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Health & Safety in Construction

The construction industry is steadily growing as we move closer to the 2020 Expo. There is also increased investment in major projects such as:

  • Dubai Creek Harbour
  • nuclear plants
  • airport expansions
  • renewed infrastructure development in the oil and gas sector

The resulting opportunities for contractors and supporting services in construction are huge, but so are the safety issues and the impacts of failing to manage them.

The price of poor health & safety management

Accidents and disruption increase when health and safety needs improving. This can result in:

  • going over time or budget
  • reduced productivity
  • lower profitability
  • damaged reputation
  • losing bids

4 Common safety issues you may face

1. Increase in accidents due to non-compliance

Failing to comply with safety regulations can lead to work stopping due to accidents. This can damage the profitability and reputation of companies like yours.

The number of companies working in construction who value the importance of complying with safety regulations and protecting their workers is increasing - don't be left behind


Astutis are experienced in helping companies in construction like yours achieve legal compliance and achieve international standards like ISO45001 by carrying out Audits and reviewing/developing Legal Registers.

2. Managing safety in complex site environments

There are many complex hazards that safety professionals need to control on construction sites. Managing a large number of contractors can make this even more challenging. 


We know the most common hazards you will face and our team can assist by carrying out a wide range of Risk Assessments for these.

Astutis will get your company operating safely by helping you manage your contractors effectively by developing policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), Safe Work Procedures (SWPs) and contractor/client agreements.

3. Lack of safety management system or poor safety culture

Working without an effective safety management system can cause confusion across your organisation, resulting in reduced productivity and a poor safety performance. 


Astutis' experts can develop and implement a Management System to certified standards so you have policies, procedures and plans in place to maintain a high level of safety performance. We can show you how to develop a culture of safety at your company.

4. Inadequate planning

Poor health, safety and environmental performance often leads to losing bids or going over time or budget on client projects. Municipalities and clients now demand compliance to high standards and regulations, without plans in place it is hard to meet these demands.


We can help you develop, implement, and communicate project plans ideally at the design phase so project delivery is never compromised. 

Transform your business with Astutis 

Our construction specialists will work with you to understand your issues. They'll provide customised advice and the right tools to help deal with your challenges now, and enhance your HSE performance to drive wider business success. 

Here are some common services we offer clients in construction. 

  • Risk Assessment
    Suitability review, reporting procedures, onsite hazard identification
  • Auditing and Gap analysis
    Site Audits, Legal Compliance Audits, GAP analysis against internal or external standards (ISO 45001 and 14001).
  • Management Systems
    Policy review, Procedural documentation (SOP’s & SWPs), Site HSE plans, system implementation
  • Environmental compliance and Impact Assessment
  • Competent person/s service

Benefit from Astutis’ safety expertise

Find out more on how we can help you, your business and your construction projects - contact us!

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