At The Safety Group, we know that construction safety is about more than onsite safety. Comprehensive training, safety consulting, and safety rules all work together to ensure a site is safe for everyone. Our safety division serves the areas of construction safety, fire safety, oil drilling safety, and emergency preparedness. Each area of service comes with rigorous safety training to reduce risks and injuries.
We specialize in occupational risk mitigation for major construction projects. We do this by staffing licensed site safety managers and construction fire safety managers on construction sites. These onsite managers conduct safety audits and inspections, as well as develop and file site safety plans, health safety plans, and other construction-related plans. We also offer OSHA safety training to meet all state and federal requirements.
Why are Construction Safety Services Important?
Each construction site is different, requiring unique solutions in regard to construction safety consulting. At The Safety Group, we understand the need for customized solutions from your safety consultant company. Our safety consultants in New York and Philadelphia can develop the unique solutions, site safety plans, and curriculum you need.
We work to keep your job site safe and OSHA compliant by offering a full scope of construction safety consulting services. We work with developers, contractors, facility owners, and subcontractors to ensure that their workforce is knowledgeable about common hazards, fully trained in all safety rules, and certified to work at the job site.
The Safety Group is the premier safety consultant company in New York City. Our Site Safety Division is staffed with NYC-licensed site safety managers and coordinators. We assign these onsite managers to major construction sites to promote safety procedures and to comply with NYC Department of Buildings requirements. With site safety managers and coordinators onsite, contractors and developers help to:
- Reduce injuries and fatalities on the job
- Reduce the likelihood of incurring OSHA, DOB, and other fines
- Reduce workers’ compensation premiums
- Improve safety and increase profitability
- Develop a construction safety plan
OSHA has unique federal safety requirements, and staying compliant requires constant work beyond adhering to the standard manual.
Our New York and Philadelphia Construction Safety Services Include:
LICENSED SITE SAFETY MANAGERS – Required on NYC Construction Projects:
- 15 stories or greater
- Have a building footprint greater than 100,000 square feet
- When required by the Department of Buildings
LICENSED SITE SAFETY COORDINATORS – Required on NYC Construction Projects:
- 10-14 stories
- When required by the Department of Buildings
CONSTRUCTION SITE FIRE SAFETY MANAGER
On June 1, 2011, the New York City Fire Department began enforcing Section 1408 of the fire code. This requires all major building construction sites (those requiring either a site safety manager or site safety coordinator) to comply with the following:
- A construction site fire safety manager onsite whenever a site safety manager or coordinator is onsite
- A gang box, meeting FDNY requirements as to contents, size and markings, be onsite
- A pre-fire safety plan be written and available
- Floor plans for each floor delineating evacuation routes must be available
- Standpipe riser diagram onsite
- Several log books available onsite
Our construction safety consulting firm addresses the evolving requirements of building and safety codes. To address new safety rules and requirements of New York City building and construction sites, our team has implemented site safety managers and coordinators that have been trained and certified as construction site fire safety managers, with the ability to prepare the construction pre-fire safety plan. We also offer construction safety consultant training to assist with personnel on your site.
CONCRETE SAFETY MANAGERS
A concrete safety manager must be on site when the concrete portion of the project involves the pouring of a minimum of 2,000 cubic yards of concrete or such lesser amount as the commissioner may determine by rule. Our construction safety company can provide concrete safety managers for your projects.
SAFETY INSPECTIONS AND AUDITS
Safety and health compliance audits and inspections are cost-effective tools for a construction manager. In such an audit, an experienced site safety coordinator trained to ascertain compliance issues inspects your construction site and recommends corrective action as necessary. Varying by your needs and the size of your job, the typical safety audit includes a site inspection followed by a bound, written report. The audit report includes digital photographs itemizing the would-be citations and their respective safety code references. The referenced codes include city, state and federal OSHA regulations. The report also includes items that can be used as benchmarking data for your company.
SAFETY PLANS AND PROGRAMS
At The Safety Group, we can prepare and filed required plans with the NYC Department of Buildings’ best squad. Plans must be filed and approved by the Department of Buildings prior to permits being issued. Key plans are:
- Site Safety Plans
- Health and Safety Plans
- Noise Mitigation Plans
- Excavation Plans
- Logistics Plans
- Tenant Protection Plans
New York and Philadelphia Construction Safety training programs can be developed as part of the overall plan. These include classroom training and toolbox talks, health and safety programs, and accident & loss prevention programs.
For in-depth construction safety training from an experienced, trusted team of experts, contact our team at The Safety Group Ltd. today.
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