating to Health and Safety Issues.




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                      AUDIT CHECKLIST             HS50 Rev 2

Part 2 Environmental Procedures Audit

 1 Risk Awareness
 1.1 Are the site specific risks identified in the Site Environmental Plan   YES/NO
   (HS25) being managed sufficiently? Detail any areas for improvement:-


 1.2 Are subcontractors and site personnel being made aware of the risks     YES / NO
 and control measures? If so, by what means?


 1.3 Are their specific issues that have been identified in the contract     YES / NO
 documents/planning conditions/pre-tender plan that need reviewing?


 1.4 Is site management aware of the procedures relating to the              YES / NO
 investigation /reporting of incidents?


 1.5 Have there been any near misses or environmental incidents or           YES / NO
 complaints from local residents since the last audit? If so what
 preventative actions have been taken to prevent a recurrence:-

 2 Site Management          Visual Appearance
 2.1 Is the site clear of litter?                                            YES / NO


 2.2 Is the site entrance well presented and free from site contamination?   YES / NO


 2.3 Are the wheel wash procedures / road sweeping operations effective?     YES / NO


 3 Waste Management
 3.1 The skip hire company appointed by QCC is:-


 3.2 Have duty of care notes been completed correctly and a copy issued      YES / NO
 to QCC? Have they been sent into head office?
 3.3 Has confirmation been obtained from waste carrier that waste has        YES / NO
 been received by waste manager ? (e.g. transfer station or landfill site)
 3.3 Has the site been registered for the removal of Hazardous Waste?        YES / NO / NA

 3.4 Have Hazardous Waste Consignment notes been completed correctly         YES / NO / NA
 and issued to QCC?
 3.5 Are subcontractors managing this process correctly?                     YES / NO / NA

 3.6 Are waste material storage and sorting areas clearly identified?        YES / NO

 3.7 Is waste segregated on site and disposed to suitable recycling          YES / NO
 centres timber, rubble, metal, plasterboard etc..?
 3.8 Detail any possible improvements that could be made:-



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4.0 Environmental Impact
4.1 Is there a requirement to monitor noise during this project?             YES / NO

4.2 Are working hour restrictions being adhered to?                          YES / NO

4.3 Is site lighting arranged to avoid creating a nuisance?                  YES / NO

4.4 Are dust control measures adequate? Is there excessive wind blown        YES / NO
dust from haulage routes, cutting operations, debris chutes, crushing etc?
4.5 Do crushers used on site have EPA 1990 authorisations?                   YES / NO
Are conditions complied with?
4.6 Are tree preservation orders in place and being adhered to?              YES / NO

5.0 Water management
5.1 Are stockpiles adequately protected or located away from                 YES / NO
watercourses to prevent pollution from surface run-off water?

5.2 Are dewatering or wash-out activities located away from                  YES / NO
watercourses?
5.3 Are surface water drains protected from silt and other contaminants?     YES / NO

5.4 Are septic tanks, fuel storage areas, chemicals stored away from         YES / NO
watercourses and surface drains?
5.5 If discharging into watercourse are the conditions of the consent        YES / NO
notice being adhered to?
5.6 Is emergency equipment drain seals/spill kits available to               YES / NO
prevent/minimise contamination?
5.7 Is there an emergency plan in place and is everyone aware of the         YES / NO
emergency procedures?
6.0 Fuel & Chemical Management                                               YES / NO
6.1 Have static fuel sources greater than 200 litres been bunded to 110%     YES / NO
capacity?
6.2 Are all fuel dispensing nozzles locked inside a cabinet overnight?       YES / NO

6.3 Are all fuel hoses fitted with a lockable valve as they exit the tank,   YES / NO
and locked overnight?
6.4 Is contaminated water within bunds removed by a licensed Waste           YES / NO
Disposal Contractor?
6.5 Have vehicle refuelling areas been designated?                           YES / NO

6.6 Are all drums stored on a 25% capacity drip trays?                       YES / NO

7.0 Site Offices
7.1 Are site office lights turned off overnight?                             YES / NO

7.2 Are heaters turned off when not required?                                YES / NO

7.3 Is site office paper recycled?                                           YES / NO


General comments:-




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Revision 12                   1 of 1                July 2011
                                                                                  HS01 Rev4     July 2011

     HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SITE REQUIREMENTS

                                                 HS01




                   QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION CO LTD


HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

              INFORMATION FOR SUBCONTRACTORS




  In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        1
requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                              practices.
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CONTENTS



1.0        INTRODUCTION

2.0        ASBESTOS REMOVAL

3.0        DEMOLITION AND CRUSHING

4.0        PILING OPERATIONS - (including Sheet piling, Borehole piling and Pile cutting)

5.0        STEEL ERECTION AND PRE-CAST INSTALLATION

6.0        GROUNDWORKS AND CONCRETING

7.0        ROOFWORK, METAL DECK INSTALLATION AND NET ERECTION

8.0        SCAFFOLDING

9.0        EXTERNAL GLAZING AND CLADDING

10.0       MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL

11.0       BRICKWORK AND MASONRY

12.0       EXTERNAL FINISHING WORKS                     (Roads, Paving, Signage etc)

13.0       LANDSCAPING AND TREE FELLING

14.0       FINISHING TRADES              INTERNAL (Joinery, painting, plastering, floor layers, etc)

15.0       LIFT INSTALLATION - (passenger lifts, goods lifts, escalators etc)

16.0       METAL WORK - (ironmongery, balustrades, fire escape staircases, etc)




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        2
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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1.0        INTRODUCTION


This document is intended to inform sub-contractors of health and safety
standards that must be adhered to when working on a QUARMBY
CONSTRUCTION CO LTD site. The aim being to inform them at the earliest
opportunity i.e. at the tender enquiry stage of a project.

The trade specific sheets (Sections 2 16) should be read by each sub-
contractor during the tendering process to ensure that each work package has
been priced accordingly and that important health and safety requirements
have not been overlooked.

Subcontractors are legally required under CDM 2007 to ensure that their
personnel carryout their works in conjunction with those site rules stipulated
by the Principal Contractor (Quarmby Construction Co Ltd).

Where sub-contractors choose to contract out part of their works it is their
responsibility to ensure that the relevant information contained within this
document is passed on to all parties prior to commencement on site.

These requirements should be complied with in addition to those duties
detailed in all current legislation relevant to the subcontractors work activities.

This document should also be used by QCC site managers for reference on
health and safety issues throughout the duration of a project.

Confirmation should be sought from QCC management at the Pre-
commencement meeting that the subcontractor is aware of the contents of
this document.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        3
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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2.0        ASBESTOS REMOVAL
2.1        Training

The sub-contractor should have a fully qualified and competent workforce. The ACAD
Scheme for asbestos removal is QCC s preferred qualification.

ACAD qualifications should be supplemented by additional training qualifications where
necessary, e.g. PASMA cards for the erection of aluminium towers and CPCS or IPAF
cards for MEWP operators. All operatives undertaking asbestos removal works should
have level2 (non licensed asbestos) or level 3 (licensed asbestos ) training.
All sub contractors and QCC employees working on the refurbishment or demolition of
pre 1999 buildings should have received asbestos awareness training. This training
should be updated annually.

2.2        Documentation

Prior to works on site commencing QCC must have copies of the following:-
- Asbestos Removal Licence (Current and valid for the type of asbestos to be removed)
- Insurance Certificates
- Waste Carrier s Licence
- Job Specific Risk Assessment and Method Statement (Plan of Work)
- Copy of 14 day HSE Notification (ASB5)
- Copy of medical certificates within the last two years
- Results of face fit testing for the make and model of RPE being used
- Results of survey (major refurbishment and demolition) carried out in accordance with
HSG 264

Note:- in exceptional circumstances the notification period may be reduced with the
HSE s agreement (waiver). Confirmation from the HSE is to be obtained and included
within the Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan.

Following removal of asbestos, QCC should be issued with:-
- Copy of Hazardous Waste Consignment Note - with all necessary information contained
- Clearance and Certificate of re-occupation prior to other works being allowed to
recommence.

Note:- Under the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005, a specific site registration number
is needed from the Environment Agency. To prevent confusion this is best done by QCC.
This number must be entered onto the Consignment Note prior to the waste leaving site.
The subcontractor must seek the site registration from the QCC Site Manager prior to
any asbestos removal.

2.3        Work at Height

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders
on its sites. The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more
appropriate methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffold, podiums, sherpascopic
steps etc..

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative access methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC
may sanction the use of ladders and steps providing that the conditions of a permit to
work can be met.



        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        4
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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If a scaffold is to be erected for the asbestos removal contractor to work from, then the
scaffolding contractor must also be a licensed contractor. A full list of approved
scaffolding contractors is displayed on the HSE website.

2.4        Other Site Requirements

Any contaminated area must be cordoned off and screened with appropriate signs
displayed. All necessary requirements outlined in the latest Control of Asbestos at Work
regulations must be complied with during the stripping and removal process.

The decontamination unit should be positioned as close to the removal areas as
reasonably possible to prevent asbestos workers from contaminating clean areas with
their overalls during transiting from the enclosure.

It is QCC s policy that the removal of all asbestos types is undertaken by a licensed sub-
contractor - regardless of the legal requirements and certain exceptions. Certain
removals, however, may not need to be notified to the HSE this will be dependent on
the type and amount of asbestos present. Before appointing a licensed asbestos removal
contractor, the Quantity Surveyor should check with the Health & Safety Advisor to see if
the contractor is under any scrutiny from the HSE. As a minimum, the licensed
contractor should have a 3 year licence with only three standard conditions listed on the
licence. If this is not the case then the Health & Safety Advisor should be contacted for
further advice.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important health and safety issue.

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        5
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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3.0        DEMOLITION and CRUSHING

3.1        Training

The subcontractor must have a competent workforce. QCC recognise the Demolition
Operatives Scheme as a suitable qualification. Demolition works should be supervised
by an operative who has achieved the Level 3 standard (Topman). QCC also require
proof of training for:-
1.      Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers to be in possession of a valid training
        card. Preferably a Construction Plant Competence Scheme card (CPCS).
2.      Erection of Tower Scaffolds training certificate (preferably PASMA)..
3.      Safe use of Disc Cutters (Abrasive Wheels).

The sub-contractor must provide evidence of a recognised structural engineer involved in
considering the sequence for demolition. In addition, the weight of plant and materials on
existing floors must be detailed within the method statement.

3.2        Health Hazards

Documented procedures within the sub-contractor s method statement are required for:-
1.   Manual Handling
2.   Noise and Dust control
3.   Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
4.   Existing hazards on site e.g. Hypodermic Needles and Asbestos (if applicable)
5.   Reducing Risks of diseases associated with rats (Leptospirosis), Pigeon waste
     (Psittacosis), Fungal Spores (Aspergillis) etc. Note:- Significant amounts of
     pigeon waste must be removed by a specialist pest control contractor.

Detail controls for reducing risk of HAVS within the method statement. Copies of
equipment information sheets are to accompany risk assessment prior to starting work.
Daily register to be kept of employee exposure times by the Demolition supervisor.

The provision of a shower unit must be considered at the pre-award stage where dirty
demolition is involved.

If a Stihl saw (or equivalent) is required to cut through concrete or similar material, a dust
suppression system must be fitted and used accordingly.

Crushing activities on site must be supplemented by sufficient amounts of water
suppression. It is the responsibility of the contractor carrying out crushing works to
monitor wind blown dust and to ensure the dust is controlled at source. Sufficient
resources must be provided to ensure this happens.

The connecting up to the water mains for a temporary supply of water must only be done
with permission from the local water supplier. It is the responsibility of the demolition
contractor to organise the provision of water for all dust suppression activities.

3.3        Work at Height

Openings and leading edges to be suitably protected. Harnesses are a last resort and
only permitted when a rescue plan detailing the retrieval of an operative is in place.
Evidence of training in the safe use and inspection of harnesses should be provided.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders
on its sites. The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more
appropriate methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffold, podiums, sherpascopic

        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        6
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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steps etc.. If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the
use of alternative access methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then
QCC may sanction the use of ladders and steps providing that the conditions of a permit
to work can be met.

3.4        Other Site Requirements

A Demolition Notice and Party Wall Agreement must be in place prior to works
commencing.

In addition to mandatory PPE requirements, gloves must be worn by demolition
operatives.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important health and safety issue.

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.

Plant must have suitable and sufficient mirrors that are in good working order to aid the
driver. Machinery such as 360 excavators and crunchers arriving on site with mirrors that
are missing, cracked or have other defects will not be allowed to commence work until
the defects are rectified. The demolition contractor is responsible for ensuring that any
plant and machinery under its contractor is fit for purpose prior to works commencing.

