Health and Safety
TFM is committed to Health, Safety & Environmental Issues. We recognise & fully understand our responsibilities to our employees, the environment and those affected by our activities. Consequently, we strive to mitigate risks through comprehensive planning, effective site-specific risk assessment, onsite monitoring, and task-specific training.
If you are interested in how we can help you with Health & Safety, please visit our Health and Safety Consultancy page. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us directly here.
As an employer, we’re required by law to protect our employees, and others, from harm.
Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, the minimum we must do is:
- identify what could cause injury or illness in our/your business (hazards)
- decide how likely it is that someone could be harmed and how seriously (the risk)
- take action to eliminate the hazard, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk
Both criminal and civil law apply to workplace health and safety. They’re not the same.
As an employer, you must protect your workers and others from getting hurt or ill through work.
If you don’t:
- a regulator such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) or local authority may take action against you under criminal law
- the person affected may make a claim for compensation against you under civil law
RIDDOR puts duties on employers like ourselves, the self-employed and people in control of work premises (the Responsible Person) to report certain serious workplace accidents, occupational diseases and specified dangerous occurrences (near misses).
Asbestos can be found in any building built before the year 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals etc) and causes around 5000 deaths every year. As asbestos is so lethal in order to remove ACM’s you may be required to hold a licence in order to begin work. As a result TFM Asbestos have acquired a three year licence which permits us to remove licenced asbestos under HSE regulations.
COSHH is the law that requires ourselves and employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. You can prevent or reduce workers exposure to hazardous substances by:
- finding out what the health hazards are;
- deciding how to prevent harm to health (risk assessment);
- providing control measures to reduce harm to health;
- making sure they are used ;
- keeping all control measures in good working order;
- providing information, instruction and training for employees and others;
- providing monitoring and health surveillance in appropriate cases;
- planning for emergencies.
Contractors on all projects must:
- make sure the client is aware of the client duties under CDM 2015 before any work starts
- plan, manage and monitor all work carried out by themselves and their workers, taking into account the risks to anyone who might be affected by it (including members of the public) and the measures needed to protect them
- check that all workers they employ or appoint have the skills, knowledge, training and experience to carry out the work, or are in the process of obtaining them
- make sure that all workers under their control have a suitable, site-specific induction, unless this has already been provided by the principal contractor
- provide appropriate supervision, information and instructions to workers under their control
- ensure they do not start work on site unless reasonable steps have been taken to prevent unauthorised access
- ensure suitable welfare facilities are provided from the start for workers under their control, and maintain them throughout the work
We are committed to providing a healthy & safe working environment.
Free from accidents, dangerous occurrences & ill health, we constantly monitor & review our processes & working practices, ensuring best practice is always observed.
We employ health & safety advisors to support our in-house management team.
We provide a totally independent health & safety resource, carrying out announced site audits, providing formal reports to the management team, ensuring best practice is monitored & reinforced independently.
H&S procedures and documentation is constantly reviewed, including SSIP.
- Ensuring policies, procedures & practices are robust enough to mitigate potential risk.
- We are committed to the government-recognised SSIP scheme via yearly assessment & accreditation.
- We promote safety awareness through effective communication and clear documentation.
We communicate with CDM and Construction Phase Planning.
We act as Principal contractor for many of our clients, ensuring effective Liaison with the CDM co-ordinator & Construction Phase Health & Safety Planning. This means that we can be certain our high standards are always upheld in all the work we do.
We are qualified for Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos removal.
TFM has highly experienced team members capable of managing the most complex licensed asbestos removal projects. Each employee is trained in asbestos awareness part A & B, all of whom have Face Fit certificates for relevant RPE, which enables us to remove non-licensed Asbestos. Therefore, you can be assured that your asbestos is being handled by responsible, trusted professionals.
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