Managing Safely in Construction


An in-depth Safety and Health course approved by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), it deals with a range of management aspects as set out below.

Course Outline:

Health and Safety Legislation

Introduction to legal requirements including:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act
  • The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations
  • Civil and Criminal Law
  • Statute and Common Law
  • Reasonable care, Negligence, Vicarious liability, Levels of duty
  • Enforcement and notices

Introduction to the Construction Regulations including:

  • The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations
  • The Construction (Head Protection) Regulations
  • The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

Plus various other legislation applicable to Managing Safety in Construction e.g.

  • Asbestos
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid

Safety Management Systems

Introduction to Safety Management Systems:

  • HSG65
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001

The main elements in HSG65

  • Policy
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Monitoring
  • Review
  • Co-operation
  • Communication
  • Control
  • Competence

Risk Assessment

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment and Control
  • The principles of Risk Management
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Hazard identification
  • The Risk Assessment process (both general and the specific in-house process)
  • Observations and interview techniques
  • Risk Rating and severity
  • Risk Control hierarchy
  • Risk Control systems
  • Risk reduction
  • Recording requirements
  • Reviewing Source documentation / reference material

Reactive Monitoring

  • The main management activities of reactive monitoring
  • Measuring performance
  • Events and outcomes
  • Reporting and Recording (legislation compliance and company specific)
  • Reportable outcomes
  • Non-reportable outcomes
  • Dangerous Occurrence (Construction specific):
      • Excavation
      • Scaffolding
      • Working at heights
      • Steel erection
      • Lifting operations
      • Use of mobile cranes
      • Working in confined spaces
      • Noise and vibration
  • Recording
  • Reviewing
  • Incident and accident investigation
  • Interviewing and recording techniques
  • Establishing and maintaining rapport

Active Monitoring

  • Continuous active monitoring methods
  • Periodic examination and formal monitoring
  • Inspections and audits
  • Activity observation
  • Frequency of monitoring
  • Documents and records
  • The use of performance standards as a basis for measuring achievement
  • Analysis of information and records

Common Hazards

Management of the following hazards:

  • Fire
  • Electricity
  • Work equipment / including access equipment
  • Working at heights
  • Steel erection
  • Excavations Scaffolding
  • Movement of people
  • Confined spaces
  • Vehicles
  • Housekeeping
  • Manual handling / lifting operations
  • Noise / vibration
  • Chemicals
  • Contractors

The relevant guidance, codes of practice, standards and source documentation as they apply to the above.

Identification of key actions to minimise risk, key management activities, legislation and information.

Human Factors

Factors that can affect human behaviour:

  • Personality - Attitude - Aptitude - Motivation

The effects of experience, intelligence, education and training on behaviour at work.

The work place environment, and it's effect on the individual.

Communication and information

Perception and risk

Stress in the workplace:

  • Environment - Systems - Relationships

Intended For:

Clients, employers, project managers, architects, engineers, planning supervisors, site managers and site staff.