Extraspace Solutions has Safely completed many Projects working within live Healthcare Environments and have experience in the Proactive Management of the On-site Health and Safety risks to Minimise any possible Disruptions.
Control measures adopted to avoid disruptions include:
Restrict unauthorised access to the Construction Site – suitable fencing or hoarding to be installed around the perimeter of the construction area, with the appropriate warning signage posted. Lockable gates to be provided and kept closed at all times when not in use.
Site Management continually liaise with the Client’s representative to inform of any possible disruption from construction activities.
Planning high-risk activities for outside of normal hospital operating hours, e.g. cranage installation of modular units at weekends.
Control of dust and dirt is a priority and all activities involving dust must be strictly controlled. Construction dust is managed by wetting down the immediate area, so that members of the public will be un-affected by the works. The housekeeping on site will be monitored daily to avoid any contamination outside of the site boundaries. Covered skips on site shall further reduce any dust. Dust must not be allowed to escape from the work area into other parts of the building.
The use of mobile phones is restricted on site. Mobile phones must be switched off and not used within patient areas of any other area within the hospital that may be affected by interference from their use.
Works outside the agreed construction site are only to be completed following prior approval from the Client. Any existing Permit-to-work procedures will be followed for all work outside the construction site, e.g. hot works, confined spaces, pressure testing, asbestos removal, etc.
Plant shall be isolated and immobilised when not in use to prevent unauthorised use. Hazardous Substances to be locked away when not in use. Ladders to scaffolds shall be removed outside working hours.
A traffic management plan shall be devised and implemented when the Construction Phase Plan is created to ensure that traffic risks are suitably managed. The client shall be consulted to agree safety measures and establish traffic routes before work commences on site.
The management of vehicular and pedestrian traffic is of critical importance to ensure that emergency routes are not blocked and that members of the public are safely segregated from construction traffic. Restrictions shall be in place to avoid any vehicular traffic to site during peak hospital traffic times.
All deliveries must be booked in with Extraspace Solutions at least 24 hours in advance to allow sufficient time to plan deliveries and avoid congestion in the area. Any deliveries that arrive on site without being booked-in may be turned away. This procedure will ensure that vehicle congestion in the area is avoided.
All contractors and suppliers that shall require vehicle access to site will be forwarded a copy of ‘Site Delivery Instructions’ which details the site address, delivery time restrictions, vehicle routes and restrictions, safety rules, etc. During installation of modular building, loads shall be called in by the Site Manager one at a time to ensure there is never more than one delivery vehicle at any time.
Materials are stored in a manner that will not pose a risk to workers on site, visitors or anyone on the adjacent hospital grounds. Materials will only be brought to site when needed in the next 48 hours and the material should be stored safely in an area designated by Extraspace Solutions.
Restrictions on noise and disturbance: demolitions and other noisy work, such as cutting holes and breaking into ducts are undertaken outside the Hospital's normal working hours.