Health and safety is of the utmost importance, and nowhere more so than on a commercial refurbishment site. As a leading UK refurbishment and fit-out company, we often work in live environments, which require rigid health and safety regulations in order to minimise risk to our clients and members of the public.
The team at Rap strive to provide working environments that are safe and without risk to health. We do this by creating a positive health and safety culture, which comprises:
- Solid management commitment
- Visible management at all times
- Good clear communication at all levels
- An adherence to and development of attitudes, competencies and patterns of behaviour that facilitate a safe working environment
We’re proud of our excellent health and safety record; it’s one of the many reasons that our clients return to us time and time again. They know that we deliver any refurbishment or fit-out project in full compliance with all current safety legislation and CDM regulations. We’re accredited members of the Lighthouse Safety Training scheme and ConstructionLine, and our code demands that we pay close attention to health and safety, and that staff behave in a considerate and environmentally responsible way.
We work for many clients who are often committed to sustainability, and many of our projects involve the refurbishment of older buildings to improve their efficiency. We select our supply chain according to their approach to sustainability too; we monitor pollution and contamination risk carefully, use recycled and recyclable products where possible, and reduce waste at all times.
Our health and safety policies are reviewed regularly by Lighthouse Safety Training Limited. Lighthouse Safety Training Limited provide Rap with continuous HSE support and around-the-clock peace of mind for all aspects of health and safety, providing competent health, safety and environmental advice and training relevant to Rap. Lighthouse Safety Training Limited provide constant ongoing support and telephone advice including emergency call outs.
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulation (CDM ) 2015 are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of all construction/fit out projects, be they domestic or commercial. CDM applies to all building and construction work and includes new build, demolition, refurbishment, extensions, conversions, repair and maintenance.
Rap have the requisite skills and knowledge to undertake the following roles:
- Principal Designer – appointed by the client of projects with more than one contractor. It can be an organisation or an individual with sufficient knowledge, experience and ability to carry out the role
- Designer – prepares or modifies designs for a building, product or system relating to a refurbishment project
- Principal Contractor – appointed by the client to plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety during the construction phase of a project when there’s more than one contractor involved
- Contractor – appointed to actually carry out the works
We take health and safety very seriously and go to great lengths to ensure that we meet all the necessary requirements, and are up to date with all appropriate legislation. You can download our health and safety policies below, or call us for more information.