With demand reaching record levels in an increasingly challenging environment for construction, the importance of aligning your operations with employment law, safety regulations, and good HR practice must not be overlooked.

Recovering quickly from the Covid-19 pandemic is a priority for every business, but ensuring that you do this in a compliant manner is equally as crucial to avoid more unwelcome disruption.

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How does AHR Consultants help the construction sector?

As construction sector specialists, AHR Consultants can help you to shape a bright future for your organisation, fuelled by employee development, talent retention, and enhanced protection against regulatory risk.

Our HR and H&S support empowers construction companies to:

  • Overcome labour and skill shortages through effective recruitment and training
  • Lead a motivated workforce that delivers consistent results
  • Implement compliant policies and procedures with ready-made documentation
  • Create a safer working environment for everyone operating on site
  • Confidently manage any employee issues that arise along the way

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Why does construction need HR and H&S support?

According to our research, the average fine issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to construction firms in 2020/21 was £77,863. Typically, these fines are issued for a failure to assess risk sufficiently, unsafe systems of work, and a lack of proper training. In June 2021, a construction company received a £700,000 fine for fatal accident attributed to their risk assessments.

These figures alone are notable enough, but when combined with the additional risk of an employment tribunal claim, the potential drain on company resources can escalate rapidly. No organisation is exempt from the possibility of a claim for discrimination, breach of contract, or unfair dismissal, and considering the diversity of employment in construction, it is advisable to take a proactive approach in avoiding these claims.

With a vast experience of delivering HR and H&S services to the construction sector, we can help you to attain peace of mind in the safety and compliance of your organisation.

To get in touch, submit an enquiry below or call us on 0345 076 2288.

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