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RIDDOR Reporting Timescales Explained

6th July, 2017 - tag Paperwork

Knowing RIDDOR means understanding not only what to report but also when to report. Under (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) there are duties to report certain types of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences. What are the RIDDOR reporting timescales?

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CDM 2015 Client Responsibilities

29th June, 2017 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 increases the responsibilities placed on the client, giving this important duty holder more requirements to comply with. Client duties apply on every construction project. Yes, every project, no matter the size or duration. In this post we summarise client CDM duties.

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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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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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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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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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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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Are Toolbox Talks A Legal Requirement?

18th May, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

Toolbox talks are often used as part of a good health and safety management system to refresh, renew and provide health and safety information. But beyond being good practice, are toolbox talks a legal requirement?

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When A Construction Site Induction Is Needed

15th May, 2017 - tag Inductions

Inductions at work are a standard procedure, and usually carried out when you first start at a new business or department. How is this different in construction? The same rules apply, but they are slightly stricter and must be applied each time you start a new project.

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What Is A Toolbox Talk?

13th May, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

You have probably heard the term toolbox talk used around construction sites, and it is often used in other industries as well, but what exactly is a toolbox talk? A toolbox talk, also known as a safety moment, health and safety brief, safety talk, safety minute, is a talk that goes by many aliases.

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Who Are The CDM 2015 Duty Holders?

27th April, 2017 - tag CDM

There are 5 key duty holders under CDM 2015 you need to know about, some duty holders are appointed automatically, and some need to be appointed in writing. In this blog post we discuss who these CDM duty holders are, and what their role is under the CDM 2015 regulations.

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