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7 Health Tips For Surviving Winter Work

14th November, 2017 - tag Health

With the cold weather arriving, it brings with it some additional hazards at work, particularly for those that spend some, or most of the working day outside. Check out these 7 health tips for surviving winter work outdoors.

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Escape The Hidden Killer (A Health And Safety Horror Story)

31st October, 2017 - tag Asbestos

Lurking in thousands of buildings is the makings of a health and safety horror story... the hidden killer. Claiming over 4,000 deaths per year (a figure that continues to rise), the hidden killer waits silently for its next victim. Don't let it be you.

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What Is SSIP Accreditation?

20th October, 2017 - tag Paperwork

SSIP is a new term that has popped up in health and safety in recent years, and often appears in pre-qualification questionnaires and company literature. But what is SSIP? Is SSIP another assessment you need to go through? If SSIP is a new requirement, how do you join or become a member?

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Dust Yourself Off

11th October, 2017 - tag Health

We live with dust every day, in small quantities, and other than having to nip around the house with the duster every once in a while, it’s usually nothing more than an annoyance. At work, however, dust can cause problems. Especially when it is produced in larger quantities.

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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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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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