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8th October, 2020 - CDM

Can You Have Two Principal Contractors On One Site?

Any construction project with more than one contractor needs a principal contractor appointing under CDM. There should only be one principal contractor on a project. But what if your site has multiple projects? Can you appoint more than one principal contractor? Let's see what the regulations say.

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6th October, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

9 Ways To Make Safety Toolbox Talks Interesting

Toolbox talks can be interesting if you pick the right topics, the right delivery, and you give the right information. In this blog post, we look at 9 ways to make sure your safety talks succeed, from choosing your subject to perfecting your delivery on site.

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30th September, 2020 - Management

9 Reasons Why Health And Safety Is Important To Business

Is health and safety important? You can bet your life it is. Literally. If you don't take health and safety seriously you are gambling with your life and the lives of others. But we know about the benefits to people, but here are 9 reasons why health and safety is also important for your business.

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24th September, 2020 - Management

7 Ways Software Can Help You Improve Health And Safety

Software helps us in many aspects of our lives. In the office, computers are getting more powerful each year. Out on site, many of us carry around smartphones and tablets. We're better connected with more online tools to choose from than ever before. Let's use software to improve health and safety.

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22nd September, 2020 - Construction

Getting Safety Right When Working At Height

All work at height is dangerous, even if a job only takes a few minutes, and a fall from any height can be serious, and even fatal. In this post, we will discuss the definition of working at height, the regulations and the minimum heights to consider. Let's get safety right when working at height.

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16th September, 2020 - Toolbox Talks

What Is A Toolbox Talk?

You've probably heard the term toolbox talk used around construction sites, and 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 names.

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10th September, 2020 - CDM

CDM Health And Safety File Contents (What You Should Include)

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, and it's important everyone understands what should be included. Here's a list of contents for the CDM health and safety file.

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8th September, 2020 - Management

10 Health & Safety Myths And The Truth Behind Them

Health and safety sometimes gets a bad name. It seems like more and more strict rules are put in place each year. But is this the truth, or are these health and safety myths? In this blog post, we take a look at some health and safety headlines and try to separate fact from fiction.

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2nd September, 2020 - Paperwork

How To Use (And Understand) A 5x5 Risk Matrix

The 5x5 risk matrix might be something you've seen in health and safety documents, in management systems or something you've heard referred to in safety briefings. But what is the 5x5 matrix? What do the numbers mean? What do the colours show? Here's how to use (and understand) a 5x5 risk matrix.

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27th August, 2020 - Construction

11 Free Ways To Improve Construction Site Safety

Don't think you have the budget or resources to improve health and safety on your construction site? Think again! The good news is many health and safety measures can be implemented for free (or low cost). In this post, we will give you 11 free ways you can create a safer site.

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25th August, 2020 - CDM

CDM 2015 Client Duties Explained

CDM 2015 gives clients a number of responsibilities or duties. These legal CDM requirements must be completed by clients on every construction project, of any size and any duration. In this post, we summarise CDM client duties and find out what these responsibilities are, and why clients have them.

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19th August, 2020 - CDM

What Is Pre-Construction Information?

One of the first documents that needs to be produced on a construction project is the pre-construction information. This is a legally required document, required by the CDM regulations for every construction project. But what is the pre-construction information?

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