Health & Safety

Recco Project and Safety Consultants provide Health and Safety Consultancy. Our Customers include both Private and Corporate Clients throughout the United Kingdom. Our Team of Safety professionals are some of the most experienced in the industry. If you require any information regarding Health and Safety in Block Management, Construction, Commercial or Residential environments, we’re the team for you.

Health & Safety is fundamental to the success of a business; in 2017, new sentencing guidelines were brought in by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), consisting of unlimited fines and the prospect of imprisonment for Duty Holders who are found to have breached their duty of care in maintaining safe working environments. Duty holders include construction Companies, property Owners and even Employees.

Between 2014 and 2015 the average HSE fine equated to £29,000; however, recent statistics show, between 2016 and 2017 penalties rose significantly to an average of £126,000, totalling £69.9 million and overall, 593 prosecutions were  brought by the HSE, with a successful conviction rate of 93%.

The rise in prosecution statistics has resulted in many companies when inviting tenders, excluding those that cannot meet minimum standards, such as being able to produce risk assessments and method statements. As a result, Contractors are increasingly evaluating their policies and procedures, as well as implementing safe systems of work throughout a projects lifecycle, from conception to completion to ensure successful bidding for contracts and moral, legal and financial consequences are averted.

 

Check out our recent projects

Our Team have recently provided Health and Safety Consultancy Services for a number of Clients, each having their own unique projects, some of which are listed as follows:

 

Battersea Power Station

Project Description:

Battersea Power Station is a decommissioned coal-fired power station, which is now being redeveloped to bring new homes, offices, shops, restaurants, bars, open space and more to Wandsworth in South London.

Scope of Works:

The Team were tasked to perform independent Construction Health and Safety inspections on Contractors with-in the development, primarily for carpet fitting, carpentry and steel fabrication works.

 

Battersea Reach

Project Description:

Battersea Reach has become a thriving riverside community, offering contemporary designed apartments, relaxing open spaces and fast access to businesses, shops, entertainment and international travel.

Scope of Works:

The Team were tasked to audit the on site health and safety documentation on Contractors with-in the development to ensure compliance to CDM (2015), primarily for scaffolding, hire of mechanical plant and site training records.

 

Debenhams

Project Description:

Debenhams is a leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of over 240 stores across 27 countries and are currently undergoing full store refurbishments on their portfolio, nationwide.

Scope of Works:

The Team were tasked to perform independent inspections on the Principal Contractor, to ensure members of the public were safe from works and their employees were working safely on a full refurbishment of the store in Leicester.

 

Hublot in Harrods

Project Description:

Hublot is a Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1980 by Italian Carlo Crocco. They recently moved their concession with-in Harrods, requiring a complete new shop fit out installation.

Scope of Works:

The Team independently assessed the Principal Contractor, ensuring they had risk assessments, method statements, CSCS cards and PPE whilst on site, as well as that all equipment was being used safely and documentation for the health and safety file was being sufficiently collated.

 

Lille Square in West Brompton

Project Description:

Lillie Square is a new build residential development beside West Brompton train station, rich in variety and draws from the vibrancy of West London.

Scope of Works:

The Team performed a full audit of the health and safety files, plus operations and maintenance manuals on project completion. Reviewing items such as gas safety inspections, electrical safety certificates, emergency lighting and fire alarm reports.

 

Marks and Spencer

Project Description:

Marks and Spencer’s have required new lifts, escalators, roofs, façade elevation works and car park resurfacing on their sites throughout the UK.

Scope of Works:

The Team have produced pre-construction plan information for numerous projects, as well as ensured Contractors have the relevant risk assessments, method statements and insurance, followed by a suitable health and safety file on each project completion.

 

One Blackfriars

Project Description:

One Blackfriars is an awe-inspiring sculpture looking down on the River Thames, the 170-metre high tower with 274 apartments is ideally placed to embrace London’s rich cultural life on the South Bank.

Scope of Works:

The Team were tasked to audit site access and egress provisions, ensure Contractors were working safely on roofs and adequate training and supervision, during structured assessments.

 

Salvatore Ferragamo in Bicester Village

Project Description:

Salvatore Ferragamo is an Italian shoe design boutique, who recently moved to a new location with-in Bicester Village, requiring a full store fit out.

Scope of Works:

The Team were appointed to audit the Principal Contractor whilst on site, this included ensuring they wore adequate PPE at all times, were trained to use MEWP’s and the Project Team maintained a safe working environment at all times. The Team also audited the site documentation, to ensure it was sufficiently collated pre-project completion.

 

Westfield White City (Shepherds Bush)

Project Description:

Westfield White City is not only home to a world famous shopping centre, but also several new build luxury apartments.

Scope of Works:

The Team were appointed to audit the site and ensure Contractors were wearing adequate PPE, plant was stored safely, scaffolding as per the design and the site was free from hazards.

 

Wimbledon Tennis (AELTC)

Project Description:

Wimbledon Tennis is a world renown and the arena recently underwent extensive refurbishments to rejuvenate the tired interior and make use of the space with-in the complex.

Scope of Works:

The Team were appointed to audit the pre-construction information, site risk register, portable equipment and ensure the Principal Contractor on site was working in a safe manner. They also ensured that the scaffolding was suitably designed during the ever changing aspects of the project.

 

What can our team do for you

We are highly experienced in supporting Clients through risk aversion; some of the activities repeatedly requested to help meet their legal obligations include:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Architectural Design Assessments
  • Block management Assessments
  • Construction Design Management Assistants (CDMA’s)
  • Construction Phase Plans
  • Energy Management
  • Environmental Services
  • F10 Instructions
  • Health & Safety Files
  • House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) Inspections
  • Method Statements
  • Operations & Maintenance Manuals
  • Principal Designers (PD)
  • Risk Assessments
  • Signage Audits
  • Tender Support

Find out more

If interested in our Health & Safety services, just call, email or visit our office, where we’ll be happy to discuss in further detail with you.