H&S Governance – Marks and Spencer International

Key Points

  • UK legislation followed as best practice
  • Summary of Polish legislation provided
  • Asbestos research
  • Compilation of Pre-Construction Information
  • Review of Contractor’s Construction Phase Plan
  • ‘Lessons Learned’ meeting to detail areas of improvement for future international projects

Client Requirement

The project consisted of Concept upgrades to the Złote Tarasy Store in Poland. Works included the refurbishment, re-branding, fixtures, fitting and equipment upgrades to Concept 11 Standards.

This included minor mechanical and electrical works, flooring repairs, new signage, and upgrades to fixtures and fittings throughout each store. As a trusted supplier to the Marks and Spencer Health and Safety Department, Callidus were appointed in a Health and Safety Governance role for the project.

Health and Safety Governance


Złote Tarasy, Poland Concept upgrades

Project Value

Our Solution

Marks and Spencer wanted to follow UK legislation as best practice; following all relevant UK legislation such as CDM Regulations and Welfare Regulations. Where an international law conflicted with British law however, the local legislature would take precedence. Callidus were required to provide a summary of relevant Polish Health and Safety Legislation which included strict Labour Laws. We then carried out an in depth study on the history of asbestos use in Poland, which revealed the 1997 ban on use of Asbestos. The Złote Tarasy store was constructed in 2005.

Guidance was provided to the contractor on how the Scoping Document would be produced in the absence of Callidus attending site. This was then transferred into a detailed Pre-Construction Information document; this document incorporated a high level Hazard Elimination and Management Plan (HEML) and also included information provided in the Designer’s risk assessments. A thorough review of the Contractor’s Construction Phase Plan was completed prior to any work starting on site which included reviewing· Risk Assessments and Method Statements, Fire, and Traffic Plans.

Benefits of using Callidus

Our consultants have extensive experience in delivering advice to complex projects. Callidus provides its services internationally, and is familiar with differences in health and safety law between different nations.

Key challenges with this project included conflicting standards of work, local and landlord restrictions and working in a live store environment.

Contact Callidus

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