EBC – We Are Compliant and Accredited
Posted on 11th March 2020 at 20:15
You’ve heard of the phrase ‘the house that Jack built’, but EBC’s ethos of bringing your construction dreams to reality with compliance and accreditation guarantees quality not the building of nightmares!
So, we are accredited and compliant to undertake any construction project? What does that mean?
With any construction project, whether domestic or commercial, The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 stipulate the health and safety obligations that need to be met – referred to as ‘Duties’. These include the following:
• Making suitable project management plans
• Preparing and providing the relevant information to other duty holders
• Ensuring both the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor carry out their assigned duties
• Making sure welfare facilities are provided
EBC carry out Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS), which are used to control specific health and safety risks that have been identified on site. In simple terms, a Risk Assessment is carried out to highlight (and where possible eradicate) risks, and a Method Statement is prepared to control remaining risks – collectively known as RAMS.
EBC has been assessed by SMAS (Safety Management Advisory Services) Worksafe, a leading Health and Safety assessment provider against the SSiP’s (Safety Schemes in Procurement) core criteria, meeting the standard and resulting in achieving Principal Contractor status. In simple terms, EBC are audited annually to ensure a consistent standard is being delivered.
The Principal Contractor has full autonomy over the construction phase of a project where more than one contractor is employed. Their role is to facilitate and manage health and safety practices during this phase and is appointed in writing by the client.
Through having this accreditation, EBC have demonstrated health and safety competence cementing reliable and capable practices of delivering compliant construction projects from conception to completion.
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