Health and Safety Legislation, Design and Management
The enactment of the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 outlined a fundamental structure, upon which other regulations have advanced. This report captures the emphasis demonstrated in its provisions requiring employers and self-employed to prioritize workplace safety. The report highlights the role of the executive and the general duties of employers, employees and other persons involved in the construction sites. It offers a reflection of the purpose and main requirements in the Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations of 1999. The matters discussed at this stage include the role of employers in conducting risk assessments and setting safety arrangements, alongside the duty of care that employees should demonstrate. Besides, the report provides an overview of various parts of Construction, Design and Management regulations enacted in 2007. This section covers the difference between the two sets and penalties imposed for noncompliance with the provisions.
An analysis of health and safety policy is performed by examining the aspects contributing to attain an effective implementation. The Morgan Sindall health and safety program is analysed, upon which application of predictive modelling and safe-by-design approaches are recommended.
[...] Other penalties imposed may seek collective solutions encompassing amending and reparations. This arose in the case where Chelford Properties were liable for breaching CDM regulations on health and safety. Although the company had received earlier warning from the HSE, the management never improved the Blackpool site, thus repeatedly exposing the safety of its workforce and the public at risk. The company pleaded guilty of failure to respond to HSE warnings and those of its safety experts, leading to a fine and payment of costs amounting to (Griffiths, 2008). [...]
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[...] It places designers under duty to offer collective information and account for the structures upholding workplace regulations. Section 13 oversees the duties of contractors in relation to risk assessment, planning, preparation and the implementation of safety procedures within the construction site (Stationery Office p. 8). Part Additional Duties in Notifiable Projects These provisions present a uniform framework to the clients during the appointment of a CDM co-ordinator and the principal contractor, maintenance of safety files, and preparation of the construction. [...]
[...] They have a duty to report situations presenting serious danger to other persons. Furthermore, they should highlight shortcoming revealed in the arrangements adopted by the employer to prevent imminent danger to workplace safety. Moreover, they have a role to participate in the reasonable discovery of matters likely to affect the health and safety in their work (Mason p. 18). Construction Design and Management Regulations 2007 The regulations target to accomplish improved planning and management to generate safer construction projects. The regulations outline a specific framework to protect persons operating both from within and outside the construction sites. [...]
[...] The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations of 1999 These regulations mandate conduction of regular risk assessments to facilitate early identification of hazards and reduction of risks. Primarily, these regulations encourage the application of more systematic and organized platform to address issues relating to health and safety in workplaces. Risk Assessment Regulation 3 directs all employers to perform a sufficient assessment to identify risks that may affect both their employees and other non-employed persons. It places a duty for the employers and self-employed to embrace appropriate measures that comply with statutory provisions requiring the identification and elimination of risk. [...]
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