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24th February, 2021 - CDM

How To Appoint A Principal Designer Under CDM 2015

CDM 2015 introduced a new role of principal designer for most construction projects. This CDM duty holder needs to be appointed in writing by the client on any project with more than one contractor. In this post, we look at how to appoint a principal designer.

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18th February, 2021 - Management

HSE Fee For Intervention Charges Explained

FFI stands for 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. FFI aims to recover the HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action, charging businesses that are in breach of health and safety regulations.

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16th February, 2021 - Management

No Injuries, No Health And Safety Problems!?

It's been over a year since the last injury in your workplace. But just because you haven't had any accidents, doesn't mean you are safe or that your health and safety performance is good. Your accident reporting system might just be hiding the truth. No injuries, no problems!? Don't count on it.

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10th February, 2021 - Toolbox Talks

The Problem With Toolbox Talks (And How To Fix It)

There's a problem with toolbox talks, in that they are just not being done as often as they should be (if at all). If this sounds like your workplace, then don’t worry, you're not alone. On many of the sites we have visited, it is reported that very few toolbox talks are carried out.

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4th February, 2021 - Paperwork

What Is SSIP Accreditation?

SSIP is a new term that has popped up in health and safety in recent years and often appears in pre-qualification questionnaires and company literature. But what is SSIP? Is SSIP another assessment you need to go through? If SSIP is a new requirement, how do you join or become a member?

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2nd February, 2021 - Construction

10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

Construction sites can be busy places, with workers, deliveries, and machinery all needing access. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post, we look at 10 good practice examples of construction traffic management.

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27th January, 2021 - Management

The A-Z Of Health And Safety Acronyms And Abbreviations

In health and safety, every other sentence seems to contain an acronym or abbreviation. Some words and phrases are just easier to remember if you shorten them down to a few letters. But if you're lost in the lingo when asked for your RAMS on the ACM's required in the CDM CPP, this guide will help.

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21st January, 2021 - CDM

When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

The CDM regulations apply to every construction project. Even construction work that you might not consider to be a project, like maintenance activities. It doesn't matter how long (or short) the duration of the work is. How big (or small) the task. If it is construction work, then CDM applies.

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19th January, 2021 - Paperwork

The Purpose Of Writing Method Statements And Risk Assessments

Why do businesses create method statements and risk assessments? It might seem like you are just going through the motions to satisfy legal and client demands, but are there any other benefits? If you're wondering if these documents are just another box to tick, keep reading...

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13th January, 2021 - CDM

What Is CDM In Construction?

CDM applies to every construction project. If you work in or become involved with the construction industry you are likely to hear the term CDM. CDM needs to be applied before, during and after the project. But what is CDM?

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7th January, 2021 - Construction

The Law On Ladders And Maximum Working Heights

Ladders items of equipment we often use, at home and work. Useful for working at height, whether you are replacing a lightbulb, decorating, or fixing. But do you know what the law says about using ladders in the workplace? How high can you go, and how long can you stay there for?

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5th January, 2021 - Paperwork

When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In this post, we discuss when you should update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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