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Construction Safety for Self Builders

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Construction Safety for Self Builders

Construction Safety for Self Builders

When you plan a self-building project it is important to consider construction safety. There are specific requirements you should look at to ensure your project is successful.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 regulate construction safety guidelines. It includes general duties that need to be upheld for employees and members of the public.

As a project manager, you need to assess possible risks and produce them were possible. Risks are usually measured against the cost and time of eliminating or reducing them.

There are many other secondary legislation aspects that should be considered in a project. This can include the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. It can also include The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. As a construction manager or project managers need to be aware of these regulations.

You can also take a look at The Health and Safety Executive. They are responsible for regulating health and safety in the workplace. They do this by carrying out research, promoting training, and conducting regular inspections. If necessary, the main force the law and also provide advice on specific issues.

If your principal contractor. You may also be responsible for upholding construction safety. The contractor or designer may still have specific duties too. They will be responsible for the health and safety of their employees while working.

If you are a self-build home-owner, you may not have any duties personally. But the person responsible for the work on your site will have.

Are you looking for a self build consultant to help you with your building project? Our chartered civil engineer specialises in timber frame building, offering project management throughout all stages of the process. Alexander Project Management work with construction companies and individual home builders throughout Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Contact us or call 01525 240679