DBFL’S APPROACH TO HEALTH AND SAFETY
It is the policy of DBFL that all work carried out within and by the office is in strict accordance with the relevant statutory provisions of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 and the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007 to 2016. All reasonable practicable measures are taken to avoid risk to its employees or others who may be affected.
The company’s Safety Statement encapsulates the nine General Principles of Prevention which are set out in Schedule 3 of the Act and collates all the safety procedures that are required under current legislation and under DBFL Consulting Engineers office instructions to ensure that safe working practices are in place.
The company’s Safety Statement recognises that continuous instruction is required to keep personnel abreast of changes to legislation and safe working practices. In addition to this, and in accordance with the requirement of the 2005 Act, a Risk Assessment is carried out at the onset of all projects by the Project Leader, and approved by the Health and Safety Coordinator. Where possible, with the co-operation of the design team, these risks are designed out at the development stage of the project. Once completed, risk assessments are forwarded to the Project Supervisor Design Process for inclusion in the Preliminary Safety & Health Plan.
It is the policy of DBFL that all Risk Assessments are reviewed by the Project Leader at critical stages through the construction of the project and amended as necessary.
All of this is carried out under the procedures set down in DBFL’s quality management system, which is registered to ISO 9001:2008 by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.