RECORDS OF MONITORING REGISTERS

 

Construction (Design and Management)
Regulations 2007
Management of Health and Safety at
Work Regulations 1999

This Register has been designed to empower Site Supervisors/Managers to record that safety procedures are being implemented appropriately and regularly.

Requirements:

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require not only that your risk assessments are suitable and sufficient, but Reg. 5 states:

(1)    Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning. organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive  and protective measures.
 
(2)    Where the employer employs five or more employees, he shall record the arrangements referred to in paragraph (1).

The supporting Approved Code of Practice states that employers should adopt a suitable management system to reflect the company’s complexity, activities and the environment worked in.  With construction rated as high risk, monitoring compliance becomes more of a necessity.  Para. 36 and 37 in the supporting Approved Code of Practice state that:

(36)    Employers should measure what they are doing to implement their health and safety policy, to assess how effectively they are controlling risks, and how well they are developing a positive health and safety culture.  Monitoring includes:

  1. having a plan and making adequate routine inspections and checks to ensure that preventive and protective measures are in place and effective.  Active monitoring reveals how effectively the health and safety management system is functioning;
  2. adequately investigating the immediate and underlying causes of incidents and accidents to ensure that remedial action is taken, lessons are learnt and longer term objectives are introduced.

(37) In both cases it may be appropriate to record and analyse the results of monitoring activities, to identify any underlying themes or trends which may not be apparent from looking at events in isolation.

The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 [CDM 2007] support this requirement by ensuring a “safe place of work” and that sites should be in “good order”.