Working as the Principal Contractor we were appointed to carry out a full overhaul of existing council properties, predominantly render and roofing.
We recognised the main challenge of this particular site is the close proximity to those members of the public who live in properties adjacent to the site. Therefore, enhanced safety measures were required.
To successfully complete all works to a high standard while maintaining public safety, we complete rigorous risk assessments and implement clear risk management processes. During site set up, our Operatives clearly define site boundaries between the works and the public. To ensure the safety of staff, residents and the public, we erect and maintain boarding throughout the contract. In line with current legislation, the boarding displays ‘no entry’ and ‘Operatives at work’ signs. To minimise the impact of contracted works, we continually meet with residents prior to commencement and schedule works at times that cause the least disruption. Working efficiently to a high standard, we were able to complete our most recent works programme 2 weeks ahead of schedule, saving the client £3500 and avoiding any over-run costs. We did this by effectively planning works prior to commencement and efficiently managing each phase of the contract and our approved subcontractors and suppliers. By implementing our enhanced safety measures, we successfully mitigated safety risks, resulting in zero reportable accidents.