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Considering Construction Buildability In CDM Design

9th August, 2018 - CDM

When carrying out design work for a building project, it is important to consider buildability, it's a legal duty under CDM for all designers. But, what exactly does buildability mean? In the context of CDM, buildability is simply, the ability to build the structure safely.

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How Often Do You Need To Review A Risk Assessment?

7th August, 2018 - Paperwork

You might realise you need to review your risk assessments from time to time, and many people tend to go with an annual review. But there are times when risk assessments might need to reviewed sooner, let's look at when, why, and how often, you need to review your risk assessment.

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Where To Locate Your Construction Site Office And Welfare Facilities

2nd August, 2018 - Construction

Every construction site needs welfare facilities, and most will also require a site office. But where should you locate these facilities? Where on your site should your site compound be? On some sites it might be obvious, but on others you might need to give this a little more thought.

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COSHH Workplace Exposure Limits (WELs) Explained

30th July, 2018 - COSHH

Under the COSHH regulations, workplace exposure limits (WELs) are assigned to a large number of hazardous substances, which must not be exceeded. Exposure limits are in place to control the effects of substances, depending on the nature of the substance and the effects of exposure.

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What Is CHAS Accreditation And When Do You Need It?

26th July, 2018 - Paperwork

If you work in construction, you have probably heard of CHAS. CHAS is a health and safety accreditation scheme, primarily for the construction industry and often acts as a type of pre-qualification during the tender process. But, what exactly is CHAS accreditation and when do you need it?

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What Type Of Fire Extinguisher Should You Use On Construction Sites?

23rd July, 2018 - Fire

On a construction site, like any other workplace, you should always have suitable fire extinguishers readily available and a fire and emergency plan in place. But what type of fire extinguisher should you use on a construction site? Water, foam, powder, carbon dioxide, or wet chemical?

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40+ Daily Scaffolding Safety Checks And Common Faults

19th July, 2018 - Construction

There are many different elements to a scaffold to check and maintain for safety. In this blog post, we will look at a checklist of over 40 scaffolding faults you should look out for, as well as discussing why and when you need to check scaffolds and their components to keep them safe and secure.

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15 Quick Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Slips, Trips And Falls

17th July, 2018 - Management

Slips, trips and falls are major contributors to workplace injuries each year. The great news is, reducing slips, trips and falls can be done on a budget and all of these suggestions can be put in place relatively quickly to start. Here are 15 quick ways to reduce the risk.

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The Purpose Of A Permit To Work System

12th July, 2018 - Paperwork

Permits to work will often be found in high-risk industries like construction, but what is their purpose and when would you use these documents? A permit to work system is a formal documented system, used to control high-risk activities. They are usually issued by a manager or supervisor.

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10 Free Health And Safety Documents For Your Business

10th July, 2018 - Paperwork

To help businesses put safety into everything, the HASpod free plan includes a range of free health and safety documents. These are templates that you can edit, fill in and use to create health and safety records. Here are the top 10 free health and safety documents for your business.

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The Purpose Of COSHH Assessments And Why Every Business Needs Them

6th July, 2018 - COSHH

The purpose of the COSHH regulations is to minimise the risks associated with substances that are hazardous to the health of you and your employees, therefore reducing the number of people made ill through exposure to harmful substances. Do you comply with COSHH in your business?

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The Difference Between Fire Marshal And Fire Warden Roles

4th July, 2018 - Fire

In fire safety, we often hear the terms fire marshal and fire warden, and there is often much confusion between the names, roles, and requirement of each. What is the difference between a fire warden and fire marshal? And what do both these roles do, exactly, when it comes to fire safety?

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