Health and Safety

Health & Safety

Training

Underpinning all our activities is a priority to create an incident free work-place. Everyone at Clipfine undergoes training to raise their awareness of their responsibilities and is encouraged to personally contribute to a safer working environment.

All of our employees take part in annual training to ensure they are aware of the latest requirements of health and safety legislation. It is mandatory that they have a CSCS card in their chosen discipline and specialist operatives receive appropriate CPCS/CITB training. In addition our Contracts Managers and Site Supervisors undertake the CITB Site Managers Safety Training course and First Aid course.

Our in-house training provider assesses all our operative training requirements and delivers courses on the following topics:

  • Manual Handling

  • Traffic Marshalling

  • Fire Marshalling

  • Safe use of abrasive wheels

  • Safe use of power tools

  • Face fit RPE.

To supplement our in house training we use external organisations to deliver the following training requirements:

  • First Aid at Work

  • NEBOSH (National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health)

  • SMSTS (Site Management Safety Training Scheme) 

  • SSSTS (Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme)

  • PASMA (Mobile Towers) course

  • IPAF (International Powered Access Federation)

  • CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme)

  • SIA & CCTV

  • Safe Use of Safety Harnesses

  • New Roads and Street Works; signing, lighting & guarding

  • Confined Space Training.

Our Health and Safety Managers will visit each project at least once per month to review all aspects of health and safety on site. The Health & Safety Manager will produce a report and discuss any findings with the Client before they leave. There is a clear and recognised correlation between improved safety performance and project conditions. When Clipfine is responsible for material handling and waste removal the incidence of accidents have been reduced – making a clear contribution to project safety.

Clipfine also provide a visitors and logistic handbook for all operatives and visitors to site to highlight the associated project risks, operational procedures and key contacts. Furthermore, Clipfine’s security software captures information on operatives’ competencies and training.

Constructing Better Health (CBH)

For many years Clipfine have been providing Occupation Health Services to sites.  To take this service to the next stage, Clipfine have signed up to the Constructing Better Health Scheme and provide health surveillance for operatives based on their trade discipline. CBH is responsible for delivering a national scheme for the management of occupational health in the construction industry. It focuses on five key areas;

  • Setting industry standards for both work-related health issues, and competency of     occupational health provision;

  • Building a construction-specific knowledge portal;

  • Centralising the collection of work-related health data;

  • The transmission of fit-for-task data to enable employers to manage work-related     health risks at site level;

  • A referral route through to specialists in the field of return to work and rehabilitation. 

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