Plant and work equipment must be inspected by the Demolition supervisors when it
arrives on site. Records of inspections must be kept in the QCC statutory registers every
7 days thereafter.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        7
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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4.0        PILING OPERATIONS (including Sheet piling, Borehole piling and Pile cutting)

4.1        Training
QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers to be in possession of a valid training card
      Preferably Construction Plant Competence Scheme card (CPCS).
2.    Use of abrasive wheels or any other hazardous work equipment.

4.2        Work at Height
When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been implemented. For example:-
1.      Safe working platforms provided
2.      Safe access to working platforms provided
3.      Fall arrest equipment to be worn at all times when more than 3 metres above
        ground and especially when climbing leaders.

4.3        Health Hazards
Documented procedures within the sub-contractor s method statement and risk
assessment are required for the following health risks:-
1.    Manual Handling
2.    Noise and dust control
3.    Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome (if applicable)
4.    Contaminated ground (if applicable)
5.    Reducing Risks of potential diseases associated with rats (Leptospirosis).

Contaminated borehole arisings to be stored in a suitable location, fenced off if
necessary. Pile arisings from contaminated ground must be disposed of in accordance
with current Environmental legislation. QCC to provide site registration number for the
inclusion onto the Hazardous Waste Consignment note.

4.4        Work Methods

Pile drivers are to be positioned on a firm level surface with the correct equipment
chosen for the task. A suitable area of ground ( piling mat ) must be approved by an
engineer to withstand the loadings of a piling rig. This information should be provided by
QCC upon request by the piling contractor.

Extreme care is to be taken when working adjacent to water, overhead power lines,
existing buildings, or rail tracks. The hazards and risks must be fully outlined in the risk
assessment and suitable controls adopted to protect the plant operators.

No piling can commence until the piling contractor s supervisor has obtained a permit to
excavate from QCC management. This is to avoid any accidental impact with
underground services, ducts etc.

Maintain clear working area around piling rig. Personnel not involved in piling to be kept a
safe distance from the rig.

Wherever possible a mechanised method of reducing pile caps will be adopted to reduce
the subsequent risks to groundwork operatives from hand and arm vibration, e.g. the
Elliott method or other similar means of debonding the rebar and cropping the pile
heads..



        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        8
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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If a Stihl saw (or equivalent) is required to cut through concrete or similar material, a dust
suppression system must be fitted and used accordingly.

4.5        Lifting Operations

Crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and experienced
Appointed Person must assess the operations. If the sub-contractor does not have an
Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under Contract Lift hire conditions.

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of the pile mat design to ensure that the ground conditions do not affect
          the stability of the piling rig.


4.6        Other Site Requirements

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        9
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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5.0        STEEL ERECTION AND PRE-CAST INSTALLATION

5.1        Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers (preferably CPCS or IPAF).
2.    Erection of Tower Scaffolds (preferably PASMA trained)
3.    Abrasive Wheels and Cartridge tools.
4.    FASET cards for net riggers

5.2        Lifting Operations

Crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and experienced
Appointed Person must assess the operations. If the sub-contractor does not have an
Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under Contract Lift hire conditions.

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.

5.3        Work at Height

When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been considered and implemented, e.g.:-
1.      Working off a scaffold platform or MEWP, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
2.      Passive fall arrest e.g. safety net or air bags, if not reasonably practicable
        consider:-
3.      Using boatswain chairs / cradle baskets, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
4.      The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
5.      Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor must assess the activity and consider more appropriate methods e.g.
mobile towers, platform steps etc. If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can
satisfy QCC that the use of other methods is not possible due to the work area
constraints, then QCC may sanction the use of ladders/steps providing permit to work
conditions can be met.

When the use of harnesses forms part of the safe system of work, a rescue plan detailing
the retrieval of a suspended operative must be in place.

Edge protection will be fitted to the steelwork using the safest method possible. Access
onto unprotected floors to fit edge protection is to be avoided. Handrails should be fixed
at ground level prior to lifting or if this is not possible it should be fitted from a MEWP. For
this reason, the lighter propriety barrier products are favoured by QCC ahead of
traditional scaffolding.

To improve access around site, pre-cast stairs should be installed at the earliest
opportunity, preferably with the handrails fitted whilst on the ground. Discuss with QCC.



        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        10
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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5.4        Other Site Requirements

If a Stihl saw (or equivalent) is required to make cuts into pre-cast units, a dust
suppression system must be fitted and used accordingly.

Gas cylinders must be stored safely and be removed from the confines of the building at
the end of each shift and taken to the designated caged storage area. No greater than 1
days supply on site outside the storage area.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important standard to achieve.

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        11
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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6.0        GROUNDWORKS AND CONCRETING

6.1        Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers - Preferably (CPCS).
2.    Falsework Co-ordinator _ Temporary Works Co-ordinator (if applicable)
3.    Use of Abrasive Wheels, Powerfloats and other hazardous work equipment.
4.    Entry into Confined Spaces.

6.2        Lifting Operations

Crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and experienced
Appointed Person must assess the operations. If the sub-contractor does not have an
Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under Contract Lift hire conditions.

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc.
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.

6.3        Health Hazards

Documented procedures within the method statement are required for the following
risks:-
1.      Manual Handling
2.      Dermatitis from skin contact with cement/concrete and other harmful substances
3.      Noise and dust control
4.      Contaminated ground (if applicable)
5.      Diseases associated with:- rats (Leptospirosis), needles/foul water (Hepatitis,
        HIV).
6.      Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome - The subcontractor must detail the controls
        for reducing risk. Copies of equipment information sheets to accompany risk
        assessment prior to starting work. Daily register to be kept of exposure times.
        Wherever possible a mechanised method of reducing pile caps will be adopted to
        reduce the risk.

If a Stihl saw (or equivalent) is required to cut through concrete or similar material, a dust
suppression system must be fitted and used accordingly.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        12
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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6.4        Other Site Requirements

Excavations, river banks, canals etc and works close to traffic routes must be protected
by stop blocks (or similar).

Robust barriers should only be used around excavations less than 2m deep, and should
be at least 1.5m from the edge of the excavation and where the risk of trespassers on
site is low.

Protruding re-bar from excavations should be capped off where there may be a risk of
injury.

PUWER requirements must be adhered to, e.g. dumpers must have Roll Over Protection.
Restraint belts must be worn by drivers unless a risk assessment demonstrates no risk.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, scaffolds, platform steps etc. If, in exceptional
circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of alternative methods is
not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may sanction the use of
ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be met.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




        In addition to the aforementioned QCC requirements, all sub-contractors must comply with the legal        13
      requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
                                                    practices.
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7.0        ROOFWORK, METAL DECK INSTALLATION AND NET ERECTION

7.1        Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers - preferably CPCS or IPAF.
2.    Installation of Safety Netting (FASET).
3.    Abrasive Wheels and Cartridge tools.
4.    Erection of Tower Scaffolds (PASMA trained)

7.2        Lifting Operations

Crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and experienced
Appointed Person must assess the operations. If the sub-contractor does not have an
Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under Contract Lift hire conditions.
A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.


7.3        Work at Height

When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been considered and implemented, e.g.
1.      Working off a scaffold platform or MEWP, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
2.      Passive fall arrest e.g. safety net or air bags, if not reasonably practicable
        consider:-
3.      Using boatswain chairs / cradle baskets, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
4.      The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
5.      Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, sherpascopic steps etc.

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative methods is not possible due to the constraints of the work area, then QCC
may sanction the use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work
can be met.

When the use of harnesses forms part of the safe system of work, a rescue plan detailing
the retrieval of a suspended operative must be in place.

Edge protection will be fitted to the steelwork using the safest method possible. Access
onto unprotected floors to fit edge protection is to be avoided. Handrails should be fixed
at ground level prior to lifting or if this is not possible it should be fitted from a MEWP. For
this reason, the lighter propriety barrier products are favoured by QCC ahead of
traditional scaffolding. All providers of edge protection should be asked to confirm in
writing that it complies with the requirements of BS EN 13374.



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Where reasonably practicable, access to roof areas must be by an internal access or
external scaffold. MEWPS are designed to be a working platform only.

7.4        Other Site Requirements

At the end of each shift, lightweight materials must be secured and debris placed in a
skip. Consideration must be given by the subcontractor to the possibility of strong winds
at high level.

Handover certificates are to be issued by the net installer prior to roof sheet installation.
Nets to be inspected and records kept on a weekly basis (minimum) by a competent
person.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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8.0        SCAFFOLDING

8.1        Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-

1.         Scaffolders to have Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS)
           card covering the type of scaffolding they are erecting e.g. tube & fitting or
           system.
2.         Use of Abrasive wheels when cutting tubes.
3.         Safety Net Installation See page 17 of this document.
4.         MEWP Operators - CPCS or IPAF.
5.         Designed scaffolds to be erected by scaffold gangs with at least an Advanced
           Scaffolder

Note:- Scaffolders in possession of CISRS cards are not deemed competent to erect
aluminium scaffolds. A specific card is required (preferably PASMA).

Scaffolders must have been specifically trained on the SG4 method of working.


8.2        Lifting Operations

Only those scaffolders with an up to date slinger/signaller qualification (preferred CPCS)
will be authorised to undertake the slinging of scaffold materials on a QCC site.


8.3        Work at Height

Tube and fitting scaffold must be erected and dismantled in accordance with SG4:10
Code of Practice, regardless of whether the scaffold company has signed up to the Code.
A summary of the Code is available from the Health & Safety Advisor.

The safe working practices of SG4 should also be adopted during the erection and
dismantling of system scaffolds where it is possible to do so.

SG4 requires the use of harnesses as part of the safe system of work. A rescue plan
detailing the retrieval of a suspended operative must therefore be in place.

When scaffolding edge protection is being fitted to steelwork, roof edges etc., MEWPS or
a scaffold tower must be used. The reliance of a harness as a means of fall protection or
work from a ladder should only take place where it can be demonstrated to QCC that
other methods are not reasonably practicable.

Note: If edge protection can be fitted to steelwork, pre-cast stairs etc. on the ground, then
this is to be the preferred method as it eliminates work at height.

Loading bay gates to be of a proprietary brand, meet legal requirements and to be of the
Up and Over type which provides protection for persons on the platform.

To reduce the risk from falls from height, it is QCC s policy to use scaffold stair towers for
access/egress rather than ladder access. Ladders should only be used if it can be
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8.3        Other Site Requirements

Scaffold sheeting to be flame retardant to comply with Loss Prevention Standard 1215.

Handover certificates for scaffold are to be issued to QCC site manager.

When requested by QCC, the scaffold rep/foreman is to accompany QCC site manager
on a weekly basis to inspect the scaffolding.

Whenever reasonably practicable, the minimum width of a working platform must be
600mm (3 boards). INCLUDING HOP-UPS

Engineered scaffold must only be inspected by a suitably competent person.
Arrangements should be made to have the engineer/scaffold foreman on site on a weekly
basis to inspect it.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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9.0        EXTERNAL GLAZING AND CLADDING

9.1        Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers - preferably CPCS or IPAF.
2.    Abrasive Wheels and Cartridge tools.
3.    Erection of Tower Scaffolds (PASMA trained)

9.2        Lifting Operations

Crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and experienced
Appointed Person must assess the operations. If the sub-contractor does not have an
Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under Contract Lift hire conditions.
A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.



9.3        Work at Height

When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been considered and implemented, e.g.
1.      Working off a scaffold platform or MEWP, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
2.      Passive fall arrest e.g. safety net or air bags, if not reasonably practicable
        consider:-
3.      Using boatswain chairs / cradle baskets, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
4.      The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
5.      Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, sherpascopic steps etc.

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may
sanction the use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be
met.

When the use of harnesses forms part of the safe system of work, a rescue plan detailing
the retrieval of a suspended operative must be in place.

Where reasonably practicable, access to roof areas must be by an internal access or by
an external scaffold. MEWPS are designed to be a working platform and not to transport
operatives on and off roofs.




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9.4        Other Site Requirements

Glazing and cladding panels must be mechanically lifted into position where they weigh
more than 25 kg. Note:- a designer s risk assessment for this activity should have been
issued.

Glazing and cladding operatives will wear protective gloves when at risk from sharp
materials.

When lifting points on stillages are used, the stillage is classed as lifting equipment. All
LOLER 98 requirements apply, e.g. the stillage should be accompanied with a thorough
examination certificate and be marked with a serial number and SWL.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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10.0     MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL

10.1     Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers. Preferably CPCS or IPAF
2.    Work on gas installation (GAS SAFE REGISTERED PLUMBERS)
3.    Use of Abrasive Wheels / Pipe Threading machines etc..
4.    Entry into Confined Spaces (if applicable).
5.    Erection of Tower Scaffolds (PASMA trained)

10.2     Lifting Operations

All crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and
experienced Appointed Person must be appointed to assess the operations. If the sub-
contractor does not have an Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under
Contract Lift hire conditions and the crane hire company will provide the Appointed
Person .

