Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the UK, which is why there are a vast number of controls and regulations governing builders work and groundwork contractors. As an experienced company, Engel Construction Ltd ensures all work in Chelsea and the surrounding areas adheres to relevant rules. Remaining up-to-date with current legislation, we make sure our basement contractors, tradesmen and other workers maintain the highest levels of health and safety, whether carrying out underpinning, structural works or other services.
To provide consistently high standards of safety, we follow tried and tested protocol on every project. This includes:
Wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE) significantly reduces the risk of serious injury. We make sure all builders, groundwork contractors and other workers wear the correct PPE for every task. This can include helmets, ear protection, safety goggles and high-visibility clothes.
We regularly inspect equipment to make sure it offers maximum protection.
Every member of our team is fully qualified to carry out their work. With thorough health and safety training, our building, groundworks and basement contractors are fully competent and aware of the potential risks of construction.
They are also fully trained in the use of tools and equipment, ensuring safe and efficient structural works, underpinning and other builders work.
By using clear signs to highlight any potential hazards, such as falling objects and turning vehicles, we maximise the security of both workers and members of the public in Chelsea and the surrounding areas. Signs are an effective way to reduce accidents because they give plenty of warning to take precautions.
Structural works, underpinning and other construction elements often involve lifting heavy items. Where possible, we avoid manual handling because this is a significant cause of injury. However, manual lifting is sometimes necessary. To minimise risk, all builders are trained in safe lifting techniques.
On-site traffic poses a considerable risk. To prevent accidents, it is important to limit the number of vehicles on construction sites in Chelsea. Where space is limited, cranes and other methods for moving materials reduce the need for multiple vehicles.
It is also key to set safe pedestrian routes to separate people and machinery.
Effective communication is an essential aspect of safe construction sites. Providing professional project management services, we ensure groundwork contractors, basement contractors and tradesmen are kept informed of potential risks and schedules of builders work.
At Engel Construction Ltd, we pride ourselves on maintaining open, honest communication with all workers and customers, ensuring maximum levels of safety.