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Excavations And The 1.2m Rule

4th June, 2013 - Construction

If an excavation is under 1.2m in depth does is need supporting? What are the requirements? In this blog post we look at the 1.2m rule, how it came about, and if it still applies today. Excavations of any depth are at risk of collapse if they are unsupported.

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When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

10th January, 2013 - Paperwork

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In the post we discuss when should you update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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The Importance Of Safe Manual Handling Techniques

21st November, 2012 - Manual Handling

Manual handling might not seem high risk, but it is actually one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. The importance of safe manual handling techniques can therefore mean the difference between a productive day at work or being off work with a bad back!

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22 Essential Items For Your Construction Site Office

12th November, 2012 - Construction

Starting a new construction project requires planning and preparation. Setting up your site office and getting the correct paper work in place is important before project commencement. Your site office needs to contain plenty of information for your project team, here are 22 essential items.

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What To Expect From CDM 2014

29th August, 2012 - CDM

In this post we look at what we can expect from the proposed CDM 2014 regulations. You may have heard that there are plans to change the CDM regulations. With the government currently looking to kill off various regulations, particularly in the health and safety arena, is this the end of CDM?

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The Legal Requirement For A Health And Safety Policy

27th June, 2012 - Paperwork

What is the legal requirement for a health and safety policy? A health and safety policy is one of the primary documents all organisations should have in place. It sets out your health and safety objectives, responsibilities and arrangements, and guides your health and safety delivery.

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Does CDM Apply To My Construction Project?

15th June, 2012 - CDM

Does CDM apply to my construction project? This is a question we are often asked. The important thing to remember is that every project is a CDM project. The CDM regulations apply to every construction project in some way or another, regardless of the length of, or type of, project.

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Calculating The COSHH Regulations 8 Hour Time Weighted Average

17th April, 2012 - COSHH

Workplace exposure limits that apply under the COSHH regulations are subject to a time weighted average. The most common type of workplace exposure limit (WEL) is the 8 hour limit, or long term exposure limit. But how do you calculate the 8 hour time weighted average to stay under the limits?

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What To Do If Accidental Asbestos Exposure Occurs On Site

2nd March, 2012 - Asbestos

When asbestos materials are damaged they release tiny fibres which, if breathed in can cause serious and often fatal diseases. But what should you do if accidental asbestos exposure occurs on site? These simple steps can help protect your health if you think you have disturbed asbestos materials.

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CDM Health And Safety File Contents And What Should Be Included

14th February, 2012 - CDM

The health and safety file is an important document required by the CDM regulations. Information for the health and safety file is gathered off all CDM duty holders for the client, and it is important that all CDM duty holders understand what should, and what shouldn't be included.

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