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.


10.3     Work at Height

When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been implemented. For example, the
following hierarchy of controls should be considered:-
1.      Work off a scaffold platform or MEWP, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
2.      Passive fall arrest, e.g. safety nets or air bags, if not reasonably practicable
        consider:-
3.      Using boatswain chair/abseiling equip. if not reasonably practicable consider:-
4.      The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
5.      Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, sherpascopic steps etc.

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may
sanction the use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be
met.

When the use of harnesses forms part of the safe system of work, a rescue plan detailing
the retrieval of a suspended operative must be in place.




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10.4     Other Site Requirements

Gas cylinders must be stored safely and be removed from the confines of the building at
the end of each shift and taken to the designated storage area.

In addition to Hot work and Confined Space Permits (obtained from QCC), a permit
system must also be in place for all work on or close to live electrics. The M&E sub-
contractor must implement its own permit system for such work. Copies of the permit
must be clearly displayed at the work area to inform other people.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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11.0     BRICKWORK AND MASONRY

11.1     Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers - preferably (CPCS).
2.    Use of Abrasive Wheels.
3.    Scaffolders to be in possession of (CISRS) card.

11.2     Work at Height

If scaffold is being erected it must conform to the requirements detailed in the Scaffolding
requirement sheet (section 8 of this document).

Trestle scaffolds are banned from QCC sites and alternative access equipment must be
used.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, sherpascopic steps etc.

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may
sanction the use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be
met.

Aluminium scaffold towers must not be used for heavy duty work e.g. brick and block
laying. They must only be used for light working such as patching up, rendering,
inspections etc.

11.3     Health Hazards

Documented procedures within the method statement are required for the following
risks:-
1.      Manual Handling
2.      Dermatitis from skin contact with cement/concrete/mortar etc.
3.      Noise
4.      Silicosis/Dust control

All Stihl saws, block cutters etc. must be fitted with dust suppression systems.
The reasons for this are that:-
1.      Dust should be eliminated at source.
2.      Dust masks only protect the person wearing the mask
3.      Dust is a nuisance to local residents, adjacent workers, public etc.
4.      Individuals cannot be relied upon to wear dust masks.
5.      Individuals wearing dust masks should have been face fit tested.

Other PPE such as eye protection and hearing protection must be worn at all times when
using cutting equipment.

Gloves are to be worn when lifting and laying bricks and blocks.

Repetitive lifting of blocks heavier than 20 kg is not acceptable. 100mm blocks
should be used instead of 140mm blocks or low density 140mm weighing less than 20kg
should be used. (Note: this should have been addressed at Design Stage).


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11.4     Lifting Operations

All crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and
experienced Appointed Person must be appointed to assess the operations. If the sub-
contractor does not have an Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under
Contract Lift hire conditions and the crane hire company will provide the Appointed
Person .

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.


11.5     Other Site Requirements

Deliveries of mortar mix (and similar) should be by Non Tip tankers. This should be
specified on the order form.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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12.0    EXTERNAL FINISHIING WORKS (Roads, Paving, Fencing, Signage etc)

12.1    Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers - preferably CPCS or IPAF.
2.    Use of Abrasive Wheels and other hazardous work equipment.
3.    Persons working on footpaths and highways to be trained in accordance with the
      New Road & Streetworks Act and hold a valid Supervisor/Operative card.

12.2    Work at Height

External finishing works such as the erection of signage and snagging must not be
hurried and, as with other works, the method of work must be carefully considered. When
working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a risk
assessment) that suitable controls have been implemented. For example, the following
hierarchy of controls should be considered:-
1.      Working off a scaffold platform or mobile elevated platform, if not reasonably
        practicable consider:-
2.      The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
3.      Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, sherpascopic steps etc.

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may
sanction the use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be
met.

12.3    Health Hazards

Documented procedures with the contractor s method statement and risk assessment are
required for the following health issues:-
1.      Manual Handling
2.      Hand and Arm Vibration
3.      Noise and dust
4.      Diseases such as Leptospirosis (associated with Rats) if applicable.

Kerbs and heavy paving stones should be lifted in a safe manner. Two man lifting without
any lifting equipment in use is no longer acceptable. The following safety precautions
should be used:-
   - Mechanised lifting clamps connected to forklift, HIAB etc.. If not reasonably
         practicable due to restricted space or a small amount of kerbs to be placed
         consider:-
   - Lifting handles for two person lifting of kerb and paving stones.

All Stihl saws (or equivalent) must be fitted with dust suppression systems when cutting
paving stones or other similar materials. Dust must be eliminated at source.




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12.4     Lifting Operations

All crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and
experienced Appointed Person must be appointed to assess the operations. If the sub-
contractor does not have an Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under
Contract Lift hire conditions and the crane hire company will provide the Appointed
Person .

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.


12.5     Other Site Requirements

Excavations and man holes must be suitably protected. Loose pallets are not an
adequate means of protecting open man holes.

QCC require that all site operatives wear helmets, high viz clothing and safety footwear
at all stages of the project. PPE rules apply until the building/area is handed over to the
client.

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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13.0    LANDSCAPING AND TREE FELLING

13.1    Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers - preferably (CPCS).
2.    Use of Abrasive Wheels.
3.    Chainsaws and other hazardous work equipment.
4.    Persons working on footpaths and highways to be trained in accordance with the
      New Road & Streetworks Act and hold a valid Supervisor/Operative card.

13.2    Tree felling and cutting

When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been implemented. For example, the
following hierarchy of controls should be considered:-
1.      Working off a scaffold platform or MEWP, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
2.      The use of bosun s chair/abseiling equipment/man riding baskets etc, if not
        reasonably practicable consider:-
4.      The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
5.      Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS and tower scaffolds.

If, in exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of
alternative methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may
sanction the use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be
met.

When the use of harnesses forms part of the safe system of work, a rescue plan detailing
the retrieval of a suspended operative must be in place.

The areas surrounding the works should be suitably protected to restrict access. Warning
signs must be displayed.

13.3    Health Hazards

Documented procedures with the contractor s method statement and risk assessment are
required for the following health issues such:-
1.      Manual Handling
2.      Hand and Arm Vibration
3.      Reducing Risks of health hazards such as Leptospirosis and Tetanus.
4.      Contaminated ground (if applicable).
5.      Hypodermic needles (if applicable).




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13.4     Lifting Operations

All crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and
experienced Appointed Person must be appointed to assess the operations. If the sub-
contractor does not have an Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under
Contract Lift hire conditions and the crane hire company will provide the Appointed
Person .

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc.
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.

13.5     Other Site Requirements

Tractors and other similar plant must comply with the requirements of PUWER. In
particular Regs 25-30 (Mobile Work Equipment). Power take off shafts in tractors for
example, must be suitably guarded to comply with the aforementioned Regulations.

The use of chainsaws on site must be subject to a specific risk assessment that identifies
the specialist PPE that is to be worn.

QCC require that all site operatives wear helmets, high viz clothing and safety footwear
at all stages of the project. PPE rules apply until the building/area is handed over to the
client.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.




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    requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other legislation relevant to their working
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14.0     FINISHING TRADES INTERNAL (joinery, painting, plastering, floor layers, etc)

14.1     Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators and Slinger/Signallers to be in possession of a card.
      Preferably CPCS or IPAF.
2.    Erection of Tower Scaffolds (PASMA trained)
3.    Use of Abrasive Wheels
4.    Use of Cartridge tools.

14.2     Work at Height

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, sherpascopic steps etc. If, in
exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of alternative
methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may sanction the
use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be met.

14.3     Lifting Operations

All crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and
experienced Appointed Person must be appointed to assess the operations. If the sub-
contractor does not have an Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under
Contract Lift hire conditions and the crane company will provide the Appointed Person .

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.

14.4     Fire Prevention

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.

Protective coverings used inside the building must be flame retardant and comply with
LPS 1207. This demonstrates compliance with insurance requirements.

Flammable substances e.g. adhesives and oil based paints must only be stored in metal
lockable containers. Do not use small rooms in the confines of a building as a paint store.

Where propane forced air heaters are used, suitable guards must be fitted to prevent the
naked flame from coming into contact with combustible materials.

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14.3    Other Site Requirements


Debris and waste materials must not be allowed to accumulate within the building. Work
areas are to be cleared at the end of each shift and if necessary at regular intervals
throughout the working day.

Empty paint and adhesive tins must not be placed into skips with general waste. These
are to be removed from site at the end of each shift by the contractor responsible.

Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

QCC require that all site operatives wear helmets, high viz clothing and safety footwear
at all stages of the project. PPE rules apply until the building/area is handed over to the
client.

The wearing of bump caps is not permitted on QCC sites.




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15.0      LIFT INSTALLATION (passenger lifts, goods lifts, escalators etc.)

15.1      Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-

1.        Lift installation and maintenance approved qualification (preferably EMTA)
2.        Use of hazardous work equipment such as abrasive wheels, welding sets etc.
3.        Slinger/Signallers - preferably CPCS (this may be part of the EMTA record
          scheme).

15.2      Work at Height

Falls from height during the installation of lifts and associated equipment is the biggest
risk to the safety of the installers and passers by. The sub-contractor must ensure that its
method statement and safety policy is adhered to at all times. In addition, the
requirements to provide suitable controls under current legislation must be implemented.

During the installation of lifts all work should take place from fully protected work
platforms, either a scaffold platform or from the lift itself.

If situations arise when work cannot take place from a platform that meets current legal
requirements, then this must be identified in the sub-contractor s risk assessment and
other suitable controls must be implemented. The use of a harness alone is not
acceptable unless all other reasonable steps have been taken to reduce the risk of falls.

Where harnesses are used the sub-contractor must identify in the risk
assessment/method statement, procedures to recover a suspended operative within a
safe time.

15.3 Protection of others

Arrangements must be in place to provide suitable and sufficient protection to other
people at all times. In particular the risks from falls down unprotected shafts must be
addressed at the earliest opportunity. Temporary edge protection provided by QCC must
not be removed by the lift installer unless there are alternative means of preventing a fall
into the shaft.

The sub-contractor must take necessary steps to ensure that the safety of their
employees and other site persons is not jeopardised during the powering
up/commissioning of the lifts. Depending on their risk assessment this may be in the
form of a permit to work system. QCC do not operate a permit system for lift installation,
and this should therefore be implemented and managed by the sub-contractor. QCC
should be provided with copies of the permits.

15.4     Installing lifts and escalators in occupied buildings

Where new installations are being made in public buildings they should be installed to
BS5655 : Lifts and service lifts: Part 13 : 1995.

The risk assessment should be suitable and sufficient and identify risks to members of
the public, their company s employees, and other site personnel.




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15.5     Other Site Requirements

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.

Protective coverings used inside the building must be flame retardant and comply with
LPS 1207. This demonstrates compliance with insurance requirements.


Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

QCC require that all site operatives wear helmets, high viz clothing and safety footwear
at all stages of the project. PPE rules apply until the building/area is handed over to the
client.




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16.0      METAL WORK (ironmongery, balustrades, fire escape staircases, etc)

16.1      Training

QCC require copies of training certificates/cards for the following activities:-
1.    Plant Operators - preferably CPCS or IPAF
2.    Use of hazardous equipment such as abrasive wheels, welding sets etc.
3.    Erection of Tower Scaffolds (PASMA trained)

16.2      Lifting Operations

Crane operations must comply with LOLER 98 and BS:7121. A trained and experienced
Appointed Person must assess the operations. If the sub-contractor does not have an
Appointed Person then they must hire the crane under Contract Lift hire conditions.

A lifting plan must be prepared by the Appointed Person which includes:-
1.        A risk assessment, taking into account site conditions and the loads to be lifted.
2.        Crane specification, dimensions and sketch showing crane setting up position.
3.        Crane and lifting tackle thorough examination certificates and weekly registers.
4.        A method statement outlining the sequence of lifts, slinging methods, etc..
5.        Names of the Appointed Person , the Slinger/Signaller and the Crane Driver.
6.        Training certificates as proof of competence for the aforementioned.
7.        Details of measured Ground Bearing Pressures for crane outrigger locations.

16.3      Work at Height

When working at height, the sub-contractor must demonstrate to QCC (in the form of a
risk assessment) that suitable controls have been implemented. For example, the
following hierarchy of controls should be considered:-

1.        Work off a scaffold platform or MEWP, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
2.        Passive fall arrest systems such as safety nets and air bags, if not reasonably
          practicable consider:-
3.        Using boatswain chair/abseiling equip. if not reasonably practicable consider:-
4.        The use of safety harnesses, if not reasonably practicable consider:-
5.        Ladders as a last resort.

From August 2005, QCC has implemented a ban on the use of ladders and step ladders.
The sub-contractor should assess the work activity and look at other more appropriate
methods of access such as MEWPS, tower scaffolds, platform steps etc. If, in
exceptional circumstances, the subcontractor can satisfy QCC that the use of alternative
methods is not possible due to the constraints of the site, then QCC may sanction the
use of ladders/steps providing that the conditions of a permit to work can be met.

