Clugston Construction Ltd

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H2. Occupational Health Standards

Committed since:

29 July, 2014

Delivery plan:

Submitted: 1 September, 2014

At Clugston Construction Ltd we have developed an occupational health strategy around a theme titled '5-a-Day', the key aims of which are:

* to ensure our workers are 'fit to work'
* prevention of work related illnesses and injuries
* to assist our supply chain partners improve their health awareness

In delivering these objectives Clugston are committed to:
* providing occupational health surveillance on an annual frequency to all our directly employed workers covering:
- Medical history
- Height, weight and BMI
- blood pressure
- Audiometry
- HAVS screening
- Eye sight / vision and colour
- Lung function
- Urine (blood sugar)
- Skin assessment
- Muscularskeletal assessment

* requiring all supply chain workers to self-assess their health status during the site induction process, covering questions on:
- Noise Induced Hearing
- Loss Lower Back Pain
- Hand Arm Vibration
- Dermatitis & Skin Checks

* ensuring all method statement cover the Clugston '5-a-day' topics which include:
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Exposure to harmful dusts
- Exposure to vibratory equipment
- Preventing skin disease
- Preventing musculoskeletal disorders

Our historical 'health' arrangements include:
- using Team Prevent (SEQOHS accredited) health provider : since 2006
- monitoring days lost due to sickness / absence rates of our staff and site workers : since 2008
- providing at least 1 member of the Clugston Site Management Team trained as a Face Fit Tester : since 2010
- utilising the Reatec Havmeter to record HAVS exposure on selective projects and for work task : since 2010

Newly launched health initiatives across all construction projects in 2014 include:
- Issuing 'health' designed site induction stickers
- Displaying (Clugston designed) 'health' posters throughout the worksite
- Site Management conducting 'health' Task Audit each month
- Senior Management conducting 'health' audits across the business
- Delivering 'health' themed Tool Box Talks top all site workers each month
- Providing clearer guidance to our supply chain partners on what 'health' standard we expect them to adopt when working on a Clugston site

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