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Are Site Inductions Required By Law?

27th July, 2017 - Inductions

Site inductions are a great way to provide employees with the site specific health and safety rules and requirements, and any particular hazards they need to be aware of. In this post we look at the legal requirements for providing inductions.

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9 Ways To Comply With COSHH

25th July, 2017 - COSHH

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations apply to every workplace. Here are 9 ways you can comply with COSHH including identifying hazardous substances, assessing the substances used and produced in your workplace, controlling the risks, record keeping and training.

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CDM Client Duties Everyone Needs To Know

20th July, 2017 - CDM

It goes without saying that every CDM client should know about their legal duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. But if you're not a client, and you're a designer or contractor for example, then you don't need to worry about client duties, right? Wrong!

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The Problem With Tool Box Talks - And How To Fix It

18th July, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

There's a problem with tool box talks, in that they are just not being done as often as they should be (if at all). If this sounds like your workplace, then don’t worry you are not alone. On many of the sites we have visited, it is reported that very few tool box talks are carried out.

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Does CDM Apply To Non-notifiable Projects?

12th July, 2017 - CDM

A question we often get asked is whether the CDM regulations apply to none notifiable projects. Construction projects that do not meet the CDM notification thresholds do not need to be notified to the HSE and are often referred to as non-notifiable. But what does that mean for the CDM regulations?

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When Should A Risk Assessment Be Carried Out?

11th July, 2017 - Paperwork

As we have previously discussed, risk assessments are required by law, so it is important that they are carried out. But when should a risk assessment be carried out? Let’s take a look at what the regulations say and consider when you should carry out a risk assessment at work.

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RIDDOR Reporting Timescales Explained

6th July, 2017 - Paperwork

Knowing RIDDOR means understanding not only what to report but also when to report. Under (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) there are duties to report certain types of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. What are the RIDDOR reporting timescales?

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What Is A Construction Site Induction?

5th July, 2017 - Inductions

Construction site inductions are required on every construction site, so what exactly is a construction site induction? A construction site induction is very similar to the induction you would get when you start a new job, providing valuable information on the health and safety arrangements.

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CDM 2015 Client Responsibilities

29th June, 2017 - CDM

CDM 2015 increases the responsibilities placed on the client, giving this important duty holder more requirements to comply with. Client duties apply on every construction project. Yes, every project, no matter the size or duration. In this post we summarise client CDM duties.

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Why Toolbox Talks Are Important In Construction

27th June, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks are mostly used in construction. Sure, you have health and safety talks, health and safety moments and essentially, the same kind of thing in other industries. But the term toolbox talk is mostly used on construction sites. Why are these health and safety toolbox talks important?

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The History Of The CDM Regulations

21st June, 2017 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM Regulations), like many things, have changed and developed over time. The history of the CDM Regulations actually goes back over 20 years! Let’s take a look at the history of the CDM Regulations.

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Are COSHH Assessments A Legal Requirement?

19th June, 2017 - COSHH

The short answer is, yes. COSHH assessments are actually a legal requirement under not one, but two pieces of legislation! Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations), COSHH assessments are required by law, for any substances that are hazardous to health.

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