Chartered Building Surveyor James Barron has highlighted the vital role the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) plays in the delivery of his professional services.
One of the key areas of the HSE work is asbestos and James can offer expert advice to clients on the management and removal of the substance when discovered in construction projects.
Another vital element of HSE responsibility that James is also heavily involved in is the updated Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) which came into force in 2015.
The regulations govern the way construction projects are planned in the UK and are designed to improve both the health and safety, as well as welfare of those working in the sector.
“Anyone planning building work must meet a number of obligations under the updated CDM regulations that became law five years ago,” said James.
“Equally, with asbestos, that can be present in buildings up to 1999, is a substance that must be taken extremely seriously, given the health risks it poses and again there are strict HSE rules in place governing how it is managed.”
Throughout February, James will be highlighting key messages around the importance of both health and safety and CDM regulations, across social media feeds with the slogan ‘Always Think Safe and Sound.
James said that while clients need to take all HSE and CDM regulations seriously, there’s no need for them to feel overawed – and Barron Surveying Services Ltd can help.
“We have considerable experience and knowledge of the implications of asbestos and can also assist with the full scope of CDM regulations via our comprehensive property inspections and project management services.
Find out more at www.barronsurveying.co.uk