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AGS Members' Day - Safety Working Group Presentation

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AGS Members' Day 2015
Safety Working Group Presentation, Julian Lovell

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AGS Members' Day - Safety Working Group Presentation

  1. 1. SAFETY WORKING GROUP MEMBER’S DAY REPORT Julian Lovell, Chair AGS SWG
  2. 2. SAFETY WORKING GROUP AGS Safety Working Group Activities  Safety Guidance  Safety Awareness on Construction Sites  Input and Comments for BS 5930 revision  Re-establish cooperation with like minded bodies i.e. BDA, FPS  Review impact of CDM 2015  Review impact of BS EN 16228 – Drill Rig Safety  Health and Safety Summit – 8th March 2015
  3. 3. SAFETY WORKING GROUP AGS Guidance published this year Fire Safety Working at Height Use of Scaffolding/Temporary Working Platforms Lifting Operations Lifting Equipment used in Drilling Operations Guidance on CSCS Cards Driving at Work Training and Competence AGS Health and Safety Training Standards Working on or near Water
  4. 4. SAFETY WORKING GROUP Working Safely on Geotechnical Sites Currently under review.
  5. 5. SAFETY WORKING GROUP AGS Guidance close to completion Site Management Welfare PPE Manual Handling Health Surveillance / Occupational Health
  6. 6. SAFETY WORKING GROUP Health and Safety Summit – 8th March 2015
  7. 7. BS EN 16228 New Rig Safety Standards • Covers safety aspects of rotary rigs including: • Rig Guarding • Use of mechanical devices i.e. break out clamps • Manual Handling • Produced principally for Rig Manufacturers • Outlines the compliance required for a Rig Manufacturer to obtain a CE Mark • Has some inconsistencies • Does not necessarily mean that the rig will comply with PUWER
  8. 8. CDM 2015 Additionally, under the new regulations • All projects independent of duration will require a Construction Phase Plan • Domestic work will be covered by all areas of CDM • Notification threshold will change, but not noticeably • Those jobs where more than 1 contractor is involved, the Client must appoint in writing (regardless of site notification status) a Principal Contractor and a Principal Designer (replaces role of CDM Coordinator) • CDM 2015 recognizes PAS 91, 2013: Construction related procurement - Prequalification Questionnaires • CDM 2015 recognises SSIP Safety Schemes in Procurement Forum (SSIP) i.e. CHAS, ConstructionLine etc
  9. 9. CDM 2015 Discussion point: Who are designers? Can GI consultants be Principal Designers? The Principal Designer must be one of the design team. ‘The designer duties are tied in to 'structures' and the ground is not in itself a 'structure' but a natural feature. As a specialist if he sets out a pattern of boreholes to be followed in order to obtain the required information then I would suggest he is acting as a contractor under CDM – not as a designer.’ Samantha Peace - HM Principal Inspector
  10. 10. CDM 2015 Discussion points: Is a consultant a contractor? A contractor is: Anyone who directly employs or engages construction workers or manages construction is a contractor. An individual, a sole trader, a self-employed worker, or a business that carries out, manages or controls construction work as part of their business can be a contractor.
  11. 11. CDM 2015 Discussion point: Now duty holders are required on ALL jobs (regardless of notifiability), will clients appoint correctly? Where there is more than one contractor, or if it is reasonably foreseeable that more than one contractor will be working on a project at any time, the client must appoint in writing A designer with control over the pre-construction phase as principal designer A contractor as principal contractor The appointments must be made as soon as is practicable, and in any event, before the construction phase begins.
  12. 12. CDM 2015 Discussion point: Will the new Principal Contractor appointment threshold mean…. GI is fully absorbed into the construction phase and managed by established Principal Contractors? What impact will this have? Or….. Small contractors unwittingly take on PC duties without fully understanding them? What impact will this have? Or….. Will we carry on as we are?
  13. 13. SAFETY WORKING GROUP 2015 A TIME FOR CHANGE ? or A MISSED OPPORTUNITY ? Thank You

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