Posted: 24/03/2017 at 10:12
I should add that the completed risk assessment should be displayed on site and the customer made aware of its content
Also, remember when it comes to working safe on site, it covers a lot of possible eventualities
Always consider your safety and the customers safety.
For example, you may have to remove a large area of ivy from the rear elevation of a 2 storey property. This will mean you will be working at heights for a period time where you would need to assess for a safe working platform to carry out the removal. If you decided to remove the ivy using a ladder access only, then you are contravening the working safely at heights ruling (ie: carrying out only short durations of work with 3 points of contact on a ladder) if you did carry out this work and you fell off the ladder, then you would be possibly fined by the Health and Safety Executve. There is also the possibility that you would effect the safety of the customer and other members of the public .
Obviously, you may not want to do that type of work due to implication on working safety at heights and cost implication
Please understand that I do not want to put you off this career move but be aware of all aspects of safety on site, for you own benefit and your customers.
PS: I was a Building Surveyor for a period of 10 years so I am still very aware of accessing a common sense approach to carrying out any type of work