24 Sep, 2018 | Written by Premis

Maintaining Safety on the Work Site

Maintaining a safe working environment on our project sites is the number one priority for Premis Solutions.  The team at Premis have an unwavering commitment to health and safety not only to ensure that everyone onsite is safe, including construction workers, sub-contractors, staff and the general public – but it’s also a integral step for the successful, on-time and on-budget completion of a project.

Comprehensive Risk Assessment

Before we start any building works, the Premis team undertakes a comprehensive risk assessment.  This process comprises the following:

  1. Identification of hazards associated with workplace tasks, activities, systems, substances and processes;
  2. Assessment of the level of risk associated with identified hazards; and
  3. Implementation of risk control measures, including determination of responsibility for action and review.

Safety Management Plan

In conjunction with all involved in the project, including workers, sub-contractors, building managers and suppliers, the Premis team formulates an extensive safety management plan. This plan documents all the project’s tasks and activities, identified hazards, risks and control measures. 

Reviews and Audits

The plan is reviewed every time there is a change in the project scope that will impact on the work health and safety of any person involved in the project.  On longer projects a review is held every three months. 

Regular safety audits are carried out to ensure all workers onsite are aware of the safety plan details, and that all risk control measures are being implemented in accordance with the plan.

Safety in Action

Premis Solutions is currently working on a refurbishment project where the building’s location poses many site-specific hazards. 

Fronted by a narrow footpath, the building is also adjacent to a high-rise construction site, requiring a high level of planning to ensure the safe movement of pedestrians, facilitate regular deliveries by heavy vehicles, and coordinate with the adjoining site’s activities.

Being a narrow, multi-storey building, a crane was required to lift air-conditioning units and other materials to the roof.  This required a large number of control measures to be put into place to ensure the safe operation of the crane in a crowded, busy location.

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