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23rd December, 2020 - News

Seasons Greetings 2020

Wishing all of our clients, friends, followers and visitors a merry festive season with a quick recap of 2020 and look forward to 2021.

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21st December, 2020 - Construction

Securing Your Construction Site For Christmas Shutdown

Christmas is often the longest period you will close your site for during the year, so site security is especially important. Because when you're away, things can go wrong. Shutting down your site and securing it from trespassers can help make sure that you don't get any nasty surprises.

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16th December, 2020 - CDM

Do You Need A Construction Phase Plan For Small Projects?

There is a lot of confusion around the need for a CDM construction phase plan on small projects. In this post, we discuss why and when you need a construction phase plan, changes for small projects and provide information on our easy to use construction phase plan tool.

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10th December, 2020 - Construction

25 Health And Safety Regulations That Apply To Construction

Health and safety regulations apply to every industry, not only construction, but there are some extra laws you should know about in construction. Let's look at the health and safety legislation, rules and requirements that apply to the high hazard construction industry.

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8th December, 2020 - Paperwork

The Purpose Of A Permit To Work System

Permits to work are often found in high-risk industries like construction, but what is their purpose? When and why would you use these documents? And what makes permits to work different from risk assessments and method statements? Let's look at how permits to work make high-risk tasks safer.

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2nd December, 2020 - Management

Lone Working Hazards And How To Reduce The Risk

There are no legal restrictions preventing people from working alone, and sometimes it can't be avoided. However, there are additional hazards and risks involved that need to be considered when planning lone work. Let's look at what to consider and how to reduce the risk.

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26th November, 2020 - Paperwork

What Are RAMS Documents?

If you are asked for your RAMS, what does it mean? And why would you need a ram on your project? Well, RAMS is a term often used in construction, and actually refers to health and safety documents. In this blog post, we look at what RAMS documents are, and how you can create them.

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24th November, 2020 - Health

Are You Sitting On The Biggest Office Health Hazard?

It might not seem dangerous, but sitting down for long periods is linked to weight gain, diabetes and even early death. As now many more jobs are desk-based, it's important to recognise this health hazard in our offices. With some simple easy controls (and a little effort) we can reduce the risk.

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18th November, 2020 - Construction

Understanding Construction Site Safety Signs

Construction site safety signs are displayed to deliver a clear health and safety message. Failing to understand the meaning of a health and safety sign on site might mean you lose your life - or your job. In this post, we look at the different types of construction safety signs.

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12th November, 2020 - COSHH

9 Ways To Comply With 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 you use and produce in your workplace, controlling the risks, keeping records and providing training.

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10th November, 2020 - Management

7 Quick And Easy Working From Home Health And Safety Tips

More of us are home working than ever this year. For some, it might be temporary. For others, it may be a more permanent arrangement. Either way, it's important to look after our mental and physical health, and our safety, when working from home. Here are 7 quick and easy health and safety tips.

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5th November, 2020 - CDM

The Principal Designer Role, Duties And Responsibilities

CDM 2015 introduced the role of principal designer, and with this new role comes new duties and responsibilities. But who is the principal designer, and what do they do? In this post, we look at the role of the principal designer, their duties and the health and safety responsibilities under CDM.

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