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How To Calculate Vibration Exposure To The ELV

9th September, 2015 - tag Vibration

The exposure limit value (ELV) under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations must not be exceeded. But how do we calculate the ELV? Calculating the ELV in real life situations is not a straight forward as you might hope, but using a points based system you can keep track of exposure levels.

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Who Is The CDM 2015 Principal Designer?

20th August, 2015 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) introduced a new role of Principal Designer, but who is this? CDM 2015 defines the principal designer as the designer with control over the pre-construction phase of the project, which is all the planning up until work starts on site.

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Do The CDM Regulations Apply To Manufacturing?

17th July, 2015 - tag CDM

The new Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) came into force in April 2015, and it is no secret that these regulations apply to construction projects in the UK. But will these regulations impact on manufacturing, and if so, how? Let's take a look.

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The Hierarchy Of Risk Control

15th July, 2015 - tag Management

The hierarchy of risk control is used when undertaking risk assessment activities, to control hazards and minimise risk. One of the best ways to both assess existing controls, and identify new control measures, is to consider how effective they are based on the hierarchy of risk control.

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When Is A CDM 2015 Construction Phase Plan Needed?

16th June, 2015 - tag CDM

A construction phase plan is a document specifically required by the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations. This document was required under the 2007 regulations, and remains a requirement under the 2015 regulations. But when exactly is a construction phase plan needed?

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How To Appoint A Principal Designer Under CDM 2015

1st May, 2015 - tag CDM

CDM 2015 (Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015) introduced a new role of principal designer, as an important duty holder that must be appointed on all projects with more than one contractor. In this post, we look at how to appoint a principal designer.

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Principal Designer Support For CDM 2015

3rd April, 2015 - tag News

Our new online support system for CDM 2015 has launched, with a specific plan for the new role of principal designer. Many architects will now find themselves undertaking the role of principal designer, we know this has caused some confusion and our support guides can help with the changes.

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CDM 2015 Are You Ready?

10th March, 2015 - tag CDM

As you may have heard, the CDM Regulations are changing. CDM 2015 will come into force on the 6th of April 2015, and from this date every new construction project in Great Britain will be required to comply with the 2015 CDM regulations. Existing projects have until October to transition.

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CDM 2014 Becomes CDM 2015

10th January, 2015 - tag CDM

You may remember our blog post back in 2012 about proposed changes to the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 expected in 2014, well fast forward a couple of years, and those changes look set to finally make there way through the legal system and into force in 2015.

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Why Health And Safety Is NOT Your Number One Priority

16th June, 2014 - tag Management

We often see the phrase safety is our number one priority, in marketing literature, company posters, in health and safety policies and other documentation. Of course, health and safety is an important aspect of running any business, but it's not your number one priority. Find out why.

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Construction Site Set Up To Do List

13th June, 2014 - tag Construction

There are lots of things to remember for health and safety when setting up your construction site, and this to do list will help you with your project. Due to the nature of construction work, site offices are often set up in a hurry. Use this to do list to make sure there is nothing you forget!

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A Guide To The Different Types Of First Aid Training Courses

21st February, 2014 - tag Management

There are a number of different first aid training courses available, so how do you know which type you need? Nominated first aiders are a must for any workplace, but with various types of first aid training available, it is vital to get the right level of training for your first aid cover.

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