“Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving life, or some pain”
JPW Consulting are experts in helping companies achieve compliance with the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) We can offer expertise in the planning, design, construction and operational phases of construction projects:
- Competence Assessment
- Client (Including Domestic Clients)
- CDM, Health & Safety Adviser (Client)
- Principal Designer
- Principal Contractor
- Sub – Contractor/ Contractor
JPW Consulting can help your business in the planning and management of all aspects of construction health and safety, including:
- Competence Assessment
- Pre-Construction Information (PCI)
- Designer Risk Information
- Construction Phase Plans
- Health & Safety Files
- Health & Safety Audits/Inspections
- Demolition plans
- HSE Notifications/Section 80/81
General Health & Safety
JPW Consulting provides Health and Safety advice to many employment sectors including construction, agriculture, general manufacturing, engineering, food and drink, quarries, entertainment, education, health services, local and central government.
- Policy Document Formulation
- Documentation Review and Revision
- Risk Assessments and Fire Risk Assessments
- Workplace and Site Health & Safety Inspections and Audits
- Supply Chain Competency Checking and Auditing
- Environmental Aspects and Impact Assessments
Certified Health and Safety Training Courses and Bespoke Health and Safety Awareness training (Directors, Asbestos Awareness, CDM Awareness).
- IOSH 1 Day Working Safely
- IOSH 1 Day Directing Safely
- IOSH 4 Day Managing Safely
90% of Health and Safety Law breaches result in convictions
The number of directors prosecuted alongside their companies for safety offences almost doubled last year compared to the recent annual average, according to HSE figures. Statistics released to law firm Clyde & Co show that 46 directors and senior managers were prosecuted under Section 37 of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 2015–16, compared to an annual average of 24 over the preceding five years. Almost all the cases involved the injury or death of an employee and many involved the construction industry.
These increases are associated with the legislation enacted February 2016; tougher penalties for health and safety and corporate manslaughter offences. Fines now vary according to the turnover of the company but can exceed £20m for the very worst cases involving corporate manslaughter, and potentially more for the largest companies. Fines totalled £20.6m from February to August 2016, compared to £14.4m in February to August 2015. Fines are now routinely hitting the £1m mark for non-fatal offences… meaning that any breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is now potentially a serious threat to a company’s bottom line Chris Morrison, Clyde & Co.