Max Contracts recently achieved a green status in our annual Level 1 Sitewise assessment; assuring our clients of our quality health and safety systems.
SiteWise is an online prequalification system that grades a contractor’s health and safety capability and publishes that grade in a database that can be viewed by main contractors and principal organisations. These organisations use SiteWise to make better informed contractor selections, making the tendering process simpler and more efficient for everyone involved.
Contractors complete a 12 step questionnaire, which is assessed by qualified health and safety practitioners. This assessment results in a percentage score, which is published in the SiteWise Contractor Database and can be accessed by main contractors or principal organisations who have signed up to use SiteWise.
Assessment results are recorded in a traffic light system in the database to make it easy for main contractors and principals to see your business' performance at a glance.
- Green (scores over 75%) - quality health and safety systems
- Amber (scores 50-74%) - health and safety systems need some work or lack evidence to demonstrate quality systems
- Red (scores under 50%) - health and safety systems not in place or not enough evidence to show systems are in place
The higher your score, the better you demonstrate your commitment to good health and safety practices to main contractors or principal organisations who might want to work with you.
Max Contracts work closely with Phoenix Consultants, a specialist in providing occupational health & safety advice to the construction industry, to develop a custom health and safety management plan that is tailored to our needs.
In doing so we have identified and implemented rigorous Health and Safety practices to ensure that Max Contracts keeps the new Health and Safety at Work Act (2015) at the forefornt of it's culture.
Canterbury Rebuild Safety Charter
In December 2014, Max Contracts were invited to the official signing ceremony of the official Safety Charter of the Canterbury Rebuild. The Charter is an agreement on health and safety between the leaders of a number of government organisations and companies leading the rebuild.
The Charter includes a vision, 10 aspirational commitments and detailed actions designed to meeting health and safety commitments and is another example of Max Contracts recognising the importance of Health and Safety in the work place.
The Charter will help us to raise our standards of safety across the rebuild. In doing so, it will help prevent people working on the rebuild from being killed, seriously injured or suffering life-changing work-related illnesses.
The Charter will set the standards for a consistent and collective approach to health and safety on Canterbury worksites. Everyone will know what’s expected of them, and what they have to do to keep themselves and others safe.
By reducing the rate of injury and illness the Charter also supports an efficient and successful rebuild.