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CDM Regulations And The Secrets Of Part 4

23rd January, 2019 - tag CDM

The CDM regulations are a big deal in the construction industry. You're probably familiar with duties of clients, contractors and designers. But do you know about part 4? It doesn't get much attention, but failing to comply is not an option. Find out how part 4 applies to your construction projects.

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40 Places You Can Find Asbestos Containing Materials

21st January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos-containing materials (often referred to as ACM's), can be found in many places. Asbestos is present in thousands of buildings in the UK, like offices, homes and hospitals. Knowing where asbestos containing materials are helps avoid accidental disturbance of deadly fibres.

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The 3 Times When A Scaffold Must Be Inspected

18th January, 2019 - tag Construction

One piece of equipment you will often see in construction is scaffolding. These temporary structures can be large and complicated installations. So it's no surprise to know that they have to be designed and installed by specialists. They should also be inspected, regularly.

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What Is A DSE Assessment?

16th January, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A DSE assessment is an assessment of Display Screen Equipment and how we use it. Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is a device or equipment with a display screen, including both conventional display screens and those used in emerging technologies such as laptops, touch-screens and other devices.

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The 10 Rungs (And Rules) Of Ladder Safety

14th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Ladders are everyday pieces of access equipment. Used right, ladders are not particularly dangerous. But, with ladders accounting for over a quarter of falls from height and each year, it is important to use ladders carefully. Our 10 rules of ladder safety will help you use ladders correctly.

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When To Update Your Health And Safety Policy

11th January, 2019 - tag Paperwork

A health and safety policy is a legally required document, but with the law changing regularly, how often do you need to update your health and safety policy to ensure you comply? In the post we discuss when should you update your health and safety policy to keep it up to date.

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The Two Types Of Asbestos Survey (And When You Need Them)

9th January, 2019 - tag Asbestos

Asbestos surveys are required by law, because of the high risks that asbestos materials present when they are found in buildings. A building may require one type of asbestos survey, the other, or both, depending on what it is used for or the work that is planned.

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How To Complete The COSHH Assessment Form

7th January, 2019 - tag COSHH

COSHH assessments are important documents for nearly every business. Carrying out a COSHH assessment is a legal requirement so you need to write it right. There are several steps to completing a COSHH assessment form. You should follow these in order, as each stage leads to the next.

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Safe Use Of Power Tools (And The Hazards To Watch Out For)

4th January, 2019 - tag Construction

Power tools make work quicker, and require less physical effort from the user. However, with the benefits they bring also comes risk. Power tools are powerful, and when accidents happen, they can be serious. Here's a rundown of things to consider for the safe use of power tools.

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How Dust Hazards In The Workplace Can Kill Your Future

2nd January, 2019 - tag Health

Dust is one of those things that is hard to get away from. We create dust in nearly everything we do. Many types of work create dust, and most people encounter dusty environments at work from time to time. Dust may not hurt you today, but it can kill your future.

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What Is Asbestos AIB?

28th December, 2018 - tag Asbestos

AIB stands for Asbestos Insulating Board. But what is asbestos insulating board, is it dangerous, and where do you find it? Asbestos insulating board was used for insulating against fire, heat, and sound. So you will often find it in walls, ceilings, fire doors and partitions.

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7 Hazards That Make Confined Spaces Dangerous Places

21st December, 2018 - tag Management

Confined spaces are dangerous places. Working in confined spaces is not something that can always be avoided, so you need to know the hazards to watch out for. In this post, we are going to cover 7 main hazards associated with confined space work.

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