Key Health and Safety Registers and Records for Construction Sites
Construction sites are dynamic and complex environments. Work is continually evolving, and employees and visitors come and go regularly. Keeping meticulous health and safety records is a crucial component of ensuring the wellbeing of all those on site.
Why Keep Health and Safety Records?
Keeping up-to-date with health and safety records is vital because:
- It ensures key information is at hand and easily retrievable – allowing those in monitoring and managerial positions to access information quickly.
- Registers and records inform those responsible for health and safety tasks of exactly what needs to be done and when – improving workflow, safety and efficiency.
- They demonstrate your compliance with legal duties under health and safety law.
- Records are often a legal requirement and must be available for inspection by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or other regulatory bodies.
What Health and Safety Registers do We Need?
The registers and records you require will depend on the specific work and risks present at your site. Key publications include:
Use this log to record the dates and outcomes of inspections.
Log for documenting times, locations and details of accidents on site.
Use a Site Visitors Book to record the details of visitors to your site, including their arrival and departure times.
Use this register to document the issue, return or replacement of PPE, clothing and tools.
Use this Fire Log book to record inspections of fire extinguishers, alarms, sprinkler systems and emergency lighting.
The LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) register is designed for recording examinations of lifting plant and equipment.
This Safety Training Register records training given and identifies training needs.
The main documents regularly required by sites are included in our Standard Compendium. This convenient pack includes a range of statutory instruments, forms and guidance books. It also contains an accident book, health and safety law poster, standard pack of posters, publications and essential signage. Compendium contents may vary to reflect changes in legislation.
Other Records Kept On-Site May Include:
- Asbestos register
- Asset register
- Construction phase plan
- Contract register
- COSHH data and assessment sheets
- Dangerous and explosive substances register
- Details of underground and overhead services
- Emergency plans
- Existing health and safety files
- F10 form
- Fire equipment inspection register
- Scaffolding register
- Test records and certificates
- Manual handling assessment (MAC)
- Plants checks
- Records of excavation inspections
- Records of inspections of scaffold, working platforms and so on
- Records of permits to work
- Risk assessments and method statements
- Site rules
- Site Waste Management Plan
- Verification of competence, such as Construction Skills Certification Scheme CSCS cards
Talk to one of our Safety Champions today about your site publications and stationary requirements on: 0333 003 5710.
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