Strategy and Risk Management Consultants​

Design risk management, health and safety, risks and opportunities

What a strategy is?

A strategy is the definition of factors relevant to you, which, if planned and implemented successfully, will let you meet the final objective.

We do this all the time in our lives, but when one makes the conscious effort of making the overall decision, before planning the small stuff and tracking the results regularly, it is more likely that one will reach the goal.

Having a strategy is making that road-map and defining those key factors relevant to you which, if planned in details and implemented successfully, will let you meet the final objective or get closer to it.

Organisations are like families: they need that roadmap, a compass, and milestones to track mini goals before reaching the final objective.

Why have a strategy?

Strategic formulation means the identification and definition of those critical factors, leads and movements which the organisation will do or not do without committing to those mini-goals toward the target.

Strategic management means the management of this process, which will give confidence to the board of directors and stakeholders.

Investors in the strategy,  detailed plans and implementation will be able to measure actual yields against the desired outcome.

Because the future is unpredictable, the strategy may require review to ensure any external changes are factored in and the plan amended, as necessary.

As anticipated, this strategy addresses the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the duties of employers, self-employed, employees, controllers of premises of all industries and types of work, and manufacturers (of articles and substances for use at work) for:

  • Securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work
  • Protecting anyone else who may be affected by the works
  • Controlling the keeping and use of dangerous substances

Controlling noxious or offensive emissions into the atmosphere.

This strategy addresses the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the duty-holders (CDM Client, Principal Designer and Designers, Principal Contractor and Contractors) to secure health and safety:

  • From construction design (design phase)
  • During construction management (construction phase)
  • During use, maintenance, and cleaning if resulting asset.

You will require this strategy when Building Information Modelling (BIM) is included within the project deliverables.

It involves the agreement of CDM dutyholders with the CDM Client organisation and the broader project team to ensure that design, design changes and significant design risk information are shared with the BIM Manager at the required intervals. It follows the PAS1192-6  specification.

This strategy addresses the requirements of the Management Regulations 1999 and the duties of employers, self-employed, and employees of all industries and types of work. It requires compliance with (among others):

  • Written health and safety policy
  • Risk management and prevention principles
  • Risk assessments and method statements

Competent health and safety advice.

This strategy involves the sync of your business mission, vision and objectives with health and safety legal requirements.

It sets a road map, timeline and KPIs for measuring performance towards your goal.

As you can imagine, this strategy requires the sync of your business strategy with the project purpose. It sets a road map, timeline and KPIs for measuring performance towards the design, construction and handover of the asset.

The early engagement of designers and contractors favours the design phase development and design reviews. 

The early engagements will impact positively in your project performance since it assists both the design and the construction teams in the monitoring of significant design risks.

It will make a difference from design to enable the construction of such structure to proceed more safely.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

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Identifying H&S risk & opportunities?

Risks and constraints may introduce savvy opportunities for strategic health and safety solutions, including collaboration, elimination of risk, performance improvement, cost reduction and profitability.

Understanding the risks and constraints the business or the project face and whether we have a strategy to prevent or tackle the realisation of those risks, is a significant competitive advantage.

Such clarity and the subsequent strategic decisions will catch the eye of stakeholders, investors, and the industry in general.

Positioning the business as an industry leader is part of the gains of strategic management.

The analysis of the “Integrated (H&S) Risks” allows for the identification of those significant and still high-risks and constraints that are common to more than one discipline or project.

Our team first assists you in discovering your objectives and any existing gaps before engineering the management of H&S.

Implementation of this standard helps to identify risks to prevent work-related injury and ill-health and to provide safe and healthy workplaces in any industry.  

Whether you hold an existing management system and want to improve it or whether you need a fresh start, we can guide you to tailor the process, procedures and templates to your business needs.

The management system should work for you rather than you for the system, so it is vital first to understand your needs and then outcomes targeted.

We will then assist you through the certification application and assessments.

Having a management system also favours bid competition and tendering.

We support you step by step to build a system. We will lead you to a systematic, independent, and documented processes and set of procedures allow for a clear way of doing things, by all team members.

It also enables for obtaining audit evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled. It also favours bid competition and tendering.

We provide support with the use of British Standards related to new products, materials, services, tools, software, premises and equipment.

Management of the significant risks using global solutions helps to de-risk the project, and create an economy of scales throughout the supply chain, the project or the business.

We give you the boost your system requires to ensure the management of quality under this standard. 

This helps to continually monitor and manage quality across your business so you can identify areas for improvement.

We support your teams for the management of environmental aspects under this standard, which involves the consideration of multiple points of procurement, storage, distribution, product development.

in addition, we carry out the assessments in line with the HSE statement on mutual recognition between accreditation schemes:

“There are various schemes buyers (procurers) can ask suppliers to be accredited to. Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) is an organisation which enables mutual recognition (also known as the ‘deemed to satisfy’ provision) between health and safety assessment schemes, particularly within the construction industry.

SSIP member schemes apply core criteria approved by HSE. The core criteria describe what it means for a construction business to comply with basic health and safety law, but they can also be applied to other kinds of business”.

Having a procurement scheme certificate also favours bid competition and tendering.