On Site H&S Requirements
SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY PLANS (SSSP)
The rebuild of Canterbury following the major earthquakes throughout 2011 has led to a change in thinking as to how on site workplace Health and Safety is managed.
Subcontractors conducting building construction work are required to have their own Health and Safety plan (or manual).
In addition to this a separate Site Specific Safety Plan may now be required that includes some form of site hazard risk assessment to identify and control the hazards that are specific to the site.
Because the SSSP procedure is seen by many to be a new concept it can take a bit of getting used to. In fact it’s been around for ages. We just haven’t been asked to document it to this extent.
Health and Safety Systems Ltd offers a simple SSSP that includes on site risk assessment forms.
We call these forms Pre Start forms. They allow you to quickly identify, manage and control significant hazards at each site.
We can provide a complete Health and Safety plan for your business that includes a SSSP. The safety plan is designed to be user friendly and simple to use. We provide backup service and support as well.
In addition there re a number of contractor pre qualification schemes in place. Sitewise, Impac and Prequal are the three most common. They all have a system that requires essential items to be met before entry is accepted into the scheme. Sitewise requires a 75% pass rate and this can only be achieved by supplying on line the supporting documentation required. If you don’t achieve 75% you will not be listed as an approved contractor and you may not be eligible for work with the organisations that have adopted the scheme. Local councils, Ecan, Ngai Tahu are some examples.
We have assisted many clients and businesses with the Sitewise application and regularly achieve results in the high 80% range for them. Please contact us for advice and guidance if you are considering applying for entry to Sitewise or any of the other pre qualification schemes.