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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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23rd December, 2020 - News

Seasons Greetings 2020

Wishing all of our clients, friends, followers and visitors a merry festive season with a quick recap of 2020 and look forward to 2021.

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21st December, 2020 - Construction

Securing Your Construction Site For Christmas Shutdown

Christmas is often the longest period you will close your site for during the year, so site security is especially important. Because when you're away, things can go wrong. Shutting down your site and securing it from trespassers can help make sure that you don't get any nasty surprises.

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16th December, 2020 - CDM

Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

There is a lot of confusion around the need for a CDM construction phase plan on small projects. In this post, we discuss why and when you need a construction phase plan, changes for small projects and provide information on our easy to use construction phase plan tool.

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10th December, 2020 - Construction

25 Health And Safety Regulations That Apply To Construction

Health and safety regulations apply to every industry, not only construction, but there are some extra laws you should know about in construction. Let's look at the health and safety legislation, rules and requirements that apply to the high hazard construction industry.

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8th December, 2020 - Paperwork

The Purpose Of A Permit To Work System

Permits to work are often found in high-risk industries like construction, but what is their purpose? When and why would you use these documents? And what makes permits to work different from risk assessments and method statements? Let's look at how permits to work make high-risk tasks safer.

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2nd December, 2020 - Management

Lone Working Hazards And How To Reduce The Risk

There are no legal restrictions preventing people from working alone, and sometimes it can't be avoided. However, there are additional hazards and risks involved that need to be considered when planning lone work. Let's look at what to consider and how to reduce the risk.

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26th November, 2020 - Paperwork

What Are RAMS Documents?

If you are asked for your RAMS, what does it mean? And why would you need a ram on your project? Well, RAMS is a term often used in construction, and actually refers to health and safety documents. In this blog post, we look at what RAMS documents are, and how you can create them.

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24th November, 2020 - Health

Are You Sitting On The Biggest Office Health Hazard?

It might not seem dangerous, but sitting down for long periods is linked to weight gain, diabetes and even early death. As now many more jobs are desk-based, it's important to recognise this health hazard in our offices. With some simple easy controls (and a little effort) we can reduce the risk.

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18th November, 2020 - Construction

Understanding Construction Site Safety Signs

Construction site safety signs are displayed to deliver a clear health and safety message. Failing to understand the meaning of a health and safety sign on site might mean you lose your life - or your job. In this post, we look at the different types of construction safety signs.

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