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8th March, 2018 - Paperwork

CHAS Accreditation: Contractors Guide To Application Success

CHAS accreditation is a big deal, especially for contractors. Submitting a successful CHAS application the first time isn't impossible, but only 20% of businesses get CHAS on the first attempt. Follow this guide to prepare your CHAS application, and stand a much better chance of success.

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5th March, 2018 - 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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23rd February, 2018 - News

CDM Support Packs Added To HASpod

We have added CDM support packs for all duty holders to HASpod. The CDM packs include annual support for Clients, Principal Designers, Principal Contractors, Designers and Contractors - with guides, documents, training and tools for the latest CDM Regulations.

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19th February, 2018 - Management

Health And Safety: The Principles Of Prevention

The principles of prevention involve a series of principles, ordered to form a best practice approach to risk management, from most effective to least effective - the most effective being to avoid risk. For those risks that cannot be avoided other principles of prevention should be applied.

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31st January, 2018 - News

Introducing A New HASpod

HASpod has been re-built to provide a major upgrade, improved membership, plus more services and choice than ever before.

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20th October, 2017 - Paperwork

What Is SSIP Accreditation?

SSIP is a new term that has popped up in health and safety in recent years, and often appears in pre-qualification questionnaires and company literature. But what is SSIP? Is SSIP another assessment you need to go through? If SSIP is a new requirement, how do you join or become a member?

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11th October, 2017 - Health

Dust Yourself Off

We live with dust every day, in small quantities, and other than having to nip around the house with the duster every once in a while, it’s usually nothing more than an annoyance. At work, however, dust can cause problems. Especially when it is produced in larger quantities.

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5th October, 2017 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Site Investigations?

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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19th September, 2017 - CDM

Does CDM Apply To Maintenance Work?

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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18th July, 2017 - Toolbox Talks

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

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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8th June, 2017 - Management

HSE Fee For Intervention Charges Explained

FFI 'fee for intervention' was introduced under the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012. The aim of FFI is to recover the HSE's related costs, including inspection, investigation and taking enforcement action, charging businesses that are in breach of health and safety regulations.

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1st June, 2017 - CDM

CDM Duties Guidance – 6 Free Pdfs

Do you know your duties under CDM? You soon will when you download our free guidance pdfs. Since nearly everyone has duties under CDM, we have created 6 FREE downloadable PDF factsheets, covering guidance for CDM duty holders. Get up to speed on your CDM duties.

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