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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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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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Does CDM Apply To Refurbishment?

8th August, 2017 - tag CDM

One of the questions we often get asked regarding CDM 2015 is, does CDM apply to refurbishment projects? The answer is yes. It may surprise you to know that the refurbishment project doesn’t even have to involve any structural changes for CDM to apply.

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9 Ways To Comply With COSHH

25th July, 2017 - tag 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 used and produced in your workplace, controlling the risks, record keeping and training.

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CDM Client Duties Everyone Needs To Know

20th July, 2017 - tag CDM

It goes without saying that every CDM client should know about their legal duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. But if you're not a client, and you're a designer or contractor for example, then you don't need to worry about client duties, right? Wrong!

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The Problem With Tool Box Talks - And How To Fix It

18th July, 2017 - tag Toolbox Talks

There's a problem with tool box talks, in that they are just not being done as often as they should be (if at all). If this sounds like your workplace, then don’t worry you are not alone. On many of the sites we have visited, it is reported that very few tool box talks are carried out.

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Does CDM Apply To Non-notifiable Projects?

12th July, 2017 - tag CDM

A question we often get asked is whether the CDM regulations apply to none notifiable projects. Construction projects that do not meet the CDM notification thresholds do not need to be notified to the HSE and are often referred to as non-notifiable. But what does that mean for the CDM regulations?

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