Managing Health & Safety on Site is of paramount importance. It is the managers responsibility to ensure that all workers on-site are working in a safe manner that doesn’t endanger themselves and the general public. The Management of Health & Safety at work regulations stipulate that Managers should ensure the following are given to employees:
- Induction training when they first start work
- Training if they exposed to new risks
- Refresher training at specific intervals to ensure employees continue working in a safe manner
Legislation is changing regularly, and as a Site Manager, you should ensure you keep yourself up to date with these changes. The Health & Safety at work act and CDM regulations are examples of such legislation. This information should then be relayed to employees. Whether you are working at height, in a confined space or with Asbestos, Risk Assessments and Method Statements should be carried out prior to work commencing. This will ensure that any potential risk to your employees is minimised. There are lots of training courses available for the Site Manager, the SMSTS course or the IOSH Managing Safely Course being the 2 most popular.