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The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

8th March, 2019 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties. In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities they have under CDM.

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What Injuries At Work Are RIDDOR Reportable?

6th March, 2019 - tag Paperwork

The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) make the reporting of certain accidents a legal requirement. But what needs to be reported? In this post we look at the types of deaths, accidents, injuries, diseases and events that are RIDDOR reportable at work.

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The Top 5 Health Risks At Work (From HSE Statistics)

4th March, 2019 - tag Health

There are 1.4 million workers suffering from work-related ill health, with over half a million new cases each year. Work-related ill health is responsible for a staggering 26.8 million working days lost. Not to mention the pain and suffering of those affected. Here are the top 5 causes.

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Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

1st March, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop for years, often decades. It is difficult to pinpoint when the exposure happened. Or even know when that troublesome cough is actually something much more sinister. Asbestos-related diseases kill around 5000 people each year in the UK.

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How To Identify Asbestos (Finding The Hidden Killer)

27th February, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos kills around 5000 people every year in the UK. To avoid releasing its deadly asbestos fibres, we need to know where to find asbestos, and how to identify it. But what does asbestos look like, what does it smell like, and how do we know when we are at risk?

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The Legal Health And Safety Responsibilities Of Employees

25th February, 2019 - tag Management

Do employees have health and safety responsibilities too? In a word. Yes. Employees do have legal health and safety responsibilities. Not to the same extent or level of employers, but duties none-the-less. So how can employees make sure they meet these legal requirements? Let's take a look.

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What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

22nd February, 2019 - tag Paperwork

RIDDOR stands for the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, which is a bit of a mouthful, so it is usually shortened to RIDDOR. RIDDOR places duties on employers, self-employed and people in control of work premises.

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When Does CDM 2015 Apply?

20th February, 2019 - tag CDM

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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The Powers Of A HSE Inspector

18th February, 2019 - tag Management

HSE inspections are carried out by HSE inspectors. These health and safety experts are employed by the HSE to check workplaces comply with the law. To carry out their work HSE inspectors have a number of legal powers. These powers give inspectors the right to enter premises and access all areas.

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The Noise At Work Action Levels And Legal Limits

15th February, 2019 - tag Health

Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This duty extends to noise exposure. Noise is such a big problem, there is a specific set of regulations that apply. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations. These regulations specify legal limits regarding noise levels.

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CDM 2015 Documents Explained

13th February, 2019 - tag CDM

There are several documents required under CDM 2015, in this blog post we look at which documents are required, and when. CDM 2015 has been around for a while now, and applies to all construction projects in Great Britain, and not much has changed when it comes to the documents required, or has it?

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What PUWER Stands For (And What The Regulations Mean)

11th February, 2019 - tag Management

PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. The regulations require that equipment is safe, suitable, maintained, inspected and installed correctly. PUWER also requires that equipment is used only by competent people, when it is safe to do so.

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