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Why Toolbox Talks Are Important In Construction

27th June, 2017 - tag 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 - tag 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 - tag 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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What Does RIDDOR Stand For?

15th June, 2017 - 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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10 Tips For Interesting Toolbox Talks

13th June, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks can be interesting if you pick the right topics, the right delivery, and deliver the right information. In this blog post we look at 10 ways to make your toolbox talks succeed. Here are our 10 tips for interesting toolbox talks.

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The Difference Between Risk Assessments And Method Statements

9th June, 2017 - tag Paperwork

When carrying out a project or services, especially within higher risk industries, you will often be asked for risk assessments and method statements for the work. These are two different documents, but might cover the same task or activity. What's the difference?

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HSE Fee For Intervention Charges Explained

8th June, 2017 - tag Management

FFI 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. The aim of FFI is to recover the HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action, charging businesses that are in breach of health and safety regulations.

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What Is CDM In Construction?

5th June, 2017 - tag CDM

CDM applies to nearly every construction project, so if you work or become involved with the construction industry you will likely hear the term CDM. But what is CDM? CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, a set of Regulations that apply to all construction projects.

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CDM Duties Guidance – 6 Free Pdfs

1st June, 2017 - tag CDM

Do you know your duties under CDM? You soon will when you download our free guidance pdfs. Since nearly everyone has duties under CDM, we have created 6 FREE downloadable PDF factsheets, covering guidance for CDM duty holders. Get up to speed on your CDM duties.

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7 Actions For Combating Stress At Work

30th May, 2017 - tag Health

There are lots of things you can avoid to reduce stress at work, don’t drink too much caffeine, don’t over think about the things that are stressing you out, but sometimes taking action and combating work related stress head on can help you to take back control. Here are 7 actions you can take.

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Does CDM 2015 Apply To Demolition?

24th May, 2017 - tag CDM

When, and how, does CDM 2015 apply to demolition work? As in, projects that don’t actually involve any new construction, just removal and site clearance. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) apply to construction work sure, but how does it apply to demolition?

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CDM 2015 Principal Designer Responsibilities

22nd May, 2017 - tag CDM

The Principal Designer is an important duty holder under CDM 2015, and as such has a wide number of responsibilities throughout the project. Appointing the Principal Designer early is crucial as they have a number of duties to perform before work starts on site during the pre-construction phase.

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