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Key Changes In The CDM 2015 Regulations

19th February, 2016 - CDM

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties. What are these new duties? Here are the CDM 2015 principal designer duties explained. Principal designers have duties throughout the project, but mostly during the pre-construction phase.

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How Long Does An Asbestos Awareness Certificate Last?

2nd February, 2016 - Asbestos

If you work in construction or any other profession where you may disturb asbestos you should be trained in asbestos awareness as a minimum. But how often should that training take place, and how long does an asbestos awareness certificate last? Find out if your training is up to date.

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What Are The Construction Design And Management Regulations?

18th January, 2016 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations, also commonly referred to as the CDM Regulations, are a set of health and safety regulations that apply specifically to construction projects. These regulations apply to all construction projects of all sizes and were updated in 2015.

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Asbestos Symptoms And Related Diseases

4th December, 2015 - Asbestos

Asbestos symptoms and related diseases usually don't develop until years, often decades, after exposure. Due to this is often difficult to pinpoint the exposure, or even know when that troublesome cough is actually something much more sinister. Asbestos related diseases mostly target the lungs.

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CDM 2015 Roles And Responsibilities

24th November, 2015 - CDM

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015 introduced some changes to the CDM roles and responsibilities in place on construction projects in the UK. Members of the construction project team need to fulfil various roles and responsibilities to comply with the CDM regulations.

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What Is A DSE Assessment?

3rd November, 2015 - Paperwork

A DSE assessment is an assessment of Display Screen Equipment and how we use it. Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment with a display screen, including both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other devices.

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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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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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