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CDM 2015 What Does A Principal Designer Do?

19th October, 2015 - CDM

The 2015 updates to the CDM Regulations (CDM 2015) introduced the role of the principal designer, and many of the questions our team are asked surround this new role. But what is it that the principal designer does? When do they do it, and how can they improve construction health and safety?

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CDM 2015 Now Applies To ALL Construction Projects

6th October, 2015 - CDM

CDM 2015 is old news isn't it? Didn't that come into force in April? Well yes, CDM 2015 did come into force in April for all new construction projects. But did you know that from October 6th 2015 all existing construction projects must now also comply with the new regulations?

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How To Measure Vibration Exposure To The EAV

24th September, 2015 - Vibration

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations enforce an exposure value for vibration at work that you must be aware of, the Exposure Action Value (EAV). Where an employee is exposed to vibration levels over and above this value, you should look for ways to control vibration.

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How To Calculate Vibration Exposure To The ELV

9th September, 2015 - Vibration

The exposure limit value (ELV) under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations must not be exceeded. But how do we calculate the ELV? Calculating the ELV in real life situations is not a straight forward as you might hope, but using a points based system you can keep track of exposure levels.

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Who Is The CDM 2015 Principal Designer?

20th August, 2015 - CDM

CDM 2015 (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) introduced a new role of Principal Designer, but who is this? CDM 2015 defines the principal designer as the designer with control over the pre-construction phase of the project, which is all the planning up until work starts on site.

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How To Report An Accident Under RIDDOR

30th July, 2015 - Paperwork

When reporting an accident under RIDDOR, it is important to make sure that the incident or resulting injury is reportable, and that the report is made within the required timeframe. There are different ways in which you must report an accident under RIDDOR, depending on the type of injury.

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What Injuries At Work Are RIDDOR Reportable?

30th July, 2015 - Paperwork

For an injury to be reportable under RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations), it must satisfy several criteria. Once you have established a work related accident has resulted in an injury, there are then several types of reportable injuries under RIDDOR.

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Does CDM 2015 Apply To Domestic Projects And Domestic Clients?

21st July, 2015 - CDM

The requirements for domestic projects and domestic clients are a little different under the 2015 version of the CDM Regulations. Unlike CDM 2007, CDM 2015 applies in full to domestic projects. In this post we look at what a domestic project is, and how CDM 2015 applies.

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Do The CDM Regulations Apply To Manufacturing?

17th July, 2015 - CDM

The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) came into force in April 2015, and it is no secret that these regulations apply to construction projects in the UK. But will these regulations impact on manufacturing, and if so, how? Let's take a look.

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The Hierarchy Of Risk Control

15th July, 2015 - Management

The hierarchy of risk control is used when undertaking risk assessment activities, to control hazards and minimise risk. One of the best ways to both assess existing controls, and identify new control measures, is to consider how effective they are based on the hierarchy of risk control.

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When Is A CDM 2015 Construction Phase Plan Needed?

16th June, 2015 - CDM

A construction phase plan is a document specifically required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. This document was required under the 2007 regulations, and remains a requirement under the 2015 regulations. But when exactly is a construction phase plan needed?

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An Introduction To CDM 2015

2nd June, 2015 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (often referred to as CDM regulations) were updated this year, with the new CDM 2015 regulations coming into force on the 6th of April 2015. This update replaces the former 2007 regulations and applies to all construction projects.

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