Presentation on theme: "Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Small Sites Strategy Phase 2 Neil Stephens Construction Division."— Presentation transcript:
Health and Safety Executive Health and Safety Executive Small Sites Strategy Phase 2 Neil Stephens Construction Division
Brief History Existing Strategy developed in 2008 and implemented from 2009/10. Originally aimed at sites with 5 or fewer workers – evolved this year to 15 or fewer Three aspects to delivery Inspection activity inc intensive inspection initiatives Communications Advice, Guidance (inc WWT).
Achievements Significant inspection history in past 3 years – currently over 30 % of activity is on small sites. WWT increase capture of small businesses to c40% HSE website simplified Four busy builder sheets produced – –1 more at printers –2 more in development –CSkills producing similar on solar panels
Proposal Update the existing 3 year strategy and roll forward for a further 3 years (PHASE 2) The target audience of 15 or fewer on site should remain but be clarified to focus on small firms operating small sites Activity should focus primarily on contractors on site – with trackback where significant failings lie elsewhere Continue to concentrate on a few key risks –Work at height –Respiratory risks inc asbestos –Welfare and good order
Proposals cont……… HSE continues to devote approx 30% of inspection resource to this area HSE guidance is simplified and focused more towards small sites, e.g. more Busy Builder sheets, re-draft of HSG150 Industry ensures that its own guidance is clear on how to achieve compliance as distinct from best practice HSE and industry work together to identify clear unequivocal messages and just as importantly how to deliver them, (e.g. through the materials supply route?)
Proposals cont……… HSE continues to support WWT with funding and administrative assistance Industry to increase tangible support to WWT, (funding, venues, demonstrations, free training places, …….) Comments welcome