The possibility of fixing permanent edge protection to staircases must be considered prior
to installation. If this cannot be reasonably achieved then the work should be carried out
from a safe place such as MEWP or protected scaffold platform. It is not acceptable for
operatives to work on unprotected stairs relying solely upon the use of safety harnesses
as fall arrest.

Should the use of harnesses need to for part of the safe system of work, a rescue plan
detailing the retrieval of a suspended operative must be in place.




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16.4     Other Site Requirements

To reduce the risks of fire within the building, all activities must be in accordance with the
Fire Code of Practice for Fire Prevention on Construction sites. This is an important
insurance requirement as well as being an important

Due to fire risks Halogen task lights are not permitted on Quarmby sites. Alternative
types of task lighting must be brought to site.

All QCC projects are no smoking areas. Smokers are required to leave the confines of
the site perimeter to smoke. Further information is available on induction.

Protective coverings used inside the building must be flame retardant and comply with
LPS 1207. This demonstrates compliance with insurance requirements.


Radios, walkmans, mp3s etc. are not to be used by anyone whilst on site.

Mobile phones are only to be used in those areas where QCC management deem it safe
to do so. The wide scale use of phones on site will generally not be permitted. During the
site induction the QCC site management will inform those present of the restrictions in
place.

QCC require that all site operatives wear helmets, high viz clothing and safety footwear
at all stages of the project. PPE rules apply until the building/area is handed over to the
client.




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              Part 3.4   HEALTH ISSUES




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3.4.1 Alcohol Abuse


THE COMPANY POLICY FOR QUARMBY CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYEES IS THAT
THERE MUST BE NO DRINKING IN THE WORKING DAY. THIS MAY LEAD TO
DISMISSAL.

The effects of alcohol in the workplace can be:-

1.     Loss of productivity and poor performance
2.     Lateness and absenteeism
3.     Safety concerns
4.     Effect on team morale and employee relations
5.     Bad behaviour or poor discipline
6.     Adverse effects on Company image and customer relations


LEGISLATION

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Road Traffic Act 1988

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999


What QCC Management must do:-

If they are aware of any person having consumed alcohol within the working day, or is
still under the influence of alcohol that may impair their safe working, they should not be
allowed into the workplace and asked to leave until the alcohol level has diminished.

In the long term:

Establish if there is a problem
   (look for symptoms, consult other employees)

Decide what to do
   (support the individual to alleviate the problem rather than disciplinary action)

Take action
   (communicate, train and educate)

It is the responsibility of all company employees to be aware of the likelihood of alcohol
misuse and bring to the attention of their seniors any concerns they have about
themselves or others.

The Company Policy is to help and support its workforce. Employees under the Health
and Safety at Work Act have a duty to take reasonable care of themselves and others
who could be affected by what they do at work.

Any employee s notification of alcoholism would be dealt with in the strictest confidence
and dealt with in accordance with the Company Policy.




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3.4.2 Asbestos


Breathing asbestos fibres can lead to asbestos related diseases, mainly cancer of the
chest and lungs, with symptoms only coming to light years after exposure.

THERE IS NO CURE FOR ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES

As asbestos use in new building is generally banned, you should be aware of its
likelihood when carrying out re-fit or maintenance works.

Asbestos cannot be easily identified from its appearance but common uses were:-
-      As a spray coating on steelwork, concrete walls and ceilings, for fire protection
       and insulation
-      As insulation lagging in buildings and factories on pipework, and for boilers and
       ducts
-      As asbestos insulating board, used as wall partitions, fire doors, ceiling tiles
-      As asbestos cement products as sheeting on walls and roof tiles, cold water
       tanks, gutters, pipes and decorative plaster finishes.


LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety at Work 1974
-      Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006
-      Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005
-      CDM Regulations 2007


What QCC Management must do

-      Prior to works commencing on a new project ensure that a Major Refurb and
       Demolition Survey has been carried out in accordance with HSG264 and
       ensure that a copy of the asbestos survey report is available. The asbestos
       survey report should be issued as part of the Pre-Tender Health and Safety
       information by the CDM Co-ordinator. Obtain a copy if it is missing from the
       site file. Note:- it is a legal requirement for all Client s to ensure that surveys
       of asbestos are carried out and that asbestos is managed safely in
       accordance with a written asbestos plan.

-      Specialist licensed asbestos removal contractors should be appointed to remove
       asbestos. Only textured coatings and asbestos cement sheets are exempt from
       this requirement, (however the scope of the regulations still apply).

       Note:- if asbestos containing cement sheets or textured coatings are on site,
       QCC Manager must contact the Health & Safety Advisor for advice.

-      Prior to allowing asbestos removal to take place on site, ensure that adequate
       controls and procedures have been identified within the Company s method
       statement. See overleaf.

-      Ensure that during and after asbestos removal that all other trades on site are
       made aware of the possibility of some asbestos going undetected. All site
       persons must be reminded in induction of the correct procedures.




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-      The following procedures should be adopted if suspected asbestos is found.
       1.      Notify QCC Management immediately.
       2.      Try to ensure that the material is not disturbed.
       3.      QCC Manager to stop works in area if asbestos is suspected.
       4.      QCC to check report to ensure the area has not been missed by removal
               contractor.
       5.      QCC Manager should ensure that arrangements are made for a sample
               to be analysed.
       6.      The area should be taped off and signs displayed until the test result are
               received.
       7.      If the sample is found to be positive the CDMC must be notified.


Appraising Asbestos Contractors Method Statements

In addition to normal method statement requirements such as the name of supervisor,
PPE to be used etc. the following should be included within or supplement the risk
assessment and method statement.

1.     Copies of Asbestos Licence issued by HSE (current and valid for the type of
       asbestos to be removed).

2.     Scaffolding contractors erecting scaffold close to asbestos materials (e.g. for
       asbestos removal contractors to gain access to high areas) should also hold a
       valid Asbestos Licence.

3.     Copy of HSE Notification Form (FOD ASB5). Minimum of 14 days notice
       required.

4.     Copy of valid insurance certificate.

5.     Copy of Waste Carrier s Licence issued by the Environment Agency.

6.     Copy of Hazardous Waste Consignment Note to ensure that the asbestos is
       being disposed of in the correct manner, (with the site specific Hazardous Waste
       Registration No. on it).

7.     Details of location and type of decontamination unit to be used. Consider power
       to unit and ensure that the unit is located as close to the works as possible to
       prevent contamination from overalls into other areas.

8.     Copies of test certificates for work equipment such as negative pressure units.

9.     Proof of asbestos removal competence e.g. individuals in possession of an
       ACAD card.

10.    Method of removal to be confirmed, e.g. double bagging, enclosed skips, location
       of skip etc.

11.    Ensure that wet methods are used for removal of asbestos

12.    Ensure that a clearance certificate and certificate of reoccupation is issued prior
       to allowing works to continue in an area following asbestos removal works.



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3.4.3 COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health)


Persons employed on construction sites and in offices are frequently exposed to health
risks, both immediate and long term, resulting from exposure to chemicals and solvents
etc. It should be remembered that health problems can result from passive exposure as
well as direct exposure.

The COSHH Regulations lay down the essential requirements and a sensible step
approach for control of exposure to hazardous substances and processes creating dust,
vapours, fumes etc.

The substance may be in use at the workplace (e.g. cement, paints etc) or be present in
the site (e.g. toxic material in soil). COSHH requires precautions to be undertaken to
prevent or control exposure to substances whether they have immediate (acute) or long
term (chronic) health implications.

Whenever possible, the hazard should be eliminated altogether at source, e.g. can the
substance be replaced with one which is less harmful or can the work be carried out in
such a way as it prevents the need for people to work in direct contact with the
substance? Only when all reasonable steps have been taken should the reliance on PPE
as a primary protective measure be considered.

All exposure routes have to be considered inhalation of dust or fumes, ingestion or
through skin contact. Many substances can have multiple effects, e.g. solvent adhesives
can emit harmful fumes as well as damaging the skin.

NO HARMFUL        SUBSTANCES        ARE    TO    BE   USED    WITHOUT      A   COSHH
ASSESSMENT.

LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999)


Controls to be adopted by QCC Management

-      Sub-contractors are to be reminded at the pre-commencement meeting that
       COSHH assessments are required from them prior to them carrying out work
       involving harmful substances. COSHH assessments should form part of the
       method statement document and so should be checked by the QCC Site
       Manager during the method statement appraisal process.

-      QCC Site Managers must endeavour to ensure that the procedures for working
       safely with harmful substances are being followed. Any concerns should be
       raised with the sub-contractor responsible and QCC Health and Safety Advisor.
-      QCC Site Management must ensure that adequate welfare facilities are provided
       and are adequate for the work operations being undertaken.
-      When QCC are purchasing materials, data sheets must be obtained. In some
       situations it may be necessary for the Buying Department to instruct suppliers to
       forward relevant data sheets to the sites when placing the order. NOTE: Product
       data sheets alone will not suffice as a COSHH assessment since they do not take
       into account site conditions and how the substance is stored, handled and used
       on that particular site.


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-      When working with or in close proximity to harmful substances QCC employees
       are to be made aware of any relevant hazards and control measures. If QCC
       employees are working with harmful substances on site, then it is the
       responsibility of the QCC Manager to ensure that a relevant COSHH assessment
       is prepared.
-      At the end of the contract, the Site Project/Site Manager is to ensure that all
       COSHH assessments/records are returned to Health and Safety Advisor for safe
       keeping.




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3.4.4 Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a skin complaint that can start off as redness or itching but, without
treatment, the dermatitis can cause the skin to crack and bleed and it can spread all over
the body. It is caused by the skin coming into contact with chemicals in certain
substances. Because of this it is sometimes called occupational contact dermatitis . It is
not infectious, so it cannot be passed from one person to another.

How quickly dermatitis occurs depends on a number of things:-

-      the substance and the chemicals within it
-      the strength or potency of the substance
-      how long and how often it touches the skin.

Many different substances can cause dermatitis, examples of some of the most common
sources are:-

-      Alkaline substances such as cement, concrete and plaster
-      Certain paints and thinners
-      Mineral oils and lubricants
-      Cleaning products such as bleach

LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
-      The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002


What QCC Management must do

-      Ensure that adequate welfare provisions are provided for the works being carried
       out. e.g. sinks should be big enough to wash your hands and forearms in them,
       especially if concreting works are being carried out.

-      Ensure that sub-contractors provide COSHH                   assessments      for   all
       products/processes where dermatitis is a risk.

       Note:- the subcontractor should have given consideration to the work process
       and if dermatitis is a risk then the use of alternative more safer substances
       should have been considered. Alternatively, can the task be carried out in a
       different way? e.g. if it is dust that is causing the dermatitis, some sort of exhaust
       ventilation may help.

-      Ensure that sub-contractors address the risks and that suitable controls have
       been identified. The main trades usually affected are groundworkers, concreters,
       bricklayers, painters, plasterers and cleaners although anyone can be in contact
       with potentially harmful substances.

-      Ensure that the correct Personal Protective equipment is worn. Gloves and
       overalls for example, should be worn by concrete gangs as they are working with
       the substance for long periods of time.

-      If in doubt over the adequacy of welfare facilities or the PPE being worn, contact
       the Health and Safety Advisor for advice.




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3.4.5 Diseases at Work

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation 1995
require that all work related diseases are notified to the HSE. Work related diseases in
construction are wide ranging and can be associated with three main health hazard
groups. These are:-

Chemical       (e.g. skin diseases, poisonings and lung diseases)
Biological     (e.g. bacterial infections)
Physical       (e.g. illnesses associated with noise and vibration)


LEGISLATION

-      The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
-      Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007
-      The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002


What must QCC Management do?

1.     Eliminate and Reduction of Hazards

Prior to works on site commencing and risk assessments being prepared, consideration
must first be given to whether or not the hazards can be eliminated or significantly
reduced. For example:-

-      Do site personnel need to gain access to hazardous areas or can work be
       organised differently? e.g. avoid access into sewers, contaminated rooms etc..
-      Can hazard be eliminated at source? e.g. eradicate vermin before starting on site
-      Can harmful substances be substituted with safer alternatives?

1.     Information and instruction

Ensure that all employees are informed of any foreseeable hazards during induction
training. Notices may also be required to remind people of the hazards and the
importance of good hygiene. For example, during demolition of derelict buildings there
may be a high risk of vermin, asbestos, syringes, pigeon excrement etc.

2.     Risk Assessment / Method Statement

The hazards and controls relating to diseases must be identified within each sub-
contractor s risk assessment and method statement. The documents must be read by the
individual or a briefing should be carried out by their supervisor. Evidence that this has
took place should be recorded.

