When someone mentions a construction site straight away you think of builders with bricks and cement, on a cold rainy day. But it’s far from that, it’s much bigger. There are so many jobs you can do on a construction site, for example, an electrician, plumber, chippy, Architects, project managers and health and safety advisors that keep an eye on everything on site making sure that you’re safe and the environment. Every element is key to the success of a build.
It’s A Big Achievement
Your work makes a huge impact on people’s lives whether that’s building new houses for people to live in or renovating someone’s dream home. But it could just be someone’s garden project. The list goes on! Everything you look back at will be an achievement as it’s there for all to see and admire.
There Are Opportunities To Travel
In the construction industry, some companies may need your skills around the world which will give you the opportunity to travel! Your flights and your accommodation will be all paid for. Next thing you know it you could be in Dubai or Brasília. Who knows?! Specialist skills are always in demand, all over the world. Especially British quality and expertise.
So Be Amazed
You could get some awesome opportunities to work in famous buildings that you may never see again in a lifetime. They don’t even have to be famous to be knocked off your feet. It could just be a beautiful building that makes you feel honored to do your job. You never know your skills could lead you to work on the next famous building in the world or even doing the planning for it!
So the next time you think of a damp cold building site …. remember all the other opportunities those skills could give you.
“Duty of Care” is the legal obligation to ensure the safety and well being of others.
All UK companies have a responsibility to ensure that their employees do not suffer from any harm or loss in the workplace ensuring that they are safe at all times – This is known as duty of care.
Duty Of Care – Using company vehicles
It’s interesting to know that if a vehicle is owned by your company it is considered as a place of work. This means health and safety rules still apply. Relevant safety checks must be in place to ensure they’re safe to use. This is just one example of duty of care.
When it comes to road safety using the company vehicle legal responsibility also falls on the driver. This means it’s your responsibility to ensure the vehicle you are using is safe and insured. You are also solely responsible for any type of traffic offense.
Safety and Duty of Care don’t just stop at making sure the tires aren’t bald. It’s also important to have ‘safety systems‘ at work, even when the place of work is a car or van. This ensures that the person, not just the vehicle is OK. Safety systems don’t just improve the company’s duty of care it also makes employees feel safer and more included too.
MyTeamSafe® was created because of Rob Little’s concern for some of HILLINGAR’s Supply Chain consultancy clients. The problem was that warehouse or office staff were working late or opening and locking up a building on their own, often in the dark. None of these situations were intrinsically dangerous but accidents do happen and had. Some staff were naturally apprehensive but didn’t want to make a fuss. The company had an uncontrolled risk and their duty of care was not covered. Nothing serious had happened and solutions always looked costly or complex, so nothing was done. Read More