This project consisted of undertaking planned maintenance and variation works at the majority of schools under the control of Liverpool Schools Services Ltd during the summer holidays.
The scope of the lifecycle works included the following:
Scoping visits were undertaken to the various sites in the company of the LSSL Facilities Management Contractor and Project Manager to determine the extent of the scope of works and to identify specific risks around the various school campuses. Following these visits detailed Pre-Construction Information documentation was produced at the tender stage so that all contractors were aware of the risks at the earliest possible stage and could cost for the risk appropriately.
Prior to start on site Callidus provided Health & Safety advice at the phasing and sequencing meetings; this was vital as in many instances the schools were running holiday clubs for pupils and as such areas of the schools would be occupied along with external play areas. Advice was given on minimising the risk arising from any potential interfaces between Staff and Pupils and the contractor and their work areas; the contractor also needed to ensure that at the end of each working shift no residual risks were left which could impact on staff, pupils or potential trespassers onto the site.
Due to the age of some of the schools within the LSSL portfolio Callidus identified that asbestos could be a potential risk at some of the sites, particularly where roof repair works were proposed. Callidus were able to recommend that an asbestos survey of roof areas was undertaken prior to any works being undertaken.
Where works were being undertaken within the vicinity swimming pools, it was identified that there were potential risks of either working over water or if drained down a risk of falls from height into the empty pools, discussions were held with the relevant parties to ensure that an acceptable safe system of work was established.
Where schools were proposing to run holiday clubs for pupils the requirement to provide adequate segregation between the construction site and the occupied school areas was identified as a necessity. Discussions were held between the project team and the schools to identify potential areas of conflict and where possible the works were programmed to eliminate the risks. Where this was not possible, alternative arrangements were made such as not running holiday clubs at particular schools or relocating them to alternative areas within the school.
Callidus also deliver the following Health & Safety Consultancy services for Semperian Asset Management Ltd: