3cRisk offers a prompt and thorough accident investigation service. A consultant will visit the scene of an accident within 24 hours, or immediately if there is a fatality, collecting witness statements and photographic evidence, followed by a detailed written report.
Our report will include recommendations for remedial action and advice on how to prevent a reoccurrence. We will ensure that all relevant notifications to the HSE as required under RIDDOR have been correctly submitted. We will also provide expert witness services and advice.
Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK according to the HSE. The ‘Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 place strict obligations on employers to manage asbestos risks in the workplace, and on other duty holders to manage asbestos risks in non-domestic premises.
3cRisk is able to provide either a Management Survey or a Refurbishment / demolition survey depending on the requirements of the survey. We are also able to provide a full asbestos project management service, including the appropriate survey, the formulation of asbestos registers and risk assessments.
An asbestos survey is an effective way to help you manage asbestos in your premises by providing accurate information about the location, amount and type of any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). While not a legal requirement, it is recommended that you arrange a survey if you suspect there are ACMs in your premises. Alternatively, you may choose to presume there is asbestos in your premises and would then need to take all appropriate precautions for any work that takes place. However, it is good practice to have an asbestos survey carried out so you can be absolutely sure whether asbestos is present or not.
The asbestos survey can help to provide enough information so that an asbestos register, a risk assessment and a management plan can then be prepared. The survey will usually involve sampling and analysis to determine the presence of asbestos.
An asbestos survey will identify:
- the location of any asbestos-containing materials in the building
- the type of asbestos they contain
- the condition these materials are in
Following a survey, the surveyor will produce a survey report which details the findings. This information can help you prepare an asbestos risk register.
The asbestos risk register is a key component of the required plan on how you will manage any asbestos found, or presumed to be, in your buildings. This management plan must contain current information about the presence and condition of any asbestos in the building. The asbestos risk register will therefore need to be updated on a regular basis (at least once a year).
To do this you should make:
- regular inspections to check the current condition of asbestos materials
- deletions to the register when any asbestos is removed
- additions to the register when new areas are surveyed and asbestos is located
- changes to the register (at any time asbestos-containing materials are found to havedeteriorated)
There are two types of survey for ACM
The Management Survey purpose is required to manage ACM during the normal occupation and use of premises.
A Management Survey aims to ensure that:
- nobody is harmed by the continuing presence of ACM in the premises or equipment;
- that the ACM remain in good condition
- that nobody disturbs it accidentally
The Survey must locate ACM that could be damaged or disturbed by normal activities, by foreseeable maintenance, or by installing new equipment. It involves minor intrusion and minor asbestos disturbance to make a Materials Assessment. This shows the ability of ACM, if disturbed, to release fibres into the air.
Refurbishment / demolition survey:
The Refurbishment / demolition Survey is required where the premises, or part of it, need upgrading, refurbishment or demolition. A Refurbishment / demolition Survey aims to ensure that:
- nobody will be harmed by work on ACM in the premises or equipment;
- such work will be done by the right contractor in the right way
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM) set out the way in which all building and construction projects should be designed and managed from concept to final completion and beyond. The Regulations gave effect to European Union Directives for minimum health and safety requirements on construction sites and introduced new approaches to the procurement of construction by defining specific roles and responsibilities.
3cRisk are a CDMC and H&S Consultancy with an impressive pedigree. We have been the CDMC on some of the countries most iconic buildings – The Shard at London Bridge, Battersea Power Station, BBC Broadcast House as well as smaller projects – your local Sainsbury’s convenience store or petrol station
In the role of CDMC, 3cRisk believes that adding value throughout the construction process is fundamental. We try to achieve this by taking a more ‘questioning’ role throughout the cycle of a project.
As CDMC’s we have a duty to carry out a number of ‘tick box’ routines, but more fundamentally we are there to ensure that risks are eliminated or at least reduced on the project during construction and also for the on-going maintenance, cleaning, repair and ultimately the demolition and disposal of a building.
As CDMC’s we are looking for significant risks. We always make this statement clear at the commencement of any commission to the Client and the design team.
Disability Discrimination Act Consultancy (DDA)
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 seeks to end discrimination against disabled people by giving all people equal rights in the areas of employment and access to goods, facilities and services.
From 2004 service providers will have to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to their premises to overcome physical barriers to access. They may use access audits to assess the current state of their buildings or ongoing access action plans to take a long-term view.
We offer a full range of ‘access’ consultancy services aimed at helping clients to understand and implement the requirements of DDA’95.
Health & Safety Consultancy & Inspections
3cRisk provides H&S advice to a wide range of clients and industries. Our advice is always given by experienced and well qualified consultants who will support and assist you to meet your statutory obligations under the law, reduce workplace accidents and make sense for you of what can be a frustrating and time consuming process. We bring a common sense approach to Health & Safety. Below are just some of the Health & Safety consulting services we cover.
- Manual handling
- Display screen equipment
- Working at height
- Lone working
- Fire Risk Assessment
- Site Inspections
Site inspections and audits
- reports scoring your site and delivered electronically within 24hours of a visit helping you keep your site on the right side of the HSE and detailing all problems identified at the time of the visit in an easy to read traffic light format. Advise will also be provided on what needs to be done where non-compliances are identified.
Risk Management Systems - We can help you develop your H&S
- H&S procedures
- Systems and procedures