The Managing Director has overall responsibility for Safety, Health and Welfare within FIMA Developments.
- Safety is reviewed at monthly Senior Management Meetings within the company which includes the following topics:
- Allocating suitable resources and positively supporting those in the implementation of the requirements of the companies safety policies.
- Ensuring that all employees engaged in construction work have received or will receive Safe Pass training and CSCS training in accordance with the Safety, Health & Welfare (Construction) Regulations 2013.
- Review of accidents / incidents and include in the company annual report a report on health and safety in the company as required under the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005.
- Implement improvement plans where necessary to improve standards, procedures and behaviours on site.
- Directors visits to site will be conducted throughout the project to ensure the Safety Culture and engagement with the company processes are maintained at all levels.
Project / Site Managers are responsible for managing and co-ordinating the safe execution of activities on site.
Project / Site Managers will also ensure the following:
- Compliance with site rules and legislative requirements and take action should violations occur
- Ensure that safety standards documented in site specific method statements are adhered to at all times.
- Are knowledgeable and competent to instruct and carry out activities safely.
- Ensuring all pertinent safety information is communicated to all staff under their control
- Attend regular coordination meetings with the main contractor to ensure all works are safely planned and executed.
- Monitor site activities and provide technical advise and assist the Safety Advisor in developing site specific method statements and risk assessments.
- Make certain that all plant and machinery operators are only employed on equipment for which they have been properly trained.
- Ensure that adequate access and egress throughout the site complies with the regulations
- Ensure that, where necessary, the work site has suitable perimeter fencing and appropriate signage to keep children and others out of the site and away from dangers.
The Safety Advisor is responsible for co-ordinating the efforts of management and staff in working towards achieving the company’s safety and health objectives.
Our Company Safety Advisor will attend the project on a weekly basis and ensure the following items are reviewed:
- Safety Policy/Procedures/Statements as required with the Project / Site Manager.
- Plant and equipment certification and operator training records are in place and in date
- Prepare a safety audit and report
- Attend weekly safety meetings and communicate relevant information to site team members
- Improve and keep up to date the company safety management system in line with project requirements.
Project / Site Managers will be given copies of site inspection reports so that appropriate corrective action can be taken.
How We Manage EHS: New Hires
- Inductions: All direct employees/sub/contractors will attend FIMA induction after attending the Sisk project specific induction.
- As part of the FIMA induction all new hires will be walked through the job and advised and shown all facilities and work areas.
Pre Task Plans/Safe Plan of Action SPAs:
- As part of the induction new hires will be shown how to complete the SPA and advised of requirements and expectations.
Risk Assessments/Method Statements (RAMS):
- New hires will be introduced to their relevant Supervisor who will communicate to them the relevant RAMS. All site team members will then acknowledge this by signing off the relevant method statement.
How We Manage EHS: Day to Day Duties
- All Supervisors will attend Sisk chaired white board meetings. Logistics, work programs, co-ordination with other trades, and any safety matters are discussed at these meetings.
- Any relevant information from this meeting is communicated to our employees.
- Supervisors and Safety Advisor will inspect work areas, check that barriers/signage are in place all relevant paperwork is completed GA2s/GA3s, work permits are in place and review current SPAs.
How We Manage EHS: Monitoring
- Several times during the working day Supervision will visit the working areas, to ensure high standards are in place.
- Supervision and/or Safety Advisor will attend Sisk weekly safety meeting.
- Tool Box Talks will be held on a weekly basis with all crews, talks are normally site specific with any relevant information passed down from the Sisk safety meeting or relevant alerts.
- Participation in the Site Good Save Process is encouraged at all times.
- Weekly Safety audits will be carried out by Site Management and the Safety Advisor
- Weekly returns will be copied and added to the Sisk safety files,
- Latista report will be completed by the Project/Site Manager.