We seek to promote quality, reliability, safe working practices, diversity, equality and environmental sustainability, and ultimately, the trust of our clients.
The construction industry has traditionally had a high impact on the environment. At KC Construction & Fitouts we are committed to the ethos of a sustainable world and building a greener future. Learn all about our Company Policies below.
The aim of this policy is to ensure that KC Construction & Fitouts will do all that is reasonably practicable to secure the Safety, Health and Welfare of our employees whilst at work and all others affected by our work.
KC Construction & Fitouts will endeavour to comply with all legal enactments relating to Safety, Health and Welfare in the workplace.
This policy is prepared in accordance with Section 20 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. We will also endeavour to take into account the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 to 2016.
Our works also fall under the remit of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction Regulations) 2013, S.I. No. 291, 2013, which places responsibilities on all persons working in the construction sector.
Safety is everybody’s responsibility and it is the duty of all personnel to take all reasonable precautions to avoid injury to themselves and those who may be affected by their actions.
KC Construction & Fitouts recognise that the primary responsibility for providing and maintaining safe working conditions bears on Management and will endeavour to do everything that is reasonably practicable to comply with this responsibility. The achievement of a safe and healthy working environment requires the commitment and co-operation of all employees and others affected by our work.
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Keep the client’s requirements at the forefront of all decision making.
Train and encourage all employees to work to the highest standards and to report any deficiencies they see to management.
Monitor the supply chain on a regular basis to ensure that the client is getting the highest quality goods on time.
Management must actively demonstrate that they are always monitoring the workforce to ensure quality, health, safety and welfare standards are being maintained.
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KC Construction & Fitouts commits itself to work in a manner that conserves our Environment and protects the Safety, Health and Welfare of our employees and sub-contractors, customers, and the community.
Our objective in the environmental health and safety area is to assume a responsible position.
In accomplishing this we will:
- Comply with all local, and national legislation.
- Ensure that our operations and products used do not create unacceptable risks to human health or the environment.
- Assess the discharges and waste generated from our sites/ premises and their effects, if any, on the environment and community.
- Ensure that all our waste is disposed of properly.
- Where possible waste generated will be recycled.
- We will endeavour to keep all sites and grounds as tidy and clean as possible for the local communities.
NEVER THROW ANYTHING HAZARDOUS INTO A DRAIN, STREAM OR RIVER.
Our goal of a less hazardous environment can be achieved by a conscientious effort and commitment to excellence from all staff.
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COVID 19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR SAFETY STATEMENT
At KC Construction & Fitouts, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we want to continue to reassure you that we are pro-actively taking all the necessary measures in line with the latest (HSE) protocols to safeguard the health of all our employees.
As we see a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Ireland, it is critical now more than ever that employees implement social distancing and stay at home if feeling unwell.
- If you start to feel unwell with COVID-19/flu-like symptoms or even if you are just mildly ill, please stay at home. Do not come to work. If you start developing symptoms while at work, tell your supervisor and go home immediately. When home, call your GP to seek medical advice as needed.
- We will remain in contact with employees to support them during this period and to assess their fitness for Return to Work. Please note: No employee suspected/confirmed of having COVID-19 will be allowed to return to work until fully cleared BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.
- Normal Occupation Health & Safety strategy requirements must be maintained.
- Additionally, risk assess every task, taking into consideration the COVID-19 hazard.
- Communication and proximity appear to be the most common and riskiest tasks for COVID-19 so consider the need for communication and how it will be carried out.
Protective measures against the new coronavirus (COVID19)
All operatives have the CIF Covid-19 Induction completed before start on site
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 2 metre (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone. Why? When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Hygiene and contact
Employee hygiene practices are important to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Employers can put up appropriate signage on their premises and generally communicate the HSE recommendations to prevent infection spread.
- Hand washing
Wash hands properly (for at least 30 seconds) and regularly with soap and water especially:
After coughing or sneezing.
- Before and after toilet use.
- Before and after eating.
- If in contact with a sick person, especially those with respiratory symptoms.
It is important to follow good practices for hand washing which include using soap and water and washing for 30 seconds – see HSE recommendations for hand washing.
Touching of the face should be avoided. Regular hand washing with soap and water is effective for the removal ofCOVID-19. Between washing use of hand sanitizers (70% alcohol base) is recommended.
Cover sneezes and coughs with inside of your elbow. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold , flu and COVID-19.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Ask yourselves daily questions:
- Are you at vulnerability to COVI0-19?
- Have any of your immediate family been diagnosed or are in self-isolation?
- Have you been in direct contact with anybody who has been out of the country in the last 2 weeks?
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing difficulties
- Fever or High Temperature
- Any other flu like symptom
If you have fever, cough and/ or difficulty breathing, seek medical advice/ care. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance and your GP will provide you with instructions.
Protecting yourself on site
- Where possible travel to and from site alone. If this is not feasible for your situation, please travel with the same person each day and 2 persons per vehicle only.
- Avoid using someone’s else mobile phone.
- Personnel should always keep their own PPE with them, and in particular wear gloves.
- Do not use the toilet block if it is occupied by somebody else.
- Only use the canteen where you can safely maintain a separation distance of 2m.
- Exercise extreme care in canteen regarding behaviour. If you are suffering from a cough, sneezing or a ‘runny nose’, please do not use the canteen.
- Do not share your own tools with others i.e. shovels, brushes, hammers.
- If you are going to use a common tool such as drills, consaws, dumpers etc., wipe handles and grips down with disinfectant.
Last updated June 2021