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Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan

Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan

The Health and Safety Authority has added a Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan template to its online BeSMART.ie resource for the construction sector.

BeSMART.ie – Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan Template

 

This brand new feature means that users of the free risk assessment and safety statement tool can now download and develop a Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan using the HSA’s useful template. 

BeSMART.ie has been available to construction businesses since 2015 and now covers 30 different types of construction work. The online resource continues to expand the support it provides to the construction sector — and the addition of the Safety and Health Plan template will be especially helpful to those appointed as the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS).

 

Structure

 The Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan template can be downloaded once a user completes a construction risk assessment on BeSMART.ie. The template provides a clear four-step process to producing a final Plan:

 

Step 1 – Project Information

 Here the user puts in an outline of the project along with stakeholder information (e.g. Client, PSDP) along with information about the management structure, appointments and notification.

 

Step 2 – Project Management

 Contains a useful checklist of the mandatory requirements a PSCS is required to comply with. The template then goes on to cover selection of contractors, site security, emergency procedures, traffic management, welfare facilities and monitoring of health and safety.

 

Step 3 – Records Management

 Good records management is critical to the role of the PSCS. The template provides a clear structure to help with this management, along with templates and forms to help the PSCS compile and keep important information.

 

Step 4 – Risk Assessments and Action Lists

 Risk assessments are the cornerstone of a safe and healthy workplace and key to the prevention of accidents. The Safety and Health Plan template allows a PSCS to review and complete risk assessments that are relevant to the project being undertaken.

 

How to access the template

  1.  Go to www.BeSMART.ie
  2. Register for a confidential and free account
  3. Complete a risk assessment for a construction business type

 

When this is done you will be given the option to download either a Safety Statement including risk assessments or a Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan including risk assessments. Once you have downloaded either document you can edit or add details specific to your construction project.

 

Visit the BeSMART.ie ‘learn more’ section for construction for more information, and for sector specific guidance, safety alerts, forms and templates.

 

 

Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan - Contents and Introduction

a Construction Stage Safety and Health Plan - Contents and Introduction (PDF, 0.3MB)