Providing engineering solutions, environmental consultancy and advisory services to the built environment.
What we do
Workplace health and safety provides the right to every person, regardless of industry, to be able to carry out their daily work in a safe environment. As part of managing the health and safety of your business you must control the risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what might cause harm to people and decide whether you are taking reasonable steps to prevent that harm. There is a raft of laws and legislation that dictates what employers must do to facilitate this, to minimise accidents, injuries and fatalities.
This is where Egniol comes in. We work tirelessly on behalf of our clients and the projects in which we are engaged to understand how accidents could happen and concentrate on real risks – those that are most likely and which will cause the most harm.
Egniol offers a range of health and safety services which include preparation of company health and safety policies and procedures and CDM consultancy services. We can provide companies with access to the ‘competent person’ they need to manage their health and safety as required by the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and, with particular expertise in the construction health and safety, and assist Clients as their CDM Advisor to ensure compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015).
Egniol provides a comprehensive CDM advisory service that supports the role of the Client, Principal Designer, Principal Contractor and Contractor. Our services are tailored to provide practical solutions to your health and safety requirements. We have experience in providing advice and guidance on high risk activities and work at height solutions and have worked alongside Client project management teams to ensure compliance with CDM 2015. We also undertake independent site inspections of the Principal Contractor activities on behalf of the Client, to monitor CDM compliance at all stages of project delivery.
At Egniol, we have the required competence and resource to carry out the role of Principal Designer to plan, manage and coordinate matters relating to health and safety during the pre-construction phase. We have an extensive track record operating as Principal Designer, having worked on projects of varying complexity and scales across the UK. To demonstrate competence, Egniol are Corporate members of the Association of Project Safety (APS) which is nationally recognised for the disciplines of Designer and Principal Designer.
We also have an in depth knowledge of the Contractor’s Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) which is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK; particularly for inclusion on Local Authority contractor lists.
Our services include:
Formulation and development of health and safety policies and procedures
Retained consultancy services with particular expertise in construction
Principal Designer and CDM Advisory service
CDM advice & guidance for duty holders
Production of project specific Construction Phase Plans
Method statements and safe systems of work
Construction Site Inspections
Health and Safety Training Gap Analysis
Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) application support
Bryn Cefni Industrial Park
The Project formed part of the Bryn Cefni Industrial Park development on the Isle of Anglesey; constituting a section of advanced highway and utility infrastructure required to service multiple development parcels. The Works comprise construction of an access road and associated drainage and utility connections.
Appointed as Principal Designer by the Welsh Government, Egniol collated preconstruction information for dissemination to contractors including utilities,
ground conditions and site investigation information.
During the construction phase Egniol undertook site visits on behalf of the Client to confirm site set-up and welfare was compliant with the CDM regulations, to monitor health and safety on site during the construction phase and to provide guidance with regard to the discovery of suspect asbestos containing materials in excavation arisings.
Martock Recycling Facility Decommissioning
Egniol was appointed by our long term client, Viridor Waste Management, to provide health and safety consultancy services in the decommissioning and dismantling of a former waste paper recycling facility. The project required a diligent approach to health and safety in making a range of electrical and utility disconnections followed by step by step dismantling of the recycling plant and equipment in a confined building space.
Viridor appointed Egniol to manage all aspects of health and safety on the project from pre-commencement stage until completion and close out. Prior to works commencement we undertook detailed review of the contractor’s Construction Phase Plan, risk assessments and method statements to ensure that they were appropriate for the planned works.
We provided guidance and assistance to Viridor to ensure that it complied with its duties as Client under the CDM Regulations from start to finish of the project and we had oversight of the works on site to ensure they were undertaken in accordance with the relevant risk assessments and method statements.
At project close out we completed a detailed review of the health and safety file to ensure that all relevant details were captured by the contractor. The work was completed successfully and free from any health and safety incidents.
Peterborough Recycling Centre
The Peterborough Household Waste Recycling Centre development was a result of the partnership between Peterborough City Council and FCC Environment to build and maintain the new recycling centre for Peterborough. Located on the east side of Peterborough, the £1.5 million project involved an extensive refurbishment of a large section of the existing Dodson House.
The recycling centre refurbishment included construction of a mezzanine floor for vehicles, associated vehicular ramps and parapets; civil engineering design of roads, drainage and surface water attenuation; M&E design of external and internal lighting, power, ventilation; lining and signing design for both external access roads and within the recycling centre; vehicular and pedestrian road restraint design.
The main construction risks related to the works’ interface with other building users and the logistics of working on a site with both on-site and off-site access restrictions for construction plant, deliveries and waste removals and site space constraints limiting working space and material storage.
Appointed as Principal Designer, Egniol liaised with the Principal Contractor and assisted in the preparation of the Construction Phase Plan, highlighting significant risks including services, the presence of asbestos, and reviewing the management arrangements in particular with regard the site set up, segregation and coordination of work activities from other building users and traffic management arrangements.
Bangor High Street Demolition
A fire to a building in a busy shopping area on the main High Street in an old part of Bangor centre resulted in the need to demolish the burnt out building. To facilitate the demolition, Accommodation Works were required involving the construction of concrete pads in the adjacent highway to accept the outriggers of a 200t crane used as part of the demolition process.
Following initial site and ground investigations of the road, a piled, reinforced concrete pad design solution was decided due to the below ground conditions. In addition to the poor ground conditions, the main risks relate to a high concentration of underground services within the road. As part of the services’ investigations, the relevant utility organisations were contacted directly and additional
investigative work undertaken including ground penetration radar surveys and hand dug trial holes at the pad locations to positively identify the services affected.
As Principal Designer, and working closely with the designer, contractors and other stakeholders, the preconstruction information was collated, reviewed and issued by Egniol’s health and safety advisory specialists. Our early involvement with contractors was encouraged ensured all relevant parties had a full understanding of the risks, had received the necessary preconstruction information and fully understood the risks and site restrictions to enable the appointed Principal Contractor to plan and undertake the Works safely.
Please contact Ian Roberts if you’d like to discuss our Health and Safety services further or explore how we can help to keep you and your employees safe in the work place.
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