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28th July, 2021 - Management

Health And Safety: The Principles Of Prevention

The principles of prevention are a series of rules, in order, that form a best practice approach to risk management. The principles go from most effective to least effective. The most effective option is to avoid risk. When you can't avoid risk, the other principles of prevention should be applied.

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22nd July, 2021 - Construction

Scaffold Handrail, Guardrail And Toeboard Height In Construction

Safe platforms for working at height require edge protection like handrails, guardrails and toeboards to prevent falls, of people and equipment. But when do you need handrails, and what are the minimum and maximum heights for these barriers?

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20th July, 2021 - Vibration

How To Measure Vibration Exposure To The EAV

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations impose an exposure value for vibration at work that you must be aware of, the Exposure Action Value (EAV). Where an employee is exposed to vibration levels over and above this value, you should look for ways to control vibration.

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14th July, 2021 - CDM

The A-Z Of CDM Design Risk Assessment For Architects

As a designer on a construction project, what risks should you assess to comply with the CDM regulations? In this post, we will go through the A-Z of CDM design risk assessment, giving you 26 areas to think about when considering health and safety in your design.

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8th July, 2021 - Paperwork

Are Method Statements A Legal Requirement?

Most businesses will have needed to provide a method statement at some stage, but why do we need these documents and are they a legal requirement? If so, under what regulations are they required? In this post, we ask, what does the law say about method statements?

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6th July, 2021 - CDM

What Is The HSE’S F10 Notification Form?

If you work in construction or have been involved in construction projects in recent years you may have heard the term ‘F10 notification’ or the need to notify the HSE about your project. What exactly is the requirement to notify? And what information is needed for the HSE’s F10 notification form?

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30th June, 2021 - CDM

Considering Construction Buildability In CDM Design

When carrying out design work for a building project, you need to consider buildability - it's a legal duty under CDM for all designers. But, what exactly does buildability mean? In the context of CDM, buildability is the ability to build the structure safely.

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24th June, 2021 - Health

Dust Yourself Off - Controlling Dust At Work

We live with dust every day, in small quantities. And other than having to nip around the house with the duster, it’s usually nothing more than an annoyance. At work, however, dust can cause health problems - especially when it's hazardous or created in larger quantities.

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22nd June, 2021 - Construction

50 Construction Site Safety Tips

Construction workers are more likely to be injured or killed at work. There are many risks for construction workers to navigate, but the hazards you face in construction are varied, as no two sites are the same. These construction site safety tips are a great place to start.

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16th June, 2021 - Paperwork

Should Health And Safety Documents Be Signed?

Creating health and safety documents is something most businesses will do. In fact, in many cases, they are a legal requirement. But should they be signed, and if so, by who, and when? In this post, we look at the reasons behind signing health and safety documents.

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9th June, 2021 - Health

Can You Risk Assess The Sun? Why UV Is A Hazard In Outdoor Work.

Working outside is great in the summer, but while the sun brings warmer temperatures, it also increases health risks. And protecting yourself involves more than just sunscreen. If you or your team do work outdoors, it's time to get sun smart and protect your skin.

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3rd June, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM 2015 Apply To Demolition?

When, and how, does CDM 2015 apply to demolition work? As in, projects that don’t involve any new construction. Demolition might involve breaking down walls, dismantling structures, removal, and site clearance. So if you're not building or constructing, but rather removing and dismantling, does CDM apply?

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