3.     Welfare Facilities

Adequate provisions should be made for the number of people on site and the nature of
the works to be carried out. Shower units, for example may be required if the risk of
disease and ill health is deemed high.

QCC Site Management and sub-contractor supervisors must enforce the site rules. Site
personnel must use the facilities provided and the consumption of food and drink on site
must not be permitted.




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4.     PPE

The type of PPE to be used will depend on the hazards faced by the individual. The sub-
contractor must stipulate in the risk assessment and method statement the requirements
for additional PPE to carryout the work safely. Consider, eye protection,
disposable/waterproof overalls, waterproof gloves.

5.     Good Hygiene

On sites where the risk from diseases is high, good hygiene must be promoted.
Examples include:-
-      Covering up of cuts and broken skin with waterproof plasters or barrier cream.
-      Keeping PPE in a clean and fit state.
-      Disposing of dirty/contaminated clothing in the correct manner.
-      Proper use of the wash facilities, particularly before eating or smoking
-      Ensuring cleanliness is maintained in welfare facilities.

6.     COSHH

The safe handling, storage and use of harmful substances must be addressed by each
sub-contractor. A COSHH assessment must accompany the method statement. Data
sheets alone will not suffice.


Biological Infections

Leptospirosis (Weil s Disease)

There is a risk to workers who enter sewers or other places where the presence of rats is
suspected. It can enter the body through infected water getting into cuts and abrasions,
into the eyes or through ingestion. Symptoms are similar to flu (headache, fever, muscle
pains). Delay in treatment can lead to damage to the liver and kidneys and some cases
can be fatal. On sites where the presence of contaminated water is suspected, a specific
risk assessment must be prepared by any contractor working in or around it.


Legionellosis (Legionnaire s Disease)

Legionella pneumophila, the bacteria causing the disease may be found in infrequently
used tanks or pipes that are at lukewarm temperatures.

Safe thermal conditions are essential to ensure that water does not remain static at
temperatures where the bacteria can multiply (i.e. 20-45oC). It is therefore recommended
that water services should operate at the following temperatures:-
-       hot water storage (calorifiers), 60oC
-       hot water distribution at least 50oC attainable at taps within 1 minute of running
-       cold water storage and distribution 20 oC or below.
Routine monitoring of the water temperatures should be conducted by specialist service
engineering contractors to ensure that the temperatures are safe.

Where there is the potential for Legionella, a risk assessment must be carried out which
identifies measures taken to keep the risk to an acceptable level. Water stored in cooling
towers or static water in showerheads is high risk. Specialists must be appointed to treat
the water at regular intervals. This is achieved with biocides or UV treatment.


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Tetanus (Lockjaw)

This can be caught by animal bites or by contact with soil which at some time has been
contaminated by animals. Bacteria causing tetanus is Clostridium tetani. Infection can
enter through open wounds or cuts, especially standing on nails, broken glass etc.

Operatives should be inoculated, use suitable PPE and apply good hygiene measures.


Psittacosis

There is a significant risk to people who enter buildings occupied by birds carrying the
disease, usually pigeons. Psittacosis is a widespread disease caused by an organism
called Chlamydia Psittaci. Transmission of the disease is primarily through the inhalation
of infected dust from dried pigeon droppings or feathers.

Symptoms include fever and chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches and
headaches.

In circumstances where pests are expected, suitable dust masks and disposable overalls
must be worn.
Where excessive amounts of pigeon waste need removing a specialist pest contractor
should be used and the area properly disinfected.

Aspergillosis

Employees working in buildings with damp foundations or walls containing a high
cellulose content timber frames, wallpaper, plasterboard, cardboard, and waste paper.
Moulds producing airborne spores i.e. Aspergillus, and Stachybotrys species, may trigger
pulmonary allergies and haemorrhaging, coughing and wheezing, and general fatigue.
People who are in a generally weak condition should avoid contact with possible spore
colonies.

Anthrax

Caused by the inhalation or skin exposure to Anthrax spores (Bacillus anthracis) in soils
which at some time had been contaminated by animals. Usually associated with
processing and manufacturing factories involving animals or their hides. Anthrax spores
are capable of surviving in dormant conditions for hundreds of years in sub-surface soils.
Infection can enter through open wounds or cuts, or inhalation after disturbing spore
colonies.

Symptoms with skin exposure are a boil like lesion that eventually forms an ulcer with a
black centre within 2-6 days. Swelling of the lymph glands under the armpit may occur in
prolonged cases. Respiratory infection resembles a common cold progressing on to
pneumonia. Symptoms then improve for 2-3 days then a sudden onset of difficult
breathing, profuse sweating and cyanosis (blue skin).

Hepatitis B and HIV

With both these diseases, infection comes from contact with infected blood or other
bodily fluids. Risk areas are sewers, and the demolition or refurbishment of hospitals,
prisons, mortuaries or other establishments frequented by drug addicts and the like.
Beware of discarded needles.



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3.4.6 Drug Abuse

Drug misuse is not only a serious problem for the individual but can also affect the
Company s business and their work colleagues. Drugs can affect the brain and the body
in a number of ways, affecting the way a person thinks, perceives and feels, leading to
impaired judgment or concentration. Over a long term this will affect the individual s
general health and well being, adversely affecting their performance at work, even if the
misuse takes place outside work.

LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
-      The Road Traffic Act 1988
-      Misuse of Drugs Act 1971


The symptoms of Drug Abuse are:-

-      Sudden mood changes and unusual irritability or aggression
-      A tendency to become confused
-      Abnormal fluctuations in concentration and energy
-      Impaired job performance and poor time-keeping
-      Increased short term sickness absence
-      A deterioration in relationships with colleagues, or management


QCC Policy is:-

It is the responsibility of all employees to be aware of the likelihood of drug misuse and
bring to the attention of their seniors any concerns they have about themselves or others.

Drugs are categorised under various headings, the definition covered by this policy
covers any drug that would lead to a criminal offence for possession, or use of, as
covered by the latest legislation.

Anybody aware of their drug misuse, and its impairment and likely Health and Safety
effects as a consequence of their actions on others must immediately bring this to the
attention of one of the Company Directors. This will be dealt with in the strictest
confidence. The matter will be dealt with subject to the foregoing: -
-       Absence for treatment and rehabilitation will be regarded as normal sickness
-       It is accepted relapses may occur
-       The policy will be monitored and reviewed regularly

Whilst it should be expected that the employee would be seeking help voluntarily,
disciplinary action would be taken if: -
-        Help is refused and/or impaired performance continues
-        Dismissal action will be taken in cases of gross misconduct
-        Dismissal action will be taken in cases of causing danger to others as a
         consequence of carrying on work activities
-        Possession/dealing will be reported immediately to the police and there is no
         alternative to this procedure

The Company Policy is to help and support its workforce. The employees under the
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 have a duty to take
reasonable care of themselves and others who could be affected by what they do at
work. Any employee s notification of drug misuse would be dealt with in the strictest
confidence and dealt with in accordance with the Company Policy.



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3.4.7 Hand and Arm Vibration

Workers who are regularly exposed to high vibration may suffer from several kinds of
injury to the hands and arms, including impaired blood circulation and damage to nerves
and muscles. Collectively the injuries are known as Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
(HAVS). Vibration White Finger is one form of HAVS in which impaired blood circulation
causes blanching or whitening of affected fingers.

What are the symptoms of HAVS?
-      Tingling and or numbness in the fingers;
-      Loss of sensation and manual dexterity
-      Finger blanching
-      Aching digits and limbs


LEGISLATION

-       Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-       The Management of Health and Safety At Work Regulations 1999
-       Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005

Examples of equipment that can give rise to significant vibration exposure is:-

Percussive Tools                  Grinding, Cutting           Timber, Woodworking and
                                  and Finishing               Ground Clearance
Caulking and chipping hammer      Floor planers / grinders    Brush Cutters,
Pneumatic chisel                  Floor Tile remover          Brush saw
Concrete breaker / jackhammer     Angle grinder               Chain Saw
Concrete levelling vibro-table,   Pedestal grinder            Circular saw handheld or hand-fed
Vibro thickener                   Portable grinder            Jigsaw
Impact Wrench                     Rotary deburring tool       Strimmer
Needle Gun                        Sander
Compactor / Wacker Plate          Stihl Saw
Poker
Percussive / hammer drill
Road drill , Rock drill
Rotary hammer
Scaling gun
Tunnelling tools



What must be done?

1.      Eliminating the Risk       (Process Design / Selection / Modification)

Consideration must be given to HAVS by the design team. For example, scabbling of
concrete and the manually breaking down of pile caps should be designed out and an
alternative method should be stipulated. For example, this could be done by stipulating a
different type of finish on concrete and for pile cropping, the use of more advanced
methods that do not involve the use of hand-held breakers.

It is the responsibility of the Designers and CDM Co-ordinator to ensure that failings of
CDM do not arise. As Principal Contractor, QCC must ensure that the correct methods
identified in the Design Risk Assessments and Pre-Construction Information pack are
encompassed into the sub-contractor s method statements.

Should the proposed construction or demolition involve the use of hand held vibrating
equipment then QCC s concerns must be highlighted to the Design Team at the earliest
opportunity so the design can be changed or a different working method be stipulated.



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2.     Reducing the Risk

If, after all reasonable steps have been taken by the Designer, there is still a requirement
to use hand held equipment, then a risk assessment must be done by the contractor
carrying out the work. This must address the work activity and include the following:-

Tool Selection
Low vibration tools can significantly reduce the level of vibration exposure. The sub-
contractor should have a tool purchasing policy to ensure that any equipment either
bought or hired is of low vibration and that the vibration level is low enough to allow the
tasks to be carried out within current limits.

Exposure Times
As part of the risk assessment the permitted exposure time for the equipment must be
determined. In order to do this the vibration level must be obtained from the manufacturer
of the equipment.

The HSE have put in place two action levels. These are:-

An Exposure Action Value (EAV) of 2.5m/s2 above which management programmes
should be introduced. This means that a tool emitting vibration levels of 2.5 ms-2 or less
can safely be used for 8 hours with no problems.

An Exposure Limit Value (ELV) is the maximum amount of vibration an employee may be
exposed to on any single day. This is 5 m/s2 and represents high risk. Under no
circumstances should anyone be exposed to vibration levels over this limit.

It is QCC s policy to keep vibration levels to below the Exposure Action Value
wherever possible. Subcontractors should plan their works to ensure that their
operatives are not at risk.

As a rough guide to calculating the exposure levels the following system can be used:-

Tool Vibration   3    4    5    6     7         8     9     10    11        12    13     14     15
m/s2
Points per       20   30   50   70    100       130   160   200   240       290   340    390    450
hour (approx)

Multiply the points assigned to the tool vibration by the numbers of hours of daily trigger
time for the tool(s) and then compare with the exposure action value (EAV) and
exposure limit value (ELV) points.

100 points per day = exposure action value (EAV)
400 points per day = exposure limit value (ELV)
Alternatively the following table can be used as a guide which shows the exposure times
which would result in exposures at the exposure action value.

Vibration m/s2                  2.5       3.5         5      7         10         14           20

Time to reach exposure           8          4         2      1      30             15         8 mins
action value (hours)                                               mins           mins
Time to reach exposure          24        16          8      4      2              1            30
limit values (hours)                                                                           mins


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Limitation of Duration of Exposure
When the duration of the task will take longer than the permitted exposure levels a strict
management system must be put in place to ensure that individuals do not exceed the
limits. Form HS18B (HAV Register) is to be completed during each shift by the sub-
contractor supervisor. Regular checks should be carried out by QCC to ensure that
accurate records are being kept. In exceptional circumstances it may be necessary for
extra labour to be brought to site to ensure adequate job rotation.

Tool identification

Where different tools are being used by the same sub-contractor, the tools should be
clearly identified to avoid confusion. A colouring system for example for different tools
may be worth considering.

Correct Use of Tools and maintenance.

The vibration levels detailed in the manufacturer s data sheet are based on tests carried
out in laboratory conditions when the machine is new. Vibration levels can therefore only
increase during the life of the machine. Vibration levels received by the operator can
increase in the following situations:-
-        The tools or accessories are used incorrectly e.g. at a wrong angle
-        Excessive and/or unnecessary force is used on the machine
-        The tool or its accessories are not suitable for the job at hand
-        The tool or its accessories are damaged
-        The tools performance is affected by poor maintenance, e.g. lubrication, cleaning

Personal Protective Equipment
The effectiveness of anti-vibration gloves is questionable and reliance on them to keep
vibration exposure down is unacceptable. Keeping warm, however, is an important way
of improving blood circulation and therefore helping to reduce the risk of HAVs. The
wearing of gloves should therefore be considered, but they should be appropriate for the
tools and the task so that the wearer finds them comfortable and is able to manipulate
the tools and controls properly without increasing grip or force.

