Spectra’s consultants have over 30 years experience within Construction H&S support working with Clients, Designers, Principal Contractors and Contractors to manage compliance and grow their business.

We offer a range of bespoke services to ensure you have the level of support your business needs and peace of mind that your work activities and anyone affected by them are safe.

If you are looking for expert practical advice then you need to speak to us at Spectra, where we can tailor our service to meet your needs. Whether it’s to carry out site inspections and audits, putting together risk assessments, method statements or construction phase plans, helping you with accident investigations or RIDDOR reporting, dealing with HSE Inspectors; to helping you with your SSIP Accreditations.

If you work for the Public Sector then you should be accredited to “CAS” Common Assessment Standard, Spectra can guide you through the requirements and support you with your SSIP assessment completion.

Construction site Health and Safety Signage

Support on Site

Fee for intervention… HSE

If the HSE visit your workplace and find that you are in material breach of health and safety law, you will have to pay for the time it takes them to identify what is wrong and to help you put things right.

The Hourly fee is £174.00

Can you afford to take the risk!!

Support off Site

Most Common Construction Health and Safety Risks

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CDM Regulations 2015

CDM applies to every construction project, irrespective of size or duration of project. Read more about CDM and Responsibilities HERE

When should you appoint a Principal Designer?

Frequently asked questions

A construction project is notifiable to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) if the construction work is expected to last longer than 30 working days and have more than 20 workers working at the same time at any point on the project. The project is also notifiable if the duration of the project is expected to exceed 500 person days of work.

If it is notifiable, the client must submit an F10 form to the HSE prior to the construction phase.

The most important thing is to stop the dust getting into the air to prevent breathing in the wood dust and the best way is by using specially designed tools that can be fitted with an industrial H or M vacuum unit that sucks the dust away as it is being created and stores it until emptied.

Sometimes things can go wrong, so for this reason some form of RPE, a mask, will also be needed especially when using powered cross-cut saws and sanders on hardwood, red cedar or MDF and when sanding softwood indoors. It is recommended the masks should be to FFP3 face standards, Mask must be face fitted as they rely on a tight seal with the face to work so that only air going through the filter is breathed in. 

If the mask does not fit properly the dust can slip through any gap between the mask and the face and into the airways. Dust particles can be much smaller than the width of a hair so the face seal needs to be very good and so persons must be clean shaven.

Yes. Every employer must ensure that suitable personal protective equipment is provided to their employees who may be exposed to risks to their health or safety while at work. 

According to the HSE ‘Where a maintenance activity involves construction processes, requires construction skills and uses construction materials, then it is most likely to fall within the term ‘construction work’.

In other words, if it clearly looks like a construction job, then it’s likely to be covered by the CDM Regulations 2015. However, maintenance or repair of fixed plant which mainly involves mechanical adjustments, replacing parts or lubrication is unlikely to be construction work.’

Under the CDM 2015 regulations the Pre-Construction Information is required on ALL projects and is normally completed by the Principal Designer on behalf of the client with the assistance of the Client and also Designers who are appointed at concept stage of the project.

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