Did you know that if you’re carrying out renovation work the same risks apply as a new build? Whether you’re carrying out extensions, renovations, flood remedial work, large landscaping jobs etc, or you’re engaging contractors for the work, HazardCo have you covered.
You will firstly need to think about how you will manage health and safety on-site and how you will communicate this with other people involved in the build, such as the homeowner, or other contractors on-site. This will ensure that everyone is on top of the site hazards and practicing good health and safety during your build.
A HazardCo Project is ordered for each significant job, such as a new house build or large renovation. They contain site-specific resources for that job, including:
Have a read of the following 4 sections, if you meet these requirements a Project could be needed.
The Team Pack Plus is designed for those who move regularly from job to job and are not usually managing larger building projects. These are great for managing client inductions and safety procedures while on the go. Our Team Pack includes:
We recommend that you use the HazardCo App and Hub to manage your on-site health and safety. At the beginning of each day, complete a Risk Assessment on the HazardCo App. This will help identify that the work area is safe and ensure that you have the correct controls in place for common construction hazards. Due to the nature of renovation work it is important that you consider noise and dust (examples; asbestos, silica and wood) and how you control these risks. A Task Analysis (TA) should be completed for all high-risk work. You can find out more information on completing Task Analyses by clicking here.
At the end of each day, make sure that you tidy up the work area and ensure that everything is made safe. If the work area cannot be entered after hours due to work or health and safety risks then this should be clearly communicated to your client. We recommend that this is also documented to them via an email or text message so you have evidence that this has been communicated.
Remember to use the HazardCo App to report any incidents on your site and the task function to report hazards.
Also, remember to record your Toolbox Meetings with your team. We recommend that you complete at least 2 Toolbox Meetings per site, per month. This demonstrates good consultation and communication with your team.
If you have any questions about your renovation work, give our friendly HazardCo Team a call. As part of your membership, you have 24/7 incident support and general support during business hours via 0800 555 339, so don’t be shy – get in touch with us and we’ll help you make your site a safer one.