How to Establish, Implement and Maintain Systems for Managing Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace (03)

Our Additional Online Guidance Series has proven to be a boost to candidates to more effectively fast-track them through the qualification. Each course matches a unit in the Edexcel NVQ Level 6 Diploma curriculum in Construction Management and are intended for guidance only.
(The complete series and more, is included free-of-charge to all our NVQ Level 6 Registered candidates)
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Establishing, Implementing and Maintaining Systems for Managing Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace is now a huge priority for construction site managers. I can remember in the late 70’s, 80’s, 90’s  and following decades when the implementation of new construction legislations placed an increased burden on construction managers to manage their sites as though they were H&S managers. For the aging construction manager this was a huge learning curve and year by year the H&S bar is still being raised.  The choice offered now by the construction industry is either get on board or seek alternative employment.

The Health, Safety and Welfare management processes have now become a series of professional actions and processes on which a construction site revolves around.  Nothing is carried out without health and safety due care and attention and planning.  In fact in the UK, the CSCS, CITB SSSTS and SMSTS courses are now some of the most greatly attended and popular construction H&S courses on the market, and have been for some time. In the same vain we have also created  a Health and Safety online Management GAP course to assist the management learner.

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However, this Unit in of itself encompasses the whole H&S and Welfare management system for a construction site, from planning to post completion and the problem for management NVQ candidates is that they ‘DO’ all of the aforementioned, but identifying what part of their knowledge is applicable to each question within their NVQ so that duplication of answers and confusion is avoided is often an issue.

To prove my point, please review the following typical questions found in the learning aims of this Unit.

  1. Examine and analyse current systems, procedures and facilities used or supplied for health, safety and welfare.
  2. Explain ways that the culture of health, safety and welfare can be promoted and encouraged.
  3. Explain how opportunities to improve health, safety and welfare could be identified and how appropriate recommendations can be made.
  4. Outline who the promotion of a health, safety and welfare culture should be aimed at.
  5. Describe how, and to whom health, safety and welfare responsibilities should be allocated.
  6. Explain methods and techniques of conducting site inductions and list typical subject areas that should be covered.
  7. Explain how and why site inductions can consistently inform people of their responsibilities.
  8. Identify which legislation, regulations, codes of practice and official guidance applies to relevant work areas and activities to determine types and locations of notices and hazard warnings.
  9. List the types of notices and hazard warnings that apply to relevant work areas and explain how to ensure that they comply with current legislation.
  10. Explain ways that accurate and appropriate notices and hazard warnings for the workforce, visitors and the public can be maintained.
  11. Give reasons why accurate and appropriate notices should be relevant, correctly placed and maintained, and explain possible consequences should they not be.
  12. Describe the types of health, safety and welfare equipment and resources that would be needed for relevant work activities
  13. Explain ways of ensuring that health, safety and welfare equipment and resources are available and sufficient for the project.
  14. Explain how to ensure that health, safety and welfare equipment and resources comply with current legislation.
  15. Explain how systems which meet current legislation requirements for identifying and reducing hazards should be implemented.
  16. Explain methods that can be used to implement systems that can report and record accidents, emergencies and near misses.
  17. Explain ways of maintaining the welfare of people in accordance with current legislation requirements.
  18. Explain relevant methods that can ensure hazards are fully identified.
  19. Describe methods and techniques that allow further information about hazards to be obtained.
  20. Describe methods and techniques that allow further information about hazards to be obtained.
  21. Explain the methods and factors that determine the significance of hazards.
  22. Describe methods that allow residual risks to be identified.
  23. Explain ways of applying the principles of prevention to identified relevant and significant hazards.

The Solution. In order to better enable the seasoned professional to complete this Unit, Establishing, Implementing and Maintaining Systems for Managing Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace, Rivasure has produced a comprehensive online Audio Podcast Course.  This Unit is one of many online courses aimed at covering all of the key units contained within the Level 6 Construction Management NVQ Qualification. This series of Audio Podcast Unit Courses lays a solid foundation for each specific subject matter. Each Audio Podcast addresses each knowledge question, unpacking each one in detail and providing relevant and specific guidance.

In this Unit the learning outcomes are as follows;

  1. Encourage a culture of health, safety and welfare on site, and identify and implement improvements.
  2. Allocate health, safety and welfare responsibilities which comply with current legislation and ensure site inductions consistently inform people of those responsibilities.
  3. Ensure accurate and appropriate notices and hazard warnings that conform to current legislation are maintained.
  4. Ensure health, safety and welfare equipment and resources are available and sufficient to meet current legislation.
  5. Implement systems which meet current legislation requirements to identify hazards, reduce risks and maintain the health, safety and welfare of people.
  6. Ensure hazards are identified and obtain information on their significance.
  7.  Ensure the significant hazards are assessed to identify the residual risks, apply the principles of prevention to reduce the risks and provide information to appropriate people.
  8. Monitor health, safety and welfare systems regularly for compliance with current legislation.

A learning outcome sets out what a candidate can expect to learn and do as a result of their learning.  This Audio Podcast mentoring series is excellent resource for NVQ candidates and management learners studying how to Establish, Implement and Maintain Systems for Managing Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace


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Our Additional Online Guidance Series has proven to be a boost to candidates to more effectively fast-track them through the qualification. Each course matches a unit in the Edexcel NVQ Level 6 Diploma curriculum in Construction Management and are intended for guidance only.
(The complete series and more, is included free-of-charge to all our NVQ Level 6 Registered candidates)
Series Summary