Maintaining Blood Circulation

Keeping the hands and body warm is essential to help maintain good blood flow to the
fingers and reduce the risk of injury. Specific measures might include:-
-       Wearing anti-vibration gloves
-       Using proprietary heating pads for the hands
-       Using tools with heated handles
-       Avoiding pneumatic exhausts which discharge towards the hands
-       Allowing operatives to warm up before work and allowing them to keep warm
-       Wearing warm and waterproof clothing for cold work areas
-       Avoiding or cutting down smoking (smoking reduces blood circulation)
-       Massaging and exercising fingers during work breaks.

Training

Training is necessary for both operatives and management to ensure that they
understand the risks of HAVS and the necessary controls. Training should include:-
-       Nature of the risk to health and the symptoms of HAVS
-       How, why and when to report problems
-       Control measures to be used
-       Effects of cold and other factors affecting blood flow.



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3.4.8 Health Surveillance

The general well being of QCC staff is of fundamental importance to the Directors and
Senior staff within the Company. Any health problems that employees suffer from,
regardless of whether they are work related or not, will be treated with the appropriate
level of support and confidentially.

LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999)
-      The Display Screen Equipment Regulations (1992)

What QCC Management must do:-

-      If staff under your supervision suffer from health problems, ensure that symptoms
       are not ignored. Encourage the individual to discuss the issues with a Director or
       Line Manager.

-      QCC will endeavour to investigate any health problems relating from working
       conditions and will take all reasonable steps to reduce or prevent the problem
       from recurring.

-      The Health & Safety Advisor is to review any risk assessments annually and
       identify actions required.

-      Relevant health issues to be identified during the employment process so that
       QCC can take the appropriate action, i.e. site operatives suffering from back
       problems, noise induced hearing loss etc.

For QCC site staff who are exposed to specific health risks relating to the works being
undertaken by subcontractors, additional monitoring controls may be required. The extent
of which will be determined by QCC Directors and the Health & Safety Advisor, e.g:-

Hearing tests may be deemed necessary for staff working in noisy environments for
prolonged periods of time, e.g. noise at 850dBA averaging over 8 hours or 200 kPa
impulse noise

QCC site operatives working regularly with vibrating machinery such as concrete
vibrators, jack hammers, hammer drills, grinders etc. may be required to have health
surveillance for Vibration White Finger and other HAV symptoms.

Any staff working with harmful substances may be required to have regular health
surveillance as stated in the COSHH regulations. Substances requiring health
surveillance include: lead and asbestos, respiratory sensitisers (these can cause
asthma), skin sensitisers, biological agents and carcinogens.

Staff working with Display Screen Equipment may require annual eye tests. The
procedures for DSE outlined in this policy Section 3.1.11 will be adhered to and an
assessment (Form HS30) will be completed annually.

Staff required to undertake lifting of heavy loads will be required to have appropriate
training and to undergo health surveillance.
THE CONTROLS IDENTIFIED IN THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THIS POLICY
DOCUMENT SHOULD IN MOST CASES ALLEVIATE THE NEED FOR THE SPECIFIC
TYPES OF HEALTH SURVEILLANCE DETAILED ABOVE. ONLY IN EXCEPTIONAL
CIRCUMSTANCES, SUBJECT TO A RISK ASSESSMENT, WILL SPECIFIC HEALTH
CHECKS BE DEEMED NECESSARY.


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3.4.9 Lead

The exposure of persons to various forms of lead during their normal occupation has long
been recognised as a health risk. Exposure to lead can be from many forms, and like all
occupational hazards where there is a possibility that persons may be exposed, a
suitable assessment must be carried out.

Current legislation has been implemented to ensure that adequate controls and
monitoring arrangements are implemented by employers across all industries.

LEGISLATION

-       Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
-       The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
-       The Control of Lead at Work Regulations 2002

Exposures likely to be significant

-       Burning, welding or abrasion of lead by power tools, such as power sanding of
        lead based paint and cutting of lead coated plant and surfaces in demolition work.

-       Stripping of paint by means of hot air blowers or gas torch.

-       The use of needle guns can give rise to high values of lead in air.

-       In grit blasting operations, properly used blasting helmets should have sufficient
        air flow to protect the operator. Steps should be taken to ensure that others in the
        vicinity are not at risk.
-       Demolition, inspection, cleaning or maintenance work inside tanks that may have
        contained leaded fuel. The metal of fuel tanks will often have absorbed lead.
        Even when working in totally purged tanks, or alternatively, demolishing and
        burning purged tanks, the risk of lead absorption should not be discounted. The
        burning of such metal may give rise to significant lead fume.
-       Handling of sheet lead and stripping existing lead flashing which has a build up of
        lead oxide coating may give rise to risk from ingestion.
-       Demolition in buildings where lead has been used in the manufacturing process
        may result in considerable quantities of lead being present in various forms.

Exposure not likely to be significant

-       Low temperature melting of lead (below 500oC), as is found in plumbing,
        soldering and the jointing of electrical cables.
-       Handling of clean solid metallic lead, for example pipes, sheets etc.

Whilst the operations listed above are unlikely to give rise to significant exposure, if the
processes are combined exposure may be excessive. It must be remembered that poor
personal hygiene may give rise to lead ingestion and therefore significant exposure.

What QCC Management must do

-       Prior to starting work, consult the Pre-tender Health and Safety Plan. The CDMC
        should have detailed any lead based products known or suspected, e.g. lead
        based paints.

-       Ensure that sub-contractor risk assessments and method statements address the
        risk and necessary controls to limit exposure.



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3.4.10 Manual Handling

Back disorders are the commonest form of ill health at work. Excessive lifting or poor
posture can also result in other injuries such as neck strains and injuries to hands and feet.

LEGISLATION
-      The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
-      The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Act 1999

What QCC Management must do:-

So far as is reasonably practicable, avoid the need for employees to undertake any
manual handling operations which involve a risk of their being injured.

Whenever possible highlight concerns to designers at the earliest stage possible. Under
CDM they should have addressed manual handling issues and consideration should have
been given to the installation and fixing of materials. Weights of blocks, masonry, glazing,
cladding, plasterboard, lintels, kerbs etc and the lifting of them should have been assessed.

Weights should be reduced by the designer specifying lighter or smaller materials. If this
cannot be achieved there should be access available for mechanical means of lifting.
Where it is not reasonable to avoid manual handling the following shall be done:-

Make a suitable and sufficient risk assessment of the activity and review it as necessary.
Form (HS18b) should be completed for repetitive manual lifting by QCC employees.

The person responsible for carrying out the risk assessment will depend upon the
whereabouts of the activity. Risk assessments on site should be carried out by either the
subcontractor, or if working directly for QCC then it should be done by the QCC Site
Manager. Assessments in the office will be conducted by the Health & Safety Advisor
where necessary.

Take appropriate steps to implement control measures to reduce risks to the lowest level.

Provide safe systems and places of work. Ensuring that risks from handling, storage and
transport of all articles and substances are adequately addressed.

Provide information, instruction, training and supervision to employees on safe handling
techniques and specific information on weights of loads, heaviest sides of article etc.

What QCC Employees must do:-

Bring concerns in respect of the task to your manager. Encourage others to do the same.

Be aware of any existing risk assessments and any safety procedures currently available
for the task to be undertaken. Work safely in accordance with the instructions given.

Control the risk by re-organising processes, or at least reduce the times a hazardous load is
handled, and consider the use of a mechanical aid as a primary lifting device.

Ensure you are aware of the weight prior to lifting, and do not exceed the max lift guidance.

Be aware of the correct lifting posture; bend legs rather than the back.

Make sure loads are not handled above shoulder height or in cramped working areas.
Ensure heavy or awkward loads are not undertaken by one individual. Ask for assistance.

Keep the workplace clear of obstructions that can cause slips/trips whilst handling the load.


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3.4.11 Noise at Work

Excessive noise levels in construction can seriously damage people s hearing. A short
exposure period can have long-term consequences and hearing can be permanently
damaged. The danger depends on how loud the noise is and how long you are exposed
to it. Damage can build up over time.


LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

-      Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.


What QCC Management Must do:-


-      Ensure that noise risks and controls are addressed in subcontractor method
       statements. Noise assessments should accompany work equipment such as
       breakers are piling rigs which emit noise levels well in excess of 85dBa.

-      If possible, noisy activities should be planned so that they do not take place at the
       same time. Breaking out concrete and piling operations at the same time for
       example, can create excessive noise levels that could lead to complaints from
       members of the public and create a hazard for everyone working on site.

-      If this cannot be achieved, then noise levels should be reduced as far as
       reasonably practicable. For example, subcontractors should consider alternative
       methods or use of alternative equipment, or the fitting of sound deadening
       attachments to plant and machinery.

-      If all reasonable steps have been taken and the noise levels are still deemed to
       be significant then a noise assessment should be undertaken to help establish
       hearing protection zones.

-      The hearing protection zones should be clearly signed to ensure that unprotected
       operatives do not enter.

-      Ensure appropriate PPE is provided, is well maintained and that control checks
       are undertaken to ensure its use. This is not an alternative to controlling
       noise at source.

-      Ensure affected operatives are made fully aware of the risk and that they
       understand. This should include the likely noise level and the maximum period of
       exposure.

-      Ensure operatives have been trained in the safe use of the equipment and its
       operation.




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3.4.12 Passive Smoking

When smokers and non-smokers share the same room, non-smokers cannot avoid
inhaling some of the tobacco smoke. This is passive smoking and scientific bodies have
highlighted this can lead to lung cancer. Likewise smoke can have irritant effects on the
eyes, throat and respiratory system.

Be aware that cigarettes can have a secondary effect by causing a fire, especially if left
smouldering after the premises have been vacated at the end of the working day or
between work breaks.

Government guidance is: NON SMOKING SHOULD BE REGARDED AS THE NORM.


LEGISLATION

The smoking ban of July 1st 2007 from which it is against the law to smoke in enclosed
work places and public areas.

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
(under Section 2 employers have to ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, the health,
safety and welfare at work of all employees)

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
(employers have to ensure that there are arrangements to protect non-smokers from
discomfort caused by tobacco smoke in rest rooms or rest areas).


NOTE:-
QCC have a legal obligation to provide smoke free work areas under the
aforementioned Regulations. QCC do not have a legal obligation to provide
facilities where people can smoke.


What must QCC Management do?

1.     Ensure all premises either temporary or permanent have a no smoking policy.

2.     Ensure that all site personnel are made aware of QCC requirements in induction.

3.     Display No Smoking Signs on site and within the temporary accommodation to
       remind people.

4.     Take note of discarded cigarette ends on site and within canteen facilities.

5.     Take appropriate action against offenders.




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3.4.13 Stress at Work

Stress in the workplace is becoming a more common occurrence, and therefore you
should always consider how this may affect your subordinates and be conscious of the
symptoms. Work related stress could have a long-term detrimental effect not only to the
individual but also to the Company s productivity as a consequence whilst the individual
is off work.

The Company has a duty of care towards all its employees and any member of staff
suspecting undue stress either in themselves or others should notify a director
immediately.

Stress is the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure; it isn t a disease but
can lead to mental or physical ill health.

LEGISLATION

-      Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

-      The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999


What should QCC Management do?

1.     Assess the risk by: -
       -      Looking for pressures at work that could cause high or long lasting stress
              at work
       -      Decide who might be harmed by these
       -      Decide if sufficient measures are in place to prevent that harm

2.     Involve the employee at all stages of the assessment process

3.     Be aware of problems outside work that may be contributory

4.     Be aware of the signs, which include:-
       -     Changes in mood or behaviour
       -     Irritability, indecisiveness, absenteeism or reduced performance
       -     Deteriorating relationships with colleagues
       -     Increased alcohol intake, smoking or drug taking

5.     Monitor the situation on an on-going basis

6.     Ensure the employee is not over-worked

7.     Respect their views, provide a communication channel

8.     Provide training

9.     Avoid repetitious jobs, increase the variety of tasks

10.    Monitor hours worked (including work taken home)




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3.4.14 Sun Protection

Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can cause skin damage including sunburn,
blistering, skin ageing and in the long term can lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common
form of cancer in the UK, with over 40 000 new cases daignosed each year.

Protection from the sun s rays is also important in preventing sun stroke, dehydration and heat
exhaustion.

LEGISLATION

-       Health and Safety At Work Act 1974

-       The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Who is at risk?

People with pale skin are most at risk of skin damage, especially those with fair or red hair, with a lot of
freckles or moles or those with a family history of skin cancer.

People with brown or black skin are at a lower risk of skin damage but people of all skin colours can
suffer from overheating and deydration.

What should QCC Management do?

-       Ensure that QCC employees work in a sensible manner and when working during summer
        months ensure they are fully aware of the health issues and good practices to be adopted.

-       Highlight any concerns immediately with the sub-contractor employing the individuals at risk.

