It isn’t that the building itself poses the challenge, more the working environment, with additional care being required when working around people that are classed as vulnerable.
When reviewing the project it’s important that we take into consideration the needs of the people that have to carry on with their daily life, often in close proximity to what is considered to be one of the most dangerous working in environments you could wish to experience, a construction site.
It’s important therefore that all our staff are briefed on the requirements of the individual environment with appropriate site inductions and tool time talks, as well as reviewing health & safety procedures that apply to the building site and the surrounding environment.
Good communication is paramount to ensure everyone involved in the building project is briefed. In a care home this will mean an understanding of:
- Rights of access
- Coded entry systems
- Security issues
- Signing in and out procedures
- Acceptable start and finish times for working hours
- Times when we need to be quiet
- A program of works to enable the client’s staff to plan their day if effected
Recently, we completed a building project in Birmingham which involved extending a psychiatric care home; you can read about the project here. The job went really well and it was a great team effort to complete the job on time and on budget, working to a completion deadline that most builders in Birmingham would have turned away from. The staff were really please with the results too and are looking forward to the additional space we’ve created.
To top it all, Lee Johnson, Operations Manager for “Options for Care Ltd” was kind enough to pen a letter thanking the team for their hard work which we all really appreciate.
Cameron Butcher are Birmingham based builders covering the whole of the Midlands. We have many years experience working in the School and Care Home sectors but have a broad skill set that allows us to cover all sectors of the Construction Industry.