Health and Safety

M.L. Quinn Construction have been a URS Certified Company for over 9 years. We are registered with SAFE-T-CERT and are presently undergoing the certification audit process.

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Key Management Practices

Following the preparation of the Construction Safety and Health Plan, and submission of the AF2 to the Health and Safety Authority, M.L. Quinn site management ensure that they have the safety statements and Risk Assessment Method Statement (RAMS) from contractors who are due to commence work on site. They then induct all operatives before they commence work on site. Inductions include the site safety rules/control measures, details of welfare facilities, first aiders, emergency procedures etc. At the induction the following are taken from operatives: 

  • Safe Pass (all operatives) 
  • CSCS training records (as applicable) 
  • Manual Handling certs (all operatives)
  • Abrasive Wheels certs (as applicable) 
  • Other training records as applicable, e.g. MEWP 

Site management also organise and attend site meetings with the design team and client on a regular basis throughout the project duration. Safety management is a key issue discussed at these meetings.

Risk Management Practices

Risk management commences before construction begins on site. The company identifies the resources that will be required to ensure safety can be managed correctly on site, the work is planned so that it can be carried out safely, and the construction stage safety and health plan is prepared. Contractors who have proven themselves in the past as being safety compliant are asked to tender for works on the site. If contractors that we have not worked with before are required, we check their safety records on previous appointments. All contractors are asked to submit their company safety statements, their RAMS, their machine inspections, and training records, before a final decision is made to engage them for the project. 

Safety Monitoring 

We engage an independent safety consultant to audit our sites on a regular basis and issue a report on their findings. The site manager is then responsible for ensuring that any defects identified are quickly rectified. The site managers also complete a weekly documented safety audit of their site, and complete a safety checklist, which itself is audited by our external auditor. Both the external auditor and our own site managers ensure that relevant statutory documentation such as AF3s, GA1s, GA2s and GA3s are being kept up to date by the relevant contractors/operators. 

Client Communication Practices  

The client is kept informed on an ongoing basis of the status of safety management on site. They are provided with a copy of our external auditor’s report and of our site manager’s construction report, which also includes a section on health and safety. Both documents contain details on any incidents or accidents that occur on the site. Safety is also discussed at the regular meetings with the design team and client.