Operative health and safety analysis

In order to calculate and reduce hazards, risk assessment and monitoring must be present.

Regular risk assessment provides important data and information that can support efforts to reduce hazards and raise the level of health and safety for the workforce.

It is crucial to understand every individual can be exposed to a range of hazards depending on their roles, locations and day to day activities.

Therefore, any monitoring that focuses on the individual as well as the workforce as a whole is equally as effective and necessary.

The below example shows how one site carried out health and safety analysis:

  • A project undertaken by the health and safety manager analysed the individual wellbeing of operatives and company employees;
  • Particular attention was taken to those living away from home in this example;
  • Using anonymous surveys and one to one interviews a range of data was collected;
  • Other data collection included access to GP’s and healthcare, checking the food offered by the canteen and the actual selections made by the subject being analysed;
  • The project proved that there were serious long-term health issues with some of those analysed;
  • This information was shared with Public Health England and Wales with the aim of highlighting a potential health time bomb.

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Monitor report. Skanska Construction UK Ltd. London. March 2016

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