HEALTH & SAFETY AT LV VALENBECK.
A project can only be considered successful if it has been carried
out safely. To maximise site safety we ensure that the workforce carry
out their tasks in the best conditions we can provide for them and
appropriate Health & Safety procedures have been implemented.
In addition to the LV Valenbeck Health & Safety induction, a site induction is compulsory for every person working on site under LV Valenbeck’s control. Inductions include:
Security on site, Site Welfare, Drink and drugs Policy, Significant risks and hazards, Emergency procedures, Fire emergency evacuation procedures, Access rules, Protective equipment PPE and Accident reporting.
Safety meetings with the customer are carried out both daily
and weekly in order to discuss and resolve any possible issues during
The purpose of Method Statements is to ensure that all personnel required to carry out the tasks have been fully instructed in
the way they are to complete the task. The Method Statements describe in detail where, when and how a job or process will be carried out, it identifies any potential hazards and lists the appropriate control procedures.
The purpose of a risk assessment is to provide information and
solutions to the different issues that can be encoutered during the
completion of a task. Every risk, even minor has to be identified and
assessed. The risk assessment informs the people onsite of the incidents which could possibly happen and as a consequence take the necessary precautions.
Site Inspections / Audit
LV Valenbeck’s Health & Safety management team carry out
unannounced site inspections and safety audits for self-Improvement. The inspections / audits ensure that the company’s safety procedures are being adhered to. Any problems identified are reported to the site
manager and immediately resolved.
Incident / Accident Reporting
Reporting incidents and accidents help to improve safety on
site, near miss incidents are also recorded as these will occur far more frequently than accidents. It is the project manager’s responsibility to maintain an accurate record of all site accidents and near misses and inform the Health & Safety team in case of major injury or concern.
LV Valenbeck only uses fully tested and certificated equipment. A valid certificate is sent to site with all tackle and equipment. All
equipment on site is entered onto a site register and a member of the
workforce made responsible for ensuring all tackle and equipment is
tested or inspected at relevant intervals by a qualified person.
All our slings are tested to comply the PUWER (Provision and
Uses of Work Equipment Regulations) and LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) standards.