Safety at work

To help companies comply with regulations on prevention and safety at work, CDS provides consultancy, training and information services. Of special importance is its work on workplace risk factors, be they chemical (substances in their natural physical state and also in the form of gases, vapours and powders), physical (noise, vibrations, microclimate, lighting, and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation) or biological.

The objective of CDS is to work with clients in meeting safety requirements, by evaluating the realities of the workplace through inspections, by drawing up a specific risk assessment document, and by identifying the strategies and changes that the employer needs to implement for improved risk management.

Clients are also offered the option to have a continuous technical assistance service in order to keep their documentation fully up to date and receive information on new regulations.

Regarding safety, the main activities include:

» Fire-risk assessment and emergency plan: assessment of the fire-risk level; drafting and analysis of an emergency plan, with determination of alarm and rescue systems; programming of inspection checks and testing of the efficiency of the emergency plan.
» Safety and health at temporary sites and in mobile units: consulting services to clients and/or site managers on the proper application of regulations and on legal obligations; assistance to the planning coordinator for the drafting and updating of safety plans and in the coordination of the plan, as well as in the coordination activities of production companies; hirings, through own technical experts, for the roles of “planning coordinator” and “implementation coordinator”.
» Environmental surveys: geoenvironmental and hydrogeological assessments for feasibility studies on construction and infrastructure projects; land planning; recovery and management of degraded areas; testing for pollution factors for the development of a sound environmental policy to reduce the environmental impact of business operations, enhancing the firm’s image and improving its competitiveness.
» Noise risk assessment and sound-level testing: sound-level measurements to assess the level of exposure for workers in the workplace and the level of noise in the external environment; technical and organizational assistance in noise-insulation actions.
» Vibration risk assessment: with specific measurements and inspections.
» Assessment of hot and cold microclimates: with specific measurements and reports.
» Ergonomic risk assessment: manual moving of loads, postural risk, repetitive movements of upper limbs, …
» Food safety: management of all measures necessary to guarantee the safety and wholesomeness of food products through an analysis of the production process; development of automatic-control systems and drafting of the plan on proper hygiene practices (HACCP method).
» Drafting of specific documents, such as: risk assessment document (DVR), unified text on assessment of risks from interference between activities (DUVRI), vibration exposure risk assessment, risk assessment for minors, work-related stress assessment.