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What we do

If you need a health and safety consultant you can rely on, then get in touch today. We are experts in all areas of health and safety such as crane lift planning, risk assessments, policy drafting, auditing and more.

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policy support

In 1974 there were 166 deaths on construction sites in the United Kingdom. These 166 deaths accounted for over a quarter of all workplace fatalities that year, leading to the Health and Safety at Work Act being passed into law to protect workers better.

1974 was the year when the conversation about how to protect people better when they are at work started.

Health and safety in the workplace is, however, still relatively new; yet it has expanded a lot over the last 50 years. Here at Munkoh, we specialise in ensuring your company policies adhere to the most up-to-date environment health and safety standards.

We help draft tailored company health and safety policies using ISO 45001. As the world’s latest international standard for occupational health and safety, ISO 45001 certification will become mandatory as of 2021. It has the ultimate goal of helping you provide a healthy and safe working environment for everyone at your workplace.

Typically, health and safety policies are set out in three sections.

1. A statement that commits your organisation to effectively managing everyone’s health and safety.
2. A listing of responsibilities: who is responsible for specific actions
3. Details on what your organisation is prepared to do to achieve the aims and goals set out in the policy

The UK Health and Safety Executive has a detailed guide on writing the plan, and we can provide everything you’ll need in the areas of staff training, identifying safety signs and equipment and any additional arrangements to mitigate risks to people at your worksite.

Crane lift plans

Using cranes on a construction site is inherently dangerous and can put people at considerable risk of injury or even death. The planning involving lifting equipment and lifting operations of building materials, people, etc. is the responsibility of the organisation liaising with all interested parties. The plan must identify, eliminate and control the risk of lifting operations as far as is reasonably practical. It must identify the resources— suitable/safe/well-maintained equipment and competent lift team—needed for safe lifting operations.

We will help you in addressing these factors involved in safe crane lifting operations. We provide crane lift plans that are fully compliant with the UK’s Health and Safety Regulations and HSE guidelines. We also adhere to some of the best industry practices, standards and guidelines for Planning and Organising Lifting Operations so whether you are in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, our experts can help you.

For comprehensive crane management and lift planning services, contact Munkoh today.

site inspections and audit

Prevent injury, loss, and liability through our site inspections. Your construction managers and staff members must have a comprehensive understanding of the risks present on your workplace. We offer in-depth inspections and audits, where our professionals clearly identify, define, and mitigate those issues.

We provide in-depth feedback your managers can apply and implement quickly. Our inspectors and auditors have the training and extensive on-the-job experience to identify hazardous conditions. They will work alongside your management and technical team to formulate strategies tailored to your site’s unique requirements. With our site inspection and auditing services your company will be armed with the tools it needs to operate in the safest way possible; focusing on the job at hand and not worrying about injuries, time loss and potential liability.

risk assessment

The Health and Safety Executive mandates that a risk assessment should be carried out every time the situation on a construction site changes. This could include the introduction of new machines, substances or procedures. If it is likely that new dangers or hazards will be present, it is the employer’s responsibility to have a full and thorough risk assessment carried out.

Here at Munkoh, we carry out risk assessments every day.

A risk assessment comprises of five parts:

  • Identifying hazards
  • Identifying who may come to harm and how
  • Assessing the risks and taking action
  • Making a record of the findings
  • Reviewing the risk assessment

coshh assessment

COSHH is short for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. If your construction site deals with the storage and disposal of hazardous substances, you must have a COSHH Assessment. That assessment will identify any hazardous materials present and determine whether your handling procedures and precautions are sufficient to protect workers.

Our COSHH assessment will help you identify those health hazards. We will recommend control measures and help ensure they are followed. We will show you how to monitor the health of your employees in the face of those hazards as well as prepare an emergency action response in the event an accident occurs.

For construction and engineering workers, hazardous substances typically include dust from cutting, gases and welding fumes, paints and lubricants. We will recommend control measures to mitigate the risks associated with these substances.

Other Services

The world of environment health and safety is an ever-changing and evolving one. This is why we have so far only discussed the core services that we offer. But our abilities don’t stop there. We are a highly adaptable company capable of working on any health and safety-related project.

If you have specific requirements and need a tailored service that hasn’t been mentioned, please get in touch to see what we can do for you.

We take pride in tackling new challenges head-on and thrive on exceeding customer expectations. When you call us, we’ll discuss your needs and goals and let you know what we can do to help.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

“Safety by choice, not by chance”

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The Importance of Good Health and Safety

Why is good health and safety management important?

It comes down to one simple thing.

Every person who leaves home and heads to work should return at the end of their working day healthy and without injury. Working should not pose a risk to anyone’s wellbeing.

Having a robust health and safety policy in place that adheres to the latest standards is a legal requirement and a vital part of an employers’ responsibility to their workers. It should clearly outline procedure and be easily auditable.

Navigating the ever-changing world of environment health and safety can seem daunting to most. Understanding current laws and standards is critical to protect workers and abide by the law.

That’s where we come in.

Munkoh Limited

Munkoh is a rapidly growing Environment Health and Safety consultancy based in the United Kingdom. We operate in the EMEA region. Our target customers are construction site managers and construction company owners who need expert advice and programme management assistance. We adhere to the latest international health and safety standard ISO 45001:2018. Robust and thorough Operational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) are critical in the modern-day construction industry.

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