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25th May, 2022 - Asbestos

When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

It might surprise you to know that asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. You have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos, and the health hazards have been known for decades. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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19th May, 2022 - Paperwork

Risk Assessing Who Might Be Harmed And How

Step 2 of the five steps to risk assessment involves assessing who might be harmed and how. This step allows you to look at which groups of people may be affected by the activity, and how they might be harmed. Once you know how people can be harmed, you can decide what controls might be needed.

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17th May, 2022 - Construction

What Do Safety Boots Protect You From?

You need to wear safety footwear in various workplaces, and sometimes, it might seem like a hassle. Why should you wear them? Safety boots protect you from a wide range of hazards that could hurt your feet. Let's look at the different ratings and codes for safety footwear and what they mean.

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11th May, 2022 - Management

7 Hazards That Make Confined Spaces Dangerous Places

Confined spaces are dangerous places. Working in confined spaces is not something that can always be avoided, so you need to know the hazards to watch out for. In this post, find out the 7 main hazards associated with confined space work.

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5th May, 2022 - Inductions

Who Should Attend The Site Induction?

If you have just set up a new site, you might be wondering who you need to give a site induction to. Workers? Contractors? Designers? Engineers? Consultants? The client? In this blog post, we discuss who should attend your site induction, and why.

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3rd May, 2022 - CDM

Can The Principal Contractor Be The Principal Designer?

We often get asked if the principal contractor can be the principal designer under the CDM 2015 regulations. The principal designer should be the designer in overall control of the pre-construction phase. This is usually the architect, but in some situations, can be the principal contractor.

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27th April, 2022 - Construction

How To Check Your Hard Hat Expiry Date

Find out how to check the expiry date on your hard hats, what stamps to look for, where to look, the difference between the manufacture date and the expiry date, how long a hard hat lasts, and most importantly - when to replace your hard hat.

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21st April, 2022 - Paperwork

Why It's Important You Always Carry Out A Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is a health and safety document that most people at work (even those that don't work in health and safety) have heard of. Beyond just being a legal requirement, there are many reasons why risk assessments are important. Let's discuss why.

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19th April, 2022 - Management

What Does LOLER Stand For?

In health and safety, LOLER stands for the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations. This is a set of legal requirements surrounding lifting operations and the equipment used to carry them out. These regulations are often referred to as LOLER for short. But what is LOLER?

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13th April, 2022 - Paperwork

The Legal Requirement For A Health And Safety Policy

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? Having a good health and safety policy gives your business many benefits, including clear communication of your health and safety management. It is also a legal requirement. By law, businesses of all shapes and sizes need one.

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7th April, 2022 - Construction

10 Free Printable Construction Safety Signs For Your Site

Want to print some construction health and safety signs for your site? We've created 10 printer-friendly signs, including warning signs, PPE signs, and no-entry signs. Download them today in PDF format, no sign up required.

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5th April, 2022 - CDM

CDM 2015 Principal Contractor Duties Explained

Any construction project with more than one contractor needs a principal contractor. Appointed by the client, the role of the principal contractor has additional CDM duties and responsibilities. Here are the CDM 2015 principal contractor duties explained.

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