-       Encourage sub-contractors to carry out tool box talks on the dangers from the sun.

-       Encourage sub-contractor supervisors to promote safe working practices such as those listed
        below.

-       When the risk from the sun is deemed significant and co-operation from the contractor is not
        forthcoming, then the Health & Safety Advisor should be contacted.


What should employees do?

-       Keep your top on.

-       Wear a hat with a brim or a flap that covers the ears and the back of the neck.

-       Stay in the shade whenever possible, during your breaks and especially at lunch time.

-       Use a high factor sunscreen of at least SPF15 on any exposed skin.

-       Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

-       Check your skin regularly for any unusual moles or spots. See a doctor promptly if you find
        anything that is changing in shape, size or colour, itching or bleeding.

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              Part 3.5   ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES




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3.5.1 Summary Of Key Legislation

The key environmental legislation affecting the works undertaken by QCC include:-

1.      Archaeology and built heritage

Removal of human remains
Under the Burials Act 1857 it is necessary to obtain a licence from the Home Office to
disturb any human burials.

Working on consecrated ground
The Disused Burial Grounds Act 1981 sets stringent conditions regarding the removal
and disposal of human remains.

Works to or around scheduled monuments
Require the prior consent of the Secretary of State via a Scheduled Monuments Consent.
The consent protects any object or structure fixed to or around the building. Carrying out
unauthorised works is a criminal offence for which significant penalties exist.

Working around listed buildings
A Building Preservation Notice (BPN) can be served by the planning authority on the
owner of a building, which is not listed, but is considered to be of special architectural or
historic interest.

Discovering Treasure
Under the Treasure Act 1996 all finds of treasure must be reported to your local police
station immediately.

Working in areas of archaeological importance
Requires six weeks operations notice to the planning authority of any proposals to
disturb the ground, tip on it or flood it.

Local Authority powers
Local authorities are responsible for protecting a wide range of archaeological remains.
Where development threatens to damage or destroy remains, the authority can require
appropriate investigation through a planning condition or legal agreement. In certain
circumstances it can also secure the positive long-term management of sites.


2.      Buying, storing and managing materials

Storing hazardous materials
Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
materials that have properties such as explosive, flammable or toxic, etc, must be
handled, stored and disposed of in accordance with the relevant COSHH datasheets.

Storing polluting materials
Under the Control of Pollution (Oil Storage) Regulations 2001 the storage of
containers other than drums, require secondary containment to be sufficient capacity to
contain 110 per cent of the maximum contents of the container. Where more than one
container is stored, the secondary containment should be capable of storing 100 per cent
of the largest container or 25 per cent of the total storage capacity, which ever is greater.

Stockpiling aggregate and other construction material
Under the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 2005 a waste management licence
exemption is required to stockpile aggregate and other construction material up to 90
cubic metres for a period of three months.


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3.     Dust and emissions

Work activities that create dust and emissions
Under the Clean Air Act 1993 it is an offence to permit the emission of dark smoke from
industrial or trade premises, which is generally enforced by local authorities. However,
there are exemptions allowing emissions from the burning of timber and other wastes.

Work activities may be a statutory nuisance
Under Part lll of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 dust, emissions and odours can
be classified as a statutory nuisance. The local authority can serve an abatement notice
on the person responsible (in practice the contractor) to put a stop to a statutory
nuisance. Breaching an abatement notice is a criminal offence.


4.     Ground Contamination

Town and Country Planning
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 the local authorities are responsible
for ensuring that land contamination is dealt with through the planning system and that
remediation takes place where it is required. It is the responsibility of the developer to
carry out the remediation and satisfy the local authority that the remediation has been
carried out as agreed. Government guidance to planners Planning policy statement 23
Planning and pollution control advises that remediation is undertaken to ensure sites do
not fall under Part llA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when completed.

Protection of the Environment
The key consideration of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (Part llA) are:-

-      possibility of causing significant harm to human beings, ecosystems and
       buildings, and the potential of polluting controlled waters

-      polluter pays principle for the allocation of liability.

Risk assessment and risk management are fundamental to the approach adopted on
remediation of contaminated sites. The risk assessment process comprises the following
elements:-

-      the establishment of a linkage between the contaminant source, the migratory
       pathway, and the potential of significant harm on sensitive targets

-      determination of significant harm and significant possibility of significant harm .

Remediation
Under the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 2005 a licence is required to
use a remedial technique on site.




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5.      Noise and Vibration

Environmental Protection Act 1990
Under Section 80 the local authority (Environmental Health Officer) must serve an
abatement notice; under Section 82 an individual may obtain an abatement order through
a court. A breach of either an abatement notice or an order from the court is a summary
offence, punishable by a fine up to £20,000.

Some local authorities have been known to invoke a Section 80 abatement notice, with
potentially more severe consequences than those normally associated with a breach of a
Section 60 notice under CoPA 1974. In addition, any person is able to seek an injunction
in a civil court: under common law. Noise has long been recognised as a nuisance by
 interfering with the enjoyment of one s premises .

Control of Pollution Act (CoPA) 1974
A Section 61 consent should be applied for from the local authority before works begin.
This specifies what plant and machinery may be used, the working hours and acceptable
noise levels.

A local authority can serve a Section 60 notice if the conditions of the Section 61 consent
are breached or if there is no Section 61 in place and excessive noise is being produced.

Control of Noise at Work Regulation 2005
These regulations, made under the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974, detail
provisions for the protection of people s hearing while in the workplace. Various levels of
acoustic exposure are specified which, when exceeded, determine the level of protection
required. Failure to comply with the specifications may lead to prosecution under the
Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.


6.      Traffic Management and vehicle use


Highways
The Highways Act 1980 ensures, as far as is reasonably practicable, that the highway is
kept in a clear and unobstructed condition for the highway user. Anyone contravening the
Highways Act is advised accordingly that any obstruction must be removed. Action may
on occasion result in legal proceedings against the person contravening the Act.

New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA)
In addition to the duties under the Highways Act 1980, the local authority, as street
authority , has a duty to co-ordinate works on the highway, including their works and
those of statutory undertakers e.g. gas.

This role is undertaken in the interests of safety, public convenience, the protection of the
structure of the street and the integrity of apparatus in it. The local authority has a duty to
ensure all traffic management and re-instatements are carried out effectively and
efficiently to keep disruption to the highway user to a minimum.

The council also has some powers regarding the timing of street works and the restriction
of such works within 12 months of the completion of substantial road works.




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7.     Waste


Waste Management Licensing Regulations 2005
A licence (or exemption) is required if depositing, keeping, treating or disposing of
controlled waste in or on land (including the treatment or disposal in mobile plant).

Activities exempt from the need for a licence are defined in Schedule 3 of the regulations
and include activities such as reclamation and recycling. If properly operated and
managed such activities are considered to pose a lower risk to the environment or health.

Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991
Under these regulations the waste producer has a responsibility to ensure that waste is
disposed of in the correct manner. This includes:-

-      using licensed waste carrier to dispose of waste

-      filling out and retaining waste transfer notes (retain for two years for inert and
       non-hazardous waste and five years for hazardous)

-      ensuring waste is disposed of at an appropriately licensed disposal facility.

Controlled Waste (Registration of Carriers and Seizure of Vehicles) Regulations
1991 and the Controlled Waste (Amendment) Regulations 1993.
There is a legal duty to ensure that waste is carried by a licensed waste carrier. Anyone
transporting waste must be in possession of an up-to-date Waste Carrier s licence.

Landfill Regulations 2002
These regulations introduced the European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes and it is the
responsibility of the waste producer to use EWC to allocate a six digit code that most
accurately describes their waste when completing waste transfer notes.

The regulations also affect disposal for hazardous waste as there are a limited number of
landfill sites that are licensed to accept hazardous waste.

The regulations have banned hazardous liquid waste from landfill and all other liquid
wastes will be banned by 2007. Since 2003 whole used tyres have been banned from
disposal from landfill, with shredded tyres banned from 2006.

Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005
These regulations supersede the Special Waste Regulations and require the waste
producer to register with the Environment Agency any premises that produce more than
200kg of hazardous waste per annum.

Hazardous wastes must be disposed of separately and not mixed with other wastes,
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8.     Water

Control of Pollution Act 1974
It is an offence to cause or knowingly permit any poisonous, noxious or polluting matter
or any solid waste matter (which includes silt, cement, concrete, oil, petroleum spirit,
chemicals, solvents, sewage or other polluting matter) to enter any controlled waters
unless a discharge is authorised.

Trade Effluents (Prescribed Processes and Substances) Regulations, 1989
Originally made under the Water Act 1989, these regulations prescribe the substances
and processes which are treated as special category effluent under Water Industry Act
1991 and require referral to the environmental regulator.

Water Resources Act 1991
Consent is required from the environmental regulator before discharging water to any
controlled water or surface water drain.

Permissions may be required from the environmental regulator or the local authority
depending on the precise nature of activities. For example, consents are required for:-

-      Removal of vegetation adjoining rivers
-      Works affecting watercourses

Water Industry Act 1991
Consent is required from the local sewerage provider before discharging water to any
foul water sewer.

Abstracting water
An abstraction licence is required from the Environment Agency if more than 20 cubic
metres of water per day will be abstracted from ground or surface waters.


9.     Wildlife and natural features


Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (and amendments)
This legislation covers SSSIs, SPAs and RAMSAR sites. It also covers several hundred
plant and animal species under various different schedules:-

-      Schedule 1      -       birds
-      Schedule 5      -       animals
-      Schedule 8      -       plants
-      Schedule 9      -       invasive plants


Conservation (Natural Habitats) Regulations 1994
Allows for the designation of SACs and SPAs, collectively known as European Sites . All
the protected species listed on the schedules of the Regulations are also listed within the
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Protection of Badgers Act 1992
Aims to protect the welfare of badgers rather than conservation. The badger was too
common to be included in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.


Environmental Protection Act 1990
Places a duty of care on all waste producers. It concerns the procedure that needs to be
followed when disposing of invasive plants.


Hedgerow Regulations 1997
Makes it illegal to remove protected hedge without permission from the local authority.


Town & Country Planning (Trees) Regulations 1999
Provides the power to protect specified trees and woodlands through the serving of tree
preservation orders (TPOs).


Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Part lll revises the site protection provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and
provides legal mechanisms aimed at achieving more positive management of SSIs and
other designated sites including AONBs and RAMSAR sites.


Weed Act 1959 (as amended)
Requires the occupiers of land on which injurious weeds are growing to take action to
prevent the spread of injurious weeds. The Act specifies five such species: Common
Ragwort, Spear Thistle, Creeping Field Thistle, Broad leaved Dock and Curled Dock.




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3.5.2 QCC Environmental Management System (EMS)

QCC have identified the following issues as having the greatest impact on the
Environment resulting from its day to day activities:-

1.     Waste Management
2.     Energy Efficiency / consumption
3.     Storage of fuels and harmful chemicals
4.     Nuisance to Neighbours
5.     Damage to trees, habitats and Wildlife
6.     Atmospheric emissions from site operations and deliveries.

These are environmental issues which need to be considered and properly controlled on
all QCC projects.

Control procedures will be identified and implemented through the following means:-

-      Site specific arrangements detailed within the Construction Phase Health and
       Safety Plan (HS23). This incorporates the Site Waste Management Plan.

-      Site Environmental risks identified on the Environmental Site Plan (HS25)

-      Site Environmental risks and controls explained during the induction process.

-      Where specific risks are present such as protected wildlife, water courses etc.
       tool box talks are to be carried out by all subcontractors to ensure that site
       personnel are being constantly reminded of the issues and relevant controls.

-      Where specific risks require detailed arrangements to be implemented by
       contractors on site, then reference should be made in the method statements
       e.g. for the safe storage of fuel, working in and adjacent to sensitive areas,
       control of noise, dust etc..

-      Site inspections are carried out weekly by the Site Management. Details of these
       are recorded on form HS03. As part of the inspection issues such as dust and
       noise controls, housekeeping fuel storage etc are monitored and assessed.

-      Safety inspections undertaken by the Health & Safety Advisor will include checks
       on Environmental issues. Any items requiring attention will be highlighted on form
       HS04 and are to be rectified by the project team within a reasonable timescale.

-      Periodic Audits on Environmental procedures form part of the Health, Safety and
       Environmental Audit. These may be carried out on each project by the Health &
       Safety Advisor. Findings are recorded on HS50.

-      Any complaints and environmental incidents are to be investigated by the project
       team. Details of the incident along with any corrective actions are recorded on the
       Monthly Accident Return form HS16.

-      QCC Environmental performance will be reviewed at the end of each year based
       on the collective findings of the Health & Safety Advisor s Health, Safety and
       Environmental Audits. Recommendations will be given to the Board based on any
       possible improvements that could be made to reduce the Company s impact on
       the environment.

