Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor Scheme NW Tree Officers presentation Paul Smith AA Technical Officer & Approved Contractor scheme manager Domestics and Emergency Procedures Programme Toilets Smoking Mobile phones Emergency exits Fire AAAC Pre Assessment Workshop WHY? • Health & Safety at Work etc. 1974 • Sect. 3 General duties of employers and selfemployed to persons other than their employees (1) It shall be the duty of every employer to conduct his undertaking in such a way as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons not in his employment who may be affected thereby are not exposed to risks to their health or safety. AND… • Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 • Reg. 3 – RISK ASSESSMENT • • • (1) Every employer shall make a suitable and sufficient assessment of(a) the risks to the health and safety of his employees to which they are exposed whilst they are at work; and (b) the risks to the health and safety of persons not in his employment arising out of or in connection with the conduct by him of his undertaking, • You need to decide how you will determine a contractor’s competence. • • • • • • • • ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ ▼ what experience they have in the type of work you want done; what their health and safety policies and practices are; about their recent health and safety performance (number of accidents etc); what qualifications and skills they have; their selection procedure for sub-contractors; for their safety method statement; what health and safety training and supervision they provide; their arrangements for consulting their workforce; • ▼ if they have any independent assessment of their competence; = AA Approved Contractor..! • • ▼ if they are members of a relevant trade or professional body; or ▼ whether their employees hold a ‘passport’ in health and safety training. • Management and supervision Clients must decide what they need to do to effectively manage and supervise the work of contractors. The more impact the contractor’s work could have on the health and safety of anyone likely to be affected, the greater the management and supervisory responsibilities of the client. Clients, contractors and sub-contractors should monitor their health & safety performance. ‘MUTUAL RECOGNITION’ = 1. H&S compliance 2. Contractor ‘competence’ CHAS – Contractors Health And Safety assessment scheme About CHAS: • CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is a non-commercial scheme available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers. Delegate Pack: 1. 2. 3. 4. 2010 Directory ‘Choose Your Arborist’ leaflet AAAC 2010 Standards (Appdx. ‘E’) Site Safety Audit form Any Questions?????