For the Greenheath Housing project, at Bethnal Green, SWH took a proactive role for both CDM Consultancy services and general health and safety advice.
SWH worked under the Peabody framework agreement to carry out CDM Consultancy services, as well as providing general health and safety advice.
We took an proactive role on this city centre project from the outset. We actively assisted the design team in identifying hazards and designing them out using a ‘hazard register’ approach.
This is an ‘HSE-preferred’ method of identifying hazards, involving an initial ‘brainstorming’ session with the duty-holders to identify and register all known hazards on the project and identify the action required in order to prevent/mitigate/control the hazard in accordance with the standard ‘hierarchy of risk control’. The register is then updated at subsequent design team meetings.
Hazards identified, included (amongst others):
- Asbestos removal and demolition: SWH assisted in careful planning and development of a suitable method statement to cater for the proximity of the rail line, buildings and infrastructure.
- Access requirements: A number of businesses on the site required access. SWH assisted in preparation of a co-ordination drawing to allow safe access to all areas of the site (and beyond)
- Phasing: Works needed to be phased to allow part of the building to be constructed to full height while the substation was constructed. SWH advised on H&S requirements
- Maintenance: SWH advised on requirements and adequacy for mansafe and other provisions.