-      In-house environmental awareness training may be given to all QCC staff at
       intervals deemed appropriate by the Health & Safety Advisor.




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1.     Waste Management

Hazardous Waste
QCC management will ensure that all waste classified as being hazardous under the
regulations will leave the site and be disposed of in the correct manner. Hazardous
wastes can be either classed as Absolute or Mirror .

Absolute entries
The European Commission has automatically considered these wastes as hazardous
regardless of their makeup. This is because they already contain hazardous properties
that are highly flammable, carcinogenic, toxic etc.

Examples of absolute hazardous waste that may be present on QCC sites include:-
-     Fluorescent tubes and other mercury containing waste
-     Batteries and accumulators except alkaline batteries not containing mercury
-     Wood preservatives
-     oils, oil spills, acid tars, tank bottom sludges etc.
-     petrol, diesel, brake fluids, oil filters
-     acids and solvents
-     soot, coal tar and tarred products
-     flammable paints, curing agents, resins etc and containers with residues inside.

Mirror entries
Some wastes have the potential to be either hazardous or not, depending on whether
they contain dangerous substances Waste will come under the hazardous mirror entry
if it contains a dangerous substance(s) with a concentration at or above the appropriate
threshold; and/or a test shows a hazardous property. Examples of mirror entries are:-
-        contaminated land
-        sawdust, shavings, wood etc containing dangerous substances
-        materials containing asbestos
-        discarded equipment containing PCBs, CFCs, etc
-        gases in pressure containers
-        waste products containing oil or mercury

The safe removal of waste will be achieved by ensuring the following takes place:-

       On sites where hazardous waste will be removed, the Environment Agency will
       be notified by the Health & Safety Advisor. The confirmation of notification report
       showing the specific site registration number will be available on site. This
       number is to be made readily available to those removing the hazardous waste
       since the number must be recorded on the Hazardous Waste consignment notes.

-      For all types of waste (hazardous or non hazardous), the unique six-digit code for
       each waste will also be included on the consignment note. QCC have a duty to
       describe the type of waste correctly from the list of wastes identified in the
       European Waste Catalogue (EWC2002). The waste carrier should be in a
       position to advise QCC management of the code for the waste that is being
       collected. A list of the common types of waste are listed below.

                17 01 01        Concrete
                17 01 02        Bricks
                17 01 03        tiles and ceramics
                17 01 07        mixture of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics
                17 02 01        Wood
                17 02 02        Glass
                17 04 07        mixed metals
                17 05 04        soils and stones
                17 09 04        Mixed construction waste



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        Note these classifications are for common inert or non hazardous wastes only.
        There are separate codes available for construction wastes that are
        contaminated with hazardous or dangerous substances such as contaminated
        land, asbestos, coal tar, mercury etc. i.e. those that are absolute or mirror entries.

-       Checks on the competence of waste carriers will be carried out. Competency
        questionnaires (Form HS34) will be used to assist in determining the competence
        of skip hire companies and an approved list will be established based on the
        findings of the questionnaires.

-       QCC will only use approved waste management contractors who can provide a
        recycling service which will ensure a minimum of 80% of the construction waste
        produced is sorted for recycling. It is QCC s policy that only skip companies that
        operate their own waste transfer station are used. QCC will obtain regular
        reports from waste management contractors which identify the total amount of
        waste produced, the percentage of which has been recycled and the total weight
        of the waste that has not been able to be recycled and has gone to landfill.

-       Copies of the Hazardous Waste Consignment notes will be initially left on site.
        They will then be forwarded to the QCC Head Office where they will be kept.
        Likewise for non hazardous and inert wastes, a copy of the Controlled Waste
        Transfer must be obtained from the waste management contractor.

-       At intervals deemed suitable by the QCC Health, Safety and Environmental
        Advisor random checks will be carried out on the waste transfer process and
        completed transfer notes completed by the Waste receiver will be returned to
        QCC as proof that the waste has been received by an approved site.


2.      Energy Efficiency / consumption

Energy is usually produced from fossil fuels, which contribute to global pollution and they
contribute to the green house effect .

Energy is not only used by plant such as cranes, dumpers and other machinery but also
to light and heat offices as well as temporary site accommodation.

Areas for potential reduction are:-

-       Light and heat only those rooms in use
-       Switch off lights when leaving offices
-       Switch off machines when not in use
-       Plan journeys to conserve fuel
-       Share vehicles wherever practical
-       Maintain vehicles to ensure that they are working efficiently
-       Do not leave water taps running
-       Review the purchase of materials to minimise surplus/wastage
-       Economical use of office resources e.g. paper. Can discarded paper be used for
        scrap paper? Can both sides be used? If not can it be recycled?




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3.     Storage of fuels and harmful chemicals

Fuel and chemicals stored on site pose the most serious hazard to the environment. The
following arrangements should be implemented by the project team on QCC sites:-

1.     Safe designated area for fuels and chemicals, in addition to safe refuelling areas
       - situated away from watercourses, drains, traffic, smoking areas and hot works .

2.     Fuel volumes on site should be managed to prevent unnecessarily large amounts
       of fuel being on site at any one time. Good fuel management will ensure that
       deliveries will coincide with low fuel levels but will prevent fuel tanks being full.

3.     The risks from arson, vandals and thieves on site must be considered. Suitable
       security arrangements should be in place to deter unauthorised persons.

4.     The control measures outlined for the safe storage of fuel must be complied with
       by all contractors on QCC projects. Where there is a risk of environmental harm
       from spillages a spill kit and emergency procedures should be in place.

Oil storage requirements     as detailed in the Oil Storage Regulations 2001 are:-

Drums - must be stored on a drip tray capable of containing 25% of the drums total
volume. Where multiple drums are stored- 25% of the total capacity must be provided for.

Mobile Bowsers - Any mobile bowser used for storing oil shall satisfy the following:-
-      Double skinned or contained within a bund housing
-      Oil delivered via a flexible pipe must be fitted with a hand pump or an automatic
       cut-off valve at the delivery end.
-      Dispensing nozzle must be locked when not in use
-      The pipe must be fitted with a valve at the end where it leaves the tank and
       locked in the shut position when not in use.
-      Sight gauge must be fitted with a lockable valve where it leaves the tank.

Above Ground Static Oil Storage Tanks - All tanks capable of holding a minimum of 200L
must have a 110% bund containment system. This is not the same as double skinned .
The tanks and the bund should be of good design - see diagram below.




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4.      Nuisance to neighbours

Noise
Noise from construction activities can become a significant nuisance to neighbours and
public living and working nearby. As well as the obvious health problems associated with
working for long periods in areas of excessive noise, unless properly managed noise can
effect the quality of life to others not directly linked with the construction site.

In order to effectively manage nuisance noise, QCC as Principal Contractor will ensure
that all reasonable steps are taken by all those employed on the site to prevent activities
causing a nuisance to others. Typical causes of nuisance noise are outlined below along
with the necessary controls that are to be implemented by QCC and its subcontractors.

       Causes of nuisance noise        Controls required

1.0    Out of hours working            Works to be carried out in accordance with the agreed hours
                                       of work. QCC to prevent works taking place before or after
                                       these times.
2.0    Deliveries out of hours noise   Times of deliveries to be agreed with QCC in advance.
       from heavy plant and from       Unexpected deliveries to be turned away if a problem with
       reversing alarms                noise is to be envisaged.
3.0    Running plant and generators    Running generators and the like must not be allowed to cause
         noise during the night        a nuisance to those living nearby. They should not be left
                                       running through the night.
4.0    Wolf whistling/ shouting        Unsocial behaviour will not be tolerated on any QCC project.

5.0    Noise from radios               Radios and any other music device are banned from all QCC
                                       sites.
6.0    Noise from heavy construction   Noise controls to be outlined within the subcontractors
       or demolition operations.       method statement. Noise suppression controls to be
                                       implemented as required by risk assessment.

For projects where noisy operations are expected and where additional controls may be
required, a Section 61 (Control of Pollution Act 1974) Prior Consent Notice may be
required prior to the project commencing. The successful compliance with the agreed
controls outlined within the Section 61 notice would ensure that all reasonable steps had
been taken to minimise the effects of nuisance noise.

Smoke
The burning of rubbish and the starting of fires on site is strictly prohibited.

Dust
During dry periods windblown dust from construction sites can be a significant nuisance
to site personnel and those off site. The following controls are to be considered by the
QCC site management team to minimise wind blown dust.
1.      Any construction activity involving the crushing of aggregate or other building
        material must be dampened to minimise dust.
2.      Rubbish chutes are to be kept wet to minimise dust from the chute. Skips
        beneath are to be protected with tarpaulin to reduce wind blown dust. Skips
        leaving site with excessively dusty waste are to be covered.
3.      The cutting of concrete, blocks, paving and other silica containing materials is
        to be carried out wet using a dust suppression water pump. Alternatively the
        use of vacuums is to be considered.
4.      Dusty site haul roads and compound areas will be regularly dampened down
        in dry periods to minimise wind blown dust.




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Site tidiness

Good housekeeping on site is important for the following reasons:-
-     To reduce health and safety risks on site e.g. fire, slips and trips etc.
-     To reduce the risk of vermin from discarded food stuffs and canteen waste
-     To prevent injuries to people below and adjacent to site from windblown debris
-     To prevent a nuisance to neighbours from the accumulation of windblown debris
-     To ensure good presentation of the site and maintain company image
-     To prevent harm to wildlife from discarded rubbish and windblown debris

It is the responsibility of QCC management to ensure that the housekeeping standards of
the subcontractors on site are maintained in order to minimise the accumulation of waste
and materials on site. Subcontractors are, however, required to clear their waste
materials from the work areas at the end of shift. Failure to fulfil this requirement can
result in QCC suspending their works and/or issuing an instruction to clean up.

On sites where work is taking place at height (e.g. scaffolding or roof works) then checks
need to be undertaken to ensure that all movable materials are secured down to prevent
them being blown off the building.

Road cleaning
The accumulation of mud and other slippery substances on highways must be avoided.
Suitable arrangements must be considered and implemented by QCC management and
the relevant subcontractor(s) creating the problem. In some situations the regular
cleaning of the site roads, entrance and adjacent highways with a road sweeper may be
sufficient. On sites where there is a significant risk of mud being deposited on the
highway then more stringent controls will be required. A wheel-wash facility must be
provided to ensure that vehicles leaving site are sufficiently clean.

5.      Damage to trees, habitats and wildlife

Wildlife or associated habitats at risk from the construction activities taking place are to
be drawn to the attention of everyone employed on site during induction training.

Tree Preservation Orders
QCC will ensure that any trees identified as having TPOs will be protected in accordance
with the planning requirements. Consideration will be given to the effects of adjacent
construction activities to the tree(s) in question. The fence line surrounding the protected
trees will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure that it remains in the correct place.

Protected species
The presence of protected species of wildlife on site should have been identified during
the pre-tender phase of the project. It should not be assumed however, that all protected
species have been identified and QCC management should always remain vigilant of the
possibility of nesting birds, bat roosts and other wildlife being on site. Once identified
stringent controls will be adopted as advised by the relevant Wildlife body.

Invasive plants
The presence of invasive plants such as Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed can be
a significant problem if they have not been identified at an early stage. The safe and
controlled removal of the plants, their root systems and any contaminated earth is a time
consuming and costly exercise.

Plants such as Giant Hogweed also pose a potential health risk to those that come into
contact with them. The following controls must therefore be implemented:-
1.      Suspected plants to be fenced off and warning signs displayed
2.      Plants treated by a specialist pest control contractor
3.      Tool box talks given to all site personnel informing them of the risks.



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6.       Atmospheric Emissions

Emissions resulting from the burning of fossil fuels are a major contributor to atmospheric
pollution, the effects of which can be both on a local and global scale.

The Company aims to minimise the levels of C02 and other greenhouse gases resulting
from its operations through the implementation of the following management processes:-


     ·   Company staff will be encouraged to car share whenever possible.

     ·   Public transport will be utilised for long journeys when deemed appropriate

     ·   Subcontractors will be encouraged to car share or use public transport.

     ·   Efforts will be made to actively seek local suppliers and subcontractors to reduce
         the carbon footprint associated with transport and deliveries.

     ·   Wherever possible temporary electrics will be sourced from the mains electric
         supply rather than from diesel generators. The CO2 footprint is reduced
         significantly from mains energy sourcing and the avoidance of using generators
         means that noise and fumes are not created on site.

     ·   Site operatives will be educated and reminded to switch of plant when not in use.



Monitoring of Carbon Footprint

The Company will monitor its carbon footprint. Emissions resulting from transport, office
electricity, site accommodation and temporary site electrics, site plant and deliveries etc
will be recorded to monitor emissions.

The Company will look at ways in which to reduce its carbon footprint and will also advise
Clients and Design Teams on ways in which the carbon footprint of new buildings can be
reduced.




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