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22nd September, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

A common question regarding CDM is, do the regulations apply to site investigations? In this post, we look at the definition of construction work under CDM 2015 and consider how these regulations apply to site investigation work.

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16th September, 2021 - Asbestos

What Is Asbestos AIB?

AIB stands for Asbestos Insulating Board. But what is asbestos insulating board? Is it dangerous? And where do you find it? Asbestos insulating board was used for insulating against fire, heat, and sound. So you will often find it in walls, ceilings, fire doors and partitions.

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14th September, 2021 - CDM

CDM Regulations And The Secrets Of Part 4

If you work in construction and know CDM, you are probably familiar with the duties of clients, contractors and designers. But do you know about part 4? It might not get much attention, but failing to comply is not an option. Find out how part 4 applies to your construction projects.

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8th September, 2021 - Management

Does My Business Need First Aid Training?

Every business should have suitable levels of first aid cover. In an emergency medical situation, the delivery of first aid could quite literally be the difference between life and death. If an accident happened in your workplace, who would know what to do and how to help?

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2nd September, 2021 - Management

RIDDOR Explained - Quick Facts And Simple Stats

What is RIDDOR? Find out with these quick facts and simple stats. We'll explain what RIDDOR is, what you need to do, and when. RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations and applies to workplaces of all sizes across the UK.

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31st August, 2021 - Construction

The Technology You Can Use For Better Construction Health And Safety

Technology has advanced at record speed over the past 20 years. We've gone from games of snake to running an entire business from your mobile phone. Let's take a look at the remote technology you can use for better construction health and safety.

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25th August, 2021 - Management

Is Health And Safety Training A Legal Requirement?

For all business types, health and safety training will be a legal requirement in one form or another. Your team might need external training courses, qualifications and certificates. They may need in-house inductions, on the job training and toolbox talks. Often, a mixture of both is required.

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19th August, 2021 - CDM

CDM Planning Period And How Much Time You Need

The CDM regulations say that clients must allow sufficient time for each stage of the project, in fact, it's the first client duty. And this includes allowing enough time to plan how to carry out the project safely. But how much time do you need to allow for the planning period, to comply with CDM?

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17th August, 2021 - Construction

10 PPE Rules For Every Construction Site Worker

Every construction site worker needs PPE, it's your last line of defence against the many hazards and risks found on site. Employers have a duty to provide PPE, and you also have responsibilities to wear and use PPE. Here are 10 PPE rules construction site workers should obey.

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11th August, 2021 - Manual Handling

Manual Handling And The Maximum Weight You Can Lift

How much weight is safe to lift and carry at work? Lifting, moving and carrying are part of most jobs. From time to time, or all the time. We need to know if a load is safe to lift - or not. But what are the legal limits and guidelines surrounding manual handling?

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5th August, 2021 - Paperwork

How Often Do You Need To Review A Risk Assessment?

You might realise you need to review your risk assessments from time to time, and many people tend to go with an annual review. But there are times when risk assessments might need to reviewed sooner. Let's look at when, why, and how often you need to update your risk assessments.

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3rd August, 2021 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Painting And Decorating?

Painters and decorators are often familiar with CDM from working on larger construction projects, perhaps under a principal contractor. But what about smaller projects, like painting a hallway or a room in someone's house? How does CDM apply to painting and decorating work?

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