How we can help
Similar to other safety critical industries, construction is highly regulated and companies are required to have solid Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) systems in place. However, the sector is quite unique in the challenges it faces in applying these systems to deliver safe working practices with minimal incidents.
With the deployment of contracted personnel across the entire supply chain, tight schedules and limited budgets have meant that the construction industry has one of the highest accident rates by sector despite thorough Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) procedures and good use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Construction companies are increasingly aware of the need to manage their own staff as well as sub-contractor personnel associated with their projects. A duty of care exists to ensure work is carried out safely by their own employees and the sub-contractors and that all personnel are fully aware of all HSE-related requirements. Recognising that the industry is highly regulated by safety-related legislation which is required and important to comply with, we have to recognise that it is not enough to avoid accidents from happening.
A strong, and firmly anchored safety culture in an organisation is essential for creating a safe work environment, and could be reinforced by considering the following aspects:
- An organisation’s leadership should apply solid HSE ambitions and goals from planning through to completion of a project.
- Ensuring that individuals have sufficient understanding of the importance of HSE at their workplace and that they know their own responsibility to keep themselves and their colleagues safe.
- HSE should be an important element of any tender process, with suppliers required to demonstrate their compliance with HSE requirements, regulations and audits carried out on their health and safety documentation. The suppliers' safety culture, HSE performance, risk assessments, safety-training and competence programmes should all be taken into consideration.
Our solutions for the construction industry
We are a global safety and competence business delivering training, digital services, consultancy, and software solutions.
Our footprint and client list ensure we keep up to date with changing local and global requirements and practical and digital trends in protecting your personnel, the environment, your assets and your reputation.
We have the capabilities designed to help you efficiently and effectively manage that your organisation becomes compliant and all your employees competent regardless of the location of your activities. Our solutions can help you comply with industry standards, strengthen your safety culture, avoid accidents, and protect the environment.
World-leading crane and lifting simulators
Our simulators allow you to train in a safer environment and to practice difficult operational procedures and challenges. Using our dynamic and immersive technology, we can create highly realistic scenarios which can be used for competence assessments of new and experienced operators.
Reduce the risk of incidents with our consultancy solutions
Our experienced HSE professionals can work with organisations within the building and construction industry by evaluating your workplace safety and by delivering systems and methods on how to identify high-risk areas, conduct and review risk assessments, develop health and safety plans, processes and procedures to improve the health and safety in your organisation, and how to promote a positive safety culture which reaches from the top to the bottom of the organisation.
Training for the construction industry
With strategic, tactical and operational advisors located across the globe, we can deliver safety and technical training solutions which will make building and construction sites safer and operations more effective. We can train in one of our facilities or at the location of your choice.
Our training solutions include general health and safety training, including safety awareness training, risk assessment techniques and safety leadership training, as well as specialised courses, such as, for example, working at height, scaffolding inspection, first aid, and forklift training.