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Construction - Supporting safety and sustainability

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  • How we can help

    Building a safe and sustainable construction industry together

    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 project. 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 the HSE-related requirements. Not only can non-compliance with laws and regulations result in costly fines, but, more importantly, it can result in employees being seriously injured.

    A robust safety culture on a worksite is essential for creating a safe working environment, and is reinforced by implementing the following:

    • An organisation’s leadership should apply solid HSE procedures from the outset to conclusion of a project
    • Ensuring that individuals have sufficient understanding of the importance of HSE in the workplace and know their own responsibility to keep themselves and their colleagues safe
    • HSE should be a primary element of any tender process, with suppliers required to demonstrate their compliance with HSE regulations and audits carried out on their health and safety documentation. The suppliers' safety culture, HSE performance, risk assessments and 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 workers, the environment and construction sites.

    We have the capabilities designed to help you efficiently and effectively manage your workforce become compliant and competent regardless of the location of your construction site. Our solutions help you comply with industry standards, drive continuous improvement, save lives and protect the environment.

    World-leading crane and lifting simulators
    Our simulators allow you to train in a risk-free 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.

    Read more about our simulation solutions

    Reduce the risk of incidents with our consultancy solutions
    Our certified HSE professionals can work with organisations within the construction industry to evaluate workplace safety and identify high-risk areas, produce and review risk assessments, develop plans, processes and procedures to protect the health and safety of the workforce, and to promote a positive safety culture which filters from the top to bottom of the organisation.

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    Training for the construction industry
    With specialist instructors located across the globe, we can deliver safety and technical training solutions which will make construction sites safer and operations more productive. 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, and specialised courses, such as working at height, scaffolding inspection, first aid, and forklift training.

    See our training courses