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Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

5th October, 2017 - tag CDM

A common question regarding CDM, is do the regulations apply to site investigations. In this post, we look at the definition of construction work under CDM 2015 and consider how the regulations apply to site investigation work.

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How To Write A Risk Assessment In 5 Minutes

22nd September, 2017 - tag Paperwork

Risk assessments are a legal requirement and are needed in practically every business of every size. Writing your risk assessments can be time consuming, you need to go through your activity step by step, but we can help you write your risk assessment in just 5 minutes.

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Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

19th September, 2017 - tag CDM

CDM stands for the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, and this set of regulations apply to all construction projects. But what about maintenance work? Yes, it is carried out by tradesmen, or sometimes by a handyman or caretaker but it is often very short duration. Does CDM apply?

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CDM 2015 For Only One Contractor

8th September, 2017 - tag CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations apply to every construction project, but there are several changes to duties when there is only one contractor. For only one contractor projects, the single or sole contractor involved has to take on a few extra duties.

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Where Does COSHH Apply?

5th September, 2017 - tag COSHH

COSHH is the law that requires employers to control substances that are hazardous to health. Most business use substances that are hazardous to health, from cleaning chemicals to creating gases and vapours, so the COSHH regulations will affect some aspects of most businesses.

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Who Does CDM 2015 Apply To?

29th August, 2017 - tag CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) apply to construction work, but who exactly is responsible for complying with these regulations? Every construction project, no matter how big or small, short or long, needs to comply with CDM, and CDM applies to everyone involved.

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How Often Should A Toolbox Talk Be Undertaken?

23rd August, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks are a great way to provide health and safety information to your team, and comply with legal requirements. Toolbox talks are a great way to keep your workforce refreshed and provide information. In this blog post we consider how often toolbox talks should be undertaken.

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The Definition Of Construction Work Under CDM 2015

18th August, 2017 - tag CDM

It goes without saying that The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) applies to all construction projects, but what exactly is construction work? Building a house? Yes. But what about painting a wall, digging a hole, or fitting some windows? Let's take a look.

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How To Start A Safety Talk

11th August, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

It might sound simple, but safety talks can often get forgotten, and on many of the sites we have visited safety talks just done get done as often as management would like them to be. In this post we look at some of the best ways to start a safety talk.

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Does CDM Apply To Refurbishment?

8th August, 2017 - tag CDM

One of the questions we often get asked regarding CDM 2015 is, does CDM apply to refurbishment projects? The answer is yes. It may surprise you to know that the refurbishment project doesn’t even have to involve any structural changes for CDM to apply.

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10 Tips For Writing A Method Statement

4th August, 2017 - tag Paperwork

Method statement are important documents for completing activities safely. But while method statements are important, they can also be difficult documents to write, so where should you start? In this blog post we give you 10 tips for writing a method statement.

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9 Ways To Comply With COSHH

25th July, 2017 - tag 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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