Did you know that most fatal injuries in the construction industry now occur on smaller building projects involving the refurbishment of existing homes and workplaces? Over 60% of those deaths involve falls from ladders, scaffolds, working platforms, roof edges and falls through fragile roofs or roof-lights, with other fatal injuries on such projects arising from the collapse of excavations, lifting operations, electricity and mobile plant.
We did! And we work very closely with our clients to ensure that they don’t add to that statistic. You probably don’t need us to tell you the potential dangers involved in construction…but we could, and many new clients tell us how grateful they are when we do!
Unfortunately, the number of fatal injuries increased in the construction industry over the past year (2019/20).
Significant numbers of members of the public are also killed due to work-related activities (92 people in the last year), highlighting that ensuring workplaces are safe is critical for employees and self-employed workers, as well as passers-by or visitors.
FRS has many years of experience in construction which gives us unique insight and knowledge of the industry’s potential pitfalls and the risks that need to be anticipated, considered and planned for. From the implementation of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 to the degree of liaison required with your client, FRS is here to help, guide and protect you.
We also provide the Competent Person Facility for assessment purposes in the process needed for CHAS, SAFE Contractor, EXOR or any other Safety Scheme in Procurement (SSIP).