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23rd May, 2018 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Painting And Decorating?

Painters and decorators are often familiar with CDM from working on larger construction projects, perhaps under a principal contractor. But what about smaller projects, like painting a hallway or a room in someone's house? How does CDM apply to painting and decorating work?

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21st May, 2018 - 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 applies to the high hazard construction industry.

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8th May, 2018 - Paperwork

Why It's Always Important You Carry Out A Risk Assessment

A risk assessment is an important document that most people at work (even those that don't work in health and safety) have heard of. Beyond just being a legal requirement, there are many reasons why risk assessments are important. Let's discuss why.

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3rd May, 2018 - Asbestos

10 Asbestos Awareness Questions And Answers Explained

If you have had, or are about to refresh, your asbestos awareness training, you should be able to answer these 10 asbestos awareness questions. Don't worry if you are not sure about the answers, we explain them below so you can be prepared for your asbestos awareness training.

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30th April, 2018 - Management

Health And Safety Advice In Three Words

This is some of the shortest health and safety advice you will ever get. Health and safety advice doesn't have to be confusing or complication. Mostly, health and safety is just common sense. Sure, there are laws and regulations you need to comply with. But ultimately, it's about keeping you safe.

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27th April, 2018 - Vibration

Understanding Your HAVS Trigger Times

HAVS trigger times are how long your hands and arms are actually exposed to vibration. Trigger times can often be overestimated because they are not fully understood, in this post we look at what trigger times are and how to measure them when assessing vibration exposure.

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23rd April, 2018 - Paperwork

5 Best Risk Assessment Control Measures With Examples

Control measures are the things you put in place to reduce risk and prevent harm. In this blog post we look at the 5 best risk assessment control measures, and which order you should apply them with examples. A successful risk assessment must check existing controls, and what more should be done.

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10th April, 2018 - Asbestos

When And Why Asbestos Was Banned In UK Construction

It might surprise you to know what asbestos was only fully banned in the UK construction industry in 1999. Unless you have been living down an asbestos mine for the last 30+ years, you have probably heard of the dangers of asbestos. So why did it take so long to ban asbestos?

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9th April, 2018 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Landscaping Work?

Are landscaping works construction projects? And does CDM apply? The CDM regulations apply to all construction projects, no matter how long, in both residential and commercial sectors. In what circumstances does this include landscaping, and in what do you need to do to comply?

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5th April, 2018 - Construction

10 Examples Of Good Construction Traffic Management

Vehicle related incidents cause around 50 deaths and 1500 major injuries at work each year. Traffic management is an important consideration to prevent fatal and serious accidents to your workforce. In this post we look at 10 good practice construction traffic management examples.

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3rd April, 2018 - Management

10 Free Health And Safety Wallpapers

Set as a desktop background (wallpaper), or download and print as a poster, use these 10 free health and safety designs to maintain safety focus. Featuring health and safety quotes, definitions and phrases, helping you create a positive health and safety culture in the workplace.

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28th March, 2018 - Manual Handling

How To Correct Your Manual Handling Technique

Here are 9 simple ways to correct your manual handling technique. Manual handling is simple, right? We do it all the time, how can it go wrong? Since manual handling injuries account for around a third of workplace injuries, it seems like lifting and carrying is not as simple as